Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die. It can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Like a mirror my soul displays secrets; I am able not to speak, but I am unable not to know.
Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi)
Ladies stop making a moral sacrifices. Your dignity and respectability cannot be bought.
Stop letting society norms cripple and in-pale you.
The way to get a man is not by letting him nail you. It should be to inhale you, your essence, your being and every once in a while a skirt down to your feet is actually free.
You want his respect, a respect you can keep. Let your clothes silloutue you and keep the mystery underneath. Give a brother a chance to take a second look. Remember its the curiosity of the question that turns into a hook.
He knows where he is going when he sees a queen coming.
He plays house with little girls, but he builds his home with a woman.
Carry your self like a lady to entice his pursuit, because a queen with whole tendencies; baby that ain’t cute. - Miseducation of a Black Woman; @TiimaT.
Why is that we human beings have not been able to solve this problem of relationship though we have lived on this earth for millions of years? Is it because each one has his own particular image put together by thought, and that our relationship is based on two images, the image that the man creates about her and the image the woman creates about him? So in this relationship we are as two images living together. That is a fact. If you observe yourself very closely, if one may point out, you have created an image about her and she has created a picture, a verbal structure, about you. So relationship is between these two images. These images have been put together by thought. And thought is not love.
J Krishnamurti, The Network of Thought, p 87.
We are that which we possess. The man who possesses money is the money. The man who identifies himself with property is the property, or the house or the furniture. Similarly, with ideas or with people, and when there is possessiveness, there is no relationship. But most of us possess because we have nothing else if we do not possess. We are empty shells if we do not possess, if we do not fill our life with furniture, with music, with knowledge, with this or that. And that shell makes a lot of noise, and that noise we call living, and with that we are satisfied. And when there is a disruption, a breaking away of that, then there is sorrow because then you suddenly discover yourself as you are—an empty shell, without much meaning.
Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol V, p 297