Mario and the Magician
br0ken-california-dreams said: How do you teach yourself to live in the present?
Throughout the day, try to be aware of what you are thinking, feeling, saying, and doing, instead of living on “automatic.” When we live on automatic, we go through life reacting to things but never really experiencing what life is about. This is why we feel out of touch with ourselves, like strangers to ourselves. For example, you get in the car and drive to work. When you got to work, if somebody asked you, “What did you think about during the half hour you were driving?” you probably wouldn’t know. We are unaware of what is going on inside us. Yet a lot is going on and this influences how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to other people.
The Central Nervous System, containing the brain and spinal cord.
This is who you are.
For Raymond Chandler's birthday today, his collected wisdom on writing from a lifetime of letters
"There are seconds, they only come five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of eternal harmony, fully achieved. It is nothing earthly; not that it’s heavenly, but man cannot endure it in his earthly state. One must change physically or die. The feeling is clear and indisputable. As if you suddenly sense the whole of nature and suddenly say: yes, this is true. This is not tenderheartedness, but simply joy."— Fyodor Dostoevsky
Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days
by Rebecca Mock
You can feel each one…
"One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else."
K.L. Toth (via purplebuddhaproject)
"Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do them. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that - that’s what life is."
Amy Poehler (via purplebuddhaproject)