We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

Andy Goldsworthy, British environmentalist/artist (via selenemooneffe)

Undeniably true. 

(via asapscience)

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.

― Buddha (via liberatingreality)





Boarding schools used Native appropriation to embarrass, degrade & exercise control over Native children. Native appropriation is an extension of the federal government’s assimilation and termination policies to ‘kill the Indian and save the man.’


Those nuns’ smug faces contrasted against the children’s. It breaks me.

In case anyone was wondering why this post isn’t so much funny as it is just horrifyingly true

Or kind of like how I spent probably like 2000 bucks so white men could teach me the history of my own fucking people

Or how I had to explain to my own fucking white sister why it wasn’t okay for her to make money dressed up like an “Indian Princess”

Or how my white ex-in-laws fucking accused me of being a pothead for smudging my fucking room and used that for grounds to kick me out (with no other place to go), which was traumatic enough that I never fucking did it again

Or how last week at work I had someone literally tell me they thought addiction to tobacco was Native American’s “revenge” for genocide, because we’re extinct now or almost because “you don’t see a lot of them these days”, and killing “us” with cigarettes is “their” revenge

This photo is a picture of what it feels like to be a ghost

A fucking ghost in your own native land.



This is like installing Windows on a Mac.


is not a
only in silence
can you affirm
your existence,
only in solitude
can you converse
with the beat
of your pulse.
There is
live music
drumming away
in your chest.
You are alive
and well.

Nav K (via navk)
i struggle so deeply
to understand
how someone can
pour their entire soul
blood and energy
into someone
without wanting
anything in

i will have to wait till i’m a mother  - rupi kaur (via rupikaur)
some nights
you speak in your native language
so it seems you have another soul
understanding you.


Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)


do you ever just smell an old perfume, or hear an old song, or pass an old hangout spot and kinda break inside for a couple minutes



I am sitting at my computer screen with my mouth open, because I just cannot fathom how someone writes something this amazing.

Forever reblog.


but can bob the builder fix yo nasty ass attitude


I haven’t laughed so hard in a rlly long time


Wow philosophy professors are all the same

دیگران را ببخش، نه به خاطر اینکه لایق بخششند، به خاطر اینکه تو لایق آرامشی

Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

The paradox seems to be, as Socrates demonstrated long ago, the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.

Steven Pressfield (via liberatingreality)
Where perfectionism exists, shame is always lurking. In fact, shame is the birthplace of perfectionism.