Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
—Rumi (via lazyyogi)
Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies?
Up on a pedestal or down on your knees,
It’s all a male fantasy: that you’re strong enough to take what they dish out, or else too weak to do anything about it.
Even pretending you aren’t catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy:
Pretending you’re unseen, pretending you have a life of your own,
that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole,
Peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else.
You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur.
A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you…Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question…Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.
—Carlos Castaneda (via quotes-shape-us)