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Apr 10, 2014 / 1 note

Make Believe

Don’t believe everything that you read

Just because it’s by George Herbert Mead

And don’t trust everything that you feel

Just because you sense it to be absolutely real

Rather take everything as it is,

Or as you immediately perceive it,

And sit on it

Let it stew inside of you

And allow yourself to embody the richness

Of this everyday

Experience

Or moment out of the blue

Life is not a cliché

Just because there are statistics

That say

One in every two marriages

End in divorce

And that love hurts

But rather believe,

Or at least realize,

It’s not love that hurts,

It’s the loved ones that do

It’s that human beings

Are flawed, imperfect, broken

Manifestations of lust, gluttony,

Anger, slothfulness, and greed

And no this isn’t the theory

Of Mr. George Herbert Mead

This is reality

This is the tell-tale story

Of the human’s life

Of his or hers undulations

Through the preoccupations

Of the complications

And the misinterpretations

Of the monopolization

Of simple human thought

We are raised to believe that we have agency

That our final decisions are ultimately

Our own proper and final decisions

But there are forces around us

Against or with us

That lead you any which way

And if he or she is not careful

Could end up slayed

By the misconstrued idea

That one cannot go without living life

As if it were a play

Aka 24/7 drama day

We were made to believe

We were made to trust

We were made to love

We were even made to hold hands,

And cuddle, and all of that stuff

But it seems like society is telling us

That isn’t enough

And indeed it isn’t

There’s more to us than that

But then they transform

Believing into deceiving

Trust into lust

Love into a shove

Holding hands into kicking sand

And cuddling into smuggling

And all of this juggling

Of what we were made to believe

And what we actually are…

We need to believe in who we are

But greater yet

We need to believe in who made us

Who we are

Who sees us as the very twinkle in His eyes

Despite the very notion that we are

“Flawed, imperfect, broken

Manifestations of lust, gluttony,

Anger, slothfulness, and greed”

The One who has every reason to despise us

And bring us to our demise and must

Cringe at the sight of some of us

Busting each other’s faces in

And breaking in to the Holiday Inn

Even forgetting to empty the recycling bin

And honestly if it were up to us, this right here

Would surely be the end

But thank the Lord, through Him, it is only the beginnin’

Apr 5, 2014 / 1 note

Moth Lights

Welcome to the Land of Moths

It’s a land of darkness

A land of endless silence

Where the only light that shines

Is from two moths

In each other’s presence

When they are in love

All they do,

All they EVER do,

Is dance and skirt around each other

All they do,

Is swivel and swerve

And the only contact is an occasional

Clash or collision

When one is brave enough to head aimlessly

Into the light of the other

But because they don’t have the eyes to see

And they don’t have the mouths to communicate

Nor would they have the words to speak

The dance continues

Together

All the moths surrounding them

Can see how they shine

In the presence of each other

And they see their difficulty

To understand

That they cannot outshine the other

Confusing each other for fireflies

They let the fire within them burn too bright

And they forget that they are moths

They are ordinary little creatures

Shining light is not what they normally do

Why not realize then that something is wrong

Why not stray away from each other

Why not find another light, a little less bright,

But moths are stubborn

No matter how many times they slam into that light

They don’t stop

All they want is the light

That’s all we,

As God’s little moths,

Want to live for

To move toward a bright light

And there’s nothing wrong with that

But when life becomes solely chasing after

Some other moth’s light

Then we can never realize the light

That we shine

The light that we ourselves reflect

And the one light we are to solely pursue

And so if they only realized

That instead of dancing around each other

Instead of butting heads every once in a while

If they flew slowly, side by side,

Shining together

They would leave the land of the moths

They would break out of the land of silence

And into a brighter country

And a louder land

And into a light they can blend into

And then they would see that they are moths

Surrounded in magnificent splendor

—Rebecca Akame

Mar 20, 2014 / 1 note
Mar 20, 2014 / 1 note
langleav:

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Mar 9, 2014 / 84,880 notes

langleav:

New book Love & Misadventure now available online from Amazon + Barnes & Noble and major bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Fully Booked, Periplus, Waterstones, Indigo/Chapters + more. 

(via lovequotesrus)

Love has no race.
Spirits have no race.

We are all spirits, wrapped in the human
Form, like a gift wrapped inside a box.

Who cares what color the box is?
It’s the treasure inside that is to be valued, not it’s container.

Ebrahim Aseem (via sheba-keda)
Mar 9, 2014 / 3 notes
doodletimeinspanish:

Ese curioso tipo de autoestima…

Yo tambien ;)
Mar 8, 2014 / 527 notes

doodletimeinspanish:

Ese curioso tipo de autoestima…

Yo tambien ;)

makemestfu:

EVERYTHING RELATE

The truth though…
Mar 8, 2014 / 1,591 notes

makemestfu:

EVERYTHING RELATE

The truth though…

lovequotesrus:

Everything you love is here

I would love to hear that one day, genuinely and sincerely, before the day I die :)
Mar 8, 2014 / 31,807 notes

lovequotesrus:

Everything you love is here

I would love to hear that one day, genuinely and sincerely, before the day I die :)

spiritualinspiration:

those who hope in me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23, NIV. What a powerful promise we have from Almighty God! When we put our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed. Of course, that doesn’t mean that things will always go our way. There may be temporary disappointments, but we will never be permanently disappointed. Somewhere down the road, God will cause it to all work out for our good. With God on your side, you will always end in victory! Are you carrying frustration, worry or aggravation about something? That’s usually a clear sign that your hope is in the wrong place. If you hope in circumstances, it will deplete you of joy and peace. But when you turn those circumstances over to God, when you refuse to worry, when you refuse to allow the temporary things of this world to dictate your happiness, that’s when God can do a work in your life. When you trust in Him, He will make your crooked places straight; He will cause you to mount up with wings like the eagle. Today, choose to put your hope in the Father; you won’t be disappointed. Trust Him because He is faithful. Find rest for your soul in knowing that He is good, and He has good things in store for your future!

I needed to hear this… :) ♥
Feb 23, 2014 / 2,161 notes

spiritualinspiration:

those who hope in me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23, NIV.

What a powerful promise we have from Almighty God! When we put our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed. Of course, that doesn’t mean that things will always go our way. There may be temporary disappointments, but we will never be permanently disappointed. Somewhere down the road, God will cause it to all work out for our good. With God on your side, you will always end in victory!

Are you carrying frustration, worry or aggravation about something? That’s usually a clear sign that your hope is in the wrong place. If you hope in circumstances, it will deplete you of joy and peace. But when you turn those circumstances over to God, when you refuse to worry, when you refuse to allow the temporary things of this world to dictate your happiness, that’s when God can do a work in your life. When you trust in Him, He will make your crooked places straight; He will cause you to mount up with wings like the eagle.

Today, choose to put your hope in the Father; you won’t be disappointed. Trust Him because He is faithful. Find rest for your soul in knowing that He is good, and He has good things in store for your future!

I needed to hear this… :) ♥

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spiritualinspiration:

Did you know that God chose you before the foundations of the earth? Before the worlds were ever formed, He knew you. And, He didn’t create you to be average. He didn’t create you to barely get by. No, He created you to excel! Not only has He chosen you, but He has equipped you with everything you need to live and thrive in this life. He has deposited seeds of greatness inside every person. But in order to tap into those seeds of greatness, you have to believe this and act on it.
Too many people today are going around with low self-esteem, feeling inferior like they don’t have what it takes. But that is living a lie. And as long as we have a poor self-image, we’re not going to experience God’s best. In order to be all that God has called us to be, we have to see ourselves as chosen, valuable and victorious.
Today, meditate on this truth. Let it sink down deep into your heart. Let it build confidence and security in you. As you understand your value in the eyes of God, you’ll be empowered to live the life of victory He has prepared for you!

Amen, Hallelujah.
Feb 23, 2014 / 6,410 notes

spiritualinspiration:

Did you know that God chose you before the foundations of the earth? Before the worlds were ever formed, He knew you. And, He didn’t create you to be average. He didn’t create you to barely get by. No, He created you to excel! Not only has He chosen you, but He has equipped you with everything you need to live and thrive in this life. He has deposited seeds of greatness inside every person. But in order to tap into those seeds of greatness, you have to believe this and act on it.

Too many people today are going around with low self-esteem, feeling inferior like they don’t have what it takes. But that is living a lie. And as long as we have a poor self-image, we’re not going to experience God’s best. In order to be all that God has called us to be, we have to see ourselves as chosen, valuable and victorious.

Today, meditate on this truth. Let it sink down deep into your heart. Let it build confidence and security in you. As you understand your value in the eyes of God, you’ll be empowered to live the life of victory He has prepared for you!

Amen, Hallelujah.

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Feb 15, 2014

Song came out of nowhere into my mind. So random. Been so long. What is my subconscious telling me?

Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014

God is Love

If God is Love, and we were made in the image of God, then we were made in the image of Love; we were made to Love. I tell you, it is very, very, very, verily so that it is better to give than it is to receive. It is better to give Love, for even when no Love is given in return, you must be patient and recognize that moment – that smothered yet smoldering sparkle of hope in their eyes that they may come to know the Love that you have, that they may come to Love as you do. Because that is what we were made to do. We were made to Love, for we were made in the image of God, and never forget – always remember – God is Love.

~Rebecca Akame

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Feb 8, 2014 / 359 notes