"Never get involved with God, and above all never in any really intimate way. Get involved with people and imagine that together with them you are involving yourselves with God, because you name the name of God just as meaninglessly as the physicians scribble embellishments on your prescriptions."
Soren Kierkegaard Journals and Papers (via sorensays)
"Come with every wound and every woman you’ve ever loved; every lie you’ve ever told and whatever it is that keeps you up at night. Every mouth you’ve punched in, all the blood you’ve ever tasted. Come with every enemy you’ve ever made and all the family you’ve ever buried and every dirty thing you’ve ever done; every drink that’s burnt your throat and every morning you’ve woken with nothing and no one. Come with all your loss, your regrets, sins, memories, black outs, secrets. I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you."
Warsan Shire (via wethinkwedream)
Warsan is my fave
KENZO TANGE GIMNASIO NACIONAL DE YOYOGI, TOKIO
Tange House, Tokyo, 1953.
"The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
"Persons are not known by intellect alone… but by love. It is when we love another, even an enemy, that we obtain an understanding of who others are, and who we ourselves are. It is only this realization (compassion) that can open to us the real nature of others, and what is right to do."
Thomas Merton (via spiritualmama)