because nothing is as good as you can imagine it; nothing is as exciting as your fantasy

Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via acesontheriver)

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

—Hugh Laurie  (via weaverofstars)

(Source: ruineshumaines, via newyorktoparis)

When you feel the rise of unpleasant emotions, take a moment and make an effort to identify their source. The answers are far more available than you may have previously believed. Accept such feelings as your own in the moment. Do not shove them underneath, ignore them or try to substitute what you think of as good thoughts.

—Jane Roberts, Seth, "The Nature of Personal Reality" (via meditationsinwonderland)

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