Process of Illumination

Crystal Palace by John Richter

I used to lack self-esteem to the point that I was scared to speak up, I’d hide under pillows and thought no one could ever like someone like me, but I found the courage to overcome my fears.. and that gave me self-esteem..

and also, guys finally being attracted to me brought my self-esteem up.. having a feminist guy friend made my self-esteem soar. He really believes women can do what men can do and better, and sort of encouraged me to do better. “Being told” [was probably my imagination wanting to be told that] thank you for being intelligent.. well.. that made me pursue intelligence.

Having good friends.. I owe it all to them, come to think of it. ^^;

I still struggle with self-esteem in some areas, but I’m getting more confident and happy thanks to my fiance and MLP. Lol. xP

I know because I read…Your mind is not a cage. It’s a garden. And it requires cultivating.
― Libba Bray (via psych-quotes)
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
― Wayne W. Dyer (via psych-quotes)

sothankyoumusic:

opticallyaroused:

This dude has a sick skill!!

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This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:

“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?

Daaaaamn

art-and-fury:

swheeel :

by Zdzisław Beksinski

art-and-fury:

swheeel :

by Zdzisław Beksinski

The forest is the most magical and terrifying place on Earth. It is a place of great beauty and mystery. Both Life and Death resound in this place. Respect it.
Unknown (via dehanginggarden)