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Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.

— Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)

Experience life in all possible ways — good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.

—Osho (via occult101)

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And the second thing fiction does is to build empathy. When you watch TV or see a film, you are looking at things happening to other people. Prose fiction is something you build up from 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world and people it and look out through other eyes. You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed.

Twelve Primary Archetypes

lchollowayfiction:

These twelve archetypes are very useful for sorting out your character’s motivation for things as well as how they should act once you settle them into a specific personality. I know several people have difficulty keeping their characters consistent in the draft process, that’s why you have editing and resources. I hope this comes in handy.

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El día veraniego

¿Quién hizo al mundo?
¿Quién hizo al cisne y al oso negro?
¿Quién hizo al grillo?
A este grillo me refiero,
el que ha saltado sobre el pasto,
el que come azúcar de mi mano,
que mueve sus mandíbulas de atrás hacia adelante en lugar de hacerlo de arriba a abajo, el que mira a su alrededor con enormes o complejos ojos. Ahora levanta sus pálidos antebrazos y se lava la cara a conciencia.
Ahora abre sus alas y se aleja flotando.
No sé exactamente qué es rezar.
Sé como poner atención, como caer en el pasto, como arrodillarme en el pasto, cómo estar ocioso y bendito y cómo caminar por los campos, que es lo que he estado haciendo todo el día.
Dime: ¿Qué planeas hacer con tu preciosa vida salvaje?
- Mary Oliver

This is what it means to live on. When granted hope, a person uses it as fuel, as a guidepost to life. It is impossible to live without hope.

Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via bookmania)