Hello, I'm Haily. I'm 22 from Michigan.
I enjoy words, adventure, music, tattoos, art, conversation, and nature.
Taken by the woman of my dreamsūüėć

My cats are the center of my world.
I let the Universe guide me.

 

supersonicart:

Martin Tomsky’s Wood Cuts.

Martin Tomsky uses laser cutters to create three dimensional woodcuts that are very detailed and awesome:

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18 Science-Backed Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation!

panatmansam:

Many of us have heard of meditation‚Äôs benefits. We may have even tried¬†meditation¬†once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that¬†‚Äúmeditation is not for me.‚ÄĚ But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations,¬†visualization¬†meditations, open-focus¬†meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very¬†natural state in us: kindness.

What is Loving-Kindness Meditation?
Loving-Kindness meditation focuses on developing feelings of goodwill, kindness and warmth towards others (Salzberg, 1997). As I’ve described in my TEDx talk, compassion, kindness and empathy are very basic emotions to us. Research shows that Loving Kindness Meditation has a tremendous amount of benefits ranging from benefitting well-being, to giving relief from illness and improving emotional intelligence:

Utilizing Thoughts and Emotions

rainbowtwo:

'Thoughts and emotions will always arise. The purpose of practice is not to get rid of them. We can no more put a stop to thoughts and emotions that we can put a stop to the worldly circumstances that seemingly turn for or against us. We can. however, choose to welcome and work with them. On one…

Since everything is but an apparition,
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection
You might as well burst out laughing!

Longchenpa (via abiding-in-peace)

There are two types of religious people.

im-a-nerdy-giraffe:

I love religious people that are accepting and use their religion as guidance to live a better, more loving lifestyle.

I hate religious people that think all other religions are wrong, atheists are going to hell, or harm anyone in the name of their god.

Preach it.

today my professor told me
every cell in our entire body
is destroyed and replaced
every seven years.

how comforting it is to know
one day i will have a body
you will have never touched.

(Source: impactings)

She is not ‚Äúmy girl.‚ÄĚ

She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

How much more blessed can I be?

Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist (via peachiegrl)

(Source: avraham-chaim)