Sick of cliches

lacloserie:

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“Be quiet, don’t think, don’t make effort. To be bound takes effort, to be free takes no effort. Peace is beyond thought and effort. Do not think and do not make effort because This only obscures That, and will never reveal That. This is why keeping quiet is the key to the storehouse of love and peace. This quietness is no-mind, this no-thought is freedom. Identify yourself as this Nothingness, as this Quietness, and be careful not to make it an experience because this is mind tricking you out of it with the trap of duality; the trap of witness and witnessed. Being is Being, there is no witness and no witnessed. Experiencing it is to say “I am Free”, which is exactly the same trap as saying “I am bound.” After letting go of object, do not hold onto the subject either. Let go, be quiet.”
— Papaji (via ashramof1)

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“I wrote you too many poems in a language I did not yet know how to speak.”
— Andrea Gibson (via seelengekritzel)

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matanmg:

Many people ask me:
Do crazy people know they are crazy?
And I say onto them:
You tell me.

“Girls are raised in a society where flattering clothing means clothing that makes you look skinnier. Where fat is an insult more often than a noun and not just a physical description but a reflection of personality. Where “you look healthy” is what you say when a girl gains weight, but “you look good” is what you say when a girl loses weight. Girls are raised in a society that teaches them it is their own responsibility to be as small as possible because they do not deserve to take up space.”
— Anonymous   (via baveuile)

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You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

— an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced”  (via exoticwild)

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An Original Typography #147/365

I chose this particular url because I need to remind myself of this every single day. You too.

PROMO WINNER #6: Made for lifeistooshorttonotsmile

Check out The ARTic SOUL for other inspirational works.

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“I have a very childlike rage, and a very childlike loneliness.”
— Richey Edwards (via baveuile)

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“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.”
— Trungpa Rinpoche (via yogachocolatelove)