There are the colors, the beauties, the designs and the way things appear. But that’s only the beginning. At some point you notice that there aren’t these separations that we normally feel. We are not on some separate island — shouting across to somebody else, trying to hear what they’are saying and misunderstanding them. Suddenly you know. You know empathy. It’s flowing underneath us. We are parts of a single continent that meets underneath the water. And with that comes such delight – the sober certainty of waking bliss.
Gerald Heard (1956)
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle (via purplebuddhaproject)
When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
Ram Dass (via the-starpilot-has-landed)
There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things; either it doesn’t mean anything to them, or it means everything
Luna Adriana (via suspend)
And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.
Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Daughter of the moon
And daughter of the seas
Daughter of the winds
And daughter of the leaves
Daughter of the Elements, Lisa Thiel (via natural-magics)