You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle
“People get angry and frustrated when they can’t figure you out. People don’t like to feel confused. So they confuse themselves into thinking you, the quirky one, are the one that’s confused. Know this: You are not responsible for their lacking dimensions in reasoning. You are not a puzzle to be figured out and made sense of. You are a person. Your pieces are not to be jammed together until the picture makes sense to someone who can’t even think independently. Your gorgeously fragmented pieces are to be left perfect where they are and loved for the pictures in between”—Me (via rogue4robothearts)
“Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.”—Buddha (via rainbowsandwitheringwinters)
“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. Don’t you think? It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world’s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.”
Date the guy who has his heart set on having God’s heart. Date a guy who’s captured by Christ.
There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing that strong man that you’ve known melt in compassion and reverence in the presence of God. To see him fall to his knees, with tears in his eyes and hands held high, without a care to the world watching him. But you will notice, this guy’s got something.
Date the guy who’s not afraid to show it.
You’re lucky if you get him, for they’re not easy to find. They might say that they believe, just to be close to you. But if you find a guy who really loves God, hold on to him.
The guy who loves Jesus will respect you. He’ll pursue you, pray for you, treasure you. He won’t pressure you or control you, but gently walk beside you and lead you. He will appreciate you as the gift and beauty you are, and remind you of it every day.
The guy who loves Jesus will worship with you. He’ll pray for you, he’ll pray with you. He will lead you with strong hands, stand up when you can’t… but remind you that only God can satisfy. He’ll search you out like the Proverbs 31 Woman, and love you with agape like only he can.
Date a guy who loves Jesus with everything he is. He’ll be good to you, he’ll treat you well, and when you spend your life with him, it will be beautiful. He’s been created just for you, and together you’ll find and follow your purpose.
Date a guy who loves Jesus because you deserve it. and when you finally find him, don’t forget to thank God every single day he’s around.
“I teach kings the history of their ancestors so that the lives of the ancients might serve them as an example, for the world is old, but the future springs from the past.”—Djeli Mamadou Kouyaté, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (pg 1)
“Black scientists and technicians, many of them women, used cells from a black woman to help save the lives of millions of Americans, most of them white. And they did so on the same campus — and at the very same time — that state officials were conducting the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies.”—
Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
In reference to the polio vaccine trials made possible with the use of HeLa cells.
2day I’m thankful for the things u gv me that I so often forget. The 2nd breath after the 1st one whn I first get up. Having more than one best friend. Knowing love, pain, fear, and trust all keeps me close to u! Knowing everytime I get it wrong u gv me a chance to mk it right. The ability to still smile no matter what it looks lk. And last thanks for the peace u’ve given me that I don’t understand but I appreciate. Everyday I find a reason to love u more and I promise I’ll never spoke seeking more and more of ur love in return.
Amen.”—Dailyprayersbyme (via iamlyricmonet)
“For every Harriet Tubman there are hundreds of thousands of black women who died as slaves. For every Sojourner Truth there are hundreds of thousands who were never able to speak publicly about their experiences.”—
Melissa Harris-Perry on the legacy of the black woman in America. She discusses the fact that black women are mythicized into these hyper-strong, powerful, magical beings that never need help and have the means to fight against all who oppress her. America likes to take a few figures and say “my, look at how strong, mighty and confident black women are!” and completely ignore the ways in which black women are dehumanized and degraded on a daily, institutional basis. (via newwavefeminism)
I tried to explain this to a teacher in high school once, and she said, “No there’s stories that suggest many black women were resistant to slavery just like Harriet.” When I told her that ALL women were not or were unable to be resistant to slavery, past and present, she got irritated and changed the subject. I hated high school.