To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

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If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others. (via quoteessential)

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If you’re ever lucky enough to find… a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind, you should hold onto that… that’s important. Someone who not only knows how to turn you on but also knows how to treat you right is someone worth a little something… and a little more than usual.

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life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.

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Today I found a damask mad hatter type outfit and a corset so I put it in and proceeded to walk around the university I work at with it on over my normal clothes and had all the international students take photos with me and had two international boys ask if I was “married or a bachelor?”. They then proceed to follow me around until I grabbed a member of the student association and leapt off with her and if that isn’t the weirdest story of someone’s day I don’t know what is.

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Aren’t you, like me, hoping that some person, thing, or event will come along to give you that final feeling of inner well-being you desire? Don’t you often hope: ‘May this book, idea, course, trip, job, country or relationship fulfill my deepest desire.’ But as long as you are waiting for that mysterious moment you will go on running helter-skelter, always anxious and restless, always lustful and angry, never fully satisfied. You know that this is the compulsiveness that keeps us going and busy, but at the same time makes us wonder whether we are getting anywhere in the long run. This is the way to spiritual exhaustion and burn-out. This is the way to spiritual death. Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World (via feellng)

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I’m restlessly tired and a bit displeased with myself for how much I’ve let my body slide so I think I should stop drinking tea, read sections of The Book Thief and listen to David Bowie and anyone who wants to talk privately or otherwise can do so in the next half an hour while I wind down.

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The thing I like most about yoga is that one random straight guy who doesn’t really try very hard to get all the moves right or progress past the first level because he isn’t in any sort of competition.

I will never get bored with the existence of that guy.

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