Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
As if this activity is the axis
On which the whole earth revolves.
Live the moment.
Only this actual moment is life.
—Thich Nhat Hanh (via eatmangoesnekkid)
I am obsessed with becoming a woman comfortable in her skin.
—Sandra Cisneros (via eatmangoesnekkid)
The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.
I still felt myself completely enveloped in a sea of unconditional love and acceptance. I was able to look at myself with fresh eyes, and I saw that I was a beautiful being of the Universe. I understood that just the fact that I existed made me worthy of this tender regard rather than judgment. I didn’t need to do anything specific; I deserved to be loved simply because I existed, nothing more and nothing less. This was a rather surprising realization for me, because I’d always thought I needed to work at being lovable. I believed that I somehow had to be deserving and worthy of being cared for, so it was incredible to realize this wasn’t the case. I’m loved unconditionally, for no other reason than simply because I EXIST.
—Anita Moorjani’s account of her Near Death Experience (or NDE) as written in her bestselling book “Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing”. (via eatmangoesnekkid)