When you know who you are, you don’t look to the world to tell you. Similarly, you don’t fear other people since they cannot take anything from you. Your awareness of yourself as you really are is your liberation. — The Lazy Yogi (via lazyyogi)
Mind you, it _may_ take you forty years of crawling through the thorned undergrowth in the darkest parts of your mind to face and battle the demons that inhabit there to allow the tear stained, anxiety filled, heart wrenching introspection that feels like it will end you to reach this point of realisation … but it’s true.
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Whether it was power they sought, or revenge, or love — well, those were all just different forms of hunger. The bigger the hole inside you, the more desperate you became to fill it. —
Jodi Picoult, “The Storyteller”
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People tend to think there’s this dichotomy where someone is either this perfect victim and totally innocent or a bad person because they might have had something to do with prostitution… There’s this idea that everyone needs to be rescued or that this isn’t an old problem. This is not about rescue—this is tied to a system. — Cindy Liou, Human Trafficking Project coordinator and attorney with San Francisco-based Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, quoted here. (via vmarinelli)
BRINGING THIS BACK.
The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get. — Joanna Hoffman (via aestheticintrovert)
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