11:59 / A journal.

In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.


Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.


Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

—Osho  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: psych-facts, via thatkindofwoman)

Its in the 70’s today-not complaining at all.#Minneapolis#obligatoryshoepic

Its in the 70’s today-not complaining at all.#Minneapolis#obligatoryshoepic

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. —Martha Graham

—Martha Graham

Do all the other things, the ambitious things — travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes, swim naked in wild jungle rivers (after first having it tested for monkey poop) – but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness. Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial. That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality — your soul, if you will — is as bright and shining as any that has ever been. Bright as Shakespeare’s, bright as Gandhi’s, bright as Mother Teresa’s. Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.

—George Saunders

You are a volume in the divine book
A mirror to the power that created the universe
Whatever you want, ask it of yourself
Whatever you’re looking for can only be found
Inside of you

—Rumi

#hope

#hope

Dreaming of clear blue skies.#nofilter #comeonspring

Dreaming of clear blue skies.#nofilter #comeonspring

One night in Memphis.Thanks for having me.

One night in Memphis.Thanks for having me.

ahsah:

United Airlines Maintenance Facility, San Francisco CA — Mamiya 645Pro — Kodak Portra 400

I had the opportunity to explore what goes on behind the scenes at the United Airlines Maintenance Facility in San Francisco, CA. It took 25 years to persuade my father to get me through those tightly secured doors, but it finally happened. Like any respectable film shooter, I brought some portra, my trusty Mamiya 645pro, and the eyes of a 10 year old in love with the sky.

(via my-quarterlifecrisis)

Ramblings at midnight.

And you wonder, how many more nights will that other side of the bed remain untouched?

How many more evenings will you come home to an empty house, wishing there was someone to share your day with?

How many more meals will you have by yourself, in silence and alone at the table?

and how many more evening will you longingly watch, as others go for walks hand in hand wishing you had what they have,

Or even a tiny fraction of it, because at this point you will take anything the universe will give you.

But then again, you were not born to settle on anything or anyone,so you will wait, however long it takes.

Yes, you will wait.And when that day gets here you will love with no fear or bounds