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July 17, 2012

jack, tom, and eve.

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..lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
-Jack Kerouac


Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.
-Tom Robbins


Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.
- Eve Ensler

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July 11, 2012

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"As she walked alone on the forest path, she knew her mind had nothing to offer but recycled advice that always took her to the same place of confusion. So she slowed down, paused, and moved into her heart.
It was here that she could hear the heartbeats of all the other women in the world who were searching, just like her. In that moment, she knew that advice was not needed.
The only thing she needed was to reach out her hand to another woman who would take her hand and remind her that the journey to the heart takes time... it is a slower walk than the run to the mind. The slower walk into the interior landscape gradually cleared the forest path with a tenderness she never imagined..." moe ross

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July 03, 2012

beautiful truth

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grace's angel

i dare you to look at one of your beautiful truth's today
and wear it like you believe it.

i dare you to see your gorgeousness,
your stunning heart,
your gracious spirit,
and really get it that you are a work of art.

enough with the self trash talk.
enough with the "no good's."

give yourself a break.
and give yourself the acknowledgement you deserve.

it may feel uncomfortable.
it may feel weird.
but stick with it.

(its going to take some practice)

for most of your life you have worn lies about who you are.
it's time to ditch that mindset.

its time for a new script.
the real truth.

(just try)

Jen Gray, 2009

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July 01, 2012

for your very life.

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“The most important thing is to hold on,
hold out,
for your creative life,
for your solitude,
for your time to be and do,
for your very life.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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