Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.
Osho (via hwippedcream)
I just can’t express how happy I am right now. Today I went in having no expectations because I didn’t know what to expect. I was nervous as hell when I walked in. Greeted warmly by everyone and my direct boss I slowly started easing in. I was so surprised that my boss was willing to give me real cases from the get go. Within hours I was invited to sit in on a client meeting. The clients were warm people who smiled and greeted me even though I was barely introduced. I learned a lot just by taking notes and I brainstormed some of my own ideas too. The people who sat around me played music and passed chocolates around. People also asked for my opinions (minor of course) on things. I was also urged to stop working when I stayed an hour longer. Love love the work culture and the quirky but extremely friendly people. <3 I am so glad I insisted on this path instead of following the herd. You really gotta do what you love and what you think you are potentially good at. And the creative energy here will help me achieve my goal of making something instead of just buying and selling
Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
Guess who? #dintaifung #xiaolongbao #foodporn #taiwanese #bun #shanghai
Weren’t quick enough to take a photo before it’s alllll gone. #honeymoondessert #redbean #coconut #mango #mochi #dessert #shanghai #cantonese