“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”—Ernest Hemingway (via eclait)
I had been thinking for awhile about what I want to give up for Lent. Since I’m pretty on-track with eating healthy foods (with the occasional Taco Bell break) and getting a decent amount of exercise, I wanted to give myself a mental boost of good vibes too. So I came to the conclusion that for Lent, I’m going to give up being negative. No more complaining, body negativity or procrastination, because those are all negative things that I want to be rid of for good. Here’s to starting a positive journey and happy vibes all around!
“I want to torture you.. I want to make you crazy for me.. I want you in the middle of the street, screaming to the heavens.. I want you unable to breathe, unable to think, unable to see.. I want you.. to want me.”—August J (via cavum)
Y’all I have been feeling really, really gross lately- physically and mentally. I haven’t managed to clean up my eating or start exercising because so much has been happening in my life over the past few months.. and I’ve been trying so hard to take care of the people who are hurting that I’ve kind of let myself go in the process. I’ve been reading Deepak Chopra’s “The Book of Secrets” recently, and it’s opened my eyes to the fact that I need to start valuing and taking care of myself as much as I value and take care of others in my life. So starting today I am making some serious changes. I’m cutting out fast food and junk food, entirely. Drinking only water, and as much as I can. Exercising daily, even if I only have time for just a little. Taking time to meditate every morning and before bed every night, so I can start my day with a clear mind and finish it the same way. I’m starting to understand that I don’t need to sacrifice absolutely everything for the people I love, and that’s okay because it doesn’t mean I love them any less. It just means that I’m taking time to love and take care of myself, too. So here’s to *kinda late* New Years resolutions: this year I will learn to love myself.
humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars