other way round(via thatgracelady)
Looking towards Positano, the Amalfi Coast | Italy (by Justine Kibler)
And if sorrow clouds your soul, don’t fight it; allow the tears to flow. We are not meant to be invincible, we bruise easily, and the heart is soft; prone to bleed at the slightest touch. It is in those moments of sadness that we must be brave enough to allow Christ in, to let Him be present in our pain; our sorrow is seen by Christ.
One day He will wipe away every tear, He will hold us tight, but for now we must pray through the pain. Just know that Christ shares our pain, He understands the sorrow that is within you, for He was a man of many sorrows. He wept alone, He was tormented and forsaken. Believe me, a man who has been forsaken such as Christ; will never forsake you. Jesus is the only person who knows all that you have been through, He is the only one who knows the deepest darkest spots of your soul, and still, He remains.
Jesus has the scars to prove that He is trust worthy, He has the only heart that bled for you; and He will never stop loving you.
Woman and mosque in Xinjiang Province, China.
Wow. I forgot about that place. Went there when I was 16.
Support your friend’s dreams. If they fail, you still supported them. If they succeed, you always believed in them. Otherwise, even when they succeed, it won’t feel like a victory that can be shared with you. And if they fail, they’ll feel like they disappointed you most. Support dreams, because there’s already so little passion in the world and so few of us go for the life we always wanted.
And THIS is the truth. I’d catch little glimpses of it on my travels, the way that people took time to rub garlic cloves on their bread in Italy, the way the kuna people would lounge on the beach as their children swam in the ocean, I’d even capture it for a moment or two myself when I was on vacation. The truth is, as much as I wanted this wholistic life of peace and calm, I was always in a hurry to rush through everything… Then, one day I woke up and realized that life isn’t about how much you can cram into each day, how much you can accomplish, or how many things you can notch off of your to-do list. The realization brought freedom, the practice brought peace, and the lifestyle brought a boundless productivity I’ve never experienced before.