"Contemplate whether it is what people do that makes you angry, or whether it is your own evaluation of the situation. To help you, imagine sitting on a bus when, suddenly someone’s hands cover your eyes. Would you feel angry or frightened? How would your perception change if you turned around to recognize a friend you hadn’t seen for years? Would you still feel angry?"
"Find a few small, familiar objects — such as a toothbrush, apple or cellphone — in your home or office. Look at the objects with fresh eyes. Identify one new detail about each object that you didn’t see before."
"It minimizes stress and even helps you become your best self."
"In our fast-paced lives, waiting is a big source of frustration – whether you’re waiting in line or stuck in traffic."
"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves."
� Alan Watts (via dopatonin)
(Source: thepathfrommetoyou, via dopatonin)
"Happy New Queer."
� Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
"The beneficial brain changes seen in the neuroscience research on mindfulness are thought to be promoted in large part by the act of noticing that your mind has wandered, and then non-judgmentally – lovingly [and] gently— bringing it back."
"For instance, pay more attention as you’re brushing your teeth, taking a shower, eating breakfast or walking to work"
"I will become what I deserve"
"Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable."
� Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
And apparently, we’re all going to die. Because while the girl to my left worries that the satellite will hit her, the woman to my right worries that it will hit a nuclear power plant and then we’re all fucked. My father says: ‘Only rich people go to therapy, poor people got shit to do’, and yet here I am in this lifeboat, surrounded by eight of the most beautiful, crazy-ass motherfuckers the world has ever seen.
‘What if it’s not just a mole? What if it’s a flesh-eating virus?’ ‘What if I fail at life?’ ‘But what if it really is the rapture this time?’ ‘What if they hit us again?’ ‘What if I wake one morning to see planes of scraping skies again?’ ‘What if it’s me this time?’ and I think, wow. It must be exhausting to want to live this much.
Fuck the depressives. Fuck the body image meditation group. Fuck sex addicts anonymous. Give me your tired, your poor, your anxious, your huddled masses yearning to breathe deeply and count to ten.
Give me this collection of blurted confessions of psychosomatic itch of twitch, and tick, and stutter, and sweat. Give me these weak-kneed, jumpy-ass, too much saliva, break out in hives, awkward stomach, hair falling out, chewing lips, restless leg, pounding heart bastards any day of the week.
These people who fight through every day like fucking gladiators who fight demons worse than you and I can dream of, just because they want so badly to live. To hold on. To love. Because you can’t be this afraid of losing everything if you don’t love everything first, because you have to have a soul-crushing hope that things will get better to be this afraid of missing it.
� Catalina Ferro, Anxiety Group (via holdoncallfailed)
"The dogs are beginning to master the basics of driving a car. Porter’s gear changes are a thing of beauty and check out his paw position."
"Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?"
� Friedrich Nietzsche (via dopatonin)
(Source: the-crestfallen, via dopatonin)
"My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it’s bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad."
� Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll (via allegorys)
(Source: jehan-proubear, via allegorys)
"I”ve always felt a certain void but I never really knew what the void was, or is… when I do find whatever I am missing so, I think I will be scared to death, scared to actually, for example, accomplish goals that I’ve always set out to do, because once you’ve accomplished it…"