Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.
The truest shit.
|Self Harm:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Suicide:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Anxiety:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Depression:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Anorexia:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Bulimia:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Any ED:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Schizophrenia:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Bipolar:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Austism:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|OCD:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Tourettes:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Personality disorders:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Chronic Pain:||Don't joke about something that you don't understand|
|Mental illness:||DON'T JOKE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND|
…I have died out of the human world and come to feel a strange, cold, aqueous, terraqueous, aerial, ethereal sympathy and existence. I sow the sun and moon for seeds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via erraticintrovert)
a moment of silence for the words that have been used ironically so much that they have actually become antonyms of themselves
Oscar was adopted as a kitten from an animal shelter and grew up in the third-floor end-stage dementia unit at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The 41-bed unit treats people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses, most of whom are in the end stage of life and are generally unaware of their surroundings. Oscar was one of six cats adopted by Steere House, which bills itself as a “pet friendly” facility.
After about six months, the staff noticed that Oscar, just like the doctors and nurses, would make his own rounds. Oscar would sniff and observe patients, then curl up to sleep with certain ones. The patients he would sleep with often died within several hours of his arrival. One of the first cases involved a patient who had a blood clot in her leg that was ice cold at the time. Oscar wrapped his body around her leg and stayed until the woman died.In another instance, the doctor had made a determination of impending death based on the patient’s condition, while Oscar simply walked away, causing the doctor to believe that Oscar’s streak (12 at the time) had ended. However, it would be later discovered that the doctor’s prognosis was simply 10 hours too early: Oscar later visited the patient, who died two hours later.
Oscar’s accuracy led the staff to institute a new and unusual protocol: once he is discovered sleeping with a patient, staff will call family members to notify them of the patient’s (expected) impending death.
Most of the time the patient’s family has no issue with Oscar being present at the time of death. On those occasions when he is removed from the room at the family’s request, he is known to pace back and forth in front of the door and meow in protest. When present, Oscar will stay by the patient until they die, then after death will quietly leave the room.
i find this very interesting as this behavior seems common in many cats that reside in mental and nursing homes. Often sharing the bed of the soon to be deceased. In the ancient world cats were revered by many cultures, most famously Ancient Egypt, as guardians of the underworld, keepers of the gate of death, and sometimes even harbingers of death itself. This makes me wonder whether this behavior was observed during ancient times as well and perhaps prompted this belief and many practices surrounding it.
sometimes I watch movies where a character (it’s usually the father) has made all these neat little inventions to make things more convenient, and I used to always think “wow, why does no one actually do this for a living, just making life more convenient for everybody. That seems really worthwhile.”
and one day I realized that that’s what infomericals sell
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