I am determined to practice deep listening. I am determined to practice loving speech.  Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject) 2,026 notes

If you’re a teen you must follow this blog.

If you’re a teen you must follow this blog.
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do you ever just listen to someone’s problem and you have nothing to say except “I’m sorry” because there is literally no way for you to help and you get sucked into a vortex of guilt and despair because you are useless 

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phone calls are the most terrifying thing in the world

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The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear. Daily Tumblr Love Quotes (via thelovewhisperer) 489 notes