It doesn’t matter whether you’re dreaming of being a butterfly or the butterfly is dreaming of being you.

| Haruka Shitou (via nonchalantic)

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via kushandwizdom)

A person’s emotional being is like an ocean. The people in your life are separated into three different categories. You have the sailors: they won’t touch the water. They opt to stay inside the boat. These people are your acquaintances, or “surface” friends, and they never make it deep.
You then have the snorkelers. These are the friends who want to go deep, but don’t have the emotional capacity to carry the pressure and weight. If they make an attempt, they either drown or are forced to go back to the surface for oxygen.
Finally, let’s talk about the deep sea divers. These are the people who stay with you through storms and violent waters, and they aren’t afraid to dive to the darkest parts of the ocean floor: they stay with you, in the water, through the worst times. They aren’t afraid to call out your bullshit. They’re the people who are there for you no matter what happens.
We all need the third type of people in our lives.

Yahya Bakkar (via psych-facts)

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.

Goi Nasu (via n-ul)

Be humble.
Only fools take pride in their station here, trapped in
a cage of dust, moisture, heat and air.
No need to complain of calamities,
this illusion of a life lasts but a moment.

 Sheikh Abusaeid
(via withheartnsoul)

The Sensitive Mind is not the weak mind, but rather the mind overloaded with sensation, burdened with noticing texture and variance. The Sensitive Mind must be extremely disciplined to avoid remaining overwhelmed while at the same time leaving itself free to experience the multitudinous experiences it receives. To call someone insensitive then is a declaration of that individual’s numbness towards experience and towards variance in experience. The insensitive live without greater experience. The sensitive live with too much experience. It is the task of both to reach fuller living, greater living, where discipline and freedom dance around each other in harmony and effective production.

Dig Yourself (via howitzerliterarysociety)