Falana. Reared fashion-head. Heart and soul for social justice. The visual struggle of a recovering shop-a-holic with strong anti-consumptionist values. Searching for the prescription for a world stuck on stuff. I'll highlight things I find beautiful and moving. My daily dose.

“To see and feel one’s beloved naked for the first time is one of life’s pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.”

—Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion (via observando)

“I’m going to enjoy every second, and I’m going to know I’m enjoying it while I’m enjoying it. Most people don’t live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’ve reached the goal or not.”

—Jean Webster (via observando)

“We are a noisy and blessed little family”

—Nancy E. Turner (via observando)

Dear Human:
You’ve got it all wrong.

You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you’ll return.

You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love.
Messy love.
Sweaty Love.
Crazy love.
Broken love.
Whole love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.
Often.

You didn’t come here to be perfect, you already are.

You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.

And rising again into remembering.

But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.

Love in truth doesn’t need any adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.

It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.

Its enough.

It’s Plenty.

—Courtney A. Walsh (via observando)

bbcnewsus:

Around the World with the BBC: India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies
Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar has died in the western city of Pune, aged 95.
He is credited with creating his own brand of yoga - Iyengar - which is now taught in more than 70 countries. His books have been translated into 13 languages. 
Until Mr Iyengar fell ill last year, he could still hold a headstand for more than half an hour, Sanjoy Majumder reports

Jah bless.

bbcnewsus:

Around the World with the BBC: India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar has died in the western city of Pune, aged 95.

He is credited with creating his own brand of yoga - Iyengar - which is now taught in more than 70 countries. His books have been translated into 13 languages. 

Until Mr Iyengar fell ill last year, he could still hold a headstand for more than half an hour, Sanjoy Majumder reports

Jah bless.

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

—Bertrand Russell (via quotes-shape-us)

(via cocoanegra)

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