"A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet for sale, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his normal contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further…i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity, his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves."

Erich Fromm (via wordsnquotes)

(via peaceful-wanderer)




"I don’t think I love
very many things but
here are the ones I
can think of:

I love the first sip
of coffee in the morning

I love reading someone
else’s words and finding
a connection in them

I love the feeling a
good song invokes

I love wondering

I love driving at night
with no destination

I love the gentle kind
of sadness like a reminder
that I can feel."

— Marianna Paige (via larmoyante)

(via p-u-r-p-o-s-e-l-y)


"Nothing ever ends poetically. It ends and we turn it into poetry. All that blood was never once beautiful. It was just red."

— Kait Rokowski (via percontes)

(Source: writingsforwinter, via p-u-r-p-o-s-e-l-y)



"Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel."

Men really need to stop calling women crazy (via 5000letters)

(via internal-acceptance-movement)



The Golden Temple in India has a community kitchen that feeds the thousands of people who show up, regardless of their race, religion, wealth, or social status.  Source


"Always defend your right to heal at your own pace.
You are taking your time.
You are allowed to take your time."

— (via beautyinthebellejar)

(via internal-acceptance-movement)



Alexa Chung