She chose to walk alone, though others wondered why
Refused to look before her, kept eyes cast upwards towards the sky

She didn’t have companions; no need for earthly things
Only wanted freedom from what she felt were puppet strings

She longed to be a bird, that she might fly away
She pitied every blade of grass, for planted they would stay

She longed to be a flame that brightly danced alone
Felt jealous of the steam that made the air its only home

Some say she wished too hard; some say she wished too long
But we awoke one autumn day to find that she was gone

The trees, they say, stood witness; the sky refused to tell
But someone who had seen it said the story played out well

She spread her arms out wide, breathed in the break of dawn
She just let go of all she held…and then she was gone

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purplebuddhaproject:

Steve Jobs - Inspirational Speech “If today were the last day of my life”

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jheneaiko:

Happy 3:16 …. for my 26th birthday I wanted to share with you ….  ”My Afternoon Dream”

written by: Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

produced by: Key Wayne

shot by: Krissynamaze & Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

edited by: Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo 

s/o to iMovie & GoPro camera :-p

Mahalo !

😍

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jheneaiko:

"My Afternoon Dream" Written and performed by: Jhené Aiko Efuru
Produced by: Key Wayne

🙌😍

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When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
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Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
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The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley (via purplebuddhaproject)
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Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportuity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.
Rae Smith (via purplebuddhaproject)
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