"Practicing love often means feeling through fear; intentionally opening yourself when you would rather close down, giving yourself when you would rather hide."
- David Deida (via tantradiaries)
"There was a time when your body was honored as the Source of life. Your feminine sexuality was so potent that the ancient Tantric masters believed your body held the key to enlightenment. Your yoni, gateway to the inner chamber of treasures, was considered so sacred that you let no one enter this space who did not know how to properly behave in a place of worship."
- Lisa Schrader (via sublimesea)
"Love, when it is pure, has a revitalizing effect upon others,
and in the presence of a truly loving person others grow and expand
into a healthier state of being.
Without deep reverence for the beloved,
such a refreshing stream cannot flow from the heart of the lover."
- Vatsyana, Kama Sutra (via sublimesea)
A week long trip up to the mountains where I could run everyday and just have some time to think would be so great right now
"The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes."
- Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
"Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress - which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once."
- Unknown (via nyu-tah)
(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via you-are-the-universe)