The spirit inside of the activists in the Occupy Movement didn’t dampen just because the snow fell. That fire is still there; it just takes a different form and it’s going to bounce back really in the next few weeks and months in a very very powerful way. That democratic awakening around poor people, working people, critics [of] capitalism, imperialism, sexism, racism, homophobia, antisemitism, anti-Arab, anti-Muslim bigotry—it’s going to live. It’s going to live.
There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am.
They should be good servants…
Christopher Columbus, October 12, 1492 in his journal, the very first day of contact with Native Americans (Arawaks). (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
may this motherfucker and all like him burn in everlasting flame
sources vary on the actual wording (translation) of this quote. here’s a longer, more damning section:
“They should be good servants and intelligent, for I observed that they quickly took in what was said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, as it appeared to me that they had no religion. I, our Lord being pleased, will take hence, at the time of my departure, six natives for your Highnesses, that they may learn to speak.”
it’s national coming out day and i’m coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine gotta gotta be down because I want it all. it started out with a kiss how did it end up like this? it was only a kiss it was only a kiss
If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next… don’t. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness. Don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present - each moment as it comes - because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart, where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again…
I’m not going to prevent myself from evolving intellectually out of fear that someone might point out that I used to think differently. Well, of course I did, I’ve just come across evidence potent enough to transform my world view in the meantime. I’m not going to stagnate ideologically just for the sake of consistency.
All of this.
Very intelligent people tend to be inconsistent. Own that shit.
Kiss your own fingertips
and hug your own curves.
You are made of waves and honey
and spicy peppers when it is necessary.
You are a goddess,
I hope you haven’t forgotten.
Being too attached to results can keep you from truly enjoying your life. Let experience be the master that it is.