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Karen's Korner

Never throw anyone out of your heart.

Neem Karoli Baba (via abiding-in-peace)

A woman who cannot honor her own feelings will not find them honored by anyone else.

A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson (via pocketmouseposts)

A person*

(via crimson-twinkie)

You’d do a lot better to stop wrapping yourself in the past and start living a little in the present.

Simone de Beauvoir, from The Mandarins (W. W. Norton & Company, 1999)

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda (via zenhumanism)

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius (via thecalminside)

“Your attachment to unhealthy people and bad habits, which offer you no real control, is why you’re spiritually dying and living a life out of balance.”
― Shannon L. Alder

(via redroseofcairo)

“Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.”
― John Chrysostom

(via redroseofcairo)

Throw yourself into the icy lake of reality, don’t let the ego play that cozy, safe, guaranteed game with you

davidkanigan:

Learning to accept the contradictions of life is just a flip of the mind.  Train your mind to be less dogmatic by offering it lots of self-imposed contradictions.  Throw yourself into the icy lake of reality, don’t let the ego play that cozy, safe, guaranteed game with you.  You should never forget that your guarantee in life lies in the fact that you have none.  That should spur you to action.  Ignore the guarantee, get on with the journey.

~ Stuart Wilde

The real world dissolved and I was free to drift in fantasy, living a thousand lives

davidkanigan:

I read very fast, uncritically, and without retention, seeking only to escape from my own life through the imaginative plunge into another. Safe in my room with milk and cookies I disappeared into inner space. The real world dissolved and I was free to drift in fantasy, living a thousand lives, each one more powerful, more accessible, and more real than my own.

~ Frank Conroy, Stop-Time