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"To get the love we want, we have to love ourselves, right? We’ve heard this so many times it’s practically a slogan. It is true, of course. You absolutely must love yourself. But do you know why? If love were something we could get, something outside ourselves that could be acquired, then we would simply need to find the right love deliverer—in other words, the right person. For those of us w
"You are tall and beautiful and wearing white. I do not know you, and you do not know me, but we have enjoyed one another’s company, recently, a bit—talking and laughing. You are clearly intelligent, tasteful, and apparently, you tell me now, you are young. I had no idea: your taste, conversation, ambitions and laughter are all beautiful and formed, not raw or messy or wild, but composed, like an
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ #alberteinstein 👀 Watch #waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> Top 10 things to do when your life has gone to shit.
"If you just drop something, it's not letting go; it's karmic littering." ~ @waylonlewis 👀 Watch #waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> Letting Go is Overrated.
“Becoming 'awake' involves seeing our confusion more clearly.” ~#chogyamtrungpa 👀 Watch #waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> How to find your Path.
“Loneliness is not merely romantic. It is a cold thing to get cozy in. This broken-open heart is our path. We are not afraid of traveling alone, you and I.⠀ ⠀ Loneliness is only a threat when we conflate it with lack of⠀ self-worth.” ~ #waylonlewis, #thingsiwouldliketodowithyou ❤️ This month: all books will be signed and come with a complementary eco bookmark. 📕 Get the book: elephantjournal.com/b
“In love there are two things—bodies and words.” #joycecaroloates 📕 We can change the world through our words, our sharing, our actions, our caring, our empathy. 💔 Join our online mindful communication training and help create a kinder, more honest world: elephantjournal.com/academy (apply by August 7th for Early Bird pricing)
"People are afraid of the emptiness of space, or the absence of company. It could be a terrifying experience to have no one to relate to, nothing to relate with. The idea of it can be extremely frightening, though not the real experience. It is generally a fear of space, a fear that we will not be able to anchor ourselves to any solid ground, that we will lose our identity as a fixed and solid and
"You can bake, with cinnamon and brown sugar or molasses or maple syrup, and I will help break up the pecans. But I will eat most of what I break so you kick me out but I do not leave, I interfere with your apron. I would like to touch your mouth, and then listen to it. It is full, and pink, or is it red? Or is it slightly purple, or orange? I cannot tell—your make up is subtle. Your eyebrows a
"Growing your own tomatoes can either be a sweet, juicy success or a bitter, shriveled disappointment. Make sure you end up with the former: 1) Choosing Transplants: When purchasing your transplants, make sure they are high quality plants. Ask if they have been “hardened” (prepared to be planted outside). You want the plant to be about 6-10” tall, have a thick stem, and dark green leaves. The idea
“The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes. ” ~ #pemachodron 👀 Watch #waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> How to Fall in Love with Yo
“I like the feeling of hunger for it reminds me of all those hundreds of months without you. Missing you, thinking of you, like a friendly lonely thin tiger smelling the slip of a season into a new season. If you and I spend our seasons together we would find that our dreams of happily-ever-after have holes in them through which the wind of karma blows: our yellow flag shakes. And I would like
A List of Things I would like to do with You. “I would like to miss you, I would like to do things without you. I would like to work together but apart with you—at a café in the cool shade with Red dog napping on the cool redrock, below our feet. I would like to finish and then have sex with you again, after a moon-watching pause. I would like to bring you breakfast in bed, with the Sunday pape
“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” ~ George R.R. Martin Have a story to tell? Submit: elephantjournal.com/submit 📝 (or click link in bio) ✨ #elephantjournalquotes #elephantjournal #mayitbeofbenefit
“I would like to notice you noticing other men and remember⠀ that I do not own you, or hold you, or have you: I am a train, running alongside your tracks.⠀ ⠀ And I will not smother you, but I will smother them—with the paper-thin friendliness of a tiger, burning bright.⠀ ⠀ I would like to notice you ignoring them, too, as I do two⠀ moments after a beauty catches my gaze. For we both remember that
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ #mayaangelou 📕 We can change the world through our words, our sharing, our actions, our caring, our empathy. 💔 Join our online mindful communication training and help create a kinder, more honest world: elephantjournal.com/academy (apply by August 7th for early bird pricing). Dates for this session are September 14th-December 2
“People are afraid of the emptiness of space, or the absence of company, the absence of a shadow. It could be a terrifying experience to have no one to relate to, nothing to relate with. The idea of it can be extremely frightening, though not the real experience. It is generally a fear of space, a fear that we will not be able to anchor ourselves to any solid ground, that we will lose our identity
“We walk out into the night and it is rich, dripping with joy.⠀ And I thank you for this delicious privilege, which is to spend⠀ an evening with you in the woods.⠀ And we walk down and hold and kiss. Your eyes are closed in⠀ the moonlight, eager lips.” ~ #waylonlewis, #walkthetalkshow Get the book: elephantjournal.com/books or click link in bio. ❤️ This month: all books will be signed and come wi
The son of Cecil the lion was just shot, nearly 2 years after his father was killed. 🦁 #sporthunting #trophyhunting #cecilthelion #cecil 🦁 Illustration: @adamzyglis 🦁Repost from @mmeeks_ - Sir Roger Moore explains it clearly and accurately: “Sport hunting is a sickness, a perversion and a danger and should be recognised as such. People who get their ‘amusement’ from hunting and killing defenseless
Get the tongue-in-cheek Thanks, Obama elephant hat if so inspired (it’s purple as in we’re all in this together, whether red or blue): elephantjournal.com/hats 🇺🇸 #thanksobama #makeamericaunitedagain #makeamericaloveagain #makeamericagoodagain #coolglobalwarmingagain
“While I love to dance, and am good at it—I do not get much practice so I may be clumsy. I struggle with my diet—eating too much or too little or not exercising enough when I work too much. I am a bear in the morning before coffee—keep me at arm’s length, or laugh at me, for I tend to grump and growl. You will have to deal with the storm in my heart, if you want me. You will have to deal with my
“...On the second-to-last night, I would like to make another fire, even though we do not need it for warmth: because it is summer, and we have old wool blankets. But the flickering flames, the shifting warm light, is the best light for talking, endlessly, as if we were at camp, and sex is not the only thing we humans can think about. And perhaps I could hold your hand. There is nothing better tha
Lesson: Go get lost. Be humbled. ✈️🌎Click the link in bio to watch Waylon's Mindful Travel Tips! #walkthetalkshow #beofbenefit
“Many people try to find a spiritual path where they do not have to face themselves but where they can still liberate themselves--liberate themselves from themselves, in fact. In truth, this is impossible. We cannot do that. We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our real shit, our most undesirable parts. We have to see that. That is the foundation of warriorship and the basi
“Not all who wander are lost.” #jrrtolkien 👀 Watch #waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> Climbing Mountains as a Metaphor for Life. #walkthetalk
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“When one teaches, two learn.” ~ #robertaheinlein 👀 Watch #waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> "The job of the teacher is to insult the student." ~ Chogyam Trungpa
"The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes." ~ #pemachodron 👀 Watch @waylonlewis' @walkthetalkshow video: >> The Two Kinds of Love.
"As the wise sage Ferris Bueller once said, 'Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.' Ain’t it the truth? As a society, we seem to be constantly looking forward, to the next event, next project, next weekend, next vacation, next year, next decade. Personally, I’ve become pretty skillful at relaxing over the past several years of living in Guat
Feeling inspired & empowered after watching the latest #elephantacademy #walkthetalkshow video starring @adacalhoun: "How to become a real, actual, successful Writer (how to fail, & other tips with Ada Calhoun)" link in our bio ⬆💪 • • • When you're done watching, send us your best work: elephantjournal.com/submit • • • #writersofinstagram #howtowrite #wonderwoman #liveyourdream
Dawwwww/yayyy! 📕📕📕📕🐘🙏 Repost from @aesthetetea! - A good cup of tea and a good book is all you need! So excited to have @waylonlewis book Things I Would Like to Do with You available! And we got the signed copies y'all! Pre-Order yours today shipments go out next week! @elephantjournal @walkthetalkshow @ecofolks #thingsiwouldliketodowithyou #aesthetetea #slowlivingclub #bookstagram #tea
“Brilliance happens in the present moment.” ~ #waylonlewis 👀 Watch @waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> 3 Buddhist Tips for Living Life. Click the link in bio
“We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recur
"Relationships—love—is not fantasy, it is bricks and mortar. It is earth. But it is fantasy, too. It is heaven: dreams and hormones and the pleasure in biology and sudden laughter.⠀ ⠀ It is the rub between the two that creates sparks: earth, heaven.⠀ ⠀ It is communication that is water that cools those sparks, and gets us through the fear of loss, the difficult times, the simple arguments over dis
"I would like to acknowledge that we cannot know the Future. But we are both kind and good people, who care about society, and prize open minds above opinions. And that is key. That and the basics: kissing, coffee, bicycling, flirting, art, and sun, and Red dog, and fruit and family and work and work, and work, and curious chaos. And, home.” ~ @waylonlewis, #thingsiwouldliketodowithyou 🌞 Get the b
“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” ~ #aldleopold 👀 Watch @waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> "Waylon offers a Tour of his eco House, Hotelephant.
Cheerful birthday to @elephantjournal’s founder and Editor in Chief, @waylonlewis. His pup, #redfordlewis, celebrates his 10th birthday today too! “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” ~ #drseuss 👀 Watch @waylonlewis' #walkthetalkshow video: >> How to Celebrate your Birthday in the Buddhist Tradition.
“In Tibetan, authentic presence is wangthang, which literally means, ‘field of power.’ The cause or the virtue that brings about authentic presence is emptying out and letting go. You have to be without clinging.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche #walkthetalkshow #beofbenefit