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" The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy. That is the innocent, naive misunderstanding that we all share, which keeps us unhappy.

This is not an improvement plan; it is not a situation in which you try to be better than you are now. It is something much softer and more openhearted than any of that. It involves learning how, once you have fully acknowledged the feeling of anger and the knowledge of who you are and what you do, to let it go. So whether it’s anger or craving or jealousy or fear or depression—whatever it might be—the notion is not to try to get rid of it, but to make friends with it. That means getting to know it completely, with some kind of softness, and learning how, once you’ve experienced it fully, to let go. "

- Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)

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" Looking back I always wondered if I really truly wasted time on situations that shouldn’t have mattered so much or on people that I didn’t really matter all that much to. I know I have but it was a learning experience and I have moved on. And in order to know that we were wasting time is through our experiences. Now I am not saying that those people had a right to treat you like you don’t matter and they certainly don’t have a right to feel like they were lesson that you needed to learn. Most people who come into your life don’t purposely want to hurt you or let you down, it just happens. In the end they wouldn’t feel honored for “teaching you how to let go.” They would most likely have wished things would have ended differently and not end up apart of your past. But everything happens for reason and I have learned to trust again and to love again and I have walked away from those who have offered nothing solid or positive in the forms of a friendship. If you are the lesson I was supposed to have learned…well believe me when I tell you it taught me how to walk away and to keep on walking from people who only pretended to be there for me. You brought me to the right places and eventually helped me find the right people. Thanks for the beautiful life lessons, but don’t expect an award. Every lesson that was meant to teach me something has taught me a lot - and I have taken that lesson with me on my journey. But I’m sure I’d get along fine whether or not you were there to teach me. The truth is I knew how to “let go” all along, but sometimes we end up trusting the wrong people or expect too much from a friend who was only willing to give so little. "

- Joanna Strafford  (via joannas-writing-page)

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diaryofachashmish:

Best Friends ! <3

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" The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. "

- Bob Marley (via rodpower78)

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shamanfox:

Envisage ways she defines
ethology of inner
complexion

Devouring malevolent
leading to crucifixion
offending not with slavery
or deception

Elusive, sphinx like
circling this conception

Mesmerizing-she dances
her billet-doux
living word

What language is this?

never seen - never heard!

Feathery wine
whispering mystery
pearly platinum
omniscience over history

Beyond the den - the dead
a consuming fire upon
her head

She illuminates as she waits
within golden wheat
Meditates upon
weeping willows
this is her silent feat.

She is mother-midwife
to the birth
She is child born first
of the earth

Made alive in the
odyssey of truth
Fabely misunderstood
in the pages of youth

~Shamanfox

eastafriqueen:

May 18th, 1949- The Bevin-Sforza plan and Eritrea:

The Bevin-Sforza plan named after the British and Italian Foreign Ministers at the time, Ernest Bevin and Carlo Sforza, was devised by the two as another possible fate for Eritrea and Eritreans as decided by everyone EXCEPT the Eritrean people— To partition Eritrea into two parts: the Western part would go to Sudan and the Eastern part to Ethiopia.

The heated debate began in early April and continued through May until the vote where the plan failed. Although the Ethiopians were reluctant to accept this plan instead of federating Eritrea to Ethiopia, they did agree to it. A small number of Eritrean opposition were present and voicing their opinions however being outnumbered, the opinions of the Eritrean people were simply ignored. Massawa (a seaport city) and Asmara (the now Capital city of Eritrea) were to be given special status as municipal charters. On the day of the vote, there were also a number of other proposals being made under the Bevin-Sforza plan they were:

1.                  Eritrea, except the western province, to be incorporated to Ethiopia, with  the cities of Asmara and Massawa to be granted a special status with  municipal charters. The incorporation of the rest of Eritrea to the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan would be open for further discussion.

2.                  Somalia to be placed under Italian trusteeship for a period left to be  defined by the General Assembly.

3.                  Libya to be granted independence after 10 years. But during those 10 years, the provinces, of Cyrenaica, Fezzan and Tripolitania would be under the trusteeship of Britain, France and Italy, respectively.

On May 17th, 1949 the vote failed to pass in the UN, coming as a shock to some. Soon thereafter, however, Eritrea was federated to Ethiopia (1952) and in 1961 the Eritrean opposition began the uprising that would become the bloody 30 year war for Eritrean Independence ending in 1991 with the Eritrean people finally gaining their independence from Ethiopia, the final country/power in a long line to colonize and oppress Eritrea and the Eritrean people.

More info: http://www.nharnet.com/Editorials/TodayinEriHistory/may_erh_050204.htm

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kushandwizdom:

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