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