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How to be a Genuine and Fun-Loving Person

1. Value and respect the fact that you are a totally unique individual, with your own destiny to fulfill. Believe in who you are, what you think and believe, your gifts and talents, and what you have to offer to those around you.

2. Refuse to give into negative feelings of anxiety, self doubt or insecurity. In fact, “fake it till you make it” is often good advice … So, ignore how you feel, and act the way you want to be. Choose to switch off the old tapes that keep on playing in your head, and try to visualize your goals and then push on and seek to reach them.

3. Don’t pay any attention to what others think about you. The most important judgment should be yours, and yours alone. If you live in constant fear of what others think about you, it will only hold you back from realizing your potential. Also, you’re not a clone of others as each of us is different. Don’t be afraid to be unique or to stand out against the crowd.

4. Accept that you have good points, and areas for growth. We’re all a mix of different qualities, and flaws, and traits. We all make mistakes – it’s what you do with them matters – so embrace the fact you’re human and won’t always get it right.

5. Also, develop a tough skin and don’t take insults personally. Look back and laugh – don’t cower – or criticise yourself. It won’t help if you’re sensitive or worried all the time. It’s better to forgive yourself, and then move on again.

6. Develop your ability to think creatively. Try out those new ideas, and choose to live outside the box.

7. Seek to enjoy this moment, and to live life in the present. Be grateful for the small things, and savour all you have.

Beauty and the Beast Post-Curse headcanons Part 2

So after posting my first installment of post-curse headcanons I realized that I forgot a few characters. Given the positive response to the first post (and a few sleepless hours last night) I have come up with more. I hope you enjoy them.

Maurice
-After the curse is broken, Chip makes a point of apologizing to Maurice for scaring him during his first visit to the castle. Maurice assures Chip that it wasn’t his fault and asks him to give him a tour of the castle. Chip happily agrees and proceeds to lead Maurice on a uniquely childlike tour. Much less (accurate) history of the castle. Way more hide and seek tips. “And what about this portrait here?” “That’s Monsieur Funny hat. I don’t know what his actual name is…but he has a really big funny hat. These curtains make a good hide and seek spot too. But make sure your feet are covered–Hey wanna see the cubboard I used to sleep in?!” Maurice called it the best tour he had ever had.
- Once Belle and Adam become engaged, Maurice offers to paint an engagement portrait of the happy couple. But dispite their best efforts, they have a very hard time working a long formal portrait sitting into their schedules. The sketches from their early attempts all felt a bit stiff. Then one evening Maurice decides to discreetly pull out his easel in the library while Belle and Adam sat curled up together reading, comfortably in their own element, aware only of their books and each other. This stealth portrait allowed Maurice to capture the tender look in Adam’s eyes when he would look over at Belle (a look he attempted to control–and usually failed–when he knew his future father-in-law was looking) and a look of bliss Belle seemed to only have in moments like this. The portrait is so successful, Maurice continues to make these candid portraits for other residents of the castle, capturing their happiest moments to last forever.

Chapeau
- Chapeau is a man of few words. He prefers to quietly observe in social situations, welcome guests with a wordless smile and nod as a greeting, and to play his violin. That said, he knows everything there is to know about the goings on of the castle. Lumière can’t think of what to get Plumette for her birthday? Ask Chapeau. Chip can’t find a toy he misplaced. Ask Chapeau. His answers are brief, but nearly always the perfect solution.

Cadenza and Garderobe
-Cadenza and Garderobe decide they want to try to teach FrouFrou to sing. This proves to be a very loud and comical task. The rest of the castle is not nearly as tickled by FrouFrou’s performance as a vocalist, but it makes Cadenza and Garderobe so happy they all play along.
-Garderobe has been known to dispense unsolicited romantic advice to Plumette and Belle, some of which makes them blush and look for the nearest exit. However, most of her advice really is helpful.
-Cadenza also offers advice, but it is usually related to writing a song in some way or other. It can be hard to tell if he means metaphysically or literally.

Cogsworth
-Cogsworth has developed the uncanny ability of knowing the exact time of day without looking at a clock. Lumière finds this hilarious and tries to prompt him to give the time without him realizing it. Dispite his accuracy as to the particular minute, Cogsworth often forgets what day it is.
-Once Cogsworth hears of the way Clothilde (Mrs. Cogsworth) treated Belle in the village during the curse, he demands she apologize, which she does (perhaps a bit too profusely.) Their reunion is the rockiest of the castle residents, having been a less than stable relationship to begin with. Somehow Lumière gets roped into acting as a sort of couples councillor for them. He isn’t quite sure how. But ultimately he is willing to do just about anything to help his friend find happiness.

LeFou
-LeFou ends up being one of Belle’s most dedicated pupils when it comes to learning how to read and write. He uses his new skills to write a note to Stanley.

Belle and Adam
- Adam likes to turn little every day moments into opportunities to dance. Belle could be doing something as simple as sorting books in the library, only to be swept up in an impromptu waltz about the room. Once they have finished Adam helps her complete whatever task she was doing so that she doesn’t find his spontaneous dances too disruptive.
-He can’t get enough of hearing Belle say “I love you.” He goes completely weak in the knees every time. Every now and then he will ask her to say it “one more time” because he didn’t get to hear the very first time she said it.
- Adam is way more into wedding planning than Belle. Belle just wants a simple wedding, which means he has to reign himself in at times. His excitement can get the better of him. She said yes and he wants to shout it from the rooftops (and has.) He has learned Belle has a certain smile that she gives him when he starts to get an idea a bit too over the top. Ultimately Belle has the final say on everything, because her happiness is all he really wants. As long as she is his and he is hers, that is all that matters.

Agathe
- As news of the engagement spreads, Agathe decides to pay a visit to the castle to congratulate the happy couple. Adam is a nervous wreck the entire time she is there (calmed only by Belle standing protectively by his side and reassuringly telling him she loves him) but is a completely gracious host all the while. Seeing the lasting trauma her curse had on the people of the castle, Agathe bestows a spell of protection over the castle and its residents as a wedding present, providing them with health and prosperity for the rest of their days. As she departs she tells them she will leave them in peace, but will return in a few years time with another gift. As Adam attempts to thank her for her generosity she cuts him off by saying “No your highness. This gift will not be for you. It’s for the baby.” With a wink she leaves Adam and Belle standing speechless, as she leaves to ponder a proper gift for her future fairy godchild.

Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius:

These signs are the type who have nasty habits, and can be prone to addictions. To add onto that, they’re also unapologetically rebellious. Being told they can’t do something might as well be a way to egg them on, as they refuse to be told what they can, can’t or shouldn’t do. Daredevils, rebels, and loose cannons, they’re all unpredictable yet predictable. In some ways, they keep certain patterns. Sagittarius’s desire to seek truth and adventure, Scorpio’s desire for power, and Aquarius’s desire to be unique and stray from the pack. These desires make it easy to pinpoint their next move… until they figure out you know whats up. Right then, they switch it up on you.

Originally posted by ahorrorstorycircle

Fall in love with yourself first.

And I don’t mean in the cheesy “take yourself out to the mall and blow your money on bath salts and body lotion and new clothes” because that can only take you a few days.

Fall in love with your curiosity, your drive to find out what’s going on in a loved one’s brain, your motivation to seek truth, the very thing that sets life changes in momentum.
Fall in love with your hands, and with them admire the things they make, the people they touch, the power they give you to take care of your body.
Fall in love with your goals—and, whether you carry them out or not, admire them for what they are—your passion in the form of tangibility, the stuff that legends are made out of.
Fall in love with your ability to love, your own unique combination of empathy, thoughtfulness, and admiration of beauty. Know that if love was visible, yours would be a giant array of stars.
Fall in love with the way in which your body works like clockwork—your sleeping habits, your eating habits, the way  your body tells you it wants to keep you safe.
Fall in love with the way you kiss, the way you sigh, the way you keep your secrets. Fall in love with the way you decorate, your taste in food, the way your subconscious works your innermost thoughts into your sleep. Fall in love with your handwriting, the way you sing, the way you doodle in notebooks. Fall in love with your preferences, your growing encyclopedia of memories, the way you catalog admirable traits in others.

And I don’t say any of this because I think you’d be undeserving of love if you didn’t see yourself in this way, or that love wouldn’t eventually find you, or that you’d never be able to be happy. Because, truthfully, I think we are all capable of finding love in ourselves in one way or another.
But, as short as life is as we know it, can you seriously look me in the eye and tell me you wouldn’t like this to happen at your own hand? It is not selfish to want to experience yourself alone; it is not selfish to share the gift of you with yourself.

It’s not that you’d be undeserving of someone else’s love, but rather that you are deserving of your own.

Fall in love with yourself first.

—  we were built for more than just sharing

The ancient ones have emerged out of the unseen, to remind you of how alive you really are. They have come not as enemies, but to reveal wholeness – to purify and to wash away that which is partial and outdated. Provide safe passage for the visitors of the somatic world and offer them a home for integration.

When you can no longer find any ground in which to rest, you are standing at one of the unique portals to the sacred. While the mind may spin and urgently seek relief, a doorway has opened revealing an important message:

Slow way down. Relax into the shakiness. Rest inside the achy chaos. And infuse the surging material with your care, as it lights up your belly, your heart, and your throat with pure essence. While it may appear that you are longing for a shift, for some ‘transformation,’ and for respite from the unbearable openness, see that you are only ever longing for your own presence.

Dare to see that what is arising now need not be ‘healed.’ You are not broken. You are alive. Allow the trance of ‘healing’ to dissolve into the vastness. You need not be healed. Only held.

You are always being held, though in ways the mind may never understand. Look carefully.

—   Matt Licata

Vanessa: […] What do those people do, those who have been chosen?
Dorian: They endure uniqueness.
Vanessa: To be alien, to be disenfranchised from those around you, is that not a dreadful curse?
Dorian: To be different, to be powerful - is that not a divine gift?
Vanessa: To be alone.
Dorian: To be seeking.
Vanessa: What?
Dorian: Another.
Vanessa: Like you.
Dorian: Who shares your rarity.
Vanessa: Then you are no longer unique.
Dorian: Nor are you alone.

anonymous asked:

Is it possible to do magix and have a spiritual life (2 separate things) when you don't believe in anything? Cause like what would you base your experience on?? What am I???

Ok friend first I have to say I disagree with you philosophically on the way you spell magic. 

I do however agree with you that magic and spirituality are two different things ^-^

You are you. You are a unique, individual, interconnected Being seeking Truth in an infinite universe. You don’t need anything else than that to start searching for your spiritual path. 

Base your experience on your inner knowledge that there is something else, something more, out there for you. 

I think you do believe in something. I think you believe in “this”. This concept that there is something else out there, some other way to live your life. 

At the beginning you don’t need experience. You need a craving to find what else is out there. A craving to find truth :)

How to be a Genuine and Fun-Loving Person

1. Value and respect the fact that you are a totally unique individual, with your own destiny to fulfill. Believe in who you are, what you think and believe, your gifts and talents, and what you have to offer to those around you.
2. Refuse to give into negative feelings of anxiety, self doubt or insecurity. In fact, “fake it till you make it” is often good advice … So, ignore how you feel, and act the way you want to be. Choose to switch off the old tapes that keep on playing in your head, and try to visualize your goals and then push on and seek to reach them.
3. Don’t pay any attention to what others think about you. The most important judgment should be yours, and yours alone. If you live in constant fear of what others think about you, it will only hold you back from realizing your potential. Also, you’re not a clone of others as each of us is different. Don’t be afraid to be unique or to stand out against the crowd.
4. Accept that you have good points, and areas for growth. We’re all a mix of different qualities, and flaws, and traits. We all make mistakes – it’s what you do with them matters – so embrace the fact you’re human and won’t always get it right.
5. Also, develop a tough skin and don’t take insults personally. Look back and laugh – don’t cower – or criticise yourself. It won’t help if you’re sensitive or worried all the time. It’s better to forgive yourself, and then move on again.
6. Develop your ability to think creatively. Try out those new ideas, and choose to live outside the box.
7. Seek to enjoy this moment, and to live life in the present. Be grateful for the small things, and savour all you have.

Dear You,

I know you’ve been through so much, and you try and hide it all away inside yourself and be strong. Acting like nothing can affect you, and you know what; that’s okay.

You’re not the only one who does that. But remember who you are at heart, and don’t ever lose that. Don’t ever forget that. Don’t ever change the beauty your soul possesses, for indeed you are unique.

Nobody can define you, and the only one who’s approval you should seek, is your almighty creator. People have opinions but they aren’t facts. You are beautiful, you deserve happiness, you’ll get happiness but you just need patience.

Keep strong, be brave, remain kind. I promise your time will come.

— 

Sincerely,

VoicelessConfessions

Spiritual Awakening in the “Real World”

Spontaneous Spiritual Awakening is not the norm. I’m not saying that it never happens, but it is infrequent and unpredictable. If you wait for that magic moment, you may wait forever.

But what if you had the power to quicken your own awakening? There are, of course, many paths to spiritual awakening, and the process is unique for each one of us, but there is one thing that you could easily practice that would exponentially hasten your path to awakening.

I personally spent many decades seeking spiritual awakening. I tried every technique and teacher I could find. There were several times that I believed I had awoken but the “experience” wore off and I was back where I started. Years later on my journey, I would realize that I mistook many mystical experiences for that of true awakening. If I had known then what I know now, I probably could have saved myself many, many years of seeking…

What I now understand is that spiritual awakening is accessible to everyone, and you don’t need to travel to a special part of the world, or do any bizarre yogi tricks in order to awaken. You don’t even need to meditate. Right now, you have the innate ability to wake up.

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BTS Learning you had slept with another member before dating

Originally posted by ayoyoongi

Namjoon: Namjoon would probably be one of the most relaxed members about this, however he would definitely proceed with caution when talking about the subject and the incident that occurred, and I think what he would care about the most was the fact that you were being honest with him. He would probably want to have a talk with you and that particular member, just to clear up any awkward feelings and ensure that there isn’t any attraction between you two any longer.

Originally posted by hugtae

Suga: I feel like Suga would initially have a bit of a problem with this just because I think he really seeks deep and unique relationships, especially ones involving romantic love. The fact that you and one of his closest friends had sex and you (and his band member) neglected to tell him until you and Suga were dating would really irk him and he would need a few days alone to digest the new information. He honestly wouldn’t want to hear from you or the member, and when he finally came back to earth he would probably have a serious talk.

Originally posted by jungkooksarms

Jin: This is something that would probably break up a relationship for Jin to be completely honest, he simply wouldn’t be okay with the fact that you and one of his band members used to be friends with benefits. Jin is someone who wants to settle down with a partner, he’s not looking for a quick hook-up or to waste time with someone who won’t see their future with him. He would understand if it happened once and was a mistake, but you would really be pushing it if it was a common occurence. Also he would hate that you happened to tell him now.

Originally posted by hopejungs

J-Hope: J-Hope would be so grossed out because it was his girlfriend and his best friend and neither of you brought it up to him or considered his feelings, he wouldn’t even want to picture such a scene in his mind. He would cringe so hard and shake his head, demanding to know why you hadn’t told him and insist that honesty and trust were such important attributes in friendships and relationships. When he demanded to know which member and you told him, he would roll his eyes and sigh, demanding to know why him of all the others.

Originally posted by ohparkjimin

Jimin: Jimin would probably get emotional because of this and he would want to take a break from your relationship because no one ever told him and he accidentally ended up finding out himself, and he would feel so incredibly betrayed and hurt. It would honestly leave scars on his big heart, and he would have such a hard time getting back into the relationship and in order to do that, you would have to be begging him because Jimin would be really badly affected by this. 

Originally posted by pokpokchikchik

V: V would just be in shock in all honestly, it would never occur to him that you could ever be attracted to any of his best friends, much less have sex with them and then never tell him until much later. It would practically be impossible for him to digest this new information, and he would get slightly sick to his stomach at the idea of such a strange situation playing out in the bedroom. It would take a few minutes to shut his mouth and swallow, successfully coming back to reality as he contemplated what to do.

Originally posted by pangguk

Jungkook: Jungkook would honestly find it so, so incredibly weird that he would be like Jin in the sense that he would want to end the relationship. They’re practically his brothers and he’s barely of age, and the fact that you two had been hooking up behind his back would make him really uncomfortable and that would simply be something that he wasn’t comfortable with. Jungkook would probably break up with you shortly after that and stay distant from that member for a while. 

█ ▌◆ winter’s tale sentence starters.

  • ❛ we are all connected. ❜
  • ❛ we are voyagers set on a course towards our destiny. ❜
  • ❛ as we seek out the light, darkness gathers and the eternal contest between good and evil is not fought with great armies; but one life at a time. ❜
  • ❛ what if we are all unique, and the universe loves us all equally? so much so that it bends over backwards across the centuries for each and every one of us. and sometimes we are just lucky enough to see it. ❜
  • ❛ no one life is more important than another. ❜
  • ❛ magic is everywhere around us. you just have to look. ❜
  • ❛ when true love is lost, life can bleed of all meaning. we are left blank. ❜
  • ❛ what we are meant for may yet be discovered. and once in a very long while, that journey to find our destiny may defeat even time itself. ❜
  • ❛ i’ll tell you something that should chill your blood. ❜
  • ❛ one bright star at a time, we’re losing. ❜
  • ❛ shit happens. ❜
  • ❛ is it possible to love someone so completely, they simply can’t die? ❜
  • ❛ the sicker I become, the more clearly i can see that everything is connected by light. ❜
  • ❛ ideas, they can do more good than harm. and that would be the opposite of the plan, you see. ❜
  • ❛ maybe it’s because god is just as bloodthirsty as the rest of us. maybe he doesn’t like eternal benevolence and light. maybe he just likes a good fight. ❜
  • ❛ who we are and what we are for is yet to be discovered. ❜
  • ❛ you are beautiful and have the biggest heart i have ever seen. never let anyone drain the beauty from your soul. i love you. ❜
  • ❛ yours is a kind of love that makes the world all warm and bright. ❜
  • ❛ with you, i could live in this moment for eternity. ❜
  • ❛ a man’s destiny is often not what it seems. ❜
  • ❛ across time, against darkness; destiny finds a way. ❜
06/11/2016

There is a lot of duality in your life right now – too much, actually. One of the people you thought was an original thinking is starting to follow the crowd and it’s disappointing you. They are turning into a copycat and it’s up to you to remind them how wonderfully unique they are. Tell them that if they could just keep being genuine and true to who they are, they would find the happiness they seek. There is no point in changing who you are to get what you think you want.

Reminder:: I don’t have everything figured out. I speak from my personal experience. Everyone’s experience is completely unique to each individual. My insight is MY insight. Take from it what resinates with you. Keep expanding beyond anyone else’s influence. Keep seeking YOUR truth. Keep speaking YOUR truth. Keep loving others for theirs.

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It’s so easy to get caught up in wanting success, wealth, and fame. If that’s the kind of recognition you seek in life it won’t last, because it’s not authentic. We are here to be of service, to be of value, and to help others in our own unique waysSuccess doesn’t define who we are—it’s only a reminder of what we can achieve.

Hello, this is Shawn, I’ve been over Haley’s house for the last few days and her Tumblr was open on her computer so I figured I’d get some posting done for her. So, brief update:

Haley is beautiful and transcendent. She is a warrior so if you seek to go against her, prepare to be met with an iron will. She is the most delicate and intricate artist, and a unique soul in a world that has become more boring than watching paint dry. She deserves the world for being who she is. 

So that’s basically what’s been going on in our lives. I hope you are all doing well this fine Sunday morning. Love, always.

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