To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is...– Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods (via quotesixty)
He sat in the big chair and held out his arms so that she could nestle inside...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via quotesixty)
Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find...– Og Mandino (via confashion) (via booklover)
You made it clear You weren't near Near enough for me Heart skipped a beat And when I caught it you were out of reach
No one lives forever. In fact, quite the opposite. Our generation is expected to...– Oliver Sykes (via forgetgeneralconsensus) thinking a lot today…
I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at...– Sylvia Plath (via emilaaaine, suzywire)
“…Yet that God has made us of the stuff of eternity is both a glory yet to be realized and a prophecy yet to be fulfilled.” -A.W. Tozer
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And all throughout I gaze and glimpse you Loving never did convince you I see you when you’re all alone It’s like a person I’ve not known The moment ends though I feel winds Blowing differently than ever before And they’re pushing me further from shore
Now there’s no more love loss and no more shame No more digging holes or graves Nothing to lose but rivets and chains Got nothing but the whole wide world to gain I’m here for adventure whichever way it comes But what good is an angel that won’t catch up Free falling now and I’m ready enough I give my tears and I give my blood I give nothing but the whole wide...
ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets...– Hafiz
“Listen—are you breathing just a little, and...
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“go love someone just because. there are the most beautiful and fantastic people out there, it is up to you to find them.” “she’s tough. she tries to hide it. she’s difficult. but if you make an effort, she’s worth it. she’s worth all the effort.”
”..when all is said and done, what we will look back on as the most important, most defining, most beautiful moments in our life? It won’t be milestones or college or jobs or success. It will be herds of bodies in the kitchen on Christmas Eve preparing breakfast for the next morning, vacations holding hands, scouring shells on the beach, laughing around the dinner table for evening...
We live in this culture where everything is supposed to be so hip and so cool,...– Andrew Mcmahon I really adore this man, even if I don’t believe in love like he does. Or maybe because he does. (via yoursummerheart) (via theseviolentdelights)
It’s Really All About God -Samir Selmanovic (4)
It is we who have made God into a praise-hungry, love-hoarding, celestial self-centered being resembling ourselves. In contrast, God’s compassion and God’s dream, if one reads our religious texts more deeply, is for us first to acknowledge our common origins and common destiny. God created humanity to acheive community. In this sense, believing in and living for God means believing in...
It's Really All About God -Samir Selmanovic (3)
To see the beauty of Christianity as a “way of life” instead of a “way out of life”, one needs to take time. The greater the truth, the more time one’s eyes need to adjust to be able to see it. It’s like entering a cathedral. At first it’s dark and quiet. That’s why one has to wait, simply looking and listening, until one’s eyes and ears learn...
It's Really All About God -Samir Selmanovic (2)
So what will I get out of following Jesus? Jesus offered a single incentive to follow him; it was woven into all he said and did. “Follow me, and you might be happy—or you might not. Follow me, and you might be empowered—or you might not. Follow me, and you might have the answers—or you might now. Follow me and you might have more friends—or you might not. Follow me,...
It's Really All About God -Samir Selmanovic (1)
What if God is a mystery to us precisely because God’s presence is actually blinding us? What if instead of being limited to God’s absence, we are short-circuted by the excess of God’s presence? God’s presence feels. Like music. And music reveals. And hides. Music seeks a response. An embrace. A dance. The moment we start breaking down the music into answers, we stop...
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These days, Clarissa believes, you measure people first by their kindness and...– Michael Cunningham (The Hours) (via booklover)
“No, life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath… We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and resolution. It...