(Source: noelietowers, via aetherial-crown)
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. — Mae West
Cease this torture at once!
Cease moving, cease breathing, cease looking at me!
For you know a mortal is too weak to take in this much beauty.
How am I supposed to go about my daily business
If I shiver from ecstasy upon gazing at the grace of your hands,
If I keep falling into samadhi when light glances off your fingernails?
Cease this torture, I beg of you!
Oh, they lied when they told Prema the Lord was merciful,
For now she is wasting away in the prison of his beauty.
"Let everyone you meet on this day be blessed by you, just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch, just by your presence. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessings all around you. Then it will be a really good day."
You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the color of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire. — Anna Akhmatova (via loveage-moondream)
(Source: fernsandmoss, via the-wandering-fire)
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. — Anais Nin (via originallonemagpie)
(Source: centuriesbehind, via originallonemagpie)
"Real prayer is wiping the tears of the distressed. If there is no shoulder for the sorrowful to lay their heads upon, it would be the greatest darkness."
#Amma #Hugs #Amritanandamayi (at MA Center Chicago)
Fighting the wounds of the past will only deepen those wounds. Relaxation is the method that heals the wounds of the mind, not reaction. — Amritanandamayi
"Love she has yet to learn. And I am here to teach her."
Collector’s card of Conrad Veidt in The Thief of Bagdad from 1940. Click through for HQ scan.
At Rest by DrNickRiveria