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It really hurts my feelings when people don’t listen to me so I’ve cultivated a loving listening skill set. I’m generally active, attentive, responsive, engaged and patient. I also think love, send love and hold love.

But it doesn’t really solve the problem of not being heard. It just feels good…

(Source: jalylah)

2/6/2012 (11:27am) 10 notes

The Secret Power Of Introverts - Forbes →

‎…[A]s a society, we are starving for stillness and need to turn down the noise. “It’s a very powerful thing to be quiet and collect your thoughts.”
Author Susan Cain says the American cult of personality ignores the leadership qualities and quiet power of introverted employees.

2/3/2012 (10:18am) 1 note



“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” - Buddha ~ ♥ ~

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2/2/2012 (5:05pm) 1,098 notes


“But dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their rights subject to the passions and sentiments of the majority. This is a fundamental bedrock of what our nation stands for.”

Chris Christie, check your gay-marriage milkshake. Cory Booker just drank it.

Five minutes well spent.

#Cory Booker#gay marriage

2/1/2012 (2:23am) 82,716 notes







Made my life

omg this made my life…. this is perfection, why is she so amazingly normal

this was so cute!

this is so adorable… who is this girl?

(Source: yearofrebecca, via jalylah)

#sloth#just because


I don’t have a philosophy to share but I’ll tell you my experience.

The world is an illusion. This illusion is intelligent and feminine. The Rishis call Her Maya. You can understand Maya by understanding whatever you know as feminine. Worship of the feminine is worship of Maya. Miracles follow.

The greatest yantra is the woman in the room.

Reinventing Urdhva Dhanurasana: From Wreckage to Revival: The Hard & the Soft of Yoga →


Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong. ~ Zen Proverb

The sheer sensationalism drew my eyes to it immediately. A New York Times cover story on how yoga can wreck your body, and by extension (pun intended), your whole entire life.

Well damn.

1/10/2012 (11:53am) 9 notes


TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

Occupy ALL Streets.



What would a month of meditation do for you? In the portrait series “Before and After,” Peter Seidler photographs participants on their first and last days of dathun, a 30-day group meditation retreat. He tells the Shambhala Times:

I set up the “Before and After” project to explore the observable effects on practitioners after long periods of intense meditation practice. The question is: what are the observable changes after a period of intense practice?

Each participant in the project was asked to simply sit for a portrait on first day of dathun…. I photographed them against a consistent background. Prior to the photograph, I asked each person to consider what they were looking for in the practice period ahead. This was on day number one. Then, at the end of the program, after approximately thirty days of retreat, I asked each participant in the project to sit in front of the same background and asked each to consider what the experience of mediation retreat had been for them…. It’s clear from the results that the person in every one of the portraits has undergone an important transformative experience. I leave it to the viewer to draw their own conclusion.

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