"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

— Aristotle

Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe near Ladakh, India
full size: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Karakoram-West_Tibetan_Plateau_alpine_steppe.jpg

On, on and, time is ticking
upon each beat my heart is dripping
long behold, and do not withdraw light afar
for I race my pulse to some day touch your star.

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"I think the world needs people who actually go into these deeply personal experiences, in the wild of nature, and are able to bring that wild out."

— Clair Dunn; after spending a year isolated in the Australian bush of northern NSW
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/claire-dunns-my-year-without-matches-tells-how-she-traded-it-all-in-for-a-year-in-the-bush/story-fnixwvgh-1226976296718

"Your life begins where your comfort zone ends."

Neale Donald Walsch

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"Managers and teachers extol the virtues of positive thinking by concentrating on positive values and glossing over one’s faults. That however is not positive thinking; it is delusive thinking. Positive thinking, correctly applied, means to know yourself, especially your weaknesses, and then to use both your weaknesses and strengths to the best advantage."

— Andrew Toth

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"I wanted evil, since I realised I was not able to elude it. He who does not want evil will have no chance to save his soul from hell."

Carl Jung, Liber Novus(The Red Book)

Angel of lust

If height were to send my karma
it be her
such unearthly desire be my hearts rapture
to break me from breaking another fool
to break me, to shake me out of pawning another feminine soul

see her dance in a thousand rainbows
see her move in chameleons dance
a subtle attraction evolving 10 thousand forms
to a heart breaking in 10 thousand forms
an echo that sounds across all that forms
a blackness, a shadow across all that forms

a curse tree that smiles poison fruits into hearts that hunger for desire
my poison angel
a beautiful wrath, burning my desire.

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The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.
It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

— Hippocrates

Manjusri by Mayumi Oda
The perfect wisdom of the Bodhisattva. 

Manjusri by Mayumi Oda

The perfect wisdom of the Bodhisattva. 

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"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth."

n.t.   (via katelouisepowell)

(via katelouisepowell)

"Press on. Nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; the world is full of unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

— Calvin Coolidge

"I’m the voice inside your head you refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face
Mirrored in your stare
I’m what’s left,
I’m what’s right,
I’m the enemy,
I’m the hand that will take you down
Bring you to your knees"

— Dave Grohl