Be a true representative of the goodness in your heart, and don’t expect it to be easy or even noticed.
— Adyashanti (via lazyyogi)
A woman cannot make the culture more aware by saying ‘Change.’ But she can change her own attitude toward herself, thereby causing devaluing projections to glance off. She does this by taking back her body. By not forsaking the joy of her natural body, by not purchasing the popular illusion that happiness is only bestowed on those of a certain configuration or age, by not waiting or holding back to do anything, and by taking back her real life, and living it full bore, all stops out. This dynamic self-acceptance and self-esteem are what begins to change attitudes in the culture.
— Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (via lauraannl)
…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via loveage-moondream)