"Silence is the residue of fear." - Clint Smith, The Danger of Silence

"To admit white privilege is to admit a stake, however small, in ongoing injustice. It’s to see a world different than your previous perception. Acknowledging that your own group enjoys social and economic benefits of systemic racism is frightening and uncomfortable. It leads to hard questions of conscience may of us aren’t prepared to face. There is substantial anger: at oneself, at the systems of oppression, and mostly at the bearer of bad news, a convenient target of displacement."

Manic Pixie Dream Mama, From A Mother’s White Privilege (See the full article here)

joshpeck:

do not let anyone make you feel like shit for putting yourself first

you are the only person that is guaranteed to be with you throughout your whole life so you might as well have a loving relationship with yourself

(via creation-by-condition)

"Knowledge is important, but much more important is the use to which it is put."

Dalai Lama

"You can only become accomplished at something you truly love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well, people can’t take their eyes off of you."

Maya Angelou

"Life is a cause and effect dance with the mystery. How will you dance? With awareness? With fear? With joy? With inspiration? The choice is yours!"

Lee McCormick

"Across the planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true."

Ram Dass

"The next time [your lover] points out [a critique of your body], remind [them] your body is not [their] home. [They] are a guest. Warn [them] to never outstep [their] welcome again."

Rupi Kaur

Added my own spin so that the quote is both sexual orientation and gender neutral. 

"Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That 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 throught 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 then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need any other adjectives. It dosen’t require modifiers. Love doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine, and play, and laugh, and cry, and hurt, and heal, and fall and get back up, and play, and work, and live and die as you. It’s enough. It’s plenty."

Courtney A. Walsh
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