All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. 
~Anatole France

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

~Anatole France

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

Henry Miller (via zerosara)

do you remember watching this ? :) a simpler time i guess ? :)
Nirvani: Oh my! I surely do remember it. I was in elementary school when it came out. It was a family favorite! Thank you for the memories and the smiles my friend:)

do you remember watching this ? :) a simpler time i guess ? :)

Nirvani: Oh my! I surely do remember it. I was in elementary school when it came out. It was a family favorite! Thank you for the memories and the smiles my friend:)

There comes a time in the spiritual journey when you start making choices from a very different place. And if a choice lines up so that it supports truth, health, happiness, wisdom and love, it’s the right choice.

Angeles Arrien (via haughtyspirit)

carpethedamndiem:

This amazing, unretouched photo of a seagull bursting into flight from the water harbors some remarkable Perspectives about our Existence.
Part of what makes the best photography special - what makes it part Art and part Science - is that not only do words become unnecessary (the picture tells an entire story within the four corners), but also the illusion of Time is clearly revealed. How often have you seen a bird take flight? Even seagulls at the beach or along the pier? Does it still inspire Awe? Most likely the answer is “no” - much of the wonder is *lost* because we are trapped by a linear Experience, with the next set of visual data forcing their way into our consciousness immediately, clamoring for attention and processing.We see a bird taking flight, sure… but do We SEE it?
The best photography strips away and renders completely irrelevant ANYTHING that happens before or after the image. This bird, captured launching itself from the softly undulating surface, is majestic, a mirrored reflection of the power of evolution, and a proud product of Mother Nature, the poetry of physics making the seemingly impossible routine. Every bird that has ever taken (or ever will take) flight, or fail in the attempt, is captured *somewhere* in this image, even if only energetically.
Joseph Campbell said: “Eternity is Now.” I would submit this photo into evidence in support of that thesis.
Source: John Matzick, photographer, for Smithsonian Magazine

carpethedamndiem:

This amazing, unretouched photo of a seagull bursting into flight from the water harbors some remarkable Perspectives about our Existence.

Part of what makes the best photography special - what makes it part Art and part Science - is that not only do words become unnecessary (the picture tells an entire story within the four corners), but also the illusion of Time is clearly revealed. How often have you seen a bird take flight? Even seagulls at the beach or along the pier? Does it still inspire Awe? Most likely the answer is “no” - much of the wonder is *lost* because we are trapped by a linear Experience, with the next set of visual data forcing their way into our consciousness immediately, clamoring for attention and processing.We see a bird taking flight, sure… but do We SEE it?

The best photography strips away and renders completely irrelevant ANYTHING that happens before or after the image. This bird, captured launching itself from the softly undulating surface, is majestic, a mirrored reflection of the power of evolution, and a proud product of Mother Nature, the poetry of physics making the seemingly impossible routine. Every bird that has ever taken (or ever will take) flight, or fail in the attempt, is captured *somewhere* in this image, even if only energetically.

Joseph Campbell said: “Eternity is Now.” I would submit this photo into evidence in support of that thesis.

Source: John Matzick, photographer, for Smithsonian Magazine