Distractions

lahmm:

I think it’s safe to say everyone had a crush on Philipp Lahm at one time

— 1 day ago with 23 notes
#philipp lahm  #truth  #football 

manutellaa:

“Few would ever consider describing Lahm as the best player in the world. That is a title that is exclusively the preserve of the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar … It seems unfair, though, to suggest that what Lahm does somehow requires less talent, less ability. To read a game, to have the instinct to understand exactly what is about to happen in three, five, ten seconds into the future: that is a gift. To be able to tune into the subtle rhythm of a game, to perceive the pattern of play, to twist it and contort it just a little to give your side an infinitesimal advantage: that is a gift. To make what you want to happen, happen: that, too, is a gift, and it is a gift Lahm has in abundance.” - ESPN’s Rory Smith

— 2 days ago with 739 notes
#germany nt  #philipp lahm 

ichiback:

Nothing says real love like watching a shitty livestream of your club playing

— 2 days ago with 1513 notes
#football  #truth 

what really happend in the night germany’s national team won the world cup..

(Source: vikt0rfischer)

— 2 days ago with 6912 notes
#germany nt  #football  #2014 fifa world cup  #world cup 
"

Pat yourself on the back for having great taste. It may have been fate, an errant drama episode, a song, a funny or ridiculous challenge they did on television with smiles on their faces, a random Youtube link, or an evangelist/enabler friend tripping on her feet telling you about this “boyband who’ll change your life”—at the end of the day, you chose them. You. You saw them for who they really are, and for that, you’re automatically a member this secret club (albeit with millions of members) who’s in possession of a certain nugget of truth: Arashi is a rainbow that has no end. What we give to them, they give it back to us, twice over.

They have, and continue to work hard because fifteen years later, they still can’t believe the dumb luck, the miracle, as the five of them say, of the five of them coming together and clicking. Maybe it’s too much to call them soul mates, but in your heart, you know it’s destiny. Think about it really hard for one moment. In all the possible permutations that could be formed from the pubescent lottery that was Johnny’s Jr. at that time, Arashi ended up being the five of them. Five different personalities with different talents and motivations. It couldn’t have been any other five.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the scale of everything they have given us, everything they have worked hard for: all the concerts, the TV shows, the songs. Don’t worry, that’s the right reaction. Be overwhelmed. Every time Jun fussed over a stage plan or a set list, every scene where Nino poured his heart out and melted into nothing but raw emotion, every moment of anxiety powered through and every hard-earned laughter that Aiba has worked for, every stanza of rap and line of news report that Sho had to write and deliver, every flick of the wrist and vocal acrobatic that Ohno has done—all of that dedication and love was for the ideal that is Arashi. And for you, No. 6.

Their rhyme and reason has always been each other—and you. Us. Go ahead, feel thankful, feel proud. This is as much as you as the five of them. It’s a two-way street.

Yes, the world will always change. Arashi won’t always be number one. But to you, in a special corner safely tucked away in your heart, Arashi will always be important. (You don’t even have to ask or worry about them: for the five of them, Arashi has always been number one. They will always love Arashi more than you do.) It doesn’t matter what kind of fan you are: fandom may be your daily bread and butter, or fandom may only be for now—maybe you have been away, or have been growing out of it, have moved on to other groups. Maybe, for you, being a fan is equal to faint remembrance of falling in love with them for a moment in time. No matter what kind of fan you are, something will always be true: at one point in your life, they meant something to you. Arashi has been, and is, part of you.

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— 2 days ago with 259 notes
#arashi  #5x15  #truth  #fandom 
handoh asked: So, I've been hurt by men too many times, and I am starting to think that it's all my fault. I'm the common denominator in all my failures. What i am asking is, how can I learn to let go of these thoughts and just be happy with myself... I try to let go, but they are invasive and sneak back in when I least expect it.


Answer:

lazyyogi:

Hit the pause button for a second. 

Your fault? Their fault? How is that a useful approach? The end of a relationship may be painful but it’s only a failure if you didn’t learn what it had to teach you. No one can stop you from growing.

Stop and see. Don’t draw conclusions, don’t impose your own feelings. Take a good long look at yourself, your actions, the men you have chosen, their actions, and the outcomes. 

Are the men you choose somehow injured or in need of healing? What are you seeking when you enter a relationship? How much peace and love can you experience by yourself, totally alone? Are you seeking a lover or avoiding aloneness? Do you become clingy, fearful, or overprotective once you taste happiness? These are just a few common lines of inquiry worth exploring.

My point is that fault-finding isn’t useful. Thorough examination is. 

The mind can fall into the habit of compulsive thinking. You can’t help but to start questioning your value, decisions, personality, whatever. Thinking becomes cyclic and painful.

Whenever there are thoughts present that are causing you distress, it means your mind has started using you. The mind is a tool we are meant to use but when the tool starts using you, things get out of hand. What is needed isn’t to get rid of these thoughts but to no longer react and relate to those thoughts from a place of fear and suffering. 

You want peace. You want to love and to receive love. Let those aspirations guide you. Right now you think that if these thoughts weren’t there, you would be happy. But that isn’t true. At one time, those thoughts weren’t there and look where you are now. The presence of certain thoughts or their absence is no guarantee of any measure of peace. But if you can meet all thoughts and emotions with a mind of peace, openness, and awareness, then it doesn’t matter what is here in your head and in your moment. You are ready for it. 

Daily meditation is essential.

I would also recommend the book The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron. It is a masterpiece. 

Namaste :)

— 2 days ago with 97 notes
#lazyyogi  #truth 
"Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you."
Ovid, Metamorphoses (via observando)
— 2 days ago with 962 notes
#quotable  #ovid 

ichiback:

Nothing says real love like watching a shitty livestream of your club playing

— 3 days ago with 1513 notes
#truth  #football 
"Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you."
Thisuri Wanniarachchi (via observando)
— 3 days ago with 666 notes
#quotable  #thisuri wanniarachchi  #truth 
"A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end."
Albert Camus (via observando)
— 3 days ago with 478 notes
#quotable  #albert camus 

gctze:

It’s not just a stadium, it’s our home.
It’s not just a kit, it’s our skin.
It’s not just an audience, it’s our family.
It’s not just passion, it’s an emotion.
It’s not just 90 minutes, it’s a lifetime.
We’re not only eleven, we’re millions.
It’s not just a game.
It’s football.

(Source: gctze, via mhfootball)

— 3 days ago with 3898 notes
#football  #truth 
Anonymous asked: What books would you recommend to read after a breakup?


Answer:

observando:

High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby. Amazing book and beautiful movie.

— 3 days ago with 154 notes
#nick hornby  #books 

carlo-ancelotti:

walking down the street or the hallway and seeing someone wearing the jersey of your team feels so good. it’s like seeing family except you have no idea who they are but you still love them.

(via javismartinis)

— 3 days ago with 939 notes
#football  #truth