"The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kind."
- Dalai Lama (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: gpyouthid, via thatkindofwoman)
"The best thing in the world to do when faced with contempt, condescension, and conflict is to smile and have confidence that you are the one who has found peace within your heart. You’ve found the real you. And no matter how many times they will point fingers in your direction, because of your compassion, you will always represent truth. There’s nothing wrong with you."
- JournalingJunkie “Represent the Real You: the Truth in Your Heart” (via journaling-junkie)
"Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid."
Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale (via malinche)
Those final four sentences are something else.
(Source: avelvetmood, via feed-well)
"Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire."
- Unknown (via earthen-empress)
"Only trust someone who can see these three things in you: The sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger, and the reason behind your silence."
- Unknown (via psych-facts)