Children work in an opium field in Badakhshan, which is Afghanistan’s largest producer of opium, Northern Afghanistan, 1992
(Source: afghany, via everythingslive)
"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping."
"When you look upon another human being and feel great love toward them, or when you contemplate beauty in nature and something within you responds deeply to it, close your eyes for a moment and feel the essence of that love or that beauty within you, inseparable from who you are, your true nature. The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will."
Isn’t it handy that obscure ancient art is so open to interpretation. Now no one can contest my findings.
Antiquity, University of Birmingham
An Analysis of the Architectural and Painted Decoration on the Macedonian Tomb at Agios Athanasios
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step; and the first step to living the life you want is slowly leaving the life you don’t want. Taking this first step is always the hardest. But then each subsequent step gets easier and easier. And with each step you get closer and closer to the life you seek. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to become visible. And what had once felt unattainable, becomes a reality.