It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.

Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

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5:11 pm  •  4 July 2014  •  369,701 notes
I know what the greatest cure is: it is to give up, to relinquish, to surrender, so that our little hearts may beat in unison with the great heart of the world.
― Henry Miller (via courtneystormborn)
7:58 am  •  4 July 2014  •  3 notes
Our way is to practice one step at a time, one breath at a time, with no gaining idea.
― Shunryu Suzuki (via thecalminside)
12:08 am  •  4 July 2014  •  110 notes
When you do something, you should do it with your whole body and mind; you should be concentrated on what you do. You should do it completely, like a good bonfire. You should not be a smoky fire. You should burn yourself completely. If you do not burn yourself completely, a trace of yourself will be left in what you do.
― Shunryu Suzuki (via thecalminside)
10:42 pm  •  3 July 2014  •  194 notes


“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ~Chris Mason Miller I was faced with an impossible problem, so like all the great thinkers throughout history, I shut myself in the bathroom and vowed not to come out until I had solved the problem. It had…

8:19 pm  •  3 July 2014  •  4 notes
Why is it so traumatic
to thicken, to widen
to grow, to blossom
into a flower from a fragile,
weedy child;
why is the idea of
taking up space
so terrifying?
― R L C (via rediscoveringrachel)

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8:05 pm  •  3 July 2014  •  128 notes