"Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there."

-  Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via apacotopia)

"Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living."

- RustedBones (via rustedbones)

"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next."

- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (via likeafieldmouse)


Paintings and Illustrations by Marianna Gartner