Ian

23, VA -> MD

“It’s too easy, you see, to get trapped in the past. The past is very seductive. People always talk about the mists of time, you know, but really it’s the present that’s in a mist, uncertain. The past is quite clear, and warm, and comforting. That’s why people often get stuck there.”

—   Susanna Kearsley, Mariana (via larmoyante)

(via last-best-place)

“If we look at the world around us, we see that we are conditioned to not listen deeply. Because isn’t that what silence is? It’s a listening, a deep wordless listening.”

—   Adyashanti (via lazyyogi)

“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”

—   Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (via observando)

(via inhabitude)

(Source: ella-bliss, via importerrobinson)

“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for the love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. they love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed, to live at least a part of their lives without a boss.”

—   Wendell Berry (bringing it to the table)

(Source: awelltraveledwoman, via hobbitology)

“Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more.”

—   Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times  (via hip-)

(Source: moriartysdance, via desert-dreamer)

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.”

—   Eckhart Tolle (via areyouhappyenough)

(via spaaced)

“I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.”

—   Sara Quin  (via psych-facts)

(via spaaced)