Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures.

Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)

feeling this but also needing to remind myself to show compassion towards me just as much as I show it to others

We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings.

Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody  (via sexual-feelings)

I’ve had an influx of old friends reaching out to me this month and I’m not quite sure what to think of it, but my heart’s also been pretty damn heavy.