chicagno:

oh i think i will animals

(via tzillah)

carl-thecreator:

Drink hella water, eat hella fruit

(via aerobisaurus)

“The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around…. Throughout history, tender loving care has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.”
— Dr. Larry Dossey (via seasonalbuds)

(via thingsthatsing)

“But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.”
— Rumi (via quotes-shape-us)

(via thingsthatsing)

“What is your purpose in life? The answer is, you get to make up whatever your purpose is! There are NO expectations of you, whatsoever. You are given the free-will to choose whatever you want to do and whatever you want to experience in life. This is what it means to be unconditionally loved by God, or whatever you call God. Unconditional love is freedom.”
— Bashar (via iam-youis)
“Heaven is this moment.
Hell is the burning desire
for this moment to be different.
It’s that simple.”
—  Jeff Foster (via abiding-in-peace)

(via panatmansam)

A highly developed sensory apparatus is required to locate food and identify threats. Plants have evolved between fifteen and twenty distinct senses, including analogues of our five: smell and taste (they sense and respond to chemicals in the air or on their bodies); sight (they react differently to various wavelengths of light as well as to shadow); touch (a vine or a root “knows” when it encounters a solid object); and, it has been discovered, sound. In a recent experiment, Heidi Appel, a chemical ecologist at the University of Missouri, found that, when she played a recording of a caterpillar chomping a leaf for a plant that hadn’t been touched, the sound primed the plant’s genetic machinery to produce defense chemicals. Another experiment, done in Mancuso’s lab and not yet published, found that plant roots would seek out a buried pipe through which water was flowing even if the exterior of the pipe was dry, which suggested that plants somehow “hear” the sound of flowing water.

Wonderful Becoming

rainbowtwo:

'When the Buddha was asked, “What is the cause of everything? he answered with very simple words. He said, “This is, because that is.” It means that everything relies on everything else in order to be manifest. A flower has only to reply on non-flower elements in order to manifest. If you look deeply into the flower, you can recognize non-flower elements. Looking into the flower, you recognize the element sunshine. Without sunshine, a flower cannot manifest. Other elements are essential, such as minerals, soil, the farmer and so on; a multitude of non-flower elements come together in order to help the flower manifest.

This is why I prefer the expression “manifestation” to the word “creation.” This does no mean that we should not use the word “creation.”Of course we can do so, but we should understand that creation does not mean making something our of nothing. Creation is not something that is destroyed and can become nothing. I very much like the term “Wonderful Becoming.” Is is close to the true meaning of creation.’

- Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear, Comforting Wisdom for Life.

The Way to Freedom

rainbowtwo:

'The Buddha is a being who is totally free of all delusions and faults, who is endowed with all good qualities and has attained the wisdom eliminating the darkness of ignorance. The Dharma is the result of his enlightenment. After having achieved enlightenment, a Buddha teaches, and what he or she teaches in called Dharma. The Sangha is made up of those who engage in the practice of the teachings given by the Buddha…

One of the benefits of refuge is that all the misdeeds you have committed in the past can be purified, because taking refuge entails accepting the Buddha’s guidance and following a path of virtuous action.’

- The Dalai Lama, The Way to Freedom.

Right and Wrong

psychodellomellojello:

True reality is devoid of right and wrong, how can it be that any part of emptiness has this concept applied to it? How can the totality of reality have any concept applied to it?
Is direct experience truth? Is your perception outside of the self-imposed restrictions of time and space anything other than itself? A belief without right and wrong applied falls apart of itself. An attachment without right and wrong applied falls apart of itself. Does this mean beliefs and attachments are wrong?
Focus deeply on your idea of right and wrong, outside of the moralistic and inside of it. Are your thoughts right? Are your thoughts wrong? Is your understanding right? Is your understanding wrong? Drop all of this right and wrong.

Third Patriarch:
Do not search for the truth;
only cease to cherish opinions.
do not remain in the dualistic state.
Avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace of this and that,
of right and wrong,
the mind-essence ewill be lost in confusion.
Although all dualities come from the One,
do not be attached even to this One.
When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend.
And when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
mothernaturenetwork:

Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust stormsFaced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.
mothernaturenetwork:

Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust stormsFaced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.
mothernaturenetwork:

Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust stormsFaced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.
mothernaturenetwork:

Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust stormsFaced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.

mothernaturenetwork:

Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust storms
Faced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.

fromgrapevine:

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fromgrapevine:

5 Mediterranean foods that lower cholesterol Eating some of these foods each day may provide long-term benefits for your heart.
fromgrapevine:

5 Mediterranean foods that lower cholesterol Eating some of these foods each day may provide long-term benefits for your heart.

rainbowtwo:

'In a touching Sikh story, an aged spiritual master calls he most developed disciples to the garden in from of his hut. Gravely, he gives each one of them a chicken and instructs them, “Go to where no one can see, and kill the chicken. “One of the men immediately goes behind his shed, pics up an…

“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.”
— Deepak Chopra (via lazyyogi)