"Remove all outlets for convenient escapism and excuses that justify complacency, until you are forced to recognize that the oppression you experience are circumstances that you have consented to. You are not a slave destined to mourn your submission. Your agony is unrealized potential. Focus on utilizing your pain as motivation to persist through the discomfort of anxiety, redirecting your discontent in a way that entails expression rather than repression. Begin to vividly experience your excruciating inner turmoil bleed out into the bliss of self empowerment."
Paul John Moscatello (via liberatingreality)
"Sunset in the ethereal waves:
I cannot tell if the day
is ending, or the world, or if
the secret of secrets is inside me again."
— Anna Akhmatova (via cosmicroots)
"Only the wounded healer is able to heal. As long as we think that spiritual leaders need to be perfect, we live in poverty. I have a perfect teacher inside; there is no perfect teacher outside."
— Angel Williams (via breathemystardust)
"Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed."
— Terrence McKenna (via yeshecholwa)

"I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain."
— Audre Lorde (via liberatingreality)

Beyond time.
"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."
— Maya Angelou (via writingbox)

by MisterBrown3000

Meinrad Craighead, Garden, 1980
"And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins."
— C. S. Lewis (via cosmofilius)

spotting galaxies
By Wolfgang Schrittwieser
"I myself, from the very beginning,
Seemed to myself like someone’s dream or delirium
Or a reflection in someone else’s mirror,
Without flesh, without meaning, without a name."
— Anna Akhmatova (via fernsandmoss)

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