markcfm said: "A year from now, you might regret not starting today". My teacher wrote this on the whiteboard at school today as a 'motivational tool'. What are your thoughts on this? lazyyogi: Time passes ceaselessly. A year will pass regardless of what you do or do not start today. But the tiniest seed today may become a monolithic redwood in time.  Two years ago, I was in a rather tortured place. Living at home on a pullout couch, no job, cutoff from the society of my peers I had grown accustomed to in college. My ex of six years and I had split and I was continually bombarded by the criticism of my family, barely disguised as “advice.” Then I had a fateful lunch one day with an old family friend. My father had died when I was in high school and this man was one of his close friends all my life. Originally I had planned to ask him about the potential for finding work through Tibet House, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture. However, something else entirely came of our meeting.  Over lunch in Grand Central terminal, he explained to me why he thought I should be a doctor. More than that, he felt I was meant for it.  The first thing I said was, "I’ll have to go back to school. It will take a long time." He looked at me with a saucy smile and replied, "I’m sorry, are you busy?" I was a writer. Two years later and now I’m as versed in the chemical structure of molecules as I am in grammar. The physics of the fundamental forces composing reality, the applications behind calculus, and use of statistical methods all factor into my daily considerations of this or that.  It doesn’t matter who you think you are or what you think you are good at or what you think you aren’t good at. What matters is whether or not you plant the seed, nurture it, and help it to grow into whatever it is going to become.  I’m halfway through my 2-year premedical program and then I’ll be off to medical school, assuming one wants me. When I started, I had no idea if this would fit me. I also had no idea how much the thing I considered myself to be would change as a result of this new direction. I regret none of it.  Motivation is important but not because progress is important. The significance of motivation lies not only in the willingness to plant a new seed today but also in the commitment to nurture it every day. Inevitably that seed to which you initially gave shelter and support will become a great tree which will in turn give you shelter and support. That’s one cool teacher you got, if you ask me.  Namaste :)

markcfm said: "A year from now, you might regret not starting today". My teacher wrote this on the whiteboard at school today as a 'motivational tool'. What are your thoughts on this?

lazyyogi:

Time passes ceaselessly. A year will pass regardless of what you do or do not start today. But the tiniest seed today may become a monolithic redwood in time. 

Two years ago, I was in a rather tortured place. Living at home on a pullout couch, no job, cutoff from the society of my peers I had grown accustomed to in college. My ex of six years and I had split and I was continually bombarded by the criticism of my family, barely disguised as “advice.”

Then I had a fateful lunch one day with an old family friend. My father had died when I was in high school and this man was one of his close friends all my life. Originally I had planned to ask him about the potential for finding work through Tibet House, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture. However, something else entirely came of our meeting. 

Over lunch in Grand Central terminal, he explained to me why he thought I should be a doctor. More than that, he felt I was meant for it. 

The first thing I said was, "I’ll have to go back to school. It will take a long time."

He looked at me with a saucy smile and replied, "I’m sorry, are you busy?"

I was a writer. Two years later and now I’m as versed in the chemical structure of molecules as I am in grammar. The physics of the fundamental forces composing reality, the applications behind calculus, and use of statistical methods all factor into my daily considerations of this or that. 

It doesn’t matter who you think you are or what you think you are good at or what you think you aren’t good at. What matters is whether or not you plant the seed, nurture it, and help it to grow into whatever it is going to become

I’m halfway through my 2-year premedical program and then I’ll be off to medical school, assuming one wants me. When I started, I had no idea if this would fit me. I also had no idea how much the thing I considered myself to be would change as a result of this new direction. I regret none of it. 

Motivation is important but not because progress is important. The significance of motivation lies not only in the willingness to plant a new seed today but also in the commitment to nurture it every day. Inevitably that seed to which you initially gave shelter and support will become a great tree which will in turn give you shelter and support.

That’s one cool teacher you got, if you ask me. 

Namaste :)

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Love this jumper from Acne Studios
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kzshyia said: How do you know if you can trust someone with your heart, with your vulnerabilities? Thank you yogi! :D lazyyogi: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway Namaste :)

kzshyia said: How do you know if you can trust someone with your heart, with your vulnerabilities? Thank you yogi! :D

lazyyogi:

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” 

Ernest Hemingway

Namaste :)

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“There are no enlightened people, there is only enlightened activity.”
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mechanicmuffin:

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kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

I WANT THIS IN EVERY MAGAZINE

maybe a trigger warning tho?
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“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do, and mostly Live.”
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forgotteninferno: glittertitties: paper-planes-and-toy-trains: you are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are gray you’ll never know dear how much i love you please dont take my sunshine away this is the most beautiful post i have ever seen I’m my life This makes me a happy Irish man (Source: spell-i-c-u-p, via warofthunder)

forgotteninferno:

glittertitties:

paper-planes-and-toy-trains:

you are my sunshine

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my only sunshine

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you make me happy

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when skies are gray

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you’ll never know dear

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how much i love you

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please dont take

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this is the most beautiful post i have ever seen I’m my life

This makes me a happy Irish man

(Source: spell-i-c-u-p, via warofthunder)

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nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 
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jamesmdavisson:

Yesterday at Pride in Chicago.

the cop smiling at him though haha


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