"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 arrogantswami)

(via less-selfmorelove)

vintageanchorbooks:

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities." — Aldous Huxley

vintageanchorbooks:

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
Aldous Huxley

I won a trip to Japan. No big deal.

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Touring steam whistle brewery.

Touring steam whistle brewery.

mainebornandraised:

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

—  Christopher McCandless / Into The Wild

mainebornandraised:

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
—  Christopher McCandless / Into The Wild

(via nonsensicalnessness)

I’ve been considering going back to my natural hair color of ash brown and not wearing as much makeup anymore. My sisters told me to stop penciling in my eyebrows because they look really intense and I know she’s right but I’m addicted to perfectly sculpted eyebrows. Eff.

"Zen is not some special state, it is our normal condition, silent, peaceful, awake, without agitation."

— Master Taisen Deshimaru (via thecalminside)

(via panatmansam)

"Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment"

— lao tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via purplebuddhaproject)