“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. It’s not that we are better than the universe; we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson (via cosive)
“Many people are so imprisoned in their minds that the beauty of nature does not really exist for them. They might say, ‘What a pretty flower,’ but that’s just a mechanical mental labelling. Because they are not still, not present, they don’t truly see the flower, don’t feel its essence, its holiness - just as they don’t know themselves, don’t feel their own essence, their own holiness.”—Eckhart Tolle (via suitupboyswereonvacation)
“For all of us, as we grow older, perhaps the most important thing is to keep alive our love of others and to believe that our love and interest are as vitally necessary to them as to us. This is what makes us keep on growing and refills the fountains of energy.”—Eleanor Roosevelt (via jenishreds)
It happened again this morning, when you were wandering reality in my grasp. Your fingers were curled around mine and I could taste your voice in my mouth, apples skimming my tongue, falling down my throat. Your laughter felt like rain and reminded me of drops of honey rolling on my…
All those feelings you have inside of you. All those feelings you’ve hidden, bottled up, ignored… Let them out. Set them free. Face them. Sit with them and sort them out. Don’t be ashamed or scared of how you feel. Figure out why, and decide what you’ll do with them.
“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”—Stephen Colbert