" Let go of the idea of what is normal, and go live your life the way you really want it to live. "

calebbabcock:

Under the stars last night.

calebbabcock:

Under the stars last night.

Anonymous:
what do you mean in your bio when you say "embracing all" ?

Glad you asked ^_^

If you haven’t learned at this point in your life yet, an essential characteristic of human life is impermanence. Things are always changing. Internally, thoughts and emotions pass through your consciousness but never linger there permanently. What is permanent is the silent observer of these thoughts and emotions coming and going — our consciousness.

We cannot identify ourselves by our emotions or thoughts because they only pass through. It is not what we are. Thoughts and emotions are only visitors, while consciousness is the home into which they enter. When they leave, the house is still there. Our consciousness is ever-present, amidst a world defined by change. Pure consciousness does not take sides, it is merely the unbiased witness of all we experience. Thoughts and emotions cause us to put labels on things, they make us feel that something must be deemed essentially “good” or “bad” in order to make sense of things or protect ourselves, which is all false self-image making as a result of the ego.

But here’s the thing, labeling causes resistance to what is. Resistance causes us to close ourselves off from parts of the world. How can we ever feel free if we keep ourselves in shackles like that? (If you think something is good, you’ll resist everything that could take it away from you. If you think something is bad, you’ll resist everything that brings you closer to it). Alternatively, if you embrace everything, you do not resist anything; our consciousness embraces everything by merely accepting all that is. That is liberation.

Consciousness is our true nature. It is the one part of us that is always there, witnessing everything else passing through. (Right now, become aware of what your mind is telling you. Since you are on the outside looking in on these thoughts and emotions, how could that be you? You can separate yourself from them.) If consciousness is our true nature, then we are all truly free, because consciousness creates the causes and conditions for liberation. Our thoughts and emotions are what create an illusion that we are limited.

So by saying that I am embracing all, means I am attempting to stay connected to the core of what I am and what we all are, pure consciousness, by letting thoughts and emotions pass through after I’ve learned what I need to from them, so that way I don’t identify with them and cause myself to feel restrained. It takes much practice to be more connected through awareness, but it’s probably the most worthwhile thing you could do for yourself (and others).


If you find that you can’t make sense of anything I just said, it’s probably because it’s your mind trying to understand the mind, and no essential truth can ever be understood on a mind level. It must be felt. While words can provide knowledge, they will never give you wisdom. Only experience can do that. So go live, friends.
ba-y:

rainydaysandblankets:

Mountain Cabin, Lake Tahoe


Tahoe is my home, how lucky am I

ba-y:

rainydaysandblankets:

Mountain Cabin, Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is my home, how lucky am I

  • me flirting: so what's the deal with having to exist as a physical entity

" Cigarettes didn’t phase me, cuts didn’t scare me, drugs didn’t need me but god I went an hour without you and I finally realized what addiction was like "

- addiction (via pillsand-coffee)

(Source: t0xic-roses)


I can’t stress how important this knowledge is. Once I realised that I chose whether someone’s negative vibes affected me (hell, even my own negativity), I found that life is a lot easier.
I used to drown in negativity, in a downwards spiral until I didn’t see any light in life and I didn’t see the purpose of life anymore. My therapist then taught me this, and it changed my life completely.

I can’t stress how important this knowledge is. Once I realised that I chose whether someone’s negative vibes affected me (hell, even my own negativity), I found that life is a lot easier.

I used to drown in negativity, in a downwards spiral until I didn’t see any light in life and I didn’t see the purpose of life anymore. My therapist then taught me this, and it changed my life completely.

(Source: heyitisrissa)

" Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did. "

- (107/365)

(Source: little-miss-tragedy)

sunflower-mama:

land-ethic:

“We built this tree house together in six weeks for under $4000. Reclaimed oak wood cutoffs make up the floor, and all windows and doors were salvaged. Inside is complete with a sleeping loft and composting toilet. Tree house. Wee house. You & Me house.”

Who wants to do this with me

sunflower-mama:

land-ethic:

We built this tree house together in six weeks for under $4000. Reclaimed oak wood cutoffs make up the floor, and all windows and doors were salvaged. Inside is complete with a sleeping loft and composting toilet. Tree house. Wee house. You & Me house.”

Who wants to do this with me