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Musings of a Lover

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“ Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it. ”

—    Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“ EVERYTHING happens for a reason. Everything’s meant to teach you a lesson, to make you a better soul, to show you what it means to be alive ”

—    Mark Patterson, @Expherience (via kushandwizdom)

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“ The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. ”

—    Deepak Chopra (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“ Strong women- precious jewels all- their humanness is evident in their accessibility. We are able to enter into the spirit of these women and rejoice in their warmth and courage. ”

—    Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

vintageblackglamour:

Esther Rolle (1920-1998) and Bern Nadette Stanis go over a “Good Times” script together in 1975. Photo: Isaac Sutton of Ebony.

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“ The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. ”

—    Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

“ Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses. ”

—     Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Guy de Maupassant, Nightmare

(Source: aseaofquotes, via aestheticintrovert)

“ I want to be
craved
by you.
I want you
to think about kissing
me
as much as I
think about
kissing
you. ”

—    

Alena M.   (via blackbruise)

Yup

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“ What you need is to be aware of being aware. Be aware deliberately and consciously, broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are always conscious of the mind, but you are not aware of yourself as being conscious. ”

—    Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)

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“ Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can. ”

—    (via purplebuddhaproject)