Posted 2 days ago with 26,810 notes (via little-audrey , org. detailsdetales )
#Monet #You were the last of your group #and spent your last days painting water lillies #I still feel bad people didn't moved on too quickly #but you still helped open the door to the next step in art even if people walked through it without saying thank you.
Posted 2 days ago with 1,305 notes (via 100834 , org. whitepaperquotes )
#I;ve always looked for ways to illustrate this belief of mine. #Now I have it. #I had spent far too long believing I could never reach the potential I saw in others. #And then I spent too long spending my time as if it were someone else's. #As if I had deadlines and demands and responsibilities to be everything I wasn't. #Only now have I started to truly understand the kind of woman I'm becoming.
"Never allow loneliness to drive you into the arms of somone you know you don’t belong with."
Posted 2 days ago with 90,808 notes (via 100834 , org. onlinecounsellingcollege )
#This is what I've really settled into for now. #For too long I looked for affection from boys I admired #simply for the affection #for the acknowledgement that I existed in the eyes of others. #I've grown tired of that. #What I really want is something I can fall into without any regrets. #And that would be with a man - not a boy. #Not that age has very much to do with it of course - I only mean in terms of knowledge and openness and kindness and patience.
"I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back."
"We don’t normally face our fears willingly. Usually, God has to woo us into the desert. We are either chasing love or some other desire, and we find ourselves in the midst of a situation in which we have very little control. And when we lose control, we go into a mild form of trauma. But the good news is the greatest stories are lived in the desert. The great lives are lived in the places we most fear. If we fear being rejected, the great story has us standing at the door with flowers in our hands, if we fear losing love, the great stories have us letting that person go rather than clinging to them. If we fear taking a chance on a dream, the great stories have us quitting our jobs."
Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts. (via 100834)
Posted 2 days ago with 2 notes (via 100834 , org. 100834 )
#Oh wow. #This is beauitful. #I love this so much. #I have a great respect for fear and the power that it has because it is only found when there is an equal amount of feeling #on the other side of the coin #but I have an even greater respect for what people accomplish when they confront their fears. #My goal is to be able to practice what I preach as willingly as I preach it. #But my fears are many and my habit to avoid fear strengthened over years of practice #but my tenacity to discover my life was always the one I'd dreamt of #my tenacity to make my life my own and widen the horizons of my capabilities and itnerests #and joys and inspirations by dissipating fear and the limitations it had imposed on me since I can remember #will win - it has to. #Or else my worst fear will be realized - that I'll spend the rest of my life believing I'm a piece of scenery #when I've been the lead of my own play the whole time.
"Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig."
Marcus Aurelius (via quotesaboutthings)
Posted 3 days ago with 4,701 notes (via slinkytink , org. the-realness )
#I adore this so entirely. #I've yet to fall in the kind of love that would inspire this #let alon a reciprocated love. #But something funny is that whenever I do contemplate what my life will be like when I find #the man I was meant to find (or one of many - not too fatalistic here-) #my mind always seems to wander to the prospect of losing him. #I'm not sure what that says about me - but when it does come to mind it;s never only sad #sometimes the thought of having and then losing that love makes me anticipate it all the more. #I may be young and inexperienced but I believe that any kind of love worth feeling is worth it regardless of how long you have it. #Besides - if he really will affect me so there's no doubt on my mind that this life won't be our only time together. #But - for this life - I can't wait to meet him and to learn everything I can through him and our time together. #This turned out to be a really personal post - full of spirituality and everything. #But why hold back I guess?
Posted 3 days ago with 5,083 notes (via alayneclegane , org. afineandprivateplace )
#Absolutely gorgeous #architecture #Egyptian #I really must do more research about Egypt #I know so little #UGH #WHY CAN'T I LEARN EVERYTHING WHEN I WANT TO KNOW IT? #I can - it's called reading/studying/taking time to actually sit down and do it. #This summer - with all my spare time - I'mma learn something new every day. #I swear it!