light filled spaces

So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it. You’re just afraid to let go of the last bits of him because then you’ll be really alone, and you’re scared to death of what will happen if you’re really alone. But here’s what you gotta understand. If you clear out all that space in your mind that you’re using right now to obsess about this guy, you’ll have a vacuum there, an open spot – a doorway. And guess what the universe will do with the doorway? It will rush in – God will rush in – and fill you with more love than you ever dreamed. So stop using that boy to block that door. Let it go.
—  Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
The Sutra of Ten Stages says, “in the body of mortals is the indestructible buddha-nature. Like the sun, its light fills endless space, But once veiled by the dark clouds of the five shades, it’s like a light inside a jar, hidden from view.”
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“If you can simply concentrate your mind’s Inner Light and behold its outer illumination, you’ll dispel the three poisons and drive away the six thieves once and for all. And without effort gain possession of an infinite number of virtues, perfections, and doors to the truth, Seeing through the mundane and witnessing the sublime is less than an eye-blink away, Realization is now.
—  First Zen Patriarch Bodhidharma

Soymilk September Fic / Writer Appreciation D6: @brightwingedworks / Brightwinged @ AO3

Excerpt from Oathkeeper:

He disappears inside his chest, smooth as his element. Perhaps after being crushed by the Lord of Calamity he should feel afraid, but this time he’s with Sorey, and fear does not exist here. Maotelus’s light fills the vessel-space, buffets him here and there and tires him, but at the centre of things the place made for him remains. Sorey’s soul curls securely around him when he reaches it, holding his weary self together like a chick in an egg, letting him rest.

Beautiful. Just… beautiful. Just read everything, it’s all exquisite, and it all speaks for itself:

Tabula Rasa. Elixir Vitae. Ecdysis. Hot and Cold. Journey.

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The Art of Space by Carlton Holls
Via Flickr:
This is Windhover Hall, a magnificent light-filled space that welcomes visitors to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Overlooking Lake Michigan, it’s part of the 2001 award winning postmodern addition to the museum designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. As you can see, it’s the perfect place to pause and reflect :)

Please don’t apologize
for the oxygen your lungs take
or the carbon they make.
The elements by which you are powered
and of which you are made
and which you take and remake,
melt down, reforge,
in the furnace beneath your ribs –
these are given to you freely,
a love letter from the ancient stars,
and each of your exhalations
is a heartfelt reply:

Yes, I hear you.
Yes, I am yours.

And your breath feeds the green,
and your flesh feeds the earth,
and your light feeds mine,
fills this space, makes me shine.

So breathe deep. Breathe slow.
You have stories to tell.
You are one with the cosmos,
and you are well.

—  I dare you to do better. – s.s.

@bxtchesandboys
Send ‘🍑’ for my Muse to find Yours bent over something with their ass on display    Oh but Kenny was not shy with his but, Clearly he made his way over to the fellow blond before well reaching his hand out and grabbed it squeezing lightly. “Hey Princess, How’s about i bend ya’ over somethin’ else?”

Bebe squeaked and stood up straight, cheeks turning a light pink color, filling the spaces between her freckles. “Kenny! Gosh, give a gal some warnin’.” She smiled and shook her head, long curls swinging over her shoulders. Her plump, pierced lips turned into a crooked smirk. “Oh yeah? Ya wish I would, huh?”

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Art Crowns Newly Opened Subway Station

Xenobia Bailey’s “Funktional Vibratons” is a highlight of the new NYC subway station at 34 St. – Hudson Yards which opens today and brings New Yorkers to the Javits Center, the High Line and Chelsea via the 7 line’s extension. Majestic mosaics are suspended above the main entrance and feature overlapping mandala-like circles and patterns against a cobalt blue background. Starbursts and rays of light fill the space creating a vibrant and joyous attraction. Bailey is a fiber artist and her art for the station began as crocheted pieces, which were transferred to digital images, enlarged and interpreted into mosaic by Miotto Mosaic Art Studio. Take a ride and see it for yourself! #MTAArts
#XenobiaBailey #FunctionalVibrations #7

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Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett

Minimal barriers were employed not only to capture the landscape, frame views, for transparency and connection, but also to assist in creating light-filled, well ventilated spaces.