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True love is born from understanding.

— Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Watercolor Dots in Indigo by Yao Cheng Design on Society6.

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At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.

— Anonymous  (via thelittlewaves)

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Starve the ego, feed the soul.
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Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity? ↘

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Human beings are wired to solve – to make order out of chaos.

Illusionist and New York Times crossword puzzle builder David Kwong at TED2014. Also see the science of how pattern-recognition fuels our creativity.

The great Ursula Nordstrom put it even more poetically in her beautiful letter to young Maurice Sendak“That is the creative artist — a penalty of the creative artist — wanting to make order out of chaos.”

(via explore-blog)

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"Jenny Holzer is my fave. Though many of her pieces are what one might just call “text,” they are so powerful in presentation and existence. Projecting her truths onto building, lettering them on marquees, even just writing them over and over again is so, so important. Blasting a woman’s voice across the cultural plane. Not being afraid to be loud and full of conviction. Literally writing her thoughts where they could not be ignored or silenced. Last year I was v. depressed and in an abusive relationship/home, tho i didn’t know it. I came across Jenny’s piece “In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.” I found myself writing this in large, careful letters. I hung it on the wall in the home I shared with my ex. I left soon after & I remembered a dream I’d had, without him in it, & the feeling of walking into an unfamiliar place, scared but okay. Jenny’s aphorisms helped me make my survival.” - cultural00shrapnel

In Control ↘


It is possible to control your emotions. We all do that. It is also possible to be controlled by your emotions. We all do that too. We each have a range of emotions that we use regularly, habitually. It is remarkable how we keep ourselves in that range. Even if that range is…

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SHELFIE - home is where you hang your bike. ↘

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Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

— Saint Francis De sales (via purplebuddhaproject)

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