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In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.


Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.


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.

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Osho (via psych-facts)
@1 week ago with 8833 notes
inneroptics:

Frédéric Mégret Paris 1927-man ray

inneroptics:

Frédéric Mégret Paris 1927-man ray
@2 weeks ago with 70 notes

"A famous philosopher once said, ” Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” The truth is we don’t know how to make it simple because we’re constantly trying to find what makes us happy. The thing is there’s nothing wrong with trial and error. There’s nothing wrong with failing one too many times and there’s certainly nothing wrong with winning one too many times either. One thing we can all agree on is life isn’t fair. But what is fair is the choice we make to obtain happiness. Some choose to participate. Some choose to disrupt the order. Some get all the attention and some thrive in the shadows. Some enjoy the thrill and some play it safe. Some choose to work hard and some hardly work. Some play the game and some would rather make the rules. The world is too big for any one path to be the right one. So regardless of the path you choose, remember that it remains unique to you. It becomes your story. That is what inspires us.
Be Proud of Your Story"

Alain Crevecoeur (via psych-facts)
@2 weeks ago with 2601 notes

"Solvitur ambulando."

It is solved by walking. (via invisiblestories)

(via undr)

@4 weeks ago with 377 notes
@1 month ago with 2639 notes
inneroptics:

Francesca Woodman

inneroptics:

Francesca Woodman

@1 week ago with 94 notes
vivipiuomeno:

Richard Avedon ph. tatoo

vivipiuomeno:

Richard Avedon ph. tatoo

@2 weeks ago with 163 notes

(Source: afroditimou2, via sandeezcheeks)

@3 weeks ago with 2672 notes

"How beautiful would it be to find someone who’s in love with your mind."

(via placstic)

(Source: moeyhashy, via ancient-serpent)

@1 month ago with 645087 notes
fuckyeahmovieposters:

Venus in Fur
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