There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.
Everyone is asleep
there is nothing to come between
my moon and me.
Enomoto Seifu-Jo (Japanese 1731 - 1814)
Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes. (CG Jung)
The best way to know life is to love many things”
― Vincent van Gogh
if you want to become whole,
let yourself be partial.
if you want to become straight,
let yourself be crooked.
if you want to become full,
let yourself be empty.
if you want to be reborn,
let yourself die.
if you want to be given everything,
give everything up.
Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the Shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.
CG Jung - CW 13: Alchemical Studies, par 335, pg 265
The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good (via idterab
Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.