Silver Sentiments

Learning thru living.

Rejecting another human being simply because they are human, has become a collective neurosis. People ask, “When will my soul mate get here?” But praying for the right person is useless if we’re not ready to receive him. Our soul mates are human beings, just like we are, going through the normal processes of growth. No one is ever “finished.” The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another, and even if someone meets us when we feel “on top” of things, the chances are good that very soon we’ll be going through something that challenges us. It is our commitment to growth that makes this inevitable. But the ego doesn’t like the look of people when they’re “going through things. It’s unattractive.

As in every other area, the problem in relationships is RARELY that we haven’t had wonderful opportunities or met wonderful people. The problem is, we haven’t known how to take the greatest advantage of the opportunities we’ve had. Sometimes we didn’t recognize at the time how wonderful those people were. Love is all around us. The ego is the block to our awareness of love’s presence. The idea that there is a perfect person who just hasn’t arrived yet is a major block. Our vulnerability to the myth of “Mr. Right” stems from our glorification of romantic love. The ego uses romantic love for its “special” purposes, leading us to jeopardize our relationships by overvaluing their romantic content.

The difference between a friendship and a romance can be illustrated with the image of a long stemmed rose. The stem is the friendship; the blossom the romance. Because the ego is sensation-oriented, our focus automatically goes to the blossom. But all the nourishment that the blossom needs in order to live reaches it through the stem. The stem might look boring in comparison, but if you take the blossom off the stem it will not last for long.

—Marianne Williamson (via mindofataurus)

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svdp:

French artist David Redon remixes vintage American ads and propaganda posters with modern day pop icons. In this series titled “Ads Libitum” Redon cleverly links selected songs from the artists to classic vintage prints that may have shared a similar idea. Check out the full series HERE

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professorfangirl:

lupusdraconis:

usagimaree:

gobeautiful:

thelatestkate:

my therapist taught me to start thinking of my anxiety as my panicky friend
it’s working???

this is so cute omg

Woah this is super useful!!

For all my anxious friends out there.

This totally works! Some of us get stuck in the sense that we *are* our emotions, so they overwhelm us and we can’t do anything about them. When you give your emotion an identity separate from you, it gives you the distance to make better judgments about it, and to comfort yourself better. 10/10 therapy veterans would recommend.

professorfangirl:

lupusdraconis:

usagimaree:

gobeautiful:

thelatestkate:

my therapist taught me to start thinking of my anxiety as my panicky friend

it’s working???

this is so cute omg

Woah this is super useful!!

For all my anxious friends out there.

This totally works! Some of us get stuck in the sense that we *are* our emotions, so they overwhelm us and we can’t do anything about them. When you give your emotion an identity separate from you, it gives you the distance to make better judgments about it, and to comfort yourself better. 10/10 therapy veterans would recommend.

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thebatmangeek:

Ladies and gentleman, I give you… Tom Hiddleston.

Every person deserves a dancing Tom on their feed.

I love this man.

blackfemalepresident:

btw you dont owe your boyfriend sex, he is not entitled to your pussy

if you tired, in a bad mood, had a long day and just wanna go to sleep but hes horny

who cares… he got a hand tell him to go use it and go to sleep.. his desires dont triumph yours

if he’s more concerned /w getting his dick wet than how youre feeling. pls leave him and get a man who isnt a pissbaby

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About That Life (10.13.14): Cornel West once again displays why he is such a respected and revered figure in liberation politics. Thank you for continuing to inspire my generation by leading from the front. #staywoke #boutthatlife

(Source: socialjusticekoolaid, via thesoftghetto)