It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
    Theodore Roosevelt (via mmaquotes)
    …At night I dream that you and I are two plants
    that grew together, roots entwined,
    and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,
    since we are made of earth and rain. Sometimes
    I think that with death we will seep below,
    in the depths at the feet of he effigy, looking over
    the ocean which brought us here to build and make love…

    Pablo Neruda, excerpt from Rain (Rapa Nui). (via wordsnquotes)

    How easy it would be to just give up


    The Seven Chakras, illustrations by Laural Virtues Wauters, mandala artist, educator, storyteller and author who blends mystery teachings, nature and science with Jungian psychology to shed light on the origins of belief. (source)

    1. Root Chakra

    2. Sacral Chakra

    3. Solar Plexus Chakra

    4. Heart Chakra

    5. Throat Chakra

    6. Third Eye Chakra

    7. Crown Chakra