“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”—C.S. Lewis (via heisjealousforme)
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”—Marcus Aurelius, was a Roman emperor. (via tierneylee)
I do not care what car you drive, where you live. If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. If your clothes are this year’s cutting edge. If your trust fund is unlimited. If you are A-list or B-list or never-heard-of-you list. I only care about the words that flutter from your mind. They are the only thing you truly own. The only thing I will remember you by. I will not fall in love with your bones and skin. I will not fall in love with the places you have been. I will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind.
drink at least 5 glasses of water a day. i admit i usually only drink a pathetic 1 glass, maybe 2. unless i’ve been to the gym, where i’ll have a water bottle & then some. technically i can’t ‘start’ this habit though until Feb 11 (according to my health psychology assignment) but whatever. no big dee.
go to the gym at least 3 times a week. heck yusssss.
read my bible at least once a week. don’t judge. i haven’t been reading so this is a big deal.
i’ve been finding motivation everywhere & i’m stoked. FINALLY. it’s taken me so long to be able to feel things again after everything went down these last few months. this is big. i’m stoked.
one of my good friends is having an abortion on wednesday morning. damnit, i fought for that baby. i feel the loss more than anyone around me seems to… how does that even work. i love this girl but my heart breaks for what could have been.
i just read a massively long apologetic write-up about how catholocism beats out protestantism. but yet, the author states over and over again that “we are ONE.” the question i can’t get out of my mind is why then do you care so much about who is right and who is wrong? why write this thing in the first place? who cares, man. if you believe that we are one, then with the grace of God, we are one.
people are still people, no matter how much their actions suck, no matter how screwed up their perception of life is, and you still have to love them. one at a time. if everyone gave up on those that were hard to love, they would never change.
one of the only interesting blurbs from my ancient science lectures...
Living things somehow initiate movements. It was felt that there was something special about plants and animals. They knew enough anatomy to know that bones are moved by sinews, and sinews by muscles, but what moves the muscles? And what causes a plant to grow with such force that its roots growing in a crack can split the rock apart? They believed that there was something unseen and intangible that moved living beings. … To traditional Greco-Roman society anything that displayed will or moved on its own accord had to have a spirit in it.
okay one more…
They knew nothing of predictable, regular movement. The only place they could see regular movement was in the heavens, the movements of the sun, the moon, and the mixed stars. But those were far away, outside the human sphere. Everything human was irregular. To posit a regular physical universe, in which for example there was a single type of matter which accounted for all the different appearances, was to go against the evidence that the physical universe was not so simple.
and this blew my mind, as far as a metaphor of God’s unchangeable and never-ending existence goes…
A perfect sphere which cannot change because it has no void inside it. Because it cannot change it has lasted forever and will last forever more.