Ian

22, Virginia

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”

—   Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)

(Source: lazyyogi)

“In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the Universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty, poverty, nor weakness, weakness.”

—   Henry David Thoreau (via oceanandwave)

(via lazylucid)

“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”

—   Jon Kabat-Zinn (via shaktilover)

(via inhabitude)

(Source: be-otherwise, via zen-paradox)

There was no duty for enlightened people, none, none except this: to seek themselves, to become certain of themselves, to grope forward along their own path, wherever it might lead. — I was deeply affected by that, and for me that was the profit from experience. I had often played with images of the future, I had dreamt roles that might be meant for me, as a poet, perhaps, or as a prophet, or as a painter, or whatever else.

That was all meaningless. I didn’t exist to write poetry, to preach sermons, to paint pictures; neither I nor anyone else existed for that purpose. All of that merely happened to a person along the way. Everyone had only one true vocation: to find themselves.

—   Hermann Hesse (via ragavairagya)

(Source: lazylucid, via inhabitude)

(Source: holodecked, via ashcashleee)