"Respect" is not something that adults are entitled to and that children are the providers of.
Respect is how we treat others. We respect the fish. We respect the bunny. We respect the cats. We respect the dog. We respect the two year old, the four year old. We respect the seven year old. We respect the adults. We respect each other. We respect the house and the things inside of the house by putting them away and keeping them clean and by not breaking them. We respect the people that deliver pizza. We respect the people that deliver the mail. We respect the people that we share sidewalks with and that we share subway cars and busses with.
I will not throw a tantrum when I’m being treated disrespectfully by someone smaller than me. I will treat them with respect, and I will remind them what respect is.
They are not my example. I am theirs.
Respect can be hard. It takes time to learn. I’m all grown up so I’ve learned it and can be their consistent example.
I want to watch plants reclaim the world
"They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth." ― George R.R. Martin
How could you NOT fall in love with the glow of the moon and stars, the warmth of the sun, the ancient life within the trees, and the sweet melodies of the winds?
they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.
Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)
Practicing yoga means doing our best - every single day. It’s called a practice because we’re never finished; it’s a continuous string of moments and movements and breaths that make up this life we choose to lead and it changes all the time. Some days doing your best means a solid hour and a half of intense movement on your mat followed by a day of eating well and working hard. Other days, doing your best means five minutes of sitting on your bed focusing on your inhales and exhales. Some days it’s simply taking a break from trying to change who you are. It’s meditating to keep your ego from spinning out of control. Allowing yourself to cry when you need to and laugh at the madness of the life situation you’ve found yourself in. It’s moving into the uncomfortable and directing our focus towards the things we prefer not to look at. Practicing yoga and doing our best today is not going to look the same tomorrow but that doesn’t mean we’re going to give up, does it? Let yourself have slow days. Adapt your practice to how you’re feeling right now. But no matter where you find yourself at; keep practicing. Keep practicing. Keep practicing. Move your body and breathe deeply and stay present and go into the tight spots and release and stretch and let go. Do the best you can with what today has given you. Your body, your heart and your soul will thank you.
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But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.
Rumi (via quotes-shape-us)