1. beyondtheselenses asked: I'm in need of some guidance, Lazy Yogi. I want to no longer be so cruel to myself and only grow stronger. I want to get to know myself better and fall in love with who I am. For years I have put myself down and told myself and others how unworthy I am as a being. I've let myself believe I have no worth in living and although some days are better then most, the bad days are so low it's hard to look in the mirror and appreciate myself. I just want to fall in love with myself in all that I am.

    lazyyogi:

    You are not found in a mirror, sister. You are not found in your thoughts about yourself nor your judgments. Stop telling yourself who you are—you don’t know. If you knew who you truly were, you would be at peace. So find out. 

    You are more beautiful than the body can reflect. You are more brilliant than the mind can grasp. You are more wondrous than any transient emotion. Don’t trust any of those things to tell you who you are. 

    “The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.” ~ Pema Chodron

    Who would you be without this story of worthiness and cruelty? You would be free. True freedom is not different from Love and Happiness. They come together as One.

    Many of us in western society have a habit of objectifying our own identity and then creating a relationship with that identity. However, like any relationship, it wont work out because you haven’t actually gotten to know the living being to whom you have assigned an identity. 

    When you judge yourself harshly, who is doing the judging? What is being judged? If it were true, how could it ever change? If it isn’t true, then what could possibly need to be changed?

    Whether you are cruel to yourself or appreciating yourself, you are still avoiding the central issue: Who is that self? Not in terms of personality, likes, dislikes, talents, hobbies, and preferences, but as a Living Existence.

    So long as you have this kind of relationship with the idea you have of yourself, then it is best to extend yourself some kindness and compassion. 

    "If your compassion does not include yourself then it is incomplete." ~ Jack Kornfield

    Make love and compassion a way of life. 

    All bodies and identities are in a process of coming together and falling apart. Don’t build your castle of love and happiness on those shifting sands.

    Another way of looking at it is this: You are God’s creation. You didn’t ask to be born, you didn’t design your body, you didn’t assemble your mind and senses. All of it just happened. 

    Who are you to judge it? Who are you to understand it? You didn’t begin with the body and you do not end with the body. 

    There is nothing wrong with aspiring to love who you are, but it is not enough. You must go further than that and realize that you are Love itself. Only then will you be free from this form of suffering. And you can be! Because you are nothing other than Love. 

    Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being.” ~ Osho

    I would recommend taking up a daily meditation and tonglen practice, both of which you can read about on the meditation page of my blog. I’d also suggest any books written by Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, The Dalai Lama, and Eckhart Tolle. 

    We must heal ourselves. There is no other option if humanity is to survive. Let this be your contribution.

    Namaste sis :) Much love.

     
  2. pathodel:

    Dale Chihuly Fairchild Gardens (by jjsearcher2000) -

    Dale Chihuly blown glass floats at the Fairchild Gardens in the Miami area.

     
  3. mymodernmet:

    Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

    (via iluvxena)

     
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  6. haleyscomett-art:

    I FOUND IT

    NO ONE BELIEVED ME WHEN I SAID I HEARD AN ICE CREAM TRUCK DROPIN BEATS DOWN THE STREET

    NOW I HAVE A VID TO PROVE IT OMG I’M SO HAPPY I DIDN’T IMAGINE IT YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME

    (via egberts)

     
     
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  8. "We’re adults, but, like… adult cats. Someone should probably take care of us, but we can sort of make it on our own."
    — my roommate, on the question “are we adults” (via disjunct)

    (via health-time)

     
  9. collegehumor:

    Late fees are no laughing matter at the Gotham Library.

    (Source: reddit.com)

     

  10. "It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

    You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything."
     
  11. imcomingcolorado:

    wiccan-wisdom:

    grandmagrass:

    here a woman starts picking the ripe chameleons off of the chameleon tree

    I WANT SEVERAL

    (Source: mf-doom)

     
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  13. f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

    Elisa Strozyk

    Wooden. Rugs. Rolls those two words around in your mind hole for a minute or two. German artist Elisa Strozyk has created three variations of these delightful coverings. Strozyk dyes and connects row upon row of triangular pieces as she pulls together the end result of a colored wooden rug, which is so flexible that you can literally crumple it up and toss it into a corner. (via Design Milk)


    (via exhibition-ism)

     
  14. hip-hops-dynasty:

    sourcedumal:

    faramon:

    ilovemysassysuperman:

    itskalynbitch:

    notanotherginger:

    Those who say the Black Widow’s fighting style is just movie bullshit can see the above. ^ Shit is terrifyingly real. 

    I think I’m in love.

    She’s so tiny.

    But she could kill me.

    Great.

    ^ That

    I will reblog this flying head scissors every time it comes on my dash because it’s so fucking awesome.

    That majestic flip

    (Source: zkarl, via mydrunkkitchen)

     

  15. bahboh:

    the police officer looks down at his tummy and says “you are under a vest” and giggles to himself

    (Source: bepeu, via egberts)