“Not causing harm requires staying awake. Part of being awake is slowing down enough to notice what we say and do. The more we witness our emotional chain reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain. It becomes a way of life to stay awake, slow down, and notice.”
– Pema Chödrön (via loganhai)
“One reason women have traditionally gossiped more than men is because gossip has been a social interaction wherein women have felt comfortable stating what they really think and feel. Often, rather than asserting what they think at the appropriate moment, women say what they think will please the listener. Later, they gossip, stating at that moment their true thoughts. This division between a false self invented to please others and a more authentic self need not exist when we cultivate positive self-esteem.”
– bell hooks, all about love: new visions (via ellesugars)
Orange you glad I didn’t say banana.
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
Afternoon chips and dip craving became oil free spicy baked zucchini “chips” + garlicky avocado mash. Satisfaction guaranteed.
The recipe is up in my FB page: www.facebook.com/EAveg
2 bananas + 4 frozen bananas = the creamiest most amazing 6 banana smoothie bowl. Banana. #eaeatsraw
You hold on to your anger like it serves a purpose. LET IT GO. Feel it, honor it as a part of a larger learning experience and release it. Only forgiveness will bring you peace.
“I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream, I see an American nightmare.”
– Malcolm X (via thepeacefulterrorist)