The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.
Pema Chodron (via lovespulse)
All of our relationships are a reflection of relationship to self. The love without is indicative of the love possessed within. We are all throwing our pain and brokenness at each other. We are all hurting each other, scaring each other, and loving each other to death. So as mindful souls and conscious lovers, we must get serious about our own healing and personal growth. We can make ourselves healthy so we can give the best to those we love, and maybe (if we’re lucky) inspire them to do the same. If not, it doesn’t matter because we’re on the road to wholeness. We still throw our shit around, but at least we do it less, and some days, that just has to be enough…
We’re neither pure, nor wise, nor good; we do the best we know.
Voltaire (via likeafieldmouse)
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield at the 2013 Peace, Love & A Cure Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Benefit (May 21).