When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
written by Ram Dass (via thebigelectron)
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The inferiority of women is man-made.
written by Helen Keller (via tea-storm)
(Source: socialismartnature, via tea-storm)
there are some bands you fall in love with slowly: you download one, maybe two songs at a time as you come across them, not sure how you feel. use them sparingly in playlists. when they play on shuffle, you don’t even remember what it’s called but you don’t skip ahead, you want to listen. this happens enough until you realize you’re completely gripped by this music and you seek it out when you’re driving through sunsets or slices potatoes in your kitchen on a gray day.
this is The National.