“Be yourself—not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”

– Henry David Thoreau (via lazyyogi)

indypendenthistory:

His Holiness, Dalai Lama posing soon after the search party discovered him in 1939 in Kumbum, Amdo, Tibet
(via http://www.dalailama.com/gallery/album/2/19#ad-image-1)

indypendenthistory:

His Holiness, Dalai Lama posing soon after the search party discovered him in 1939 in Kumbum, Amdo, Tibet

(via http://www.dalailama.com/gallery/album/2/19#ad-image-1)

Richard Serra in the Qatari Desert
Nicolas Niarchos, newyorker.com
Richard Serra’s new sculpture, “East-West/West-East,” is a set of four standing steel plates rolled in Germany, shipped via Antwerp, and offloaded, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert. It’s his second public…

Richard Serra in the Qatari Desert
Nicolas Niarchos, newyorker.com

Richard Serra’s new sculpture, “East-West/West-East,” is a set of four standing steel plates rolled in Germany, shipped via Antwerp, and offloaded, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert. It’s his second public…

“You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.”

– Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)

“There are days when I am convinced that Heaven starts already, now, in this ordinary life, just as it is, in all its incompleteness, yet, this is where Heaven starts. See within yourself, if you can find it.
I walked through the field in front of the house, lots of swallows flying, everywhere! Some very near me. It was magical.
We are already one, yet we know it not.”

Thomas Merton (via crashinglybeautiful)

amnhnyc:

Happy Birthday to John Muir! 
Born in 1838, Muir was a naturalist and preservationist who founded the sierraclub. In 1903, Muir took Theodore Roosevelt on a famous camping tour of Yosemite and persuaded the President to add Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley to Yosemite National Park.
Did you know? The new Theodore Roosevelt sculpture at the center of the recently reopened Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall depicts the President as he looked during that Yosemite trip. 
Learn more.

amnhnyc:

Happy Birthday to John Muir!

Born in 1838, Muir was a naturalist and preservationist who founded the sierraclub. In 1903, Muir took Theodore Roosevelt on a famous camping tour of Yosemite and persuaded the President to add Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley to Yosemite National Park.


Did you know? The new Theodore Roosevelt sculpture at the center of the recently reopened Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall depicts the President as he looked during that Yosemite trip.

Learn more.

“To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else.”

– Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

“In religion the ego manifests as the devil, and of course no one realizes how smart the ego is because it created the devil so you could blame someone else. There is no such thing as an external enemy, no matter what that voice in your head is telling you. All perception of an enemy is a projection of the ego as the enemy.”

– Dr. Deepak Chopra M.D (via remorphabeing)

cjwho:

New Video Depicts the Amazing Final Stages of Construction of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona | via. ThisIsColossal

The foundation responsible for the construction of the famous Sagrada Família church in Barcelona recently released a video depicting what the final stages of construction will look like as nearly 150 years of building (and delays) finally wraps up in 2026. The breathtaking clip combines footage shot from a helicopter with computer-animated renderings to show what the basilica, designed by Antoni Gaudí, will look like. The structure is said to be “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.”

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