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Human beings are made of water—
we were not designed to hold ourselves together,
rather run freely
like oceans
like rivers.

— Beau Taplin

You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.

Anais Nin on Why Emototional Excess is Essential to Creativity  (via oncealoyallover)

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(c) Oka Espenilla || Dive and Trek, Anilao, Mabini, Batangas PHILIPPINES

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(c) Oka Espenilla || Dive and Trek, Anilao, Mabini, Batangas PHILIPPINES

tala-araw:

(c) Mio Lopez || Pandan Island, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro PHILIPPINES

tala-araw:

(c) Mio Lopez || Pandan Island, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro PHILIPPINES

tala-araw:

(c) Oka Espenilla || Enchanted River, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, PHILIPPINES

tala-araw:

(c) Oka Espenilla || Enchanted River, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, PHILIPPINES

(c) Tara Abrina and Oka Espenilla || The Circle Hostel, Sito Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales, PHILIPPINES

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“As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.”

- Kate Winslet, about her daughter

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Traveling with my boyfriend has taught me that I only need enough; enough clothes to keep me warm, enough money to get me around, one pair of trusty shoes I can wet, one sharp knife and a sharper mind. He doesn’t care about my crooked eyebrows or my pale lips in the morning, and he certainly didn’t care about the fact that my only showers for the past 4 days were light rain and hours of surfing. If he can be happy with me despite, then so can I.

So for my 23rd birthday, Oka gave me this: the idea that I have a body and it is (at times, more than) enough; that I have a body and I should be mighty proud of it.

That I am more than beautiful. I’m a mthrfkng masterpiece.

tala-araw:

dat path.

(c) Oka Espenilla || Mt. Pulag, Northern Luzon, PHILIPPINES

on tour with Trail Adventours

today i’ve learned not to contradict whatever he says
even if it’s wrong
because that’s how you get by

that’s how you survive

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