"Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection." - Henri Nouwen (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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"A long time ago I learned not to explain things to people. It misleads them into thinking they’re entitled to know everything I do." - Lisa Kleypas, Dreaming of You (via larmoyante)
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"There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves." - Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy” (via larmoyante)
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"Creative ideas probably occur as part of a potentially dangerous mental process, when associations in the brain are flying freely during unconscious mental states — how thoughts must become momentarily disorganized prior to organizing. Such a process is very similar to that which occurs during psychotic states of mania, depression, or schizophrenia. In fact, the great Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who gave schizophrenia its name, described a “loosening of associations” as its most characteristic feature: “Of the thousands of associative threads that guide our thinking, this disease seems to interrupt, quite haphazardly, sometimes single threads, sometimes a whole group, and sometimes whole segments of them.”" - If you read one thing today, make it this pause-giving study on the relationship between creativity and mental illness (via explore-blog)
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I want to be more than sex,
This is me envious
as I write her name on a mug
and smash it against the wall.
This is me selfish
with my hands around your wrists.
This is me lonely
ever-flowing, irrational, leech.
This is me angry.
This is me drama queen.
This is me greedy, always needy.
Open bones, endless questions,
This is me desperate,
this is me starving.
Poisonous disease -
This is me wanting
more, more, and always more.
Will you touch me?" - Sade Andria Zabala (surfandwrite) | Should We Take It To The Next Level? (via surfandwrite)
Do you still want to?
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Missing you comes in waves.
Tonight I’m drowning." - (via villere)
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