Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.
Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done
That’s basically what these monks do actually.
They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.
Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.
People get really irritated by mental illness. “Just fucking get it together! Suck it up, man!” I had a breakdown, and a spiritual friend came to visit me in the psych ward. And they said, “You need to get out of here. Because this is the story you’re telling yourself. You know, Patch Adams has this great work-group camp where you can learn how to really celebrate life.”
It’s something people are so powerless over, and so often they want to make it your fault. It’s nobody’s fault. I started thinking of suicide when I was 10 years old—I can’t believe that that’s somebody’s fault. Like, “Oh, you’re just an attention getter.” Mental illness isn’t seen as an illness, it’s seen as a choice.
Yeah. I have a joke about how people don’t talk about mental illness the way they do other regular illnesses. “Well, apparently Jeff has cancer. Uh, I have cancer. We all have cancer. You go to chemotherapy you get it taken care of, am I right? You get back to work.” Or: “I was dating this chick, and three months in, she tells me that she wears glasses, and she’s been wearing contact lenses all this time. She needs help seeing. I was like, listen, I’m not into all that Western medicine shit. If you want to see, then work at it. Figure out how not to be so myopic. You know?”
I forgot neopets had screamers
of a sort..
like wtf neopets
|—||A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via 33113)|
'wehhhh i dont like tauriel she's so cliche she's pretty AND a perfect fighter AND guys want her AND she has healing skills she's too perfect it's unrealistic'
here is a list of things for you to consider, friend
- have you met aragorn
i’d really like some wireless waterproof earbuds for shower time
http://www.finisinc.com/swimp3/ Completely waterproof, my mom even uses these to swim laps.
based off this text post because its adorable
look at how cute this is
Let’s be honest everyone would rather watch a Black Widow movie than antman
There was a bunny at Lowes today eating all the flowers
haha u go lil bun
fight the power
live the dream, small friend
why was girl at school walking around with a goddamn starbucks cup wtf
and i’m not saying that bc “ughhhh stupid girls and their starbucks”
there are no starbucks in this country…. the closest one is 220 miles away
so…. did she come back from the one in austria just before class started?
or did she get the cup online or somewhere, made coffee at home and brought it here in that cup?
it wasn’t even one of those fancy cups, it was the cardboard one
i need answers