In this age of the quantified self, we measure how many hours we slept, steps we took, calories we burned. Yet we know nothing about ourselves. We spend more time checking-in to our stats than our souls. Our experience is mined for data but not depth. We have all these numbers to improve now, but no idea how to dial back the numbness.

Life doesn7t be a spreadsheet, yet our useless fascination goes on. We spend more time shopping, in considering the thread-count of our sheets before purchase, than we do soul-searching, that beautiful art of thinking about the quality and purpose of our lives.

We are addicted to the constant digital stream, often peering gape-mouthed into the sordid details of other people’s lives; in the process we have checked-out of reality, neglecting our own life so pregnant with potential and meaning.

If we are to measure and monitor and improve anything, let it be our presence and character, a mindfulness for who we are and how we are experiencing and relating with the world. Have I been true to myself? Have I lived vibrantly today? Have I loved openly today? Have I made a difference today? Let us check in to ourselves in these ways; for, in the end, these are the only measures that matter.

— Brendon Burchard (via purplebuddhaproject)

This cover of Earth Wind and Fire by D’Angelo.ugh I cant… fuck so good.

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| 30.12.2013

”…aklına ansızın getirip yalnızlaşmak” gibi bir şey demiş ya Turgut Uyar, işte öyle bir şeyin tam ortasında siyahları kırmızıda boğmalı, çünkü kırmızıdan daha baskın bir renk yok. tutku gibi. aşk gibi. tango gibi.

(: resimin şarkısı da bu olsun.

“You are a worthy individual, no matter what your past, no matter what your thoughts, no matter who believes in you. You are life itself, growing and expanding and reaching upward. All people are valuable, beautiful and unique. Every experience you have is meant to teach you more about creating love in your life.”
— Orin (via selenemooneffe)