The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.
—   Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Reflection 25: Death is on its way! Don't ignore this

Just as a herdsman

drives cattle to pasture,

old age and death

drive living beings.

— Dhammapada 135

"The Buddha would never say anything with the intention of making us feel depressed. So what is the point of this verse on the inevitability of getting old and dying? The point is reality, Dhamma. As long as we deny reality, our efforts feed habits of delusion — our hearts are sapped of vitality. We have been moving towards death since the day we were born. Opening our hearts and minds to this truth of the way it is does not have to be depressing. Contrary to what we might expect, we are freed from having to lie to ourselves. We already know what we have ahead of us and it takes energy to deny it. The Buddha is telling us that behind the veils of delusion is the deathless. To know this would be to no longer be driven."

Philippians 4:6–7 is one of the most precious passages in this regard: “Do not be anxious about anything [the opposite of anxiety is peace], but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God [in other words, roll your anxieties onto God]. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” The picture here is that our hearts and our minds are under assault. Guilt, worries, threats, confusions, uncertainties — they all threaten our peace. And Paul says that God wants to “guard” your hearts and minds. He guards them with his peace. He guards them in a way that goes beyond what human understanding can fathom. Don’t limit the peace of God by what your understanding can see. He gives us inexplicable peace, supra-rational peace. And he does it when we take our anxieties to him in prayer and trust him, that he will carry them for us (1 Peter 5:7) and protect us.
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Journey of Damon falling out of love with Katherine and falling in love with Elena

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STOP THE PRESS, UnrealityTV posts an article about Louis Tomlinson without mentioning Eleanor

And to top it off, it’s all about him and Harry sneaking around together.

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Um, what? No really, WHAT??? Lisa “I say Eleanor’s name more often than I breathe in and out" McGarry wrote an entire article about Louis and

a) didn’t mention Eleanor once (even when she could have legitimately said he might have been hanging out with her in England), and

b) all but said he was definitely with Harry in LA. She provided all the proof we had, PLUS the use of ~secretly~ in the title makes it seem all that more sneaky that he’s with Harry and implies that something is going on.

What in the what what???

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”[…] but the great legends, like the best of fairy tales, must be retold from age to age: there is always something new to be found in them, and each retelling brings them freshly and more vividly before a new generation - and therein lies their immortality.”

Roger Lancelyn Green on Arthurian legend.

Merlin (2008-2012), Camelot (2011), The Mists of Avalon (2001), Quest for Camelot (1998), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), The Sword in the Stone (1963).

**I am not the creator of these GIFs, if you see one that is yours, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

collywobbles
[kol-ee-wob-uh lz]
—  (noun) In our list of beautiful feelingscollywobbles is described as butterflies in your stomach. Butterflies in your stomach is the feeling of nervousness and uneasiness you get in the most tender and life changing moments. From having that special somebody look at you or getting ready for an interview, having collywobbles makes us feel alive. That tingly sensation we get in our stomach is an indicator of our heart and mind working together, which is extraordinary and uniquely beautiful. 
Words, words, words. Thousands upon thousands of pointless meaningless words, so many exclamations and utterances half forgotten after less than a moment, never remembered again. They are nothing, ethereal, unseen and often unheard, and yet they are. They exist in our minds, our hearts, they take form and are given power. They grow, multiply, turn into ideas, revelations, revolutions. What stronger weapon does a man possess than his words? And yet what else can make a man so very weak? What else can break the human spirit apart, with a piercing blow right into the soul? And yet, there is also the power to mend, the healing power of a sentence one is so desperate to hear. Thank you. I love you. You are important. You are meaningful. You are strong. You matter. I see you. I understand you. I am not blind to your pain. I am here for you. I am here with you. I remember. I miss you. I will never forget. I promise. I do.
—  Me, to you
The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.
—   Pema Chödrön

I’m so sad with the loss today of the brilliant Kathryn Joosten. She was my friend. And I will miss her. Kathy, her family and I were supposed to have dinner soon. I will miss that we didn’t get to have that dinner. It’s another example of never taking a day for granted. I spoke with her family this afternoon. It was good to share how incredible she was and to know that at least she is not in pain anymore. Kathy my dear, you will be missed so much. Thank you for being in my life. I am better for it. This picture was taken on mine and her last day on the set of DH. 

Teri Hatcher 

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