Where you are at this present moment is exactly where you are meant to be.
"How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them."
Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
"Our education systems are failing. People aren’t excited to leave college with a degree anymore. They’re scared. College graduates are having hard times finding jobs that pay anything beyond minimum wage. They’re overqualified. There’s nothing for them. There is so much anxiety about the future and our traditional methods aren’t fixing it. And more and more, people like me are burying ourselves in student debt only to feel trapped by what we’ve invested so much time and energy into. I think there are a lot of us in our late 20s who did the math and realized we’d be more financially well off if we opted out of college and worked at McDonald’s after high school. I have brilliant friends with college degrees who don’t feel any better off for it because they’re working a job that isn’t fulfilling. The only difference is that they HAVE to work that unfulfilling job now because they’re chained to debt; debt that was incurred so they could be happy in their work from day to day. It’s not delivering and people are restless.
And I could be wrong. But there’s a thing inside of me that looks at all of the anxious, depressed people around me and it hits me that in a lot of ways our generation is completely lost and bottoming out. And bottoming out is a magical thing. When a person bottoms out they start from zero. They get to recreate the rules. They don’t feel pressured to get a job that uses their degree so they don’t feel like they’ve wasted time. They get to dream up new rules. When an entire generation bottoms out, they change the world and dream up a new way to look at it."
Ted Winkworth, Why I’m Trading a House and Salary for a Motorcycle and Map (via lenticular-clouds)
"Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
"You stop the internal dialogue the same way you would do with external dialogue. External and internal is just a made-up. The major segmentation we make in our lives is external and internal. It’s a false distinction. What’s internal is external, what’s external is internal. So, when a conversation starts in your mind, you just stop. And when the thought says: “I can’t stop!”, you just bow and say: “No, sorry, it’s a silent retreat.”. I never dreamed that there was a possibility of stopping the internal dialogue, until my teacher told me I could stop. I thought something would have to descend on me, or there would have to be a level of purification, or some alignement of the planets, or in some future life-time, but he said: “Forget all that, it’s part of the conversation! Just stop right now, and be still, effortlessly”."
Gangaji (via ashramof1)
"A woman cannot make the culture more aware by saying ‘Change.’ But she can change her own attitude toward herself, thereby causing devaluing projections to glance off. She does this by taking back her body. By not forsaking the joy of her natural body, by not purchasing the popular illusion that happiness is only bestowed on those of a certain configuration or age, by not waiting or holding back to do anything, and by taking back her real life, and living it full bore, all stops out. This dynamic self-acceptance and self-esteem are what begins to change attitudes in the culture."
Women Who Run With the Wolves (via unconditionedconsciousness)
"Just turn away from all that occupies the mind; do whatever work you have to complete, but avoid new obligations; keep empty, keep available, resist not what comes uninvited. In the end, you reach a state of non-grasping, of joyful non-attachment, of inner ease and freedom indescribable, yet wonderfully real."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
“it’s a great beauty day today! thank you feminine energy, mother nature, the cosmos, and all that surrounds me!”