Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.
— Lao Tzu (via lazylucid)
"I love designing, it is something which permeates my whole living, whether it is simply choosing the colour of my clothes in the morning or organising my household. Design to me is akin to beauty, an externalisation of my inner process regarding beauty & contentment with life."
— Martine Moeykens (via janeantonacci)
"When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison."
— Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (via unicornfumblr)
(Source: tiredofcrackery, via nefermaathotep)
"The open mind and the receptive heart — which are at last and with fortune’s smile the informed mind and the experienced heart — are to be gained anywhere, any time, without necessarily moving an inch from any present address."
— Eudora Welty on writing and the poetics of place (via explore-blog)
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"I’m an occupational therapist, an obscure profession if there ever was one. We are few and far between, maybe because we have chosen to serve people with disabilities. All disabilities. Not a glamorous endeavour, nor a lucrative one. And I say serve because we deem that in helping we see weakness, while in serving we see wholeness. We’ve opted for wholeness nearly a century ago and have been at odds with the system ever since. We don’t fix people, you see: with them, we simply try to find a way to meaning, balance, and justice. I chose occupational therapy because it blends science and humanism, intellectual rigour, and compassion."
— Rachel Thibeault (Occupational Therapists Without Borders)
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It’s Thursday and this is only the second time I am working out this week…body is sore and tired. At least I’m maintaining! Did some more conditioning using two PopSugar videos.
What to do tomorrow?
So last week I worked out three times during the work week, completing some yoga and cardio (Jillian Michael’s kickboxing, and Pop Sugar’s Skinny Jeans and P90X guest)…making this week’s goal to work out four times during the work week!
Starting off with some overall conditioning and toning using two 5lb. kettleballs!