She survived whatever happened; she forgave; she became.W.H. Auden, The Model (via sweetpeapath)
Sometimes we speak clumsily and create internal knots in others. Then we say, “I was just telling the truth.” It may be the truth, but if our way of speaking causes unnecessary suffering, it is not Right Speech. The truth must be presented in ways that others can accept. Words that damage or destroy are not Right Speech. Before you speak, understand the person you are speaking to. Consider each word carefully before you say anything, so that your speech is “Right” in both form and content.Thicht Nhat Hanh (via postbyhand)
Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
Feelings are like water, they always adapt to their surroundings. Not even the worst grief leaves traces; when it feels so overwhelming and lasts for such a long time, it is not because the feelings have set, they can’t do that, they stand still, the way water in a forest stands still.My Struggle vol. 1, Knausgaard (via kelsfjord)
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.
I will be waiting here. For your silence to break. For your soul to shake. For your love to wake.Rumi (via simplycasual)