Rachel

Free your soul. Free your mind. Free yourself.

It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.

—James Baldwin (via cosmofilius)

(Source: gentlerecovery, via bluishtigerrs)

But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score.

You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.

Cheryl Strand (via emotional-algebra)

(via bluishtigerrs)

Emma is not a person. Emma is a place that you get stuck in. Emma is a pain that you cannot erase.

—Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on the album: For Emma, Forever Ago (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(via langleav)

I used to think
I was overreacting.

now I realize
it was just a

normal reaction
to an abnormal

amount of
bullshit.

I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby (via elauxe)

(Source: feellng, via elocinanirtak)

gypsy-ing:

Missing this, our souls intertwine, our hearts beat in perfect harmony, our bodies are combined as one and our minds are In perfect sync. I miss my love

gypsy-ing:

Missing this, our souls intertwine, our hearts beat in perfect harmony, our bodies are combined as one and our minds are In perfect sync.
I miss my love

(Source: beauty-collector, via brooke-anthony)

  • Not Pansexuality: "I don't care about gender!! Gender is meaningless!"
  • Pansexuality: "I understand that gender can be an important part of someone's identity, but it will have no effect on whether I am attracted to them."

That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.

—Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed  (via audrotas)

(Source: recycledsoul, via bluishtigerrs)

I don’t want to look back in five years time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In 5 years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.

—(via laurenarlene)

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