a big big love

lady snail in grad school

pretty things. funny things. life things. important things.

Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don Miguel Ruiz (via mirandaraesa)

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Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection ― or compassionate action.

Daniel Goleman, from Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

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got a volunteer app instead of fb on my new phone :p

For me, it is better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Carl Sagan  (via and-the-worldspinsmadlyon)

I usually solve problems by letting them devour me.

Franz Kafka  (via lungs-)

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cruello:

Ocean of Story

so many w’s

cruello:

Ocean of Story

so many w’s

firstbook:

Education and literacy can help to eradicate poverty. Every person deserves the opportunity to learn and read. We can make a difference one book at a time. 

firstbook:

Education and literacy can help to eradicate poverty. Every person deserves the opportunity to learn and read. We can make a difference one book at a time. 

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