It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…
Aldous Huxley, Island  (via creatingaquietmind)

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Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.
Caroline Myss (via fairy-prana)

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The Universe sends us exactly what we are ready for at the exact time we need it in our lives.
Sending Light, Brooke (via cosmofilius)

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So many mothers say they want their daughters to be independent, but what they really hope is that they’ll find a well-compensated banker or lawyer and settle down between the ages of twenty-five and twenty-eight in Greenwich, Darien, or That Town, USA, to raise babies, do the grocery shopping, and work out in relative comfort for the rest of their lives. I know this because I employ their daughters. They raise us to think they want us to have careers, and they send us to college, but even they don’t really believe women can be autonomous and take care of themselves.”

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
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Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong country. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is accented sex after good wine and too many unfiltered cigarettes. Travel is flowing in the back of a bus with giggly strangers. It’s a street full of bearded backpackers looking down at maps. Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was. It’s the rediscovery of walking somewhere. It’s sharing a bottle of liquor on an overnight train with a new friend. Travel is ‘Maybe I don’t have to do it that way when I get back home.
Nick Miller, Isn’t It Pretty to Think So?  (via tilthe)

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Today I am making the decision to take care of myself and love the world.

I am in a relationship with myself. For years I have been single, floating around the universe waiting for someone to offer a hand or heart. But today, I a making a conscious decision to do for myself what a partner does—love myself for who I am at this moment. Take care of myself emotionally, physically and intellectually. Offer meaningful advice during dark moments. Cook  environmentally conscious dinners. Examine the stars. Smile. Take walks. Breathe in the gift of air and offer my spirit and love to the person who needs it most and to the rest of the world. 

Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Og Mandino (via quoteessential)