"You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood."
— Junot Díaz (via hypothermized)
(Source: asapkoenig, via sentimentalist-the)
"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is."
— Alan Watts (via ageofreason)
(Source: ageofpuppy, via orpheus1)
"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."
Lawrence Krauss (via allhailtheinfidel) (via ageofreason, neightkelly) (via ilady-b)
(via orpheus1, n8kelly)