Take your pleasure seriously.
If you’ve only had gas station sushi, you probably won’t crave it that much. If sex has only felt like an obligation, you won’t know what it feels like to daydream about moments as if you were high. If you’ve never hugged canyons on a motorcycle, you may not understand what it means to be one with a machine. If you’ve never fired a pistol, jumped out of a plane, got lost in a city, slept underneath stars, danced until the sun came up, you may not know why the hell you are working so damn hard! Yes, the bills and that thing called your future. But the future is just a mirage. Once you get there, you’ll realize the water was an illusion and there’s more up ahead. Or is there? There’s water for you now. It’s right under you feet.
Without pleasure, work will taste bland. What if you love your work? Wonderful. But you must also take in play for a well balanced life. And this play must be taken seriously in order to know how much you’ve needed it. A lot of times, we don’t know how much we’ve needed something because we’ve never allowed ourselves to have it. Most of us do not love our work. As a matter of fact, most of us dread it. So while we’re searching for passion and purpose, stretching our bright spots may be the only reminder that there is more to life than how we are living it.
Pleasure doesn’t just fall on our lap. We must seek it, create it, and lean backwards into it with our eyes closed and arms folded like it’s a test. Because it is. And if you fail, your relationship with your life will be on thin ice. Your world will be small. Your thoughts narrow.
There is more to life than money or the ability to make money. There is more to life than finding love. There is more to life than raising children. There is more to life than finding your purpose. A complete life also means to experience pleasure.
For many, it’s difficult to accept this. Pleasure is lined with guilt or feelings of undeserving. This is programming and it stems from early on, from our upbringing, the pressures we / “they” put on us, and of course, society and advertising. This mindset blocks happiness. Our lives become incomplete and stale. We end up chasing things that don’t matter. We eat skin and strip ourselves of life’s truest nectar. Happiness does not come from production. Happiness does not come from seeking love. Happiness comes from balance, of many things. And most don’t factor pleasure into that equation.
Japanese Food Greeting Cards by furrylittlepeach
I spent today designing Japanese food-inspired, love-confessing greeting cards. I’m designing their packaging tomorrow and hopefully I’ll get them packed, printed and up in my store next week.
In Japan, there are 3 ways to say “I love you”:
You say “Daisuki (大好き)” for the friends and person you like,
you say “Aishiteru (愛してる)” for a more serious relationship,
and you say “Koishiteru ( 恋してる)” to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
And they follow this rule. They preserve the meaning of ‘I love you’ and never lose its essence unlike us.
reblog and make a wish
this is my second time reblogging and my first wish came true so
i have to
i did this a few days ago and it also came true, i was freaked out like fuck
here goes nothing
well lets see
i remember a few months ago, wishing that my crush would like me back on this post
and now he’s my bf
..WISHING AGAIN. YAY
Not going to lie, I made a wish when I reblogged this this morning, and my wish came true an hour ago.
What It’s Like to be Black
shit. i am so done.
I’M 100% DONE
A - If I’m in love.
B - Who the last person I talked to on the phone was.
C - How long it’s been since I’ve kissed.
D - If I have a preference for boys or girls.
E - How many holes I have in my ears.
F - Give me any options, like ‘hot or cold?’
G - The last person I said ‘I love you’ to.
H - The last person I hugged.
I - The last time I felt jealous, and why.
J - How old I am.
K- What my full name is.
L - If I have siblings.
M - If I forgive betrayal.
N - If you want to know how I treat my friends.
O - If I like my school.
P - What kind of music I like.
Q - What the last party I went to was, and when the next will be.
R - For me to tell 10 of my curiosities.
S - 2 habits.
T- 5 things I love unconditionally.
U - How many texts I send daily.
V - 3 big dreams.
W - An idol.
X - If I’ve done something I regret very much.
Y - If I like my town and why.
Z - Ask any question you want.
does any1 even CARE no ok
oh my god i actually fucking can’t
Oh my god
”prom in Georgia” though? goddamn