Some women are lost in the fire, Some women are built from it.

lucette:

“…. When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

— Ram Dass, Self Judgement  (via elenamjacobs)

(Source: fuckyeahyoga)

“I hated knowing what I wanted and knowing what was right and knowing they weren’t the same thing.”

—Maggie Stiefvater, Forever (via simply-quotes)

(via tsktsks)

“I love those mornings when you wake to darkness and no one is asking anything of you. You’re under no pressure to exist. This is something of which I am in constant need.”

—C.R.   (via thatkindofwoman)

(via thenocturnals)

awelltraveledwoman:

“Let your children grow up to be farmers. Let them know what it is like to be free from fluorescent lights and laser pointer meetings. Let them challenge themselves to be forever resourceful and endlessly clever. Let them whistle and sing loud as they like without getting called into an office for “disturbing the workforce.” Let them commute down a winding path with birdsong instead of a freeway’s constant growl. Let them be bold. Let them be romantic. Let them grow up not having to ask another adult for permission to go to the dentist at 2 p.m. on a Thursday. Let them get dirty. Let them kill animals. Let them cry at the beauty of fallow earth they just signed the deed for. Let them bring animals into this world, and realize they don’t care about placenta on their shirt because they no longer care about shirts. Let them wake up during a snowstorm and fight drifts at the barn door instead of traffic. Let them learn what real work is. Let them find happiness in the understanding that success and wealth are not the same thing. Let them skip the fancy wedding. Let them forget four years of unused college. Let them go. Let them go home.”

Jenna Woginrich 

(Source: starthandingoutstars)

“I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.”

—Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: theunquotables, via thatkindofwoman)

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