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In the Gaza Strip, a U.N.-backed group says it will take 20 years to repair the damage caused by Israel’s recent assault. According to Shelter Cluster, Israel’s seven-week attack on Gaza destroyed 17,000 housing units. Palestinian officials say Israel has continued to ban the import of construction materials since last month’s ceasefire agreement was reached.
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
The Little Prince (via psych-facts)
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CHINA, HONG KONG : People listen to long-awaited talks between student leaders and senior government officials being broadcasted live at a protest site in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 21, 2014. Hong Kong’s embattled leader on October 21 said he was open to creating a more democratic election committee before elections in 2017, extending a potential olive branch to democracy protesters as crunch talks to end the demonstrations got underway. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

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CHINA, HONG KONG : People listen to long-awaited talks between student leaders and senior government officials being broadcasted live at a protest site in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 21, 2014. Hong Kong’s embattled leader on October 21 said he was open to creating a more democratic election committee before elections in 2017, extending a potential olive branch to democracy protesters as crunch talks to end the demonstrations got underway. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Word of the day: bimble

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v. Walk or travel at a leisurely pace.

Image: A stroll on the beach by Michael Ancher. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

You don’t have to worry about what their vibration is if your vibration is one of connection. Because if your vibration is one of connection — you’re going to dominate the vibration.

This is the way you learn your relationships. The thing that most people do not understand, is that you get to control the way you feel, because you get to choose the thoughts you think.

Most people think that they only have the option of responding to the circumstances that surround them. And that’s what makes them attempt the impossible, which is to control the circumstances around them, which only feeds their feeling of frustration and vulnerability because it doesn’t take very much life experience to discover you can’t control all of those circumstances.

But you can control your vibration. And when you control your vibration, you’ve controlled everything that has anything to do with you.

Abraham Hicks (via mylawofattractionlife)
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.
Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)

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Switzerland
By Ben Roberts

You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.
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Switzerland
By Ben Roberts

If you were to press your heart close up against somebody else’s heart eventually your hearts will start beating at the same time. And two little babies in an incubator, their hearts will beat at the same time. Love that. So if you have somebody in your life that is prone to anxiety, like myself, and if you happen to be a calm person, you could come up and hug me heart to heart and my heart hopefully would slow to yours. And I just love that idea. Or maybe yours would speed up to mine. But either way, we’ll be there together.
Andrea Gibson (via psych-facts)
I’ve come to see these times when I’ve found myself caught in that cloud of not OK, as an amazing opportunity, because each time I pause and really deepen attention, it becomes a gateway back to that space of loving. Each time that I take the time to say, “It’s real, but not true.” Or, “It’s not my fault.” I come into my body and feel that compassion toward that pain and discomfort of self-aversion, I start melting back into loving.
Tara Brach (via abiding-in-peace)
When the headlines in our newspapers make us feel overwhelmed and the suffering is hard to bear, may we then respond with love, coming back to ourselves, our homes and communities and continue to water the roots of compassion
Jack Kornfield (via abiding-in-peace)
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
 Alan Watts (via abiding-in-peace)
Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.
Ray Bradbury (via lazyyogi)