"Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire."
— (via laurenstaud)
(Source: earthen-empress, via tenderandsteel)
"A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he finds her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in Him, she is enough."
— Stasi Eldredge, Captivating (via dear-abigail)
(Source: hopefisch, via tenderandsteel)
"I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits."
— Anaïs Nin (via wendesgray)
"We have never preached violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love, of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into sickles for work."
— Óscar Romero (via hislivingpoetry)
"I want to love you wildly. I don’t want words, but inarticulate cries, meaningless, from the bottom of my most primitive being, that flow from my belly like honey. A piercing joy, that leaves me empty, conquered, silenced."
— Anaïs Nin (via khudgarzi)
(Source: rabbrakha, via defeatisnolongeranoption)