"What relationships — sexual and romantic or otherwise — are we closing off because of how we’ve been taught to value physical beauty above all else?"
"The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over."
"People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous."
"It is a mark of maturity when someone hurts you,
And you try to understand them."
Attachment to desires
Explore, honor and get to intimately know all the details of your desires. But don’t become overly attached to them.
Allow your desires to drive you forward. However, don’t allow them to define you.
You have chosen those desires and you have what it takes to reach them. Yet after you achieve them, or even if you fail to achieve them, you are still you.
Even without those desires, you are still a unique and valuable person. Whatever you desire, as important as it can be, is only one expression of who you are.
If, for some reason or other, that expression is lost or is blocked, there remain many, many more ways to express your purpose. Remember that always, you are able to move positively forward in your own way.
Follow your dreams, fulfill your desires with all your passion and energy, while at the same time being willing to let them go. And you will know true fulfillment.
— Ralph Marston
From my partner @marseelee
"I was happy, but happy is an adult word. You don’t have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not. Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you. This is where I disagree with the philosophers. They talk about passionate things but there is no passion in them. Never talk happiness with a philosopher."
"A handsome guy & a pretty girl will make a beautiful wedding.
But a faithful man & a prayerful woman will make a beautiful marriage."
This is a representation of a healthy relationship; equally nourishing one another and allowing each lovers mind to blossom freely all the while being supportive and naturally developing similar flowering thoughts and beliefs along the way.
- Camera: iPhone 5s
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Exposure: 1/5882th
- Focal Length: 4mm
There is something really moving about seeing a homeless man happily feed pigeons.
"Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty.
Appear as you are. Be as you appear."
"Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy."
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D
- Aperture: f/3.5
- Exposure: 1/500th
- Focal Length: 24mm