love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
ursula le guin
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when you don't punish or condemn yourself, when you relax more and appreciate your body and mind, you begin to contact the fundamental notion of basic goodness in yourself. so it is extremely important to be willing to open yourself to yourself. developing tenderness toward yourself allows you to see both your problems and your potential accurately. you don't feel that you have to ignore your problems or exaggerate your potential. that kind of gentleness toward yourself and appreciation of yourself is very necessary. it provides the ground for helping yourself and others.
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at 5:19 PM
i've started packing my boxes. taking photographs and magazine cutouts off of the walls, frames off of my shelves, deciding what is making the move to california with me and what's staying behind. it feels good to lighten up a bit, and so strange to finally be going. but as i clear out clutter, i can make space for what is new and what's to come.
at 5:08 PM