In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.
Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.
Osho (via psych-facts)
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.
"life is absurd so start acting like it"
that last one though
these are super important and beautiful
hello, operator? Yes a wolf standing behind a rainbow is making me feel.
The sixth one
People had a habit of looking at me like I was some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd oneMarilyn Monroe (via psych-facts)
I had a very fucked up dream where I had to tell my uncle that my dad died but it wasn’t like I was telling him something that happened 11 years ago it was like my mom was putting the responsibility of informing the family on me since “it just happened” and she was a wreck.
The more I reread this the more I understand my dream.
I mixed up a pitcher of sangria with strawberries, peaches, and honeybell oranges and a splash of sprite for me and Jason. After we ate a delicious dinner we took a walk down to the inlet with our wine. :)
The little moments in life really make everything worth it.
I wonder how many times I can get a UTI and have it spread to my kidneys before I find out whyyyyy I’m so susceptible to them. Like seriously I hate going to the hospital.