If you want to shrink something,
you must first allow it to expand.

If you want to get rid of something,
you must first allow it to flourish.

If you want to take something,
you must first allow it to be given.

” — Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

“Evil is the world as it is and as it has been. Misfortune is the world as it never should have been. The transformation of evil into misfortune is the most lucrative industry of the twentieth century.” — Jean Baudrillard (via savage-america)

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.” — Kobayashi Issa (via petrichour)

When the moment comes, will you do what needs to be done?

dailynietzsche:

“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.”

—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §169.

“I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears.” — Jean-Paul Sartre, from No Exit (via violentwavesofemotion)

“The nature, moments, and movement of this [absolute] knowing have, then, shown themselves to be such that this knowing is a pure being-for-self of self-consciousness; it is ‘I’, that is this and no other ‘I’, and which is no less immediately a mediated or superseded universal ‘I’. It has a content which it differentiates from itself; for it is pure negativity or the dividing of itself, it is consciousness. This content is, in its difference, itself the ‘I’, for it is the movement of superseding itself, or the same pure negativity that the ‘I’ is. In it, as differentiated, the ‘I’ is reflected into itself; it is only when the ‘I’ communes with itself in its otherness that the content is comprehended.” — G. W. F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. A. V. Miller, pg. 799. (via imkrebsgang)