"Apart from Love,
everything passes away.
The way to heaven
is in your heart.
Open and lift
the wings of Love."

— Rumi (via shaktilover)

Taken for a fool

I always try to live with an open view to people. 
When I meet a person for the first time I give them my 100% trust, I’ll talk to them, give them honest opinions, share with them things about my past and answer any questions they have. 
If they then take that trust and disfigure it in some way, use it against me. I won’t be angry. I’ll just know that that person is not ready for my honesty yet. 

Compassion doesn’t need to take a back seat when people use it against you. You needn’t foolishly walk into the hands of conmen and bullies just because your heart is open. 

I read somewhere 
"You can love the tiger from afar"

I think that sums it up perfectly.

Anger

I’ve recently moved in with the person I love. 
I’ve found it a lot harder than I expected to, to begin with it was quite easy, any discussions we had I was able to extinguish and approach with compassion and understanding. 
As time goes on however I find that my endurance with dealing in this way are being tested. Many times I’ve spoken in anger instead of pausing and contemplating where my feelings are. Its so easy to speak in the moment, the thoughts feel like the purest truth that exists but it’s the ego, pushing its way to the front of your mind and overtaking any other impulse. 

I’ve explained to my girlfriend that I need time in those situations to pick apart my mind, to pick away and take the fuel away from my ego and speak from my heart, but she hates it when I do this. She is still living in the downward spiral of the ego. 

I need to make more of an effort going forward though, this has been a great learning experience for me and I feel like I know myself a lot better than before.
Tell me of your experiences as well, I’d love to hear them. Especially for those wonderful moments when you can perceive your ego as a seperate entity

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 (by Marcos Dijkos Fotografie)
"You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them—for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions."

— The Dalai Lama (via lazyyogi)

(Source: lazyyogi)

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."

— Henry David Thoreau (via samsaranmusing)

(via samsaranmusing-deactivated20140)

"Gradually, through meditation, we begin to notice that there are gaps in our internal dialogue. In the midst of continually talking to ourselves, we experience a pause, as if awakening from a dream. We recognize our capacity to relax with the clarity, the space, the open-ended awareness that already exists in our minds. We experience moments of being right here that feel simple, direct, and uncluttered."

— Pema Chodron (via meditationsinwonderland)

(via inhabitude)

"We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life."

— Unknown (via fullybalanced)

(Source: joshuaglenn, via deanasana)

"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."

— Henry David Thoreau (via samsaranmusing)

(via samsaranmusing-deactivated20140)