"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thatkindofwoman)
"Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it."
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via larmoyante)
"I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold."
Eartha Kitt (via awelltraveledwoman)
"Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth."
Iyanla Vanzant (via childrenofthetao)