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"Action expresses Priorities" - Ghandi

Why is it that we all of a sudden become afraid of the things in this world that are good for us? Those things that are good to us? Or the things just that are simply good in and of themselves with no relation to us? Why do we run away and hide from the immense amount of joy and love that could flow from these events?

I think we run because we are scared of being vulnerable. But I remember this one time I told a friend that it was in the vulnerable spaces that we grow the most. I guess I fail to often remember my own advice sometimes.  Maybe it is the growth we are afraid of really. Growing hurts. It might mean getting really hurt, or that maybe it will ache for a while. That’s why their called growing pains. But in the end, don’t we come out of it much taller, much stronger, and much more beautiful than when we began? Remember this, love.

I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thegayyestone)

(Source: petrichour, via recoveryisbeautiful)

I will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers. I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air, alive, with closed eyes.

E.E. Cummings    (via crimpity)

(Source: seabois, via womaninthewoods)

When roommates are gone, June (my ukulele) comes out to play :)
This is me just messin around a little with the cup song. Cups - Lulu and the Lampshades

Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.

m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2.  (via saicoquilerr)

(via recoveryisbeautiful)

illusionwanderer:

The World’s Best Hiking Trails

"We’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite hiking trails around the world, just in time for your spring and summer adventures. Time to lace up your boots and hit the trail…" CondeNast Traveler

I want to go to all of these places and explore.