Monday, October 31, 2011

In Memory of my Uncle


On this night
the astral barrier
between this world and the next
becomes very thin

Spirits of departed ones
travel freely back and forth
between the earth
and the spirit realm











For everyone we've lost
You are remembered
loved
and missed





Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Woods

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.


~ Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)







Little Things

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.


~ Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Plato



Inspiration comes like a light kindled from a leaping spark which, having reached the soul, finds its own fuel.





Thursday, October 27, 2011

From The President




I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Mastery


Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

~ Albert Einstein


To what cause 
shall you devote 
your whole strength 
and soul?

To what are you willing
 to give your all?




The Power of Social Media


Occupy Earth!


Clay


Everything you're experiencing now is a lesson and has a purpose in shaping you.

~ Liz Alsina



poem


white sky morning
four birds share three black wires
a fifth bird arrives
 then leaves
two more take its place

fighting for myself 
facing fears alone
I dare to let them go
on wings in silent space





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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your Most Important Desire








Write the following on a piece of red paper and keep it under your pillow. "I, [put your name here], do solemnly swear on this day, [put date here], that I will devote myself for a period of seven days to learning my most important desire. No other thought will be more uppermost in my mind. No other concern will divert me from tracking down every clue that might assist me in my drive to ascertain the one experience in this world that deserves my brilliant passion above all others."


~ Rob Breszny

The Zeitgeist Movement Official Blog


Regret or Rejoice


Paradox & Bedrock




The personification of the natural is exactly the tendency I wish to suppress in myself, to eliminate for good. I am here not only to evade for a while the clamor and filth and confusion of the cultural apparatus but also to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence, the elemental and fundamental, the bedrock which sustains us. I want to be able to look at and into a juniper tree, a piece of quartz, a vulture, a spider, and see it as it is in itself, devoid of all humanly ascribed qualities, anti-Kantian, even the categories of scientific description. To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself. I dream of a hard and brutal mysticism in which the naked self merges with a non-human world and yet somehow survives still intact, individual, separate. Paradox and bedrock.


~ Edward Abbey

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stars of Liberation


Evolution


Your inner voice 
has been talking to you
since the beginning of time

It's okay that you haven't heard it until now
But you're not deaf anymore

The Future Is A Choice We Make Now



Listen
Think
 Feel

This moment is the best one of your life

You know

Who you love
What you love
Where you love

Find them
Do that
Go there



Blue Light


















Healing yourself is connected with healing others.

~ Yoko Ono


Monday, October 24, 2011

Saguaro National Park




The wind will not stop. Gusts of sand swirl before me, stinging my face. But there is still too much to see and marvel at, the world very much alive in the bright light and wind, exultant with the fever of spring, the delight of morning. Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life as in other places but scattered abroad in spareness and simplicity, with a generous gift of space for each herb and bush and tree, each stem of grass, so that the living organism stands out bold and brave and vivid against the lifeless sand and barren rock. The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life forms. Love flowers best in openness and freedom.


~ Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire, A Season in the Wilderness

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Water

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.


~ Khalil Gibran

Welsh Proverb

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Value of Life

Today, Dan Wheldon, this year's Indy 500 winner, was pronounced dead at University Hospital from injuries suffered in a 15-car crash on Lap 11 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I had a brief encounter with Dan when I met him ten years ago at Portland International Raceway, said hello, and got his autograph. I remember thinking at the time he was kind of snobby, but as he got older I thought he became more cool. From my perspective, he was just starting out then, young, and just starting to build his career, though I know it began much earlier than that. I remember he had a great on-track battle with his team-mate Townsend Bell that day and finished second. I never guessed he would one day be a two-time Indy 500 winner. I got chills all over my body today when they made the announcement of his death. It's weird thinking about how people touch you're life. One second we're here, the next second we're not. Enjoy and love your life. Someday you won't have it.




The Inner Voice

The inner voice is a voice of a fuller life, of a wider, more comprehensive consciousness. That is why, in mythology, the birth of a hero or symbolic rebirth coincides with sunrise, for the growth of personality is synonymous with an increase of self-consciousness. For the same reason most heroes are characterized by solar attributes, and the moment of birth of their greater personality is known as illumination.


~ C.G. Jung



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Continue

Do not fear mistakes.
You will know failure.
Continue to reach out.


~ Benjamin Franklin

Buddha



You can only lose what you cling to.




Friday, October 14, 2011

Carl Sagan

Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us-and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, a world of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who saunters along.

Hurtling Through Space




What I remember about skydiving is that I had to surrender to my own death. In everything else in my life I felt that I had a choice. But once I threw myself out the hatch I didn't. It's the scariest thing I've ever done and yet I lived. I'm still not sure I understand why. So I went back and did it again, as if to prove something to myself. I don't know what. Today is my 3rd jump. My feet will be on the ground, but my heart just left the plane.

No Title Necessary


Thursday, October 13, 2011

We Don't A Hero

An article about Iceland...or America?

Icicle



I think the good book is missing some pages.




Wednesday, October 12, 2011

3 For 1




You can learn to be lucky. It's not a mystical force you're born with, but a habit you can develop. How? For starters, be open to new experiences, trust your gut wisdom, expect good fortune, see the bright side of challenging events, and master the art of maximizing serendipitous opportunities.

Assume that your drive to experience pleasure isn't a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it. Proceed on the hypothesis that cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person. Imagine that feeling good has something important to teach you every day.

Identify three activities you can do not because they're "good for you" or because they'll advance some goal you're pursuing, but simply for the sheer fun of it.

~ Rob Breszny

Expose Yourself To Chance


The prize of greater wisdom and inner strength always goes to those who take, in one way or another, the risk.

~ Guy Finley

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Sacred Circle




















Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around  in awareness.


~ James Thurber



Monday, October 10, 2011

Power & Ability



If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
 we would literally astound ourselves.

~ Thomas Edison

False Evidence Appearing Real


Dare

 


Dare to proceed, even while being afraid.

~ Guy Finley




Imagine Peace Tower

If we want everything to remain as it is, it will become necessary for everything to change.

~ Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Helium



Every noble work is at first impossible.

~ Thomas Carlyle


Seneca


Love in its essence is spiritual fire.



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Of Mind & Mountains



From far away in a sea of stars, their green mind aura danced with the mountains of another planet's body.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Future Technology


Computers come from a form of energy that existed before there were computers. I remember having no awareness of it because there was nothing to be aware of. That energy is ubiquitous and so are the people using it, many of whom have no memory of it not existing. So much of our civilization is based on computers, having replaced the ways in which things were done before. I wonder what more exists that we are not yet aware of. I wonder what's next?

Present Moment



Each present moment is the seed of the next; 
and it is the actual content of each successive moment 
that brings us all that we experience as our life.

~ Guy Finley



Thursday, October 6, 2011

From The President


Most folks are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be.

~ Abraham Lincoln


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New 13th Sign of the Zodiac


Sagiquarius


The Lightning Horse



Note To Self


Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.

~ Wayne Dyer

The Web



Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

~ Chief Si'ahl, 1854


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Of The Muses



If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; 
Love is the rhythm, and You are the music.

~ Pink

The Vision


A very great vision is needed
and the man who has it
must follow it as the eagle seeks
the deepest blue of the sky.

~ Crazy Horse