where do you find peace

Six word story challenge

Hey everyone!

It’s no secret that life can be stressful. We all have our struggles, which can make it difficult to kick back and relax. Alternatively, in an effort to be more positive, I want to focus on the calmness and serenity life has to offer. So, tell me, what is your source of peace? Where do you find your comfort? Who do you keep in your company when you’re looking for an escape from the pains and strains of life?

This week’s theme: serenity

As always, I want to know about your experiences. This blog is for you just as much as it is for me, and I want you all to be a part of it. Remember that submissions must be six words and stick to the weekly theme, but don’t let that make you feel limited with your stories. Use the tag #sixwordstorychallenge when you submit your stories to @sixwordssayitall.

flower asks ✿
  • sunflower: What is your favorite time of year?
  • bellflower: what is your favorite instrument?
  • crocus: Do you believe in magic?
  • daffodil: What is your favorite smell?
  • marigold: Where do you go to find peace?
  • heather: Do you believe in love?
  • hibiscus: What are your favorite things to eat?
  • iris: Would you rather be a fairy, a witch, or a mermaid?
  • jasmine: Name a song you haven't listened to in a while, but that you still love.
  • lotus: Name your favorite item.
  • magnolia: What is your favorite gemstone?
  • moonflower: What is your biggest dream?
  • rose: Do you crush on someone at the moment?
101 Thought Provoking Questions

1. Do you like who you are?

2. What would people say about you at your funeral?

3. What would you regret not doing in your life?

4. What’s the wisest thing you have ever heard someone say?

5. What lessons in life did you learn to hard way?

6. How often do your biggest worries and fears come true?

7. If you had one year left to live, what would you try to achieve?

8. Do you serve money or does money serve you?

9. Are you afraid of being your true self around others? Why?

10. What are you grateful for?

11. Have you done anything you are proud of lately?

12. Have you made any recent acts of kindness?

13. If you knew that you would die tomorrow, what questions would you ask yourself?

14. If your biggest fears came true, would it matter in five years from now?

15. How would you describe yourself?

16. Do you take people’s advice?

17. Do you get quickly offended?

18. Do you consider yourself to be a likable person?

19. ‘We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give’ – What does this mean to you?

20. Are you enriching the lives of others?

21. Are you living a meaningful life?

22. What makes a meaningful life?

23. Would you ever give up your life to save another?

24. How much would you be willing to sacrifice for people in poverty?

25. If you could live one day over and over again, what would you choose to do?

26. Do you think you are important and worthy of affection and love?

27. What would make you feel more worthy? What do you believe needs to be different about you?

28. What brings you down the most often?

29. Would you rather work less (and do the things you enjoy) and have less money?

30. Where do you find peace?

31. What is the most important quality you look for in another person?

32. What is your biggest dream in life?

33. What is your biggest fear?

34. How would the world be different if you had never been born?

35. What life lessons do you wish you knew 10 years ago?

36. If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

37. If your life was a movie, what would the title be?

38. If your life was a movie, would you enjoy watching it?

39. What does success mean to you?

40. If you could be a different person, who would you be?

41. What was the best day of your life? Why?

42. What do you look forward to most in life?

43. What bad habits do you want to ditch?

44. Who do you look up to and why?

45. Do you know your partners love language?

46. Do the people you love most know how much you love them?

47. Are you satisfied with the depth of your relationships?

48. What do you owe yourself?

49. Based on your current day-to-day life, what do you expect to achieve in 5 years from now?

50. Do you say ‘yes’ too often when you really want to say ‘no’? Why?

51. What did you learn yesterday?

52. What do you like about yourself?

53. Would you consider yourself to be a generous person?

54. Do you really listen when people talk to you?

55. What is the number one change you need to make in your life this year?

56. How many hours per week do you spend on the internet?

57. What are your most common negative thoughts? Are they logical?

58. Do you think it’s too late to do certain things in your life? Why?

59. If you could be the most influential person in the world, what would you change?

60. How much time do you spend with your family and friends?

61. Where do you want to be in 5 years from now?

62. Is your life complicated by unnecessary things?

63. How can you simplify your life and focus on the most important things to you?

64. What stresses you out?

65. What makes life easier?

66. How often do you give without expecting anything in return?

67. What is your greatest challenge?

68. What is most important to you in life? Are you giving it the time it deserves?

69. If you could send a message to the world, what would you say in 30 seconds?

70. What do you most regret never telling someone?

71. When was the last time you tried something new?

72. Are you afraid to speak your own opinion?

73. Do you give into others too often and feel resentful because of it?

74. Are you holding onto something that you need to put behind you?

75. How often do you let your fears hold you back?

76. Do the people in your life bring the best out of you?

77. How often do you make excuses?

78. What is one mistake that you will never do again?

79. Which is worse, failing or never giving it a shot?

80. What has grown you the most as a person – your challenges and trials or the comfortable yet enjoyable moments in life?

81. If you could choose to have no more challenges or obstacles in life, would you?

82. In one word, what is standing between you and your biggest goal?

83. How often do you go to bed feeling angry?

84. Would it be wrong to steal in order to feed a starving child?

85. If you paid more attention to the sad things in this world, would you feel more conflicted about it?

86. If we learn from our failures, then why is it so bad to fail?

87. What could you pay more attention to in life?

88. Why do we think of others the most when they’re no longer around?

89. What does it look like to make the most of your life?

90. What have you given up on?

91. How many people do you truly love and what are you doing for them?

92. Do you ask enough questions, or are you happy to settle for what you already know?

93. What were you doing when you last lost track of time?

94. Do you think you would be happy if you never had to work again?

95. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

96. If you could ask for one wish, what would it be?

97. What inspires you in life?

98. What can you not live without the most?

99. What do you enjoy doing over and over again?

100. When did you last laugh so much it hurt?

101. What is stopping you from living the life you want to live?

What did it feel like?” She asked, curiosity shining in her eyes. I paused, taking a moment to collect my thoughts. What did it feel like? When we began to talk again? When we began to reignite our lost connection? It felt relieving. It felt comforting. It felt like coming home. It felt like I had been homesick for so long and I had finally come back to the place I loved the most. I felt safe, like the world could never touch me again. I wanted to cocoon myself in your arms and sleep forever, restoring a sense of peace I hadn’t experienced in a long time. It felt like all the pieces of a puzzle coming together, the moment when suddenly a beautiful image is revealed. That’s what it felt like. It felt like I had been lost and I had found my way back right again. It felt like I had been missing something and suddenly it had all come together. It felt like the world suddenly made sense again. You, you were always my rightness in the midst of all the wrongness. You were the rock that grounded me when I wanted to lose myself. I had been so lost and all I wanted was to go home again. You were my home. But how do you find your way back to a home that is no longer welcome to you? How do you make a home out of a person who no longer wants to be a home? Better yet, how do you unmake a home out of a person who no longer wants to be your home? How do you get used to not having a home? How do you find normal when you no longer have anything to pull you back to the ground? How do you find peace when you have no where to rest? If you can give me the answers to these questions, I will never question my pain again.
—  3:25 am thoughts
~Bloody Heaven~

Mother Nature could be a real pain in the ass.  Good thing your two hybrids are there to take care of you.


Word Count: 4,036

Bullshit, is what you had said as you grabbed the bottle of pills off the shelf at the pharmacy store.  

Stupid, was the word that followed you to the checkout line.  

Irritated muttering was heard by the cashier, but passed by with ease because it was after exam week for many students right now at the campus across the street where you had ventured from.

After you grabbed the bag with your life saver you exited past the automatic doors and headed home.  Thankfully, your monthly bill dropped in after your presentation.  What a great way to finish your Monday.  Maybe Mother Nature will have pity on you, but it was very doubtful as your pain slowly progressed, each little twinge morphing into waves, ebbing back and forth.

Resembling that of an old woman, you hunch over the door handle so the key can unlock your sanctuary where your bed was singing your name like a chorus of angels.  Although, when you open the door, the happy choir is drowned out by an even louder yell that is shortly followed by a crash.

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30 Days of Fat Selfies

In order to boost the amount of pictures floating around in the ‘fat selfie’ tag, I decided to create this 30 day fat selfie challenge! Feel free to join in at any point, I hope this inspires lots of people to take selfies and show themselves a little bit of love! 


-Start whenever you want! There’s no time limit, and even if you miss a couple days just jump back in where you left off! This is about promoting self love and learning to love taking pictures of yourself, so there’s no pressure.

-This challenge is open to people of every gender, orientation and race! 

-Either submit your selfies directly to me here, or post them to your own blog under the tags #fuckyeahfatselfies, #fatselfiechallenge, #fatselfie or #30daysoffatselfies! I’ll be checking these tags daily for fabulous selfies to reblog and showcase on this blog and on my personal blog fattyforever

-Please be kind and respectful to every participant of this challenge. This is a self love learning process, so be supportive! Rude and hurtful comments will not be tolerated, and anyone found doing so will be given an embarrassing shout out and then will be blacklisted. 

-Follow fuckyeahfatselfies to see the submissions and showcase selfies! 

-Help others discover this challenge by liking and reblogging this post.



Day One : No make up/No filter 

Day Two : Resting Bitch Face

Day Three : Outdoor Glam

Day Four :  You & Your Pet(s) 

Day Five :  Your Feet 

Day Six : Fierce Face

Day Seven : Colorful Lips 

Day Eight : Outfit of the Day 

Day Nine: Funny Face 

Day Ten : Snack Face (You eating a snack, hello.)

Day Eleven : Bare Arms! (Shoulders in the sunshine, babe.)

Day Twelve : Full Body Pic 

Day Thirteen : Pajama Glam

Day Fourteen : Self Care Selfie (Show us something you do to treat yo self!) 

Day Fifteen : Eyes!

Day Sixteen :  Big Smile :) 

Day Seventeen : Thunder Thighs 

Day Eighteen :  Sunshine Selfie

Day Nineteen : Your Favorite Feature

Day Twenty : Booty Day

Day Twenty One :  Hat Selfie

Day Twenty Two : Full Glam Face 

Day Twenty Three : You & Your Bae (Person, pet or pizza? Who’s the bae in your life?)

Day Twenty Four : Hobby Selfie (You doing your favorite just-for-fun activity!)

Day Twenty Five : Work Day Selfie

Day Twenty Six : Double Chin Win (Show off your cute double chin!)

Day Twenty Seven : Belly Roll Babe

Day Twenty Eight : Imperfection Perfection (Show us the beautiful parts of you that you’re still learning to love.) 

Day Twenty Nine : My Happy Place (Where do you find peace and solace in your day to day life? Take us there!)

Day Thirty : I Love Myself Because… (Pick your favorite selfie ever and post it with a short paragraph about how awesome and wonderful you are! Congratulations! You made it all the way to the end!)

Things Remembered Prologue

Summary: Now, Sasuke told himself he would have been prepared for anything she threw at him when they saw each other again, granted it was either a tearful reunion or pure rage. He did not expect her to just completely forget who he is. [SasuSaku] Blank Period.

A/N: Oh snap, guys, I’m back again. I’m rewriting one of my old ones called “Things Remembered”. It’s still up if you want to read it, but this one will be more worth your time haha.

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Prologue | Chapter 01 | Chapter 02 | Chapter 03


Sasuke took a deep breath.

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Place of Peace

Do you know where to find me?
When I am lost inside the labyrinth
Of my own psyche
I can always be found in the woods
The fading sun’s golden light
Filtering through years of growth
Touching the moss
Illuminating the heavy, clean air.
I could wander here for an eternity
Finding peace and beauty.

Some may find solace
In the tumultuous sea
Where waves mimic
The tossing of their souls
And the brine can cleanse
The darkest, dankest parts
Of their minds and hearts.

I flourish in the musk of the forest
Barefoot and barehanded,
Touching and absorbing the earth.
Tip toe dancing on wet decaying leaves.
Lying beside the fallen rotten tree
That still holds so much life inside.
Wrapping my arms around it like a lover.

The trees are my companions.
They listen without judgement
Offering support
Without asking for release
From the burden of my heavy heart.
I could wander here for an eternity.
Showering in the rain
Fed by the Mother

Finding nourishment
In the way lichen spreads on the rocks
Appearing random, growing on a whim
Finding rest in sturdy boughs
And comfort in tiny toadstools
Drawing strength from
Delicious decay and
Resplendent rebirth
Of the woods

paragonlexa  asked:

30. Where do you find peace? 31. What is the most important quality you look for in another person?

Where do you find peace? In my room listening to music lol

What is the most important quality you look for in a person? Honesty

simplyghosting  asked:

Marigold and Hibiscus

Marigold: Where do you go to find peace? Usually my room. It’s usually the quietest room in the house xD

Hibiscus: What are your favorite things to eat? Hmm, I really like shrimp, beef stroganoff, and almost anything I bake.

Thanks for the ask! :D

the signs as my favorite songs

Aries: Hit and Run//Lolo
(you poured the gasoline and I drove into the flames. history will hate us but they’ll never forget our names)
Taurus: Telescope//Cage the Elephant
(fills his life with pointless things and wonders how it all turns out… frantically searching his dreams, he wonders what it’s all about)
Gemini: Fallout//Catfish and the Bottlemen
(but we just always seem to just fallout when I’m in most need of it and you just always seem to just call out when I’m up for leaving it)
Cancer: Pale Blue Eyes//The Kills
(if I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see, I’d put you in the mirror I put in front of me)
Leo: Givin Em What They Love//Janelle Monae
(I am sharper than a razor, eye made of lasers, bolder than the truth…I am sharper than a switchblade, first and last of what God made and that’s the truth)
Virgo: Hunger//Sam Sure
(and you should hold your breath from behind your text to second guess all the things that run around my head, no more, no less, than chemicals and pheromones)
Libra: New York City//Among Savages
(are you testing the lord with the cards that you’ve been dealt? where do you find peace in the middle of the city?)
Scorpio: Hurricane//MSMR
(welcome to the inner workings of my mind, so dark and foul I can’t disguise)
Sagittarius: Same Ol’//The Heavy
(I believe if a man could fly, I’d be just like a bird trying to escape from your lies, and the truth would never die)
Capricorn: Love Lockdown//Glass Animals
(I can’t keep my cool, so I keep it true. I got something to lose, so I gotta move. I can’t keep myself and still keep you too.)
Aquarius: Montreal -40C//Malajube
(I’m inspired by the worst to enrich myself and I love truly that you make me hallucinate)
Pisces: Joe Tex, These Taming Blues//Phosphorescent
(I mean I called upon a bunch of angels, calling, “angels, ain’t you supposed to come and take away these blues?”)

  • 1. Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
  • 2. If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
  • 3. To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?
  • 4. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture?
  • 5. Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
  • 6. What one piece of advice would you offer to a newborn infant?
  • 7. Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
  • 8. What is true happiness?
  • 9. What things hold you back from doing the things that you really want to?
  • 10. What makes you, you?
  • 11. What is the truth?
  • 12. What is reality?
  • 13. Do you make your own decisions, or let others make them for you?
  • 14. What makes a good friend?
  • 15. Why do people fear losing things that they do not even have yet?
  • 16. Who defines good and evil?
  • 17. What is the difference between living and being alive?
  • 18. Is a “wrong” act okay if nobody ever knows about it?
  • 19. Who decides what morality is?
  • 20. How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness?
  • 21. What is true strength?
  • 22. What is true love?
  • 23. Is a family still relevant in the modern world?
  • 24. What role does honour play in today’s society?
  • 25. If money cannot buy happiness, can you ever be truly happy with no money?
  • 26. How do you know your perceptions are real?
  • 27. How much control do you have over your life?
  • 28. What is freedom?
  • 29. Isn’t one person’s terrorist another person’s freedom fighter?
  • 30. What happens after we die?
  • 31. What defines you?
  • 32. What do people strive for after enlightenment?
  • 33. Do we have a soul?
  • 34. What is intelligence?
  • 35. How should people live their lives?
  • 36. If lying is wrong, are white lies okay?
  • 37. Is trust more important than love?
  • 38. Is it easier to love or be loved?
  • 39. Is it better to love and lose or never to love?
  • 40. Do aliens exist?
  • 41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?
  • 42. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • 43. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  • 44. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  • 45. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  • 46. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  • 47. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  • 48. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  • 49. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  • 50. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  • 51. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  • 52. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • 53. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  • 54. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  • 55. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  • 56. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  • 57. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
  • 58. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  • If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  • 59. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  • 60. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  • 61. Why are you, you?
  • 62. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  • Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  • 63. What are you most grateful for?
  • 64. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  • 65. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  • 66. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  • 67. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
  • 68. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
  • 69. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  • 70. If not now, then when?
  • 71. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  • 72. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  • 73. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  • 74. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  • 75. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  • 76. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  • 77. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  • 78. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  • 79. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  • 80. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  • 81. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  • 82. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you now is right?
  • 83. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  • 84. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  • 85. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  • 86. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  • 87. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
  • 88. Decisions are being made right now. The question is, are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
  • 89. If everything evolved from amoebas, how does the world still have amoebas?
  • 90. Is life all a dream?
  • 91. When does consciousness begin?
  • 92. What are numbers?
  • 93. Can we have happiness without sadness?
  • 94. How did the universe begin?
  • 95. Is there a supreme power?
  • 96. What is education?
  • 97. What will happen at the end of the world?
  • 98. Is there a reason to life?
  • 99. Where does the soul live?
  • 100. Is it more important to be liked or respected?
  • 101. Does sound happen if nothing is present to hear it?
  • 102. What is infinity?
  • 103. Where does the universe end?
  • 104. Does observation alter an event?
  • 105. Does the Law of Attraction exist?
  • 106. How does gravity work?
  • 107. Where were people before they were born?
  • 108. What is beauty?
  • 109. Where do thoughts come from?
  • 110. Is mind or matter more real?
  • 111. What is time?
  • 112. How can people believe in truths without evidence?
  • 113. Do you like who you are?
  • 114. What would people say about you at your funeral?
  • 115. What would you regret not doing in your life?
  • 116. What’s the wisest thing you have ever heard someone say?
  • 117. What lessons in life did you learn to hard way?
  • 118. How often do your biggest worries and fears come true?
  • 119. If you had one year left to live, what would you try to achieve?
  • 120. Are you afraid of being your true self around others? Why?
  • 121. What are you grateful for?
  • 122. Have you done anything you are proud of lately?
  • 123. Have you made any recent acts of kindness?
  • 124. How would you describe yourself?
  • 125. Do you take people’s advice?
  • 126. Are you living a meaningful life?
  • 127. Do you think you are important and worthy of affection and love?
  • 128. What would make you feel more worthy? What do you believe needs to be different about you?
  • 129. What brings you down the most often?
  • 130. Where do you find peace?
  • 131. What is the most important quality you look for in another person?
  • 132. What is the most important quality about yourself you hope others recognize?
  • 133. What do you owe yourself?
  • 134. What do you like about yourself?
  • 135. What are your most common negative thoughts? Are they logical?
  • 136. What are your most common positive thoughts? How have they helped you?
  • 137. How can you simplify your life and focus on the most important things to you?
  • 138. If you could send a message to the world, what would you say in 30 seconds?
  • 139. What is most important to you in life? Are you giving it the time it deserves?
  • 140. What can you not live without the most?
  • 141. What inspires you in life?
  • 142. What is stopping you from living the life you want to live?
  • 143. What advice would you give to yourself from 1 year ago, 5 years ago, and 10 years ago?
  • 144. Are you at peace with yourself? If not, how can you reach that?
  • 145. What are your fundamental life values?
  • 146. Is your self-worth at a healthy level? Do you see yourself positively? If not, what is holding you back and how will you change?
  • 147. What is your personal mantra?
  • 148. What change would you wish on the world?
  • 149. How often do you tell yourself you are handsome/beautiful and believe it?
  • 150. Are you happy?

spenserdrawsthings-blog  asked:

Is it better to subject myself to the stress of trying to complete the daily tasks asked of me or is it better to reject those tasks because I know that they will cause stress and disturb my peace of mind?

If you can’t be at peace doing daily tasks, where else do you expect to find peace? Hang-gliding with lemurs in the Himalayas? (That does sound pretty sweet though.)

Rather than renouncing daily tasks, renounce your stress. Peace is found within. Is the peace that can be disturbed actually peace?

“A man who is advancing will begin to enjoy the deeper beatitude, whether he is at work of not. While his hands are in society, he keeps his head cool in solitude.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

Practice daily meditation and constant mindfulness. You will become aware of yourself as this spaciousness through which things come and go. Emotions, thoughts, feelings, all of it. Peace is that space through which those phenomena parade. 

It’s not about rejecting some of those phenomena nor clinging to others but instead being unconfused by the whole show. 

I’d also highly recommend the book The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron. 

Namaste :)