"to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again."
- Ellen Bass (via thegreatfiresoflove)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

live-was-i asked:

What aspects of American life do u consider "escapism", how does avoiding these lead to a more full filing or cognitive life?

my ultimate reality Answer:

liberatingreality:

Methods of escapism propagated in American culture entail the compulsory use of television, video games, movies, music, etc, essentially any convenient method to distract oneself and avoid certain essential risks that actually growing as an individual may entail.

This behavior to overindulge in entertainment is a product of the fear based conditioning that we’re subjected to,  which renders most people little more than passive observers, and these various outlets for escapism are the perfect drug to temporarily subdue the pain of submission, ironically sustaining it.

Escapism is an unproductive response to experiencing pain and anxiety, whereas a productive response would be to utilize the pain and fear of prolonged suffering to transcend the circumstances rather than seek distractions.  It makes a lifestyle of stagnancy and complacency, forsaking precious time for growth and authentic experience.

oh-kitten:

wordsbyac:

bl-ossomed:

 










Calming CAT!



oh my god it is calming


i think we could all use some calming cat right about now.


He’s back! Welcome back, calming cat. You are always welcome here.

Everyone should know of calming cat.

this is the thing that you have to tag because you’ll have to wait 8264589672 years to find it again


OR you drag it into your bookmark bar. And keep it forever.

Happy Caturday :3

oh-kitten:

wordsbyac:

bl-ossomed:

 

Calming CAT!

oh my god it is calming

i think we could all use some calming cat right about now.

He’s back! Welcome back, calming cat. You are always welcome here.

Everyone should know of calming cat.

this is the thing that you have to tag because you’ll have to wait 8264589672 years to find it again

OR you drag it into your bookmark bar. And keep it forever.

Happy Caturday :3

(Source: i-justreally-like-cats-okay, via smoke--and--water)

"There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands."
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan (via quotes-shape-us)

(via words-and-coffee)

Plan your “cheat” days. When I allow myself to cheat (e.g. eat off my program/schedule), it always sets a precedent in my mind to cheat more and, invariably, my cravings become more intense. My mental boundary has been breached. My solution is to plan my more indulgent treats and ONLY eat them then. This seems to build my will power and discipline, rather than take away from it. 

Plan your “cheat” days. When I allow myself to cheat (e.g. eat off my program/schedule), it always sets a precedent in my mind to cheat more and, invariably, my cravings become more intense. My mental boundary has been breached. 

My solution is to plan my more indulgent treats and ONLY eat them then. This seems to build my will power and discipline, rather than take away from it. 

(Source: fitnesstipsonly)

compulsive overeating diet weight loss