“Happiness is possible only when you stop running and cherish the present moment and who you are. You don’t need to be someone else; you’re already a wonder of life.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

“If you want to learn how to govern, avoid being clever or rich. The simplest pattern is the clearest. Content with an ordinary life, you can show all people the way back to their own true nature.”

– Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

“Let us look at wealth and poverty. The affluent society and the deprived society inter-are. The wealth of one society is made of the poverty of the other. “This is like this, because that is like that.” Wealth is made of non-wealth elements, and poverty is made by non-poverty elements. […] so we must be careful not to imprison ourselves in concepts. The truth is that everything contains everything else. We cannot just be, we can only inter-be. We are responsible fo everything that happens around us.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

interiordesignmagazine:

A young brother and sister, enchanted by their visits to Catalonia’s breathtaking Fageda d’en Jordà, a beech forest in a volcanic national park, were sure this must be the fictional world of Narnia. The couple decided to purchase a house, Santa Pau House, in the heart of the forest, in a subdivision that is technically part of the town of Santa Pau: a 2 ½-acre hillside property with a half-demolished shepherd’s cottage.The house was restored by Sausriballonch Architects.

dopatonin:

Ouroboros: a serpent biting its own tail. A mythological and alchemic symbol of the cyclic nature of the universe: creation out of destruction, life out of death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life in an eternal cycle of renewal.

dopatonin:

Ouroboros: a serpent biting its own tail. A mythological and alchemic symbol of the cyclic nature of the universe: creation out of destruction, life out of death. The ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life in an eternal cycle of renewal.