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"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple: the philosophy is kindness." - The Dalai Lama #zen #zencalendar #dailyzen #kindness #philosophy #awareness #identitywerk

"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple: the philosophy is kindness." - The Dalai Lama #zen #zencalendar #dailyzen #kindness #philosophy #awareness #identitywerk

Love

I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.

By, Roy Croft

Cherish every moment, every day. Reach out someone you love.

Taken from @ladybycroft but I’m not sure of the original source. I am definitely a person who spends a lot of time worrying about things both in and out of my control. I am working on finding a balance between planning, organizing, working etc and peace and calmness. Also remembering that the only person’s actions I have control over are my own. Stealing @mfbkait’s #identitywerk hashtag Hahahah #reflection #stress #worrying #peace #calm #letitgo

Taken from @ladybycroft but I’m not sure of the original source. I am definitely a person who spends a lot of time worrying about things both in and out of my control. I am working on finding a balance between planning, organizing, working etc and peace and calmness. Also remembering that the only person’s actions I have control over are my own. Stealing @mfbkait’s #identitywerk hashtag Hahahah #reflection #stress #worrying #peace #calm #letitgo

This is everything right now.

Is it still called nostalgia if I still listen to these albums? haha

It was an awesome last day of site visits. #love #showlove #corevalues #youthdevelopment #inspired #inspiring #ilovemyjob #businesstrip #bronx #nyc #newyork

It was an awesome last day of site visits. #love #showlove #corevalues #youthdevelopment #inspired #inspiring #ilovemyjob #businesstrip #bronx #nyc #newyork

Just some light reading about life changing decisions on wikihow. 

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.

(via douhgnut)

Live & love in the now. <3

(via daragoldberg)

Today.

daragoldberg:

need to keep this in mind as 27 gets closer every day.

this. and my 8 year list.

daragoldberg:

need to keep this in mind as 27 gets closer every day.

this. and my 8 year list.

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.