"People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you." - Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore." - Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions." - Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving." - Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"Quiet people have the loudest minds." - Stephen Hawking  (via foolslike-me)

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The Vastness of Mind


'If we take some moments to look at the sky, we see the way our attention is drawn to what appears in the sky - the clouds, the sun, the rainbows, the showers. If we focus only on what appears, we notice the way in which our mind becomes constricted by our preference, like and…

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perfectic theme