“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”—Hermann Hesse, Demian (via thenotoriousbigpoppa)
“Run my dear,
from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings.
Run like hell my dear,
from anyone likely to put a sharp knife Into the sacred,
tender vision of your beautiful heart.”—Hafiz (via nezartdesign)
“I learned never to empty the well, but always to stop when there was still something in the deep part of the well and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.”—Ernest Hemmingway (via artpropelled)
“Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”—