1. Make it your daily discipline
    to lay aside one little thing;
    a tiny fear, a simple preconception,
    a useless book, a piece of household clutter,
    a habit of avoidance, a bit of shame or guilt,
    a desire that distracts,
    even a good intention.
    What will be left is Life Itself.
    from The Sages’s Tao Te Ching, William Martin
  2. The secret to writing is so simple it tickles: Write as much as you can. As fast as you can. Finish your shit. Hit your deadlines. Try very hard not to suck. That’s it. That’s my secret. Don’t tell anyone or I’ll charge you with espionage and shit in your fish tank.
    Chuck Wendig (via theoldaeroplane)


    Reblogged from: terribleminds
  3. Don’t run away from things that are unpleasant in order to embrace things that are pleasant.
    Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)


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  4. When they think that they know the answers, people are difficult to guide.
    When they know that they don’t know,
    people can find their own way
    Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)
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  5. We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically…Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us.
    Neil deGrasse Tyson. Astrophysicist (via purplebuddhaproject)


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  6. If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.

    THIS is why I write to create new ways of being and seeing.

    Jane Espenson (via wilwheaton)

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  7. Editing with my Edison Glenmont: a weapon of mass creation. 

    Editing with my Edison Glenmont: a weapon of mass creation. 

  8. rainbowtwo:

    'The problem is not materialism as such. Rather it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone. Unlike animals, whose quest for happiness is restricted to survival and to the immediate gratification of sensory desires, we human beings have the capacity to experience happiness at a deeper level, which, when achieved, has the capacity to overwhelm contrary experiences.'

    - Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium.


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  9. Dance, when you’re broken open.
    Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
    Dance in the middle of the fighting.
    Dance in your blood.
    Dance, when you are perfectly free.

    (Translation by Coleman Barks, from A Year with Rumi)


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