prayerpartner:

A grateful heart sees each day as a gift. Thankful people focus less on what they lack and more on the privileges they have. - Max Lucado

prayerpartner:

A grateful heart sees each day as a gift. Thankful people focus less on what they lack and more on the privileges they have. - Max Lucado

The most effective thing that makes a blessing last longer is gratitude and the greatest thing by which tribulations are overcome is patience.
- Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) Ghurar al-Hikam p. 522, h. 17
(via shiaislam)
When “No” is your default, the things that fight their way to “Yes” have a deeper value and meaning. They not only have to earn their place, they have to maintain their worth to keep it. “Yes” is important. “Yes” means that something really matters to me. But, this is only the case — and I would argue only can be the case — when “Yes” is not easy and “No” is the default.
You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep
others whole.
- i am seeing less and less of you (via pukin)

(Source: stolenwine)

The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.
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Osho (via psych-facts)

My goal is to feel that I understand this so much.

(via heartjar)

ted:

In this brave talk, Zak Ebrahim discusses empathy’s power to overcome hatred. He was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and many expected him to follow in his father’s footsteps. Zak tells his story of choosing peace in The Terrorist’s Son, published by TED Books and available now. 

Watch the full talk here »