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Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

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The Duet (1850). Charles van Beveren (Belgian, 1809-1850). Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Van Beveren studied art at the academy in Mechlin and at Antwerp. He settled in Amsterdam in 1830, subsequently visiting Paris, Rome, and other cities of Italy, and distinguished himself as a painter of history, genre, and portraits. 

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The Duet (1850). Charles van Beveren (Belgian, 1809-1850). Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Van Beveren studied art at the academy in Mechlin and at Antwerp. He settled in Amsterdam in 1830, subsequently visiting Paris, Rome, and other cities of Italy, and distinguished himself as a painter of history, genre, and portraits. 

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Family tree of Mary Queen of Scots, c.1603

Family tree of Mary Queen of Scots, c.1603

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When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.

—Ram Dass (via aurelle)

(Source: the-starpilot-has-landed, via evelin-blank)

Never prove people right. Never prove them wrong. Prove instead that you make your own path in life.

—Katina Ferguson (via theantiquated)

Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today. But don’t waste another year looking for a career that doesn’t exist. And most of all, stop worrying about your happiness. Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.
Many people today resent the suggestion that they’re in charge of the way they feel…