|—||Osho (via serenityherenow)|
Life is hard. Everyone is fighting a battle, whether it be their own individual struggle or coping with the struggles of a loved one. There is no way to know the story behind the ways people act. What they say, what they do. It’s always important to keep an open mind and treat everyone with kindness. It’s never easy, in fact, every day someone says something rude to me and a part of me just wants to have at them. I have the ability to talk them down, to put them back in their place. But, where is their place? Maybe they don’t have one, maybe that person doesn’t have a place to call home, or maybe there isn’t a place for them in any particular group. I wish I knew what each person was going through, I would dive out of my own way to help them through it. But for now, all we can do is assume, and in this case, assuming isn’t a bad thing. Assume their life is as scattered as yours, wouldn’t you like someone to forgive you if you lashed out at them without reason? Do the same. It’s time to put on our compassion glasses and see things more clearly, let’s see past the harsh words and anger of those around us, and focus on the love that everyone deserves to feel. No matter who they are or what they did. A person isn’t a person without love in their heart. Open your eyes, open your heart, and let the world in. You’ll be a better person for it.
This post is dedicated in loving memory of a beautiful spirit, who taught me that it is easy to be nice to everyone, just start with a smile. I love you Ashley girl, and I miss you every day. Rest in peace.
|—||Ram Dass (via silencesounds)|
|—||Rob Bell (via travelboner)|
I’ve been prescribed pain killers a few times and haven’t been able to understand how people become addicted. Well now I can see it, and it’s pretty upsetting actually. There have been so many things going on in my life, and I’ve just been stressed like none other. So at bedtime, the only time I can take my pain killers, because they knock me out so bad, I pop one in, pretty soon the extraction sites in my mouth stop hurting, but also, I realize that I’m not stressed anymore… This stuff is dangerous friends. After my mouth heals I’ll definitely be sticking to yoga to remain stress-free.
One Love <3