Friday, December 28, 2012

Sin amor


Sin amor no somos nada
 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Clay

I am the clay that shapes itself.
 
~ Laura Grolla
 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This Way

You are your own purpose
You are your own course of action
You are your own barrier
You are your own opposition
Remain steadfast
Persist in being who you are


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

From The Runes

Release your past.
Reclaim your power.
 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Just Curious

If we want to keep assault weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill, why does our government have nuclear missiles? 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lesson Learned


Don't assume that spending more money is the only solution. Look for another way first.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Adrift

When you rise again
I'll have become the sun
And I will shine down upon you
As if you were the only one


What I Need

I need our problems to be re/solved.
I need our wounds to be healed.
I need life on Earth to be better for us all.
 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Existential

The real question becomes
 "What is worth trading my life for?"


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sacrifice

I feel like I have to give up living in order to live.
 
 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Untitled


I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
 
~ Unknown

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Roots

In dwelling,
live close to the ground.
In thinking,
keep to the simple.
In conflict,
be fair and generous.
In governing,
don't try to control.
In work,
do what you enjoy.
In family life,
be completely present.
 
~ Lao Tzu

Friday, November 16, 2012

UFO


The Latent Spark

Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark"... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?

John Adams, 1775

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Farewell

Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong.

~ Ron Paul

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Go Beyond Your Limits



 
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.

~ Ludwig Wittgenstein


 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marijuana

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

~ Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

14 Ways Marijuana is Good for the Economy
 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

And accordingly


all experience hath shewn
that mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable
than to right themselves
by abolishing the forms
to which they are accustomed.
 
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

معرفة


 
Knowledge
 
 

 
is a treasure
 
 

 
but practice
 
 
 
is the key to it.
 
 
~ Ibn Khaldoun, scholar and statesman
1332-1406


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dia de Los Muertos

 
I found this song on Groove Salad...just wanted to post something mellow and cool in honor of the day...
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reimagine Money

"Money is a form of energy that connects human beings in relationships of service. To the extent that can be realized, how one uses one's money becomes a spiritual practice."

~ Don Shaffer, RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance (RSF) is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with a community of investors and donors, RSF provides capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addressing key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Nourish



It is what we nourish that grows.
 
~ Ronke Alao

Still Silent

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Both Candidates Suck

From Brad Johnson at Climate Silence:

It’s official. In their final debate last night, President Obama and Governor Romney were again silent about climate change.

2012 has already set several alarming climate records: the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (400 ppm in the Northern hemisphere), the largest federal disaster area ever declared (the Midwestern drought), the hottest 12 month period ever recorded in the US, and a new historic low for Arctic sea ice. Now it will also go down as the first time since 1984 that climate change was ignored in the presidential debate cycle.

We’ve been looking for the right words to explain what we are feeling and where we go from here, and then we watched a report by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Saturday that said it better than we ever could:

And so we have this asymmetry of passion: on one side of the ledger a concentrated set of interests and voters who care, in a near life and death way, about the continued exploitation of dirty energy, and on the other side, a public with a weak, nonchalant preference for us to “do something” about that whole climate change thing. Barack Obama isn’t going to rectify this imbalance. The only way to get a sane climate debate in our national conversation is to create a cadre of activists and citizens and voters who will balance the ledger, who care as passionately about saving the planet from ruin as those on the other side do about their industry, because they see and understand just as viscerally as the other side, that, yes, this really is a life or death issue not for one industry or one region of one state but for the planet, and every single person we love who lives on it.


Enlightenment



If you want freedom, begin with the realization that you don't have any.
 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Supersonic Skydive

This is awesome. Congratulations, Felix.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Gate

Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.

~ Marilyn Ferguson

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Are You The One?


For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, 
there is one hacking at the root. 

~ Thoreau

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Farm

Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm -- to forget to plant in the spring, play all summer and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest? The farm is a natural system. The price must be paid and the process followed. You always reap what we sow; there is no shortcut.

~ Stephen R. Covey

Want Better Health Care?

Then please, stop eating crap.


Anti-Cancer Grocery List

Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Carrots
Kale
Mushrooms: shiitake, maitake, reishi, Agaricus blazei Murill, and Coriolus Versicolor
Seaweed and other sea vegetables
Sweet potatoes

Avocados
Chili peppers
Figs
Grapefruits
Grapes
Oranges and lemons
Papayas
Raspberries
Tomatoes

Flax
Nuts

Garlic
Rosemary
Tapioca
Tumeric

Red wine
Soy products
Green tea and black tea


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seeker


Go to the wilderness. Have your own revelations.


~ Susan Cain


Monday, October 8, 2012

Difficulty

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. 

 ~ Niels Bohr

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Aqualuminary


The self must know stillness
 before it can discover its true song.

~ Ralph Blum

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gypsy Blood

There is something in October
 sets the gypsy blood astir,
we must rise and follow her;
When from every hill of flame,
She calls and calls
 each vagabond by name.

~ William Bliss Carman

Monday, October 1, 2012

If I Persevere

If I persevere, the likelihood is that I will succeed more often than I fail. If I don't, the likelihood is that I will fail more often than I succeed. Either way, my view of myself will be reinforced.
 
~ Nathaniel Branden

Saturday, September 29, 2012

What Rules Our World

Fear is king of the underworld, and it rules our world by creating distortions in our knowledge. Fear creates the whole world of injustice and emotional drama, the whole nightmare that billions of people are living in.

And what is the biggest fear in the world? Fear of the truth. Humans are afraid of the truth because we have learned to believe so many lies. Of course, we're also afraid of the lies we believe. Truth or fiction, just having knowledge makes us feel safe, but then we suffer because we believe what we know, and almost everything we know isn't true. It's just a point of view, but we believe it, and we deliver the same distorted messages to our own children. The whole chain continues, and the history of the humans repeats itself again, and again, and again.





Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Truth With No Words

I want you to go directly inside your heart, and search for the truth with no words, to find your authentic self, and bring it out with all of your power.

~ Miguel & Jose Ruiz, The Fifth Agreement

Tower of Light

Trust yourself. You are great.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Work

All things are difficult before they are easy.

~ Thomas Fuller


Monday, September 24, 2012

Passage

The nature of your passage depends upon the quality of your attitude, the clarity of your intention and the steadfastness of your will.

~ Ralph Blum, The Book of Runes

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The First of Autumn



If I were a bird
I would fly about the earth 
seeking the successive autumns 

 ~ George Eliot


Friday, September 21, 2012

For Freedom

Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, — in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, — in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption, — in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

~ Edmund Burke, 1791

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Point

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

~ Galileo Galilei

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Observatory























I see sunlight
shimmering inside
glass bricks
and fish who dare
to love the sky

Out of Balance

I can feel my thoughts darkening before the sun rises
I need to stop caring what anyone thinks
I want to free myself
Set my burdens down
Walk away and recharge
I want to live in a better world
A civilization that makes sense
I want to remember what it feels like
To be a whole and happy human being

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hope

A light from the shadows shall spring.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, September 3, 2012

Time



All the things that I used to know
 have gone out the window. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I Do Not Search


I do not search, I find.
Searching, that is starting from existing circumstances, 
And wanting to find the known.
Finding, that is the entirely new.
All ways are open, and what is found is unknown.
It is a daring, a holy adventure:
The uncertainty of such risks could in fact only be taken 
by those
Who feel comfortable in uncertainty,
Who in not knowing, and not leading,
Are led,
Are pulled by the destination,
Rather than determining it.

~ Pablo Picasso

Saturday, September 1, 2012