the entire universe has conspired to create you; in a singular and sacred process, from the atomic furnaces of thousands of suns, matter and energy strewn across the cosmos, birthed from randomness and uncertainty, harmonized by the unconditional love of our mother Earth, manifested from pure possibility into such exquisite beauty, we are stardust, connected to and humbled by the whole of existence; unique, united, and aware!

 

The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality.

Chogyam Trungpa (via thecalminside)

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.

Wayne Dyer. Motivational speaker (via purplebuddhaproject)

What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously.

Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

All things are in the Universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity.

Giordano Bruno. Philosopher (via purplebuddhaproject)

The Self is the one thing you can discover, not by travelling miles, but by being very still inside your own being and saying to the Supreme,
Yes, absorb me.

Mooji (via thecalminside)

It is said that God has created man in his own image. But it may be that humankind has created God in the image of humankind.

 Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

There is nothing wrong.

Sadness is not wrong. Fear is not wrong. Confusion is not wrong. Our pain is not wrong.

Resisting our pain is what makes it all seem so wrong. And yet here is a deeper truth, for those who are open:

Even our resistance of pain is not wrong! If that’s what’s happening in the moment, it cannot be wrong! It is a valid expression of life, vital and alive!

Beyond ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, there is an unconditional love that even embraces our present-moment resistance. There is a Now that is vast and forgiving.

In the end, even ‘resistance’ is just another concept. Another judgement. Another way to make ourselves wrong.

Jeff Foster (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)

There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.

Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)

laughing-treees:

when I admire the wonders of the sky, my soul expands. clouds come floating into my life, no longer to just carry rain or bring storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. experiencing life on this planet is beautiful and I’m just happy to be chosen to be here.

laughing-treees:

when I admire the wonders of the sky, my soul expands. clouds come floating into my life, no longer to just carry rain or bring storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. experiencing life on this planet is beautiful and I’m just happy to be chosen to be here.

asylum-art:

Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado: Harmonic Images of Life and Consciousness 

Artist on Tumblr, on deviantART

With the use of bright colors, geometric shapes, dashes and dots I create extraordinary abstract imagery. I have been a painter for most of my life, taking painting classes from a very young age, but it wasn’t until recently that I started expressing myself through my artwork.

I am an artist obsessed with detail, expressing emotions through the fragmentation of color, capturing a great light in my artwork. In most of my paintings I represent the human form or some sort of human element and our connection to another plane of consciousness . In my process of painting, I sometimes have a very clear image of what I want to represent, they are images that pop into my head, and that is what I put down on canvas. At other times I just work from a feeling and start putting forms and colors down and later I look at it and find the story I want to tell.


opasgarden:

Have you seen the work of Emily Blincoe?! These colorful tomato prints are just the most awesome!