When you feel overwhelmed, you’re trying too hard. That kind of energy does not help the other person and it does not help you. You should not be too eager to help right away. There are two things: to be and to do. Don’t think too much about to do; to be is first. To be peace. To be joy. To be happiness. And then to do joy, to do happiness; on the basis of being. So first you have to focus on the practice of being. Being fresh. Being peaceful. Being attentive. Being generous. Being compassionate. This is the basic practice. It’s like if the other person is sitting at the foot of a tree. The tree does not do anything, but the tree is fresh and alive. When you are like that tree, sending out waves of freshness, you help to calm down the suffering in the other person. — Thich Nhat Hanh (via ecstaticallyinspired)
(Source: samsaranmusing, via walk-your-talk)
APE IN A CAPE: I Feel Weird Even Saying This, But... -
…no, it’s not odd if you are not female and you still like or prefer female-identifying characters. It’s not odd, it’s awesome.
Like what you like, love what you love, be who you want to be. There are always going to be people who are hung up on goofy nonsense and outdated gender politics. It’s…
(Source: alessandrostillo, via sexgenderbody)
“People who hear the call to conscience follow what they know inwardly—what they know in consciousness or at higher levels of awareness. I call this irresistible knowing. It is a form of divinely transcendent memory…”
—Carlton D. Pearson, God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu…: God Dwells with Us, in Us, Around Us, as Us
i want there to be an angel that descends from the heavens only when someone is being stupid
and the angel just gently places their hand over the person’s mouth
and whispers in a voice filled with heavenly beauty and love
LOOK IT UP
IM SCREECHING LOOK LOOK AT THE ART LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS OH MY GOSH <33333333333
(chuckle) Loving this to bits.
Happy 154th Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Thinking with affection of one of the mighty names.
Especially for your problem child.
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I fixed it
What's The #1 Killer Of Girls Aged 15-19 Worldwide? -
In many developing countries, having more children at younger ages acts as a safety net as parents age. However, when girls as young as 15 (and younger) are getting married and getting pregnant, there can be serious physical consequences. Pregnancy and childbirth are the #1 killers of girls aged 15-19 worldwide — but as this infographic from The Girl Effect shows, investing just $17 in family planning (as in gynecological and prenatal care for pregnant women) and contraceptives can empower not only individual girls, but their entire communities.
reblogging again because it’s absolutely incredible
important as fuck
can i put this on my refrigerator
(Source: midnightcode, via charnanigans)
California Assembly OKs two bills related to transgender residents -
Two bills aimed at eliminating obstacles facing transgender people cleared the Assembly largely along party lines Thursday, including one measure to let students choose the bathroom and sports team that correlates with their gender identity.
What Lies Beneath by *Naolito