"The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd; the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are."
— Fernando Pessoa (via milkthistles)
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"Love, no matter how you come at it, is a huge risk."
— Erwin McManus (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"You have my permission not to love me;
I am a cathedral of deadbolts
and I’d rather burn myself down
than change the locks."
— Rachel McKibbens, “Letter From My Brain To My Heart” (via inmilkwood)
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"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind."
— Caroline Myss (via loveyourchaos)
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