"I feel all shadows of the universe multiplied deep inside my skin."

Virginia Woolf, From a diary entry dated 5 November 1931 (via ewok-gia)

The world around me keeps spinning while I try to maintain balance.

I’m already so emotional. My heart feels as if it’s going to explode.

I keep getting lost in memories of us as kids. The days we would meet at the courts to hang with the boys and complain about our 6th grade issues. Today, one of my closest childhood friends is having her babyshower. She’s the first one out of our group of friends to bring a child into this world. It’s unbelievably beautiful to still be a part of her life while she embarks this new chapter. We would always say we’d all still be good friends when we’re old, with kids, our career, etc. Here we are. Sisters, still.

It’s also Vanessas going away party.. I don’t think it’s hit me yet. I’ve witnessed this woman overcome so many of her own battles that it’s been nothing but a privilege to be a friend of hers. I have found so much inspiration in & with her; now she’ll be on the complete other side of the country. It’s such a bittersweet feeling. I am so proud of her. I know this is in God’s plan for her. I can feel it inside.

Im realizing now how beautiful is to embrace change..

Here’s to new beginnings & most importantly, SISTERHOOD. TRUE FRIENDSHIP. LOVE.

This picture really bugs me out because I was tripping balls when I took it and the scenery looks nothing like it did in that moment… #lucy

This picture really bugs me out because I was tripping balls when I took it and the scenery looks nothing like it did in that moment… #lucy

Everythang Gucci

Everythang Gucci

yagazieemezi:

FELA:

“Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” is a fascinating documentary about the Afrobeat legend, musician, composer, performer and occasional politician. The film mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigerian politics, but for the most part, the images are left to speak for themselves. Shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.

“Music is a weapon of the future / music is the weapon of the progressives / music is the weapon of the givers of life” Fela Kuti


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Days spent with Jasmine, laying on the couch, listening to slow jams. <3

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Days spent with Jasmine, laying on the couch, listening to slow jams. <3


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Sophia @ her first swim meet. So proud of my little baby.

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Sophia @ her first swim meet. So proud of my little baby.

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life has been so sweet to me lately..

deathandmysticism:

A fakir lies on a bed of nails, India, ca. 1907

deathandmysticism:

A fakir lies on a bed of nails, India, ca. 1907

Are you stressed? Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there,” or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. It’s a split that tears you apart inside. To create and live with such an inner split is insane. The fact that everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it any less insane. If you have to, you can move fast, work fast, or even run, without projecting yourself into the future and without resisting the present.

As you move, work, run—do it totally. Enjoy the flow of energy, the high energy of that moment. Now you are no longer stressed, no longer splitting yourself in two. Just moving, running, working—and enjoying it. Or you can drop the whole thing and sit on a park bench. But when you do, watch your mind. It may say: “You should be working. You are wasting time.” Observe the mind. Smile at it.

Does the past take up a great deal of your attention? Do you frequently talk and think about it, either positively or negatively? The great things that you have achieved, your adventures or experiences, or your victim story and the dreadful things that were done to you, or maybe what you did to someone else? Are your thought processes creating guilt, pride, resentment, anger, regret, or self-pity? Then you are not only reinforcing a false sense of self but also helping to accelerate your body’s aging process by creating an accumulation of past in your psyche. Verify this for yourself by observing those around you who have a strong tendency to hold on to the past.

Die to the past every moment. You don’t need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of this moment and the fullness of Being. Feel your presence.

— Eckhart Tolle (via mindofataurus)

Clyties of the Mist Herbert James Draper (1912)

Clyties of the Mist Herbert James Draper (1912)

Naomi Jamilet Pisces. NJ.