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jace49
06-08-12, 08:22 AM
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” — Stephen Covey

jace49
06-08-12, 08:24 AM
Affirmation is everything. When a person is affirmed, they can conquer the world.
- Annonymus

jace49
06-09-12, 08:03 AM
We can not depend totally on the medical community, we must try to adapt our lives and live safe and try not to get injured because we are fighting our disability, Try not to let others ignorance discourage you. - John "JC" Colyer

jace49
06-10-12, 07:29 AM
Don’t base your relationship decisions off of the advice of people who don’t have to live with the results!
- Will Smith

jace49
06-11-12, 07:16 AM
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Song of Mercy
06-11-12, 08:08 AM
Very little of what is good is free and almost nothing free is truly good.

Song

Song of Mercy
06-11-12, 08:11 AM
There is no such thing as a flash dark, only a flash light because dark is not a thing, it is simply the absence of light.

Steve Wilson

tudorose
06-11-12, 08:20 AM
You can only do what you can.

The sun will still come up tomorrow.

I no longer need the love and approval of others for I now love and approve of myself.

jace49
06-11-12, 02:43 PM
Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

hjajck
06-11-12, 03:53 PM
Life has no remote, get up and change it.

jace49
06-12-12, 11:23 AM
“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
— - Napoleon Bonaparte

jace49
06-13-12, 10:39 AM
Social Media and technology has given an extra eyes and ears to help stop bullying and abuse”
— Jace49

jace49
06-14-12, 08:16 AM
Management by choice will always lick management by chance.
- Harvey MacKay

jace49
06-15-12, 10:41 AM
http://yfrog.com/h4tv6fwj

jace49
06-15-12, 10:43 AM
http://yfrog.com/h4tv6fwj

jace49
06-15-12, 11:47 AM
http://yfrog.com/h4tv6fwj

"Lead, take a shot, listen, respond, lead again."

Unmanagable
06-16-12, 04:40 AM
"Love is beauty and beauty is truth, and that is why in the beauty of a flower we can see the truth of the universe." ~Siddhārtha Gautama

jace49
06-16-12, 09:09 AM
“Moving towards better rather than moving away from bad is an attitude of embracing life rather than rejecting it.”
— Dalai Lama

jace49
06-17-12, 02:44 PM
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

jace49
06-18-12, 09:19 AM
“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”
— By: Bernard Berenson

jace49
06-19-12, 10:28 AM
“I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it’s an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I’ve learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.”
— BY: Sasha Azevedo

Unmanagable
06-19-12, 11:01 AM
"It only hurts when people look down on you if you are looking up for their approval, which is an insult to yourself. Look up, well beyond the haters, to where YOUR potential is pointing you. Raise yourself above gossip’s judgment, your own and others, and give yourself a bird’s eye view of your incredible strength." ~Soulseeds

jace49
06-19-12, 01:26 PM
http://jccolyer.tumblr.com/post/25441328332

jace49
06-20-12, 09:50 AM
“I’ve tried to learn to do what others think is trivial and not worth the effort on a consistent basis and I find I get big results in the long run”
— Jace49

jace49
06-21-12, 09:20 AM
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
— By: Og Mandino

Retromancer
06-21-12, 02:03 PM
http://www.lagmonster.info/negative/teamwork.jpg

jace49
06-22-12, 09:56 AM
Think twice before you speak. Your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

— Anonymous

Retromancer
06-22-12, 01:47 PM
fail
fail
fail

think twice before you speak. Your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

— anonymous

Lunacie
06-22-12, 02:22 PM
http://www.ephemera-inc.com/wholesale/images/products/7372.jpg

jace49
06-23-12, 09:10 AM
“***WARNING*** All authority BULLIES , the times are a changing! example : Jerry Sandusky”
— Jace49

jace49
06-25-12, 07:54 AM
“Don’t pick and chose who you respect and call “Sir” and “Madame”, try respecting unconditional and more respect will be reciprocated.”
— Jace 49

jace49
06-26-12, 09:35 AM
“If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.”
— By: Ann Landers

jace49
06-28-12, 08:12 AM
“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.”
— - Johann von Goethe

jace49
06-29-12, 09:22 AM
“Common sense is clouded by Political agenda, when the cloud lifts the sense will return” — Jace49

jace49
06-30-12, 06:55 AM
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”
— ~ Albert Einstein

jace49
07-02-12, 01:29 PM
“Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there”
— Harvey MacKay

Drewbacca
07-02-12, 04:37 PM
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”

Einstein

jace49
07-03-12, 08:47 AM
Conversation a friend of mine had with Father Jerome, “I have a serious illness and I can’t handle it.” Father Jerome’s response, “It’s your cross, accept and carry it”. My friend’s response, “I’m pretty sure I’m going to drop it”. Father Jermone “No problem, just pick it up each time you drop it”.

jace49
07-04-12, 10:32 AM
“If we label initiatives by the President that started it like , “Obama care” , why isn’t the Iraq war called the ” Cheney/ Bush Project”.”
— Jace49

jace49
07-06-12, 12:55 PM
“The biggest challenge is not to add years to your life—but passion to your years.”
— Harvey MacKay

jace49
07-08-12, 09:16 AM
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
— ~ Kahlil Gibran

jace49
07-09-12, 01:33 PM
“The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement”
— By: Sidney Madwed

jace49
07-10-12, 07:11 AM
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
— Confucius

jace49
07-12-12, 10:30 AM
“We is a little word that sends a big message.”
— Harvey MacKay

jace49
07-13-12, 08:25 AM
During trying times , keep trying!

jace49
07-16-12, 12:00 PM
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe”
— Anatole France

jace49
07-17-12, 09:05 AM
“When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.”
— ~ Deepak Chopra

Lunacie
07-17-12, 09:10 AM
Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
~ Mark Twain

Gabyxd
07-17-12, 09:57 AM
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt.

Bluerose
07-18-12, 09:35 AM
Affirmation - I’m learning to give freely, generously, and unconditionally. ~ Bluerose

jace49
07-19-12, 11:40 AM
“A smile is the beginning of peace.”
— ~ Mother Teresa

jace49
07-20-12, 09:13 AM
There is a lot of focus on being “Politically” correct, lets try to redirect that focus on being “Humanly”correct”

jace49
07-24-12, 11:39 AM
The choices we make, and the chances we take,determine our destiny.”
— – author unknown

jace49
07-26-12, 09:11 AM
“Just as the oak tree develops from the germ that lies in the acorn, and the bird develops from the germ that lies asleep in the egg, so will your material achievements grow out of the organized plans that you create in your imagination. First comes the thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”
— Napolean Hill

CheekyMonkey
07-26-12, 10:01 PM
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

CheekyMonkey
07-26-12, 10:01 PM
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Bluerose
07-28-12, 06:58 AM
Dealing with criticism -

I accept myself completely as an imperfect person
I recognize criticism for what it is and I acknowledge it
I welcome valid criticism and I learn from it
I deflect false criticism and I respond appropriately
I forgive everyone who has criticized me
I forgive myself for criticizing myself and others
I dissolve all inappropriate responses to criticism
I dissolve all fear of being criticized
I dissolve all shame around being criticized
I dissolve all humiliation around being criticized
I respond to criticism in perfect ways for me and the situation
I feel loved and accepted while I handle criticism
I feel safe, secure, and supported while I handle criticism
I receive all criticism in peace and calmness
I am assertive and clear when I handle criticism
I remain calm, centred, and balanced while I handle criticism

jace49
07-28-12, 10:32 AM
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
~ Napoleon Hill

jace49
08-02-12, 10:44 AM
“When we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.”




~ Thoreau

NATIVE762
08-02-12, 11:37 AM
"You have know, Not fear, KNOW that someday your gunna die"

jace49
08-03-12, 10:11 AM
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

jace49
08-05-12, 07:51 AM
“Make each day your masterpiece.”
— John Wooden

jace49
08-05-12, 07:56 AM
“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

jace49
08-06-12, 10:07 AM
Be thankful for hard times in your life. Try not to look at them as bad things, but as oppurtunities to grow and learn. By: Unknown

jace49
08-07-12, 06:36 AM
“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”
— - Samuel Johnson

jace49
08-07-12, 09:12 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8dyktQNld1qeqolgo1_400.jpg

jace49
08-08-12, 06:55 AM
“The right attitude can transform a barrier into a blessing, an obstacle into an opportunity or a stumbling block into a stepping stone.”

Cory Booker

( Mayor of Newark ,NJ )

jace49
08-09-12, 09:47 AM
“Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.”

Michael Dell

CEO and founder of Dell Inc.

jace49
08-09-12, 02:33 PM
“I’m not disabled, I’m Differently Able!”

Montel Williams

(Diagnosed with MS )

jace49
08-10-12, 06:20 AM
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”
— Peter Drucker

jace49
08-10-12, 10:35 AM
"The choices we make, and the chances we take,determine our destiny. - Unknown Author

jace49
08-12-12, 08:10 AM
“It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.”
— ~ Publilius Syrus

jace49
08-14-12, 09:29 AM
“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street; I met a man who had no feet.”
— By: Ancient Persian Saying

jace49
08-15-12, 06:03 AM
“It always seems impossible until its done.”
— Nelson Mandella

jace49
08-17-12, 07:12 AM
“Every Being has a pro and con, good and bad, strength and weakness , ability and disability . No matter the phrase , we are all DIFFERENT!”
— Jace49

jace49
08-18-12, 08:17 AM
“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
— - Benjamin Disraeli

jace49
08-20-12, 07:55 AM
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
— Confucius

jace49
08-22-12, 07:21 AM
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
— Michael Jordan

jace49
08-23-12, 09:11 AM
“There are two kinds of people in your life. The ones that are going to
pick you up and the ones that are going to push you down, but in the
end, you’ll thank them both”
— Annonymus

jace49
08-24-12, 12:54 PM
“Why are some very loud when they condemn and criticize and soft in voice and very low key when they commend and say good job.Be as loud in praise as criticism!

jace49
08-27-12, 10:02 AM
When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears BY: Anthony Robbins

jace49
08-29-12, 06:40 AM
“The “US” against “THEM” attitude is clouding the judgement of intelligent people, we are all in this together!”

jace49
08-30-12, 05:26 AM
“We become what we habitually contemplate.”
— - George Russell

jace49
08-31-12, 07:50 AM
“You have to be willing to give up the life you’ve planned for in order to live the life that’s waiting for you.”
— ~ Joseph Campbell

jace49
09-03-12, 07:20 AM
“Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.”
— Edward Eggleston

jace49
09-04-12, 06:01 AM
“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”
— - David Viscott

Kunga Dorji
09-04-12, 08:55 AM
“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”
― Pema Chödrön

jace49
09-05-12, 07:49 AM
“Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
— Leo Buscaglia

anonymouslyadd
09-05-12, 06:44 PM
Expecting less from other people means less disappointments and more contentment in life.

~unknown

jace49
09-06-12, 05:46 AM
“God never sends us more than we can handle.”
— Mother Theresa

Kunga Dorji
09-06-12, 07:41 AM
Those desiring to escape from suffering
hasten right toward suffering.
With the very desire for happiness,
out of delusion they destroy their own happiness as if it were an enemy.

Shantideva

jace49
09-07-12, 08:03 AM
“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”
— Abraham Lincoln

jace49
09-08-12, 05:48 AM
“Try not to be a person of success, but a person of value.”
— Albert Einstein

jace49
09-09-12, 05:44 AM
“Success is not the destination; it’s a way to travel”
— Denis Waitley

jace49
09-10-12, 05:38 AM
“It takes courage to do what you want. Other people have a lot of plans for you.”
— ~ Joseph Campbell

jace49
09-11-12, 06:32 AM
9/11/2012 "Like soldiers in the winters night with a vow to defend, no retreat ,believe me, no surrender- Bruce Springsteen

jace49
09-11-12, 08:42 AM
“A poem written by child of 9/11 victim

SPECIAL GARDEN (A Child cry to her Daddy)
In my garden, I will plant some of Daddy’s things
The hat he wears for his favorite baseball team.
His special notes he wrote to me.
His favorite songs he likes to sing.
His special collect cars he bought last spring.
His favorite tie that has grease stains.
His favorite fishing pole, even though he has never caught anything.
And I’m going to plant some of my tears, these come from me.
Every night before I go to sleep, I will go out to my special garden
and pray over Daddy’s things.

Natasha Flowers 2002”

jace49
09-12-12, 07:39 AM
“Working hard for myself so I keep my independence is something I accept”
— Jace49

jace49
09-13-12, 05:29 AM
“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.”
— ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

jace49
09-13-12, 06:20 AM
You are not disabled by the disabilities that you have, you are able by the abilities you have” -”
— Oscar Pistorious

Unmanagable
09-15-12, 05:17 PM
"We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open." ~Shakti Gawain

Unmanagable
09-16-12, 02:05 AM
"Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person." ~Indian Proverb

jace49
09-17-12, 08:09 AM
Adapting is not surrendering its living!”
— Jace49

jace49
09-19-12, 09:04 AM
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
By: C.C. Scott

jace49
09-20-12, 11:58 AM
“You have to adjust the way you think in order to adjust the way that you feel”
— ~ Robin Roberts

jace49
09-21-12, 06:50 AM
http://jccolyer.tumblr.com/post/31976448362

jace49
09-21-12, 08:54 AM
We need to understand how destructive emotions affect us and constructive emotions can help us, so that we can maintain our peace of mind.”
— Dalai Lama

Flory
09-21-12, 08:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XST1R-HSDoo

this song ^_^

jace49
09-22-12, 06:23 AM
“Anything is achievable. Be positive, be enthusiastic, and project confidence.”
— - Sarah Doukas

Bluerose
09-22-12, 07:17 AM
"Let go and let love."

jace49
09-23-12, 06:27 AM
We’ve all got issues in life. You make the most of what you can do.”
— ” - Jason Smyth

Unmanagable
09-25-12, 12:05 AM
"The earth is beautiful.
If you start living its beauty,
enjoying its joys with no guilt in your heart,
you are in paradise.

If you condemn everything, every small joy,
if you become a condemner, a poisoner,
then the same earth turns into a hell, only for you.

It depends on you, where you live.
It is your own inner transformation.
It is not a change of place,
it is a change of inner space."

~Osho

jace49
09-26-12, 09:39 AM
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.”
— ~ H. Jackson Brown

jace49
09-28-12, 06:51 AM
The greatest results in life are usually obtained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities

~ Owen Feltham

jace49
09-29-12, 07:12 AM
“Its easy to find an excuse why you “Can’t”, try finding a way you “Can”.”
— Jace49

jace49
09-30-12, 01:23 PM
“Consistency in your actions is what makes a person successful or not.”
— Jace49

jace49
10-01-12, 08:25 AM
“Don’t let Self Doubt hijack your day”
— Unknown

jace49
10-02-12, 07:27 AM
“My youth was influenced by Peer Pressure and Self Doubt , I fell victim to it and I do not blame anyone but myself. Now I know better, its never too late to learn.”
— Jace49

jace49
10-04-12, 07:10 AM
None of us is as smart as all of us.

-Harvey MacKay

jace49
10-09-12, 08:46 AM
“Always try to see the positives in a negative situation! Positive things can come from negative situations.”
— By: Unknown

jace49
10-09-12, 08:57 AM
“I know your in a tough situation, try to be a positive, smiling ,person even when you feel terrible. Say good morning and Hi to all you meet with a smile and after a while they will smile back. Believe you could be the only smile they get in a day, be consistent, force yourself at first, soon it will become natural, make it your duty, you’ll see results, stay strong!”
— Jace49

jace49
10-11-12, 11:26 AM
Obeying the limits we must set for ourselves
As I think you might be aware of , I struggle with a chronic neurological disease called “Ataxia”. It has forced me to adapt my lifestyle to the situation not fight it. I started before my diagnosis when I accepted something was wrong. I was a social drinker of alcohol and never set limits to my drinking, I wanted acceptance by my peers, and being a “partyer”seemed to make them want me around, then I got hooked and it became a necessity.I had no clue or wanted to have a clue to set limits. Now we are suppose to obey speed limits when we drive its the Law, most of us Know that and obey it. Why obey limits set by government and not obey limits we set for ourselves. I am , “Gluten Limited”, “Meat Limited”, I chose to be Alcohol Free, Tobacco Free, and “Street Drug Free” and “Rx pain meds free”. Now some will say your “Fun Free” also, that someone doesn’t know how to obey there limits. Don’t do everything at once, start with one thing , when you have that under control add another, make it a good habit, we are stronger than we think! Good Luck, you owe it to yourself and keep it up and you will be an example to others.

jace49
10-12-12, 07:57 AM
“A little progress is better than none.”
— Annonymus

Unmanagable
10-13-12, 04:58 AM
The Ways We Touch

"Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it.

What appears bad manners, an ill temper, or cynicism

Is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.

You do not know what wars are going on down where the spirit meets the bone."

~Miller Williams

jace49
10-17-12, 09:16 AM
“Be strong now because things will get better; it might be stormy now but it cant rain forever.”
— By: Unknown

jace49
10-18-12, 05:08 AM
Do we have to give empathy to receive it?
Since I’ve had to deal with the health situations I have, I also have noticed I am very sensitive to how I feel others portray me. I have a physical Disability and use a quad cane to help me walk and even after years I still feel stares from others at me. Now there are also people who have invisible to the naked eye disabilities that are not given attention , so which is more devastating , I realize now the answer is there is no winner. I have learned first hand the meaning of empathy, and also realize I still must have empathy for others as much as I want to receive it.Even those who think they do not have flaws, I’m damaged and people notice it , some can hide there imperfections, to me perfection is a myth but I realize some demand it from others as well as themselves

jace49
10-19-12, 07:04 AM
“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.”

— Annonymus

jace49
10-21-12, 06:41 AM
“The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finishing line.”
— - Unknown

jace49
10-24-12, 12:57 PM
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
— BY: Henry Ford

jace49
10-26-12, 07:31 AM
“Good leaders develop more than good employees, they develop more good leaders.”
— Harvey MacKay

jace49
10-27-12, 10:01 AM
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
— ~ Robert F. Kennedy

jace49
10-28-12, 05:40 AM
Hi All,


A mandatory evacuation has been declared for my town on Sun @ 4pm. I've done it before, I go to Red Cross shelter and feel safe. I'll be off grid with limited E mail and no phone till Tues or Wed hopefully. If power is out later, Going to shelter gives me a safe place and I do Some face to face support. Just another bump in the road, I'm packing and trying to prepare, stress effects my Ataxia bad! I'll be Ok!

Jace49

SquarePeg
10-28-12, 10:58 AM
Do we have to give empathy to receive it?
Since I’ve had to deal with the health situations I have, I also have noticed I am very sensitive to how I feel others portray me. I have a physical Disability and use a quad cane to help me walk and even after years I still feel stares from others at me. Now there are also people who have invisible to the naked eye disabilities that are not given attention , so which is more devastating , I realize now the answer is there is no winner. I have learned first hand the meaning of empathy, and also realize I still must have empathy for others as much as I want to receive it.Even those who think they do not have flaws, I’m damaged and people notice it , some can hide there imperfections, to me perfection is a myth but I realize some demand it from others as well as themselves

Since being suicidal depression when I was 19 I have learned empathy. I am 47 years now and pretty much can deal with it. But I prefer to try and see the good in everyone, you can never know person´s story, why they act the way they do so I really try not to judge other people.
As for people with a visible disability, I never know how to act.
For instance I regularly see a guy in a wheelchair in the supermarket, I don´t want to ignore him and pretend I don´t see him (but then again why not, I don´t know him and I pretty much ignore everyone else in the supermarket). I also don´t want to make eye contact and smile in case he perceives it as patronising or pitying. So what is the right thing to do?

Unmanagable
12-21-12, 05:02 PM
“In general, the reaction of those around towards someone who begins to search for the Way [objective Reality] is negative. This negative attitude is the result of the action of the General Law, which, as we know, tends to keep man in his place. [...]

[...] HE WHO SEEKS THE WAY BECOMES DIFFERENT FROM MEN WHO CONTINUE TO LIVE WITHIN THE [CONSTRAINTS] permitted by the General Law (and thus take mirages for reality). Due to this, he will feel himself more and more isolated. The center of gravity of his interest will progressively turn to esoteric work, which will end by absorbing him completely. [...] THE 'WORLD' WILL BE HOSTILE TO HIM, because its own purposes are different [...]. The day will come — if he remains in the same milieu — where, apart from rare exceptions HE WILL BE OPENLY OR SECRETLY HATED.
The Way is a one-way street. Meaning that whoever begins to walk it is forbidden to turn back. This is not because of some kind of external imperative, but due to the fact that each step forward on the Way irrevocably modifies the content of whoever has started walking it.

It follows that he will become more and more of a stranger to his surroundings; that he will lose more and more interest in exterior life, in which only yesterday he participated fully.

The appearance of things, and especially of beings, undergoes a deep change in his eyes. He will one day be surprised to constate that certain faces which only yesterday he found very beautiful now reveal to him marks of bestiality behind their features: not all, but many of them!

The more man progresses on the Way, the more his feeling of being a stranger is intensified. Soon he will become boring: later still he will become unbearable, and finally, odious.

That is why ‘the prophet is DESPISED IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, AMONG HIS CLOSE RELATIONS AND IN HIS HOUSE. That indication is precise and leaves no room for doubt. [...]

However, as well as the difficulties which are the first results of his evolution, such a man will receive comforting impressions, especially in his human relations.

He will be surprised to perceive one day that CERTAIN faces which only yesterday appeared to him ordinary, today shine in his eyes with a bright beauty.

It is because his sight, sharpened by esoteric work, HAS ACQUIRED THE FACULTY OF PENETRATING BEYOND THE EXTERNAL CRUST. IT IS AMONGST THESE BRIGHTER BEINGS THAT HE WILL FIND HIS NEW FRIENDS.

Their society will welcome him as one of their own. He will be understood among them, and their community of common aims and interests will be a stimulus and a help for all.“

~ Boris Mouravieff, Gnosis

mrs. dobbs
12-22-12, 04:07 AM
^ Sorry, I'm not stalking you :D It's just all good stuff.

Unmanagable
12-22-12, 04:21 AM
^ Sorry, I'm not stalking you :D It's just all good stuff.


:lol:

Hey, it's nice to feel heard, and especially understood and appreciated, so I thank you.

This area doesn't get much traffic, so it makes it even nicer to see some life up in here. :yes:

Unmanagable
01-02-13, 11:06 PM
"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.

Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.

The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.

If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

Do not lose heart.

We were made for these times."

~Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Unmanagable
02-06-13, 12:43 AM
“In Native American traditions, the word "medicine" does not refer to the pills or tonics
we take to cure an illness but to anything that has spiritual power, and that helps to keep us "walking in beauty".

Words can be strong medicine.

Stories can touch our hearts and souls;
they can point the way to healing and transformation.

Our own lives are stories that we write from day to day;
they are journeys through the dark of the fairy tale woods.

The tales of previous travelers through the woods have been handed down through the generations in the poetic, symbolic language of folklore and myth; where we step,
someone has stepped before, and their stories can help light the way.”

~Terri Windling

Bluerose
02-07-13, 03:27 AM
The quality of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts. ~ Bluerose


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Unmanagable
06-03-13, 03:35 AM
"There is a difference between watching the mind and controlling the mind.

Watching the mind with a gentle, open attitude allows the mind to settle down and come to rest.

Trying to control the mind, or trying to control the way that one’s spiritual practice will unfold, just stirs up more agitation and suffering."

~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.

Unmanagable
06-21-13, 12:57 PM
"Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature." ~Ravi Shankar

Unmanagable
07-03-13, 02:05 PM
"Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually a very clear moments that teach us where it is that we're holding back.

Most of us do not take these situations as teachings.

We automatically hate them.

We run like crazy.

We use all kinds of ways to escape- all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can't stand it.

We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain.

In fact, the rampant materialism that we see in the world stems from this moment.

There are so many ways that have been dreamt up to entertain us away from the moment, soften it's hard edge, deaden it so we don't have to feel the full impact of the pan that arises when we cannot manipulate the situation to make us come out looking fine."

~Pema Chödrön

Unmanagable
07-11-13, 01:43 AM
"What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words
What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water--the rivers, lakes, and ocean
What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being."
~Ganga White

Bluerose
07-11-13, 07:44 AM
Change is inevitable. One thing we can all be certain of in life is Change. Resisting change usually leads to added stress and anxiety. Going with the flow of change usually brings you a more peaceful feeling and sometimes requires trust in the greater powers of the universe.

Affirmation: "I embrace change as it signifies my growth."

FreewayFlyer04
07-11-13, 12:29 PM
I would rather have it, and not need it; than need it and not have it. EDC

Unmanagable
07-23-13, 07:11 PM
This one is lengthy, but powerful:

"The fearful and violent emotions that have come to characterize human existence can be experienced only by the personality (versus the soul). Only the personality can feel anger, fear, hatred, vengeance, sorrow, shame, regret, indifference, frustration, cynicism and loneliness.

Only the personality can judge, manipulate and exploit. Only the personality can pursue external power. The personality can also be loving, compassionate, and wise in its relations with others, but love, compassion, and wisdom do not come from the personality. They are experiences of the soul.

Your soul is the part of you that is immortal. Every person has a soul, but a personality that is limited in its perception to the five senses is not aware of its soul, and, therefore, cannot recognize the influences of its soul.

As a personality becomes multisensory, its intuitions -- it's hunches and subtle feelings -- become important to it. It senses things about itself, other people, and the situations in which it finds itself that it cannot justify on the basis of the information that its five senses can provide.

It comes to recognize intentions; and to respond to them rather than to the actions and the words that it encounters. It can recognize, for example, a warm heart beneath a harsh and angry manner, and a cold heart beneath polished and pleasing words.

When the energy of the soul is recognized, acknowledged, and valued, it begins to infuse the life of the personality. When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment.

This is the goal of the evolutionary process in which we are involved and the reason for our being. Every experience that you have and will have upon the Earth encourages the alignment of your personality with your soul.

Every circumstance and situation gives you the opportunity to choose this path, to allow your soul to shine through you, to bring into the physical world through you its unending and unfathomable reverence for and LOVE of Life."

Excerpt from 'Introduction'
From: "The Seat of the Soul"
by: Gary Zukav

Unmanagable
07-23-13, 11:16 PM
"It would not be beneficial to believe your Mind on matters that are very important to you.

Your Mind can base its conclusions only on Past Data that it has collected during your present experience of Physicalization.

It has no knowledge of things existing through all Eternity.

In order to access data having to do with Who You Really Are, and why any particular thing is occurring, you would have to have access to data from outside your present Time Line.

This data is only accessible through your soul. It appears in your life as a "knowing."

Trust this."

~Neale Donald Walsch

BellaVita
07-23-13, 11:32 PM
"Happy Birthday" - David Archuleta

Those words touched my heart.

SB_UK
07-24-13, 01:43 PM
The more man progresses on the Way, the more his feeling of being a stranger is intensified. Soon he will become boring: later still he will become unbearable, and finally, odious.

stranger first - progressively increasing separation
boring - definitely - since no stimulation is required - those most addicted are the ones who're considered most 'interesting'
unbearable - people won't like being told that everything they hold dear represents an addiction which is killing them - that animal protein, excess carbs, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, money, gadgets that you live for - you're killing yourself and others over.
oddious - this is an interesting one - we can become odious - but there's limited point to it - since you'll just alienate people whose eyes you need to bee opened - and so although there's a natural desire to be odious ... it won't have the required effect.

SB_UK
07-24-13, 01:45 PM
Equality as root to alleviation of suffering.

Unmanagable
07-25-13, 03:04 PM
“Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine.


If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished.


If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked.


You are far more wonderful than you think you are.


Rest with that.


Rest easy with that.


Breathe again.


You are doing fine.


More than fine.


Better than fine.


You’re doin’ great.


So relax.


And love yourself today.” ~Neale Donald Walsch

Unmanagable
08-19-13, 01:21 AM
As I Began To Love Myself
By: Charlie Chaplin

"As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!"

Unmanagable
08-23-13, 02:52 AM
"Do you really want to erase all your deluded beliefs, memories, stories, tendencies and identities one by one, or would you prefer to find the factory where they are produced, and blow the whole thing up? I say this because right now, I don’t have time for all this tiny pruning.



You hold on to your little nail clipper, but I am giving you a great chainsaw to bring down this old tree of suffering.
This chainsaw is self-inquiry.
This is your good fortune."

~ Mooji

Unmanagable
10-22-13, 01:16 PM
"Having been in the presence of Maharaj-ji, I have come to trust the way a being like that is in the universe. It’s like knowing somebody who lives a little farther up the mountain and can see farther than you can.

The view from there is perfection — not perfection as something to be achieved, but perfection in what is. Maharaj-ji kept saying to me in various ways, “Ram Dass, don’t you see it’s all perfect?” And yet Maharaj-ji spent all his life being there for people, helping them with their lives, feeding them, and just loving them.

The art of life is to stay wide open and be vulnerable, yet at the same time to sit with the mystery and the awe and with the unbearable pain — to just be with it all. I’ve been growing into that wonderful catchphrase, “be here now,” for the last forty years. Here and now has within it a great richness that is just enough.


If somebody asks me, “Ram Dass, are you happy?” I stop and look inside. “Yes, I’m happy.” “Ram Dass, are you sad?” “Yes, I’m sad.” Answering those questions, I realize that all of those feelings are present.



Imagine the richness of a moment in which everything is present: the pain of a broken heart, the joy of a new mother holding her baby, the exquisiteness of a rose in bloom, the grief of losing a loved one. This moment has all of that. It is just living truth.


The saving grace is being able to witness suffering from the perspective of the soul. Another way to say it is that the saving grace is having faith. Living in the fullness of the moment with joy and suffering, witnessing it in all its perfection, our hearts still go out to those who are suffering.


If we live in the moment, we are not in time. If you think, “I’m a retired person. I’ve retired from my role,” you are looking back at your life. It’s retrospective; it’s life in the rearview mirror.



If you’re young, you might be thinking, “I have my whole life ahead of me. This is what I’ll do later.” That kind of thinking is called time binding. It causes us to focus on the past or the future and to worry about what comes next.


Getting caught up in memories of the past or worrying about the future is a form of self-imposed suffering. Either retirement or youth can be seen as moving on, a time for something different, something new.



Start fresh. It’s a new moment. Aging is not a culmination. Youth isn’t preparation for later. This isn’t the end of the line or the beginning. Now isn’t a time to look back or plan ahead. It’s time to just be present. The present is timeless. Being in the moment, just being here with what is, is ageless, eternal.


It is extraordinary how near we are to our deeper being. It’s just a thought away. And the thoughts that take us away from it create so much suffering. The thought “I am this body” causes suffering. I might think, “Well, my body used to be able to do this. My hair didn’t used to be gray. I used to be stronger. I used to be thinner. I used to be . . .”



Those thoughts cause suffering because the body is what it is. We do everything we can to stay safe and healthy, but illness, age, and accidents still affect us. Maharaj-ji said, “No one has the power even to keep their own body safe.” The Buddha is right: this body is in time. But we are just here, in this moment."


~Excerpt from Ram Dass’ newly released book Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from your Spiritual Heart.

Unmanagable
11-07-13, 11:43 PM
"Forget about enlightenment.
Sit down wherever you are and listen to the wind that is singing in your veins.
Feel the love, the longing, and the fear in your bones.
Open your heart to who you are,
right now,
not who you would like to be.
Not the saint you’re striving to become.
But the being right here before you,
inside you, around you.
All of you is holy.
You’re already more and less than whatever you can know.
Breathe out, look in, let go."

~ John Welwood

Unmanagable
11-10-13, 02:36 PM
“The things we need most are the things we have become most afraid of, such as adventure, intimacy, and authentic communication. We avert our eyes and stick to comfortable topics.

We hold it as a virtue to be private, to be discreet, so that no one sees our dirty laundry. We are uncomfortable with intimacy and connection, which are among the greatest of our unmet needs today. To be truly seen and heard, to be truly known, is a deep human need.

Our hunger for it is so omnipresent, so much apart of our life experience, that we no more know what it is missing than a fish knows it is wet. We need more intimacy than nearly anyone considers normal.

Always hungry for it, we seek solace and sustenance in the closest available substitutes: television, shopping, pornography, conspicuous consumption — anything to ease the hurt, to feel connected, or to project an image by which we might be seen or known, or at least see and know ourselves.”

~Charles Eisenstein

Unmanagable
11-10-13, 04:56 PM
"What is it that you have disowned in yourself? What is it that you will avoid feeling at all costs? What parts of you have you relegated into the shadows?

When you were a little boy or girl it was intelligent to split off from overwhelming experience and pieces of yourself that you could not integrate at the time. But these pieces are looking for you.

They only want to show you their light and their wisdom, and be allowed back inside. They will continue to search for you, and will appear as your friends, your children, your emotions, your lovers, your life circumstances, and even in the most precious orange leaves that are looking up at you in the morning.

Look carefully as your unlived life is always appearing before you."


~Matt Licata

SB_UK
11-14-13, 02:17 PM
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SB_UK
11-14-13, 02:17 PM
~aka~

doh!
-- Homer

SB_UK
11-14-13, 02:25 PM
“Whatever joy there is in the world
Arises from wishing for others' happiness.
Whatever suffering there is in the world
Arises from wishing for your own happiness.”
― -Shantideva The ADDer-only and nonADDer-able reward systems, in that order.

SB_UK
11-14-13, 02:47 PM
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Reekwind
11-14-13, 04:06 PM
Yeah... I spoke with a friend about that a couple of days ago. It's so sad that it is this way. :(

Unmanagable
11-15-13, 02:39 PM
"When you realize that you have come to your wit’s end, you can begin meditation. Or meditation happens, and that happening is simply the watching of what is, of all the information conveyed to you by your exterior and interior senses, and even the thoughts that keep chattering on about it all.


You don’t try to stop those thoughts, you just let them run as if they were birds twittering outside, and they will eventually become tired and stop. But don’t worry about whether they do or don’t.


Just simply watch whatever it is that you are feeling, thinking, or experiencing – that’s it. Just watch it, and don’t go out of your way to put any names on it. This is really what meditation is." ~Alan Watts

Unmanagable
11-15-13, 06:31 PM
“She was beautiful,
but not like those girls in the magazines.
She was beautiful,
for the way she thought.
She was beautiful,
for that sparkle in her eyes
when she talked about something she loved.
She was beautiful,
for her ability to make other people smile,
even if she was sad.
No, she wasn't beautiful for something
as temporary as her looks.
She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald ~

Vector
11-16-13, 02:06 AM
Nice quotes, Unmanagable and SB_UK. Thanks! :)

Unmanagable
11-19-13, 03:48 AM
"Silence is the language of God; all else is poor translation." ~Rumi

Unmanagable
11-20-13, 09:05 PM
"Some days, she deeply connects to an unnamed longing. She does not remember its origin. It can be triggered by a fragrance, a colour, a sound, an expression, a dream or the way the sunlight slants through the trees. She wonders at the exquisite pain of it.

She simply knows that one end of it is connected to her heart ~ and she feels a tug at the other end. She is learning to lean deeper into it. Touching it is like a melting ~ a dissolving of the spaces in her heart. Sometimes it brings tears, and she may cry. Oh! what unrequited love affair is this?

This longing is a remembrance, it does not yet have a name ~ it goes deeper than her memory. She is learning to use it as a compass to show her the way ~ when she is very still, very alert, she can hear its whispered message. There is a mysterious magnetic pull in it.

She too is speaking to her longing. Whoever or whatever is on the other end of it longs for her too. She knows this longing will reveal to her who she really is. Whenever it comes, she feels touched by grace."

~Sukhvinder Sircar

Unmanagable
11-21-13, 02:19 AM
"The human race is a vast sea of lone beings reaching for one another, reluctant to expose our scars, and our pain...the frail uncertainty, the frightened child that lurks within.

We are prone to a thousand masks and guises, heroic fronts we wear or cling to in this strangest and most perilous of plights. Yet, nothing terrifies us more than the mere thought of having to unveil this to those we spend a lifetime convincing otherwise."

~José, The Arcane Front

Unmanagable
11-24-13, 01:41 PM
"We have to allow ourselves to be loved
by the people who really love us,
the people who really matter.
Too much of the time,
we are blinded
by our own pursuits of people to love us,
people that don't even matter,
while all that time we waste
and the people who do love us
have to stand on the sidewalk
and watch us beg in the streets!
It's time to put an end to this.
It's time for us to let ourselves be loved."
~C. JoyBell C.

Unmanagable
11-26-13, 06:14 PM
"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls."

~Anaïs Nin

Unmanagable
12-01-13, 10:21 PM
“How do you react when you think you need people's love? Do you become a slave for their approval? Do you live an inauthentic life because you can't bear the thought that they might disapprove of you? Do you try to figure out how they would like you to be, and then try to become that, like a chameleon?

In fact, you never really get their love. You turn into someone you aren't, and then when they say "I love you," you can't believe it, because they're loving a facade. They're loving someone who doesn't even exist, the person you're pretending to be. It's difficult to seek other people's love. It's deadly. In seeking it, you lose what is genuine. This is the prison we create for ourselves as we seek what we already have.” ~Byron Katie

Unmanagable
12-02-13, 01:16 AM
“You're going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator.

Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. It's not your job to change these people, but it's your job to show them that your peace and gentleness do not equate to weakness.

I have always appeared to be fragile and delicate but the thing is, I am not fragile and I am not delicate. I am very gentle but I can show you that the gentle also possess a poison. I compare myself to silk. People mistake silk to be weak but a silk handkerchief can protect the wearer from a gunshot.

There are many people who will want to befriend you if you fit the description of what they think is weak; predators want to have friends that they can dominate over because that makes them feel strong and important. The truth is that predators have no strength and no courage. It is you who are strong, and it is you who has courage.

I have lost many a friend over the fact that when they attempt to rip me, they can't. They accuse me of being deceiving; I am not deceiving, I am just made of silk. It is they who are stupid and wrongly take gentleness and fairness for weakness. There are many more predators in this world, so I want you to be made of silk. You are silk.”
~C. JoyBell C.

Unmanagable
12-09-13, 04:26 AM
"Through practice,
I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery
is not wanting things to be the way they are.

Not wanting myself to be the way I am.
Not wanting the world to be the way it is.
Not wanting others to be the way they are.

Whenever I’m suffering,
I find this war with reality to be
at the heart of the problem."

~Stephen Cope

Unmanagable
12-09-13, 04:39 PM
"Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work." ~Marianne Williamson

Unmanagable
12-10-13, 04:26 PM
"The lack of respect and attunement to our bodies is demonstrated on a global level by the way we treat the body of our planet. As we learn to trust and love our bodies, listen to their signals, give them food, rest, and nurturing, stop polluting them with drugs and unwholesome food, stop trying to control them with our artificial rules and ideas. I believe we will be able to treat our earth body with the same care and respect. As I nurture my body, I nurture the earth." ~Shakti Gawain

Unmanagable
12-11-13, 12:47 PM
“You are the center of the mandala. You are not marginalized in any way. And the message that the culture gives us is that we are marginal. We are constantly told we are not special. So then when you look for guidance, direction, mentorship, we always look towards institutions.

'Well, I’ll go to the University, or I’ll go to the army, or I’ll do something - somebody will tell me, give me a larger purpose.' But it’s really yourself that is the final arbiter, and if you keep yourself as the final arbiter, you will be less susceptible to infection by cultural illusion.

Now the problem with this is that it makes you feel bad to not be infected by cultural illusion, because it’s called alienation. The reason we feel alienated is because the society is infantile, trivial and stupid. So the cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation.

I grapple with this because I am a parent, and I think anybody who has children comes to this realization: What will it be - Alienated cynical intellectual or slackjawed halfwit consumer of the horsesh** being handed down from on high.

There is not much choice, and we all want our children to be 'well adjusted' - unfortunately there is nothing to be well adjusted to. So that’s a real problem." ~Terence McKenna

Unmanagable
12-13-13, 03:38 AM
"You can connect from all kinds of places… energetic harmony, sexual alchemy, intellectual alignment, but they won’t sustain love over a lifetime. You need a thread that goes deeper, that moves below and beyond the shifting sands of compatibility.

That thread is fascination - a genuine fascination with someone’s inner world, with the way they organize reality, with the way they heart-iculate their feelings, with the unfathomable and bottomless depths of their being. To hear their soul cry out to you again and again, and to never lose interest in what it is trying to convey.

If there is that, then there will still be love when the body sickens, when the sexuality quiets, when the perfection projection is long shattered. If there is that, you will swim in love’s waters until the very last breath."

~Jeff Brown

Unmanagable
12-16-13, 04:50 PM
“The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it.” ~Buddha

ginniebean
12-16-13, 07:59 PM
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Oscar Wilde

Unmanagable
12-17-13, 01:34 PM
"When you throw dirt, you lose ground." ~ old farmer's proverb

ginniebean
12-17-13, 07:22 PM
"I feel like I'm on enemy ground" -- Anon

Unmanagable
12-18-13, 03:47 PM
"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I have been knocking from the inside." ~Rumi

Unmanagable
12-20-13, 03:55 PM
"Sometimes I need my skin to touch the breeze." ~Rising Appalachia

Unmanagable
12-20-13, 07:02 PM
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Unmanagable
12-21-13, 03:06 AM
"Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every preconceived notion,
follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads,
or you will learn nothing."

~ Thomas Henry Huxley

Unmanagable
12-22-13, 05:14 PM
"I do not believe in anything.
I have no religion.
Except the in- and out- breaths.
And endlessly deepening wonder."

~Jeff Foster

ginniebean
12-23-13, 01:06 AM
“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”
― Sylvia Plath

ginniebean
12-24-13, 12:58 AM
“Sometimes the thing that brings us together also pulls us apart. Sort of like a zipper.
”
― Jarod Kintz

ginniebean
12-24-13, 01:05 AM
“One word can end a fight; One hug can start a friendship; One smile can bring Unity; One person can change your entire life!”
― Israelmore Ayivor

Blanched Dubois
12-24-13, 05:33 AM
“Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light."
— Groucho Marx

Unmanagable
12-24-13, 12:25 PM
"If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's." Joseph Campbell

Unmanagable
12-28-13, 01:13 AM
“I am always trying to convey something that can’t be conveyed, to explain something which is inexplicable, to tell about something I have in my bones, something which can be expressed only in the bones.” ~Franz Kafka

Gilthranon
01-02-14, 06:11 PM
'Love is trusting someone enough to tell them what's really bothering you'

'No legal documents needed, just honesty and vulnerability. That's love!'

'The night of autumn would claim the first of its victims'
HIMYM

Unmanagable
01-03-14, 11:10 PM
"Slowly slowly O mind, everything happens in its own pace. The gardener may water with a hundred buckets, but the fruit arrives only in its season." ~Kabir Das

Anastasia
01-04-14, 05:20 AM
Suffer with him who suffers. Learn how to guess at his secret trouble, the better to respect and relive it. Have the forethought that is anxious to love. Then you will find in your heart the words that soften suffering and renew hope.

Sympathize with those who experience boredom, dryness, sadness, desolation. Make them understand their painful state, no matter the duration or intensity. It is extremely rich with hope. Their heroic fidelity is infinitely precious, that to the contrary of what they can see and feel, their effort during this pain, draws down my grace in the highest degree. - "Hope" by G. Desbuquois, S.J.

Anastasia
01-05-14, 11:50 AM
"There is a principle which is bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance, that principle is contempt prior to investigation" - Herbert Spencer

Anastasia
01-05-14, 11:52 AM
On Children
Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Anastasia
01-05-14, 11:57 AM
"Is there no way out of the mind?" - Sylvia Plath

Unmanagable
01-06-14, 05:36 AM
Sorry for posting so many, but I'm working on my meditation practice(s), found these helpful and didn't want to lose them.


"Forget all your concepts. All that you have learned about truth is false." ~Huang Po


“In conclusion, there is no conclusion. Things will go on as they always have, getting weirder all the time.” ~Robert Anton Wilson


"The teacher serves as a mirror but also encourages your ability to trust in yourself. You begin to trust in your basic goodness instead of identifying with your neurosis.

There’s a shift of allegiance. Then the obstacles begin to seem temporary, and what’s permanent is the wisdom.

To the degree that you become intimate with your neurosis — not acting-out and not repressing — to that degree you discover your wisdom." ~Pema Chödron



"Meditation should not be
regarded as a learning process.

It should be regarded
as an experiencing process.

You should not try to
learn from meditation
but try to feel it.

Meditation is an act of non=duality.

The technique you are using
should not be separate from you; it is you,
you are the technique.

Meditator and meditation are one.
There is no relationship involved." ~Chogyam Trungpa



"We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing.

When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best.

Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.

And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment." ~Alan Watts



“When people begin to meditate, they often say that their thoughts are running riot and have become wilder than ever before. But I reassure them that this is a good sign.

Far from meaning that your thoughts have become wilder, it shows that you have become quieter, and you are finally aware of just how noisy your thoughts have always been.

Don’t be disheartened or give up. Whatever arises, just keep being present, keep returning to the breath, even in the midst of all the confusion.” ~Sogyal Rinpoche



“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is.” ~Ram Dass

Anastasia
01-08-14, 08:05 PM
Being Irish, he had an impending sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

William Butler Yeats

Blanched Dubois
01-08-14, 10:10 PM
“Well, now
If little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you
Little by little
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you

If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
Remember
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land”
― Pablo Neruda, Selected Poe

Gilthranon
01-15-14, 04:21 PM
On n'arrête pas de jouer car on vieillit, on vieillit car on arrête de jouer

You don't stop playing because one grows old, one grows old because one stops playing

Gilthranon
01-15-14, 06:01 PM
You don't choose what you do - it chooses you

Unmanagable
01-19-14, 08:42 PM
"Keep quiet, undisturbed, and the wisdom and the power will come on their own. You need not hanker. Wait in silence of the heart and mind. It is very easy to be quiet, but willingness is rare. You people want to become supermen overnight.

Stay without ambition, without the least desire, exposed, vulnerable, unprotected, uncertain and alone, completely open to and welcoming life as it happens, without the selfish conviction that all must yield you pleasure or profit, material or so-called spiritual." ~Nisargadatta

anonymouslyadd
01-19-14, 08:55 PM
You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

~Paulo Coelho

Unmanagable
01-20-14, 02:56 PM
"Despite what you may have been taught, your sensitivity doesn’t make you weak. It doesn’t make you too emotional, too soft, or in any way too much. It has always been and will always be a strength. The truth is that you can be soft and still be strong.

You aren’t a rock, immune to the shift and pull of the world around you. You’re the ocean. Always ebbing and flowing; easily affected by the moon and the weather. But immense and deep. Resilient and powerful. Bounding with life.

Yes, you feel things intensely and yes, you’re easily wounded by others. But it’s the intensity of your feelings that gives you such incredible insight into who you are and what you need to feel whole. It’s that intensity that makes you deeply connected to yourself and the world around you. And it’s your wounds that allow you to be empathetic and compassionate towards the wounds of others.

Wounds that give you an awareness to recognize when people are hurting, and tools to offer support in ways that less sensitive people might not be able to. I know that it’s so hard to believe in the moment when you feel incapacitated by your feelings, but your sensitivity is a truly a gift. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise." ~Daniell Koepke

Unmanagable
01-22-14, 12:24 AM
"My own time on earth has led me to believe in two powerful instruments that turn experience into love: holding and listening. For every time I have held or been held, every time I have listened or been listened to, experience burns like wood in that eternal fire, and I find myself in the presence of love. This has always been so." ~Mark Nepo

Gilthranon
01-22-14, 04:23 PM
Si être individuel est un acte rebelle, je me considère en tant que tel. Rebelle reveur...

Me

Unmanagable
01-25-14, 01:07 AM
"In old traditions those who acted as elders were considered to have one foot in daily life and the other foot in the otherworld. Elders acted as a bridge between the visible world and the unseen realms of spirit and soul.

A person in touch with the otherworld stands out because something normally invisible can be seen through them. The old word for having a foot in each world is weird. The original sense of weird involved both fate and destiny. Becoming weird enough to be wise requires that a person learn to accommodate the strange way they are shaped within and aimed at the world.

An old idea suggests that those seeking for an elder should look for someone weird enough to be wise. For just as there can be no general wisdom, there are no “normal” elders.

Normal bespeaks the “norms” that society uses to regulate people, whereas an awakened destiny always involves connections to the weird and the warp of life. In Norse mythology, as in Shakespeare, the Fates appear as the Weird Sisters who hold time and the timeless together.

Those who would become truly wise must become weird enough to be in touch with timeless things and abnormal enough to follow the guidance of the unseen. Elders are supposed to be weird, not simply “weirdos,” but strange and unusual in meaningful ways.

Elders are supposed to be more in touch with the otherworld, but not out of touch with the struggles in this world. Elders have one foot firmly in the ground of survival and another in the realm of great imagination. This double-minded stance serves to help the living community and even helps the species survive."

~Michael Meade

anonymouslyadd
01-25-14, 01:13 AM
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

~Marilyn Monroe

Gilthranon
01-26-14, 04:55 PM
A bore is a person who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company

Unmanagable
01-26-14, 05:02 PM
“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.

You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life.

You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.”

~Iyanla Vanzant

Unmanagable
01-29-14, 06:20 AM
"Women are the greatest untapped resource on this planet.
Women are wild, powerful forces of nature.

But how many of us have become tidy, contained, acceptable versions of ourselves when raging rivers run beneath the surface? We need those rivers, let loose in creative expression and audacious action.

Freed up and bonded together we could move mountains.

What could be more needed than millions of heart centered women offering their gifts in service to the one who Mothers us all?"

~Clare Dakin


LMAO at "tidy, contained, and acceptable"

Anastasia
01-30-14, 11:09 AM
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"Women are the greatest untapped resource on this planet.
Women are wild, powerful forces of nature.

But how many of us have become tidy, contained, acceptable versions of ourselves when raging rivers run beneath the surface? We need those rivers, let loose in creative expression and audacious action.

Freed up and bonded together we could move mountains.

What could be more needed than millions of heart centered women offering their gifts in service to the one who Mothers us all?"

~Clare Dakin


LMAO at "tidy, contained, and acceptable"
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Wow and Amen!!!!!

Of course this doesn't apply to all women.

In a recent conversation with my mother, I asked if women have always been so petty and critical of each other?

She responded, "Women have some of life's most powerful experiences in common, both happy and sadly, tragic. We would hope these commonalities would be bonding. I watched the fight for women's lib, I was all for it. Now I say for what? We fought for equality, equality amongst women and men. Only to have women turn on each other. I think it has always existed, but never as the way it is today. Women who are perceived as beautiful, have a battle just like the women who aren't perceived as beautiful. Envy or feeling threatened by another woman's looks, is as hurtful as the woman that is considered "unattractive." They are both judged, without one spoken word, and or they are isolated and gossiped about. Society and a harsh media are dictating what is attractive and what is not, and some women are buying it. So the beauty of what we have in common is overlooked."

Now I see this post, and it really hits home. I think I'm going to copy it and give one to mom and sis.

Thank you, really good one.

Unmanagable
02-01-14, 09:46 AM
"The Soul cannot be held back by any imaginary boundary drawn against it; not by mountain ranges, not by rivers, nor by human scorn. The Soul, goes everywhere, like an old woman in her right mind, going anywhere she wishes, saying whatever she wants, bending to mend whatever is within her reach. Wherever she goes, the Soul brings new life." ~Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Gilthranon
02-01-14, 06:05 PM
Don't say please unless yar on yar knees

invented it meself ^^ don't like begging or peeps begging. but ok if they have to there always is an exception to everythin right ?

Unmanagable
02-02-14, 06:05 PM
"When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside-walking through their days with no idea who they are." ~Laurie Halse Anderson

Unmanagable
02-03-14, 09:28 PM
“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing.

That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jacka** and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.”
~Clarissa Pinkola

Unmanagable
02-04-14, 03:59 AM
"Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured from the bones of a dying world." ~Terrence McKenna

Gilthranon
02-05-14, 06:43 PM
If you can't appreciate what I sell, go hide somewhere else

My variation on : 1 * you 2 if you don't like me, go * yourself 3 if you don't like it, go hide yourself 4 this one

Don't like the * word, but the mentality is similar

Unmanagable
02-07-14, 03:52 PM
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned, or removed from production." ~Pete Seeger

Unmanagable
02-07-14, 05:01 PM
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." ~Aldo Leopold

Unmanagable
02-08-14, 03:54 AM
“Time is a measure of energy, a measure of motion. And we have agreed internationally on the speed of the clock. And I want you to think about clocks and watches for a moment. We are of course slaves to them.

And you will notice that your watch is a circle, and that it is calibrated, and that each minute, or second, is marked by a hairline which is made as narrow as possible, as yet to be consistent with being visible.

And when we think of a moment of time, when we think what we mean by the word 'now'; we think of the shortest possible instant that is here and gone, because that corresponds with the hairline on the watch. And as a result of this fabulous idea, we are a people who feel that we don’t have any present, because the present is instantly vanishing - it goes so quickly.

It is always becoming past. And we have the sensation, therefore, of our lives as something that is constantly flowing away from us. We are constantly losing time. And so we have a sense of urgency.

Time is not to be wasted. Time is money. And so, because of the tyranny of this thing, we feel that we have a past, and we know who we are in terms of our past. Nobody can ever tell you who they are, they can only tell you who they were.

And we think we also have a future. And that is terribly important, because we have a naive hope that the future is somehow going to supply what we are looking for. You see, if you live in a present that is so short that it is not really here at all, you will always feel vaguely frustrated.”

~Alan Watts

Gilthranon
02-09-14, 11:59 AM
Intelligence is thinking of something stupid and saying the opposite

Unmanagable
02-09-14, 10:39 PM
"For a seed to reach it's greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction." ~Cynthia Occelli

Unmanagable
02-10-14, 05:01 PM
“I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny, invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride.” ~William James

Unmanagable
02-11-14, 06:05 PM
"There are as many different ways to be a shaman as there are different languages, but there’s a commonality, as well, because we’re all standing on one earth, and there’s water in the ocean wherever we go, and there’s ground underneath us wherever we go.

So we all have, on some level, a commonality of experience. We are all still human beings. Some of us have buried our humanity deep inside, or medicated or anesthetized it, but every person alive today, tribal or modern, primal or domesticated, has a soul that is original, natural, and, above all, indigenous in one way or another.

The indigenous soul of the modern person, though, either has been banished to the far reaches of the dream world or is under direct attack by the modern mind. The more you consciously remember your indigenous soul, the more you physically remember it.

Shamans are all trying to put right the effects of normal human stupidity and repair relationships with the invisible sources of life."

~Martin Prechtel

Unmanagable
02-12-14, 10:16 PM
"I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you." ~Shinji Moon

Unmanagable
02-13-14, 06:06 AM
"If we have reached a level of awareness that enables us to see all that is wrong with the world and those around us, the next step is to go inward and start weeding all of those things out of ourselves. Reality is a projection of what is inside us, and it's time for all of us to start cleaning house." ~Katherine Bell

Unmanagable
02-13-14, 04:50 PM
"The moment we override our hunger for real substance, settling for whatever's handy, we are choosing our own unconsciousness.

Whether with relationships, pastimes, or the food and media we consume, if what we are taking 'on-board' lacks real nutrition, we will pay for it with a feeling of disconnection.

Seductive as it may be to fit in, the magic is in holding out for what brings you alive. Anything less is a decision to relinquish your power and creative potency."

~Toko-pa

Unmanagable
02-15-14, 03:28 AM
"When we stop distracting ourselves,

and courageously dive into the heart of any feeling,

positive or negative, right or wrong,

we rediscover the vast ocean of who we are.

Every feeling is made of unspeakable intelligence."

~Jeff Foster

Unmanagable
02-15-14, 05:31 AM
"Shhhh! She is traveling between worlds right now. You can see her holding the tension of not knowing ~ she is simply breathing into her unanswered questions.

Sometimes she drinks her coffee with quaking hands, not knowing where her relationship or her bank account is going. But this time, she is holding onto the tension of not knowing, and is not willing to hit the panic button.

She is unlearning thousands of years of conditioning. She is not being split between the opposing forces of fight and flight. She is neither naïve nor ignorant. She is a frontier woman, paving new roads & making new choices.

She is willing to make a new transcendent possibility emerge. You may see her now ~ standing at thresholds, or at crossroads ~ breathing into her body ~ intently listening for inner signals. She's learning new navigation skills as she arrives at a most magical moment of her life."

~ Sukhvinder Sircar

Anastasia
02-16-14, 10:54 PM
Re: Affirmation and Quotes
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Mmmmm hmmmmm, yes!

Unmanagable
02-18-14, 12:39 AM
"Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist. Following your heart achieves a completed you." ~Ray Davis

Unmanagable
02-20-14, 09:13 AM
"Remember, you don't meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you won't find it. You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you." ~Ajahn Chah

Unmanagable
03-01-14, 12:37 PM
"Radiating love has no goal other than to radiate love. Radiating love has no other focus and no other intent. Except perhaps the intent to know the delicious experience of radiating love. In that experience is the joy of letting go. In that experience is the exquisite curiosity about where this path is leading you. In that experience is the thrill of not knowing.

Radiating love is full of letting go. Letting go of control. Letting go of the need to know. Letting go of fear. Letting go of expectations. Letting go of having to prove anything to anyone.

Radiating love creates the path. Radiating love is the path. Radiating love is the light on the path. That is all we can know. That is all we need to know. All the rest is just details."

~Jett Sophia

Gilthranon
03-02-14, 06:37 PM
My focus determines my reality

Unmanagable
03-02-14, 08:06 PM
“All she wanted
was find a place to stretch her bones
A place to lengthen her smiles
and spread her hair
A place where her legs could walk
without cutting and bruising
A place unchained
She was born out of ocean breath.
I reminded her;
‘Stop pouring so much of yourself
into hearts that have no room for themselves
Do not thin yourself
Be vast
You do not bring the ocean to a river
— you are oceanic."

~Tapiwa Mugabe

Unmanagable
03-04-14, 02:40 AM
“In Shamanic understanding, all words are spells. Everything we think or say cascades into reality.

When I repeat to myself the thought that I’m not that smart, or beautiful, or deserving, I’m literally cursing myself.

Those thoughts go out into the world and bring me situations and outcomes that prove the thoughts.

Let’s watch our words today and become aware of how words affect our bodies and our lives.”

~Mia Genis

Unmanagable
03-04-14, 02:50 AM
“The things we need most are the things we have become most afraid of, such as adventure, intimacy, and authentic communication. We avert our eyes and stick to comfortable topics.

We hold it as a virtue to be private, to be discreet, so that no one sees our dirty laundry. We are uncomfortable with intimacy and connection, which are among the greatest of our unmet needs today.

To be truly seen and heard, to be truly known, is a deep human need. Our hunger for it is so omnipresent, so much apart of our life experience, that we no more know what it is missing than a fish knows it is wet.

We need more intimacy than nearly anyone considers normal. Always hungry for it, we seek solace and sustenance in the closest available substitutes: television, shopping, pornography, conspicuous consumption — anything to ease the hurt, to feel connected, or to project an image by which we might be seen or known, or at least see and know ourselves.”

~Charles Eisenstein

Gilthranon
03-05-14, 02:03 PM
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't - Eleanor Roosevelt

Unmanagable
03-08-14, 12:55 PM
"Thoughts are like arrows; once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim." ~Navajo Proverb

Gilthranon
03-09-14, 04:46 PM
We're all a bit wacky, some more than others - Dean Winchester

Unmanagable
03-10-14, 03:49 AM
"You cannot use someone else’s fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it." ~Audre Lorde

Gilthranon
03-10-14, 06:20 PM
The desire to bi*** slap hateful, purposely mean people is hard to suppress. If you feel in your gut that you should terminate ties with anything or anyone, go for it. Maybe even clean all out and start over? I don't know the solution, but the process sure can be a pain. Especially in a place that's supposed to bring peace to mind.
[...] F*** them and their childish behaviors.
~ LT

Unmanagable
03-12-14, 08:29 AM
..."To begin with, we understand everything in terms of words or numbers, and they’re stretched out in rows and lines. And our eyes have to scan those lines in order to understand them. But when I scan this view, I don’t do it line by line by line, I see the whole thing at once, I take it in as though it were a wide angle lens.

But when I try to understand the world through literature and through mathematics, I have to scan lines. You know that’s why it takes us so long to get educated in school, because our eyes have to scan and organize miles and miles of print, and that takes us twenty years or more to get through it.

But life happens, changes go on too rapidly for that. Because you see in the world everything is happening altogether, everywhere all at once.

Meanwhile, we with our myopic little minds, are working it out step by step. Of course we are greatly assisted by the rapidity of the computer. But even so, the computer is still looking at things in rows as the magnetic tape goes through and scanned by the computer...It’s still going along in a single track.

And I suppose then, that there are difficulties, that we have lamentably one track minds in an infinitely many track universe. And we may have to come to the alarming conclusion that the universe is smarter than we are."

~Alan Watts

Unmanagable
03-14-14, 08:05 PM
“The image to be held before one is that every act by every person has an effect on all, changing the delicate balance that keeps the universe in motion. Therefore, it was considered necessary by the alchemists to so conduct their work and their lives, which were really the same thing, as if the salvation of the world depended upon it.” ~June Singer

Gilthranon
03-15-14, 05:57 PM
You know the most destructive force in the universe ? Regret

Don't ask questions you don't wanna know the answers of

Unmanagable
03-17-14, 10:36 AM
"What has been done to the earth
has been done to you
as to us all

Every murder, every rape, every act or torture
leaves its scar on the landscape of the self
and the outer bars
cast shadows in our mind

Feel them
they are your wounds
they are all you might have been
and will not be

Cry for it mourn rage
There are toxins in your blood
Your dismembered parts
lie scattered around you

You prowl your own borders
looking for escape
The wall is invisible
like glass, but stronger
you can’t get over it
you can’t get under it
you can’t get around it

So you put on the mask
that hides you
and try to slip through
How do you walk in this mask?
How does your body feel?

The mask covers you
It hides the barrier
And suddenly you can’t remember
where you were going or why
and none of it seems very important
so you stop and sit
And there you remain
forever
Or you can take the mask off

And put on the tricky mask
the deceiving mask
and try to slip through
How do you walk in this mask?

How does your body feel?
And the barrier disappears
and you walk through
and the path is clear and green and pleasant
and you know it’s the right way
although from time to time
you suspect
that you really haven’t gone anywhere
that you are back where you started from
And there you can remain
forever
Or you can take the mask off

And you put on the mask
that pleases
and try to slip through
How do you walk in this mask?
How does your body feel?
And everyone at the barrier is charming
they make polite conversation
they serve tea
they sympathize with your difficulties
with how hard it is to break through
and you wouldn’t want to offend them
so you stay where you are
And there you can remain
forever
Or you can take the mask off

And you can put on the ugly mask
and try to smash through
How do you walk in this mask?
how does your body feel?
You don’t care who you offend, or what you break
the pleasant people scatter
the teacups shatter
and you bash into the barrier
again and again
your flesh becomes pulp
our own bones break
and there you can remain
forever
Or you can take the mask off

Unmasked

Turn your naked face
to the fire
that remains
An ember in the center
juice of the earth’s living heart
The fire survives
as you survive
and all may yet survive in you

Beside the fire
She is still sitting
the story woman
Her whisper makes
a dry sound
like the sliding of snakes
coupling and uncoupling
at the cell’s core
Like the memory of being alive
with all life living in you

She says
There is another way
You knew it once
Remember

Memory sleeps coiled
like a snake in a basket
of grain
deep in the storehouse
Breathe deep
Let your breath take you down

Find the way there
And you will find the way out."

~Starhawk

Unmanagable
03-17-14, 04:58 PM
"Discipline, as understood by a warrior, is creative, open, and produces freedom. It is the ability to face the unknown, transforming the feeling of knowing into reverent astonishment; of considering things that exceed the scope of our habits, and daring to face the only war that is worthwhile: The battle for awareness."

~Carlos Castaneda