A Room of Her Own

now you know

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

—   Mark Twain

“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.”

—    Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via purplebuddhaproject)

Nutella Cupcakes Recipe

My birthday is next month, so…

Release yourself

“Society cannot tolerate individuality, because individuality will not follow like a sheep. The sheep are always in the crowd because it feels more protected, secure. Only lions move alone — and every one of you is born a lion, but the society goes on conditioning you, programming your mind to be a sheep.”

The priests want you to be slaves. The politicians want you to be slaves. The pedagogues want you to be slaves. They offer you carrots. Nobody wants you to be a free man, because then you cannot be exploited.

Love People, Not Pleasure

A popular piece of life-ruining advice: “If it feels good, do it.” Unless you share the same existential goals as protozoa, this is often flat-out wrong.

More here.


This little guy needed a break mid-walk

I live in the Unhappiest City in the USA

http://gothamist.com/2014/07/23/nyc_unhappy_up_yours.php 

Fave line: “Do not let such a study discourage you, New Yorkers… you can literally drink all the time.”

Second fave: “At the very least, it’s not that hard to score Xanax here.” 

#solace

"Meditation is a state of no-mind. Meditation is a state of pure consciousness with no content. Meditation is the awareness that “I am not the mind.” When the awareness goes deeper and deeper in you, slowly, slowly, a few moments arrive – moments of silence, moments of pure space, moments of transparency, moments when nothing stirs in you and everything is still. In those still moments you will know who you are. This is meditation."

Chloé - Wool Knit Jacquard Sweater

Chunky sweater. Print dress. Mules. Repeat.

Chloe.