The remembrance of death kills the desires of the self
Imam al-Sadiq (a)
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth (via autumnrevival)
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring (via meh-ran)
Almost. It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe.
- Joan Bauer. (via ma-riia)
Remember that the most precious thing you own in this world is your heart.
So don’t let anything taint your heart.
- Imam Ali Zain al-`Abideen (as)
Falsehood can buy many supporters, but truth has only a few friends.
- Imam Hussein (as)
Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing
- Criss Jami (via arzitekt)
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
- Christopher McCandless
If the service to a mother equals the quantity of the particles of sand in the desert and the drops of rain on earth, it will not repay for a single day that she kept you in her womb.
- Prophet Muhammad (saws), Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il (via thelittlephilosopher)
Maya men wearing traditional dress enter the church in Tenejapa, Chiapas on the day of a religious festival
Cultural appropriation of Palestinian culture by Israelis is just another way to disenfranchise Palestinians and take away their right to exist and resist.