In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.
Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
Osho (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
So many questions
and too many things that are begging to be truly processed and thought about. Something tells me I shouldn’t have to this many questions if I were really sure. Because I know I’m really not. And I want so much from this idea in my head about all things with love, life, and adventure.
"Either you run the day or the day runs you."
Jim Rohn (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
So true. Must remember this.
for everyone who has crossed my path. Those who are here now and those who are no longer in my life. I hope to always have mostly happy and dear memories, and so far that remains true.
"What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies."
J.K. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
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Backpacking through the Channel Islands National Park in California.
Submitted by Hannah Keane
This is #Ferguson today. This is America.
Last Light at Nosara, Costa Rica
Submitted by Josh Soskin
One of the best feelings in the world.
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this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
Mahatma Gandhi (via thatkindofwoman)
Ready to graduate and move on
But sad that some of the best people I know are moving on first. I am so blessed and grateful to have such amazingly positive, adventurous, true and kind people in my life. Checked graduation status: 100% done with my AA. Yet will still be here for another 4 months next year to finish one last prereq. Going to use that time wisely and with special care.