the interior of a heart

“Men rush towards complexity; but they yearn towards simplicity. They try to be kings; but they dream of being shepherds.”

—   G. K. Chesterton (via chestertonian)

jspark3000:

Scripture isn’t supposed to make you a jerk.  It doesn’t matter if “the Bible says.” If you’re a jerk about it, you don’t actually care what the Bible says.

— J

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

—   Pema Chodron (via panchakshara)

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”

—   Andrew Boyd (via mylittlebookofquotes)

“My loyalties will not be bound by national borders, or confined in time by one nation’s history, or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language and culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.”

—   Edward Abbey (via whats-out-there)

“I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.”

—   Erica Cook (via enigmatic-being)

“You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

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- Lupita Nyong’o

(via twloha)

(Source: be-good-do-good)

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

(via a-certain-life)

superbnature:

Fox at sunset by simonplanes

superbnature:

Fox at sunset by simonplanes

(via iliketolive)

superbnature:

Breath by AaronChoiPhoto

superbnature:

Breath by AaronChoiPhoto

(via unconditionedconsciousness)