live your life

Fall in love with yourself more and more with each passing day. Have so much respect for yourself that you automatically reject anyone that doesn’t.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
The main thing in life is not to be afraid to be human.
—  Pablo Casals (via OptimisticallyAstray)
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
—  Veronica A. Shoffstall
Runner's High

The wind-grip in my hair
Curls and lifts it in flight
I live for these moments
Hovering between
Floating on the edge
Tapping the earth just long enough
To lift off again

The rush of the world
Blurring around me
I’m moving through time
On the edge of out-of-control
A stumble away from disaster

I feel the muscles in my legs
Taunting gravity, tempting those
Who try to stop me
There’s a curve to my open mouth
I stop counting seconds, breaths, steps

I am but a primal being
Chasing something, nothing
Not even a dream
And the wind-grip ecstasy
Of utter release

Give yourself flowers. Take yourself out for lunch. Enjoy your own company. A date is a date, regardless of who it’s with.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.