57 academics just punched the air.

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A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.
Maya Angelou (via nadia-love)

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The big ask

I want to fall in love this year.
Wild ecstatic heart bursting
Can’t believe this is my life LOVE
I want EVERY moment to be MAGICAL
Swirling and whirling
and absolute stillness
Knowing
This is what it feels like
to have the entire Universe
between two people
A single star
being fed by two sources
Shining BRIGHTER and more fully
every day
every hour
every moment

I want to be KISSED
like I’ve never been kissed before
All else falls away
Just you
Me
Presence
Pleasure
Swirling around in our tornado
The vortex of LOVE
PASSION
ADVENTURE
WILDNESS

I want hand holding and running through the streets
Laughing and collapsing
In a park in each others arms
Hours of staring into each other’s eyes
Shared DESIRE
TRUST
KNOWING
this is exactly who
when
where

I want to be ROMANCED
Big Time.
Cared for with tenderness
honor
respect
and imperfection-
I want breakfast in bed with
runny eggs
burnt toast
and a face filled with hope
and excitement
a gift and a treasure

I want fights that rip my heart to pieces
and soulful
sensual reunions
Interplay of love
hate
faced with my own inadequacies
Shown my true nature
of LOVE and HUMANITY
All reflected back
in the flecks of his eyes
the touch of his hand
the winding thread of energy

I want to set my SOUL on FIRE
Inspired
Awakened
Total awareness
Mere touch creating the
ultimate pleasure

I want ADVENTURE and TRAVEL
and secret rendezvous from the world
In our bed
In a cave
In the jungle
On a boat
Experiencing the world with
almost painful connection
DELIGHT
Supercharged Magic
And at the end of the day
You and Me.
The world.
The Universe.
All contained
in the space between our gaze.

This is me, asking-
BRING
IT
ON
All the madness
All the joy
All the twists and turns
A partner in crime
Willing to be ALL IN
On this crazy ride
With me
Wild Abandon
Proud and Fierce
Steady and Playful
Ready
Connected
Complete.
Let’s do this.

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Let whatever you do today be enough. Let go of the judgement you have about what you should be or could be doing, and today, allow yourself to simply be. Comparing yourself and your journey may be habitual, but it gets you nowhere. It makes you feel worse and it keeps you stuck. So stop fixating on where everyone else is, and start giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.
Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)

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I treat myself like I would my daughter. I brush her hair, wash her laundry, tuck her in goodnight. Most importantly, I feed her. I do not punish her. I do not berate her, leave tears staining her face. I do not leave her alone. I know she deserves more.
I know I deserve more.
Michelle K., I Know I Deserve More. (via berinjelarabugenta)

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