|—||Warsan Shire (via pyrrhics)|
“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.”
Don’t be negative during Ramadan. Just because you’re hungry doesn’t mean you can be a jerk, the whole point of fasting is to make things more difficult so you may improve your Taqwa, which means “God consciousness.” So,
- Be more patience with your family and friends.
- Stop “hating” things.
- Stop saying you can’t stand “people who do x.”
- Stop criticizing those who are not as aware of things as you, help them see what you see. More importantly: realize that you are also unaware of many things.
- Stop keeping your good manners to those who you think deserve it, everyone does.
- Stop beating yourself up, you’re not as bad as you think and you’re better than you say.
|—||Nouman Ali Khan. (via ririnara)|
Sesame Street: Usher’s ABC Song
Do you know your ABCs? Do you need someone to teach them to you? You’re in luck, because that’s just what Usher is going to do!
See this… this is how it’s done.
No “you don’t look chunky, you look beautiful.”
No “you don’t look chunky” at all.
Just complete acceptance. Yeah, you look how you do, and how you look is beautiful. Mama gets it.
Start in a seated crossed leg position. Start to draw the right knee into the chest with the sole of the right foot on the floor. Grab the right calve with the right hand and lift the foot off of the floor. Start to crawl the right shoulder under the back of the right knee, squeezing the leg onto the shoulder. Release the hands to the floor by the hips. Start to lift the sitting bones off the floor as the palms press firmly down. At the same time, lean the torso slightly forward and bend the elbows in, creating a 90 degree angle with the arms. Lift the left leg up and hook the left ankle on top of the right. Extend the legs out to the right as the torso come parallel to the floor. Stay for 3 steady breaths, pressing through the heels and flaring through the toes. Release and switch sides.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
I saw you dancing last night on the roof of your house all alone. I felt your heart longing for the Friend. I saw you whirling beneath the soft bright rose that hung from an invisible stem in the sky. So I began to change into my best clothes in hopes of joining you, even though I live a thousand miles away. And if you had spun like an immaculate sphere just two more times, then bowed again so sweetly to the East, you would have found God and me standing so near and lifting you into our arms. - Hafez
"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
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