all things beautiful

"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."
David Hume
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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend — or a meaningful day.
The Dalai Lama (via lazyyogi)
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

Praise to the emptiness that blanks out existence. Existence: 

This place made from our love for that emptiness!


Yet somehow comes emptiness,

this existence goes.


Praise to that happening, over and over!

For years I pulled my own existence out of emptiness.


Then one swoop, one swing of the arm,

that work is over.


Free of who I was, free of presence, free of dangerous fear, hope,

free of mountainous wanting.


The here-and-now mountain is a tiny piece of a piece of straw

blown off into emptiness.


These words I’m saying so much begin to lose meaning:

Existence, emptiness, mountain, straw:


Words and what they try to say swept

out the window, down the slant of the roof.

-Rumi

Leave the familiar for a while. 
Let your senses and bodies stretch out


Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.


Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement
And love.


Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.


Change rooms in your mind for a day.


All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.


Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.


All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
Chatting


While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of You.

-Hafiz


From: ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life: It goes on.
Robert Frost (via rallthedoll)

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