do you even understand the power of this quote

Turn your attention away from yourself and your own problems to the world around you, to the earth underneath your feet, to your local community, to your friends, to the strangers who live around you, to your loved ones. Discover what you can do to make that world in which you live a better place. These things are very simple actually. It could be a smile, a comforting word, offering a space for a car making a turn in front of you; it could be offering food to someone who is hungry; it can be turning off your television mind control device, and playing with your children or your pets. It could be planting a tree. The list of opportunities to affect the world that is right around you is endless, and then you will find yourself re-connecting to your local community, even as the forces that would manipulate the world try to destroy it. Do understand that there is power in simplicity.
—  The Hathors - Tom Kenyon

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any spells that can encourage someone else to forgive you for something, or does that begin to get to manipulative towards that person?

I’m sure there are spells out there to do this, but I just don’t know them. I personally believe that begins to get a little too manipulative. We have to be careful with our magick and how we use it. I like to quote Peter Parker on this one: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

The best way to seek forgiveness from someone is to talk to them and try to understand why they feel hurt by what you did. Just be open to what they have to say (even if you don’t like it) and maybe try to learn and apologize. And if they still don’t want to forgive you, just give them space and time. Maybe what you did doesn’t deserve immediate forgiveness? We all make mistakes sometimes, and we all have to reap what we sow.

I kind of understand why Garnet being fused would make Peridot uncomfortable. Note, I understand her reason, I don’t agree with it.

On Homeworld, fusion’s something you do for power, something you do in battle, to win a fight. Homeworld doesn’t view fusion as an act of intimacy; Jasper and the shard experiments both make this pretty clear. So when Peridot, a Homeworld Gem, sees Garnet, a fusion, what does she see? Someone ready to fight. It’s a threatening gesture. To quote Peridot herself, “They’re not even fighting!”

A lot of people keep calling what she’s doing an act of bigotry, but I think that’s taking it a bit far. The canon has established that the Crystal Gems view fusion as an intimate act, and Homeworld Gems don’t, but it’s outside of the show’s canon that you have the “fusion = homosexuality” comparisons; it’s meant to echo and reference it, not literally be it. Is Peridot being rude? Hell yes. Some kind of ‘phobic bigot? Nah. She’s uncomfortable because, to her, Garnet represents a threat of violence; why else would someone be fused, if not to fight?

here’s an actual Hot Tip about talking to the press at protests: if you don’t want to, you don’t have to, but if you’re willing to be quoted under your real name it’s a great idea to go to the protest with an idea of what you’d like to say to the media in mind, because giving a reporter a good quote does help you and your cause. if you can tell them a personal story tying your own life to the issue you’re protesting, that’s even better. journalists are not going to misquote you, we don’t benefit from that.

conservatives understand the power of ordinary people talking to the press about their views and their grievances, there’s no reason leftists shouldn’t do the same.

I feel like this quote is so on point! At times I find myself stressing out over things that have never even happened yet, or that are so far out of my control that there is nothing I can possibly do to alter their outcome. It is in those instances that simply breathing and allowing myself to remain in the moment helps me better understand that the mind is indeed powerful. I can set out to achieve and not achieve as much as I believe within my mind that I can. 

anonymous asked:

with this whole loop thing I think Eren Kruger might be Eren Jaeger...

I think that Eren Yeager is partly reincarnated from Eren Kruger too, meanwhile I still don’t believe the time-loop or the time travelling theory…

Though, thanks to the animal fantasy books I’ve read, I’m okay with the elements about magic, interdimensional travel (not time travel to the past!) and even precognition superpower.

Perhaps both Erens have the power to see the future, and that is possible that in chapter 1, Eren Yeager was seeing future event in his dream, and that girl could be Mikasa Ackerman (I wonder if there would be another new character also called Mikasa in the coming chapters…)

I would like to quote a line from Wings of Fire (my favorite novel series!):

“I could see the future, but not just any future- all the possible futures. Do you understand what that means? I could have guided the tribe along the best path to safety and glory and power and everything else. At each crossroad, I would have known the right thing to do…They could have happened if anyone had had faith in me.” — (Moon Rising, page 129)

It is said by a character called Darkstalker who has the power to see the future. Maybe Kruger Yeager had caught a glimpse of the future events that a boy called Armin and a girl called Mikasa are important for saving the entire Eldian race, despite Kruger had no idea who they are.

Spoilers of Snk 89 come early today, and I’m still a little bit mind-blown by the new information revealed…I’m glad that I’ve read fantasy novels like Wings of Fire which helps me to overcome the strange feelings after seeing the spoilers…

And here’s my old crossover edit of Snk and WoF~I think Mikasa’s personality is quite similar to Moonwatcher’s from WoF. Btw, Moonwatcher is also a dragon who has the abilities of mind-reading and seeing the future, and she has frequent headache problems too.

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands
—  e.e. cummings from “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond”
And it’s different from a sexual kiss. It’s different from making out. It’s different, a kiss goodbye is more than that, it’s true love, the love that we saw registered on the computer at the end of season five. Jeff loves Annie. That’s different from being compatible with Annie. That’s different from understanding Annie, he loves her. With all of his heart and all of his crotch and all of his brain, he loves Annie. He’s 20 years older than her. Her life is just beginning. His life isn’t ending, but here he is at Greendale. So he has to kiss her goodbye. And she’s clearly in love with him but still searching for herself. I think she’s going from being this two-dimensional type A personality into being a woman. Full control of her faculties and she gets it. She can make these choices. You know, that’s her owning her young adulthood. And so they’re kissing goodbye for now. And they do love each other very much.
— 

Dan Harmon (6x13 commentary)

Okay, it IS great that Dan is saying clearly that they love each other. No denying that. 

But there is so much patronizing bullshit in this quote that I am angry about. For starters they’ve literally done entire episodes about how compatible J/A are, and how they understand each other startlingly well and have done since the start. They’re also not 20 years apart in age, but even if they were, so what? There’s not a power imbalance between them, unless it’s Annie with more power. The age difference is not only not a problem for them, it’s one of the things that makes them compatible. (You think any rational 40-year-old woman is going to look at the hot mess that is Jeff Winger and think, I definitely wanna invest in that guy!? As a rational 40-year-old woman I can tell you that the answer is, “Hahahaha NOPE.”) Annie’s relative youth and optimism and energy are some of the things that make her a good match for Jeff. 

And by the way, Annie Edison has n e v e r been two-dimensional, and if you think of her that way it’s your own fault. She has this incredibly rich backstory and had already been through so much and overcome some crappy things when she got to Greendale. You chose to never explore any of that, dude. And if you think ANNIE FREAKING EDISON has ever not been in full control of her faculties at any point in the last six years, well, then I don’t know what to say to you. She’s been making her own choices since she was 18 and doing a pretty fucking good job. 

ARGH. I love him, but I don’t think Dan Harmon will ever not frustrate me. :-) 

Nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands.

—  e.e. cummings
‘This is the part where you apologize to me,’ I said, getting angry. ‘You guys screwed up and this is where you make me feel better about it.’
I like to use this tactic on people. It can work. When someone is being rude, abusing their power, or not respecting you, just call them out in a really obvious way. Say, ‘I can’t understand why you are being rude because you are the concierge and this is the part of the evening where the concierge helps me.’ Act like they are an actor who has forgotten what part they are playing. It brings the attention back to them and gives you a minute to calm down so you don’t do something silly like burst into tears or break their stupid fucking glasses.
—  “Yes please” by Amy Poehler

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

—  E.E. Cummings
Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien, Tinúviel
more fair than mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
and were dissolved and backward hurled
unmade into the old abyss,
yet were its making good, for this—
the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea—
That Lúthien for a time should be.
— 

One of my favorite love poems ever. Even if the universe ends and everything was for naught, because you lived it was all worth it.

Reminds me of the Nietzsche quote: “What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do …?” 

Even more powerful since it was probably also a poem for Edith Tolkien. :)

6
Regina: Thank you...You saw how quick this town was to blame me.
But you, you believe I didn't cast that curse.I know that wasn't
easy for you. Emma: Sure it was. I knew you were telling the truth.
R: Even though everything that has happened has put me right next
to Henry? Maybe this was some super complicated, ingenious plan.
E: It wasn't. My super power may not be perfect, but with you Regina,
I always know when you're lying. This time you're not. You didn't
do it.
R: Even though you know I can't leave without him?
E: There you go, telling the truth again."
If you understand real practice, then archery or other activities can be zen. If you don’t understand how to practice archery in its true sense, then even though you practice very hard, what you acquire is just technique. It won’t help you through and through. Perhaps you can hit the mark without trying, but without a bow and arrow you cannot do anything. If you understand the point of practice, then even without a bow and arrow the archery will help you. How you get that kind of power or ability is only through right practice.
—  Shunryu Suzuki

deviljho  asked:

these people defending klk are hilarious, i had one come at me the other day claiming that i was missing the point because i "didn't understand" what the director was trying to do and that, because utena deals with incest it was "way worse" than klk. they also said, and i quote, "that gurren lagann was feminist because even thought men have all the power in ttgl, women like yoko and nia still hold their own!" like what world are they living in

[nanami voice] liberals! anthy keeps liberals in her closet!

[miki and utena voice] anthy! how dare you, we were wrong to be your friend

[nanami voice] OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!