"A person who is beginning to sense the suffering of life is, at the same time, beginning to awaken to deeper realities, truer realities. For suffering smashes to pieces the complacency of our normal ­fictions about reality, and forces us to come alive in a special sense—to see carefully, to feel deeply, to touch ourselves and our worlds in ways we have heretofore avoided."

— Ken Wilber, quoted in “The Thorn and the Rose,” compiled and edited by Anthony Williams. From ARCS in our new Spring Issue: “Suffering.” (via parabola-magazine)

(via inhabitude)

"We live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality, we are that reality.
When you understand this, you will see ‘you’ are nothing.
And, being nothing, you are everything."

— Kalu Rinpoche (via sublimesea)

(Source: philosofaded, via inhabitude)

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fuckloadofcats:

she even looks at me like theres absolutely no regret.

fuckloadofcats:

she even looks at me like theres absolutely no regret.

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"Breathe. Let it all go so you can make room for something else."

— My yoga instructor, during Savasana. (via jlhager)

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"At some point, we need to stop identifying with our weaknesses and shift our allegiance to our basic goodness. It’s highly beneficial to understand that our limitations are not absolute and monolithic, but relative and removable."

— Pema Chödrön,
No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva (via yoga9vipassana)

Needed this today

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archiemcphee:

Here’s an awesome way to work some geekery into your gardening. Malaysian LEGO builder Jin Kai created these LEGO flower pots featuring scenes from Return of the Jedi, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Simpsons.

Jin Kai’s Star Wars flower pot and Lord of the Rings flower pot are both currently up for voting to be turned into real LEGO products on LEGO Ideas.

Visit Jin Kai’s Flickr page for additional photos of these three geektastic flower pots.

[via Nerd Approved]

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neaq:

Turtles <3 Peas

You have to eat your greens. Even if you are green. This is Skip the Blandings turtle, and he’s getting a healthy dose of vegetables during a training session at the New England Aquarium.

Learn more and see the video here.