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Thursday, March 24, 2011

let's get loose
with
compassion,
let's drown in the delicious
ambience of
love.
do not wait for the last judgement. it comes every day.
albert camus

i wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. when your whole life breaks down. that's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
chuck palahniuk

happiness is the consequence of personal effort. you fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. you have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.
elizabeth gilbert

a person's life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.
albert camus

Your heart is like a great river after a long spell of rain, spilling over its banks. All signposts that once stood on the ground are gone, inundated and carried away by that rush of water. And still the rain beats down on the surface of the river. Every time you see a flood like that on the news you tell yourself: That’s it. That’s my heart.
murakami

i love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
pablo neruda



if you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
marilyn monroe


the place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.
hafiz

so you think that you're a failure, do you?
well, you probably are.
what's wrong with that?
in the first place, if you've any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats.
go ahead and fail. but fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. a mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success.
tom robbins

we do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
we grow sometimes in one dimension,
and not in another; unevenly.
we grow partially. we are relative.
we are mature in one realm, childish in another.
the past, the present, and future mingle
and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present.
we are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
anais nin


one regret,
dear world,
that i am determined
not to have
when i am lying
on my deathbed
is that i did not
kiss you enough.
hafiz



"
to let go isn't to forget,
not to think about, or ignore.
it doesn't leave feelings of anger,
jealousy, or regret.
letting go isn't about winning or losing.
it's not about pride
and it's not about how you appear,
and it's not about obsessing or dwelling on the past.
letting go isn't blocking memories
or sinking sad thoughts,
and doesn't leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness.
it's not about giving in or giving up.
letting go isn't about loss and it's not about defeat.
to let go is to cherish the memories,
but to overcome and move on.
it is having an open mind
and confidence in the future.
letting go is learning and experiencing and growing.
to let go is to be thankful for the experiences that
made you laugh, made you cry, made you grow.
it's about all that you have, all that you had,
and all that you will soon gain.
letting go is having the courage to accept change,
and the strength to keep moving.
letting go is growing up.
it is realizing that the heart can sometimes
be the most potent remedy.
to let go is to open a door,
and to clear a path and set yourself free. "
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