"Cooking gave us not just the meal but also the occasion: the practice of eating together at an appointed time and place. This was something new under the sun, for the forager of raw food would have likely fed himself on the go and alone, like all the other animals. … But sitting down to common meals, making eye contact, sharing food, and exercising self-restraint all served to civilize us."
— Michael Pollan on how cooking civilized us. (via explore-blog)
(Source: , via explore-blog)
"How long then will you seek for beauty here?
Seek the unseen, and beauty will appear.
When the last veil is lifted neither men
Nor all their glory will be seen again,
The universe will fade — this mighty show
In all its majesty and pomp will go,
And those who loved appearances will prove
Each other’s enemies and forfeit love,
While those who loved the absent, unseen Friend
Will enter that pure love which knows no end."
— Farid ud-Din Attar (via ajarfullofdreams)
"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind"
— Caroline Myss (via elige)
(Source: franki-e, via unconditionedconsciousness)