Monday, September 30, 2013

What if



What if
my fear
of losing you
is really just a fear
of discovering myself?


This is love

This is love:
to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally, to take a step without feet.
 
~ Rumi


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Creation

 
It is a beautiful and mysterious world.
 
 
Clues to the meaning of life
are embodied in natural things.
 
 
Everyday life is inextricable
from spiritual significance and encounter.
 
 
~ Inspired by Paul Shepard, Nature and Madness
 
 
 


The Expanded Self


If the self is expanded to include the natural world, behavior leading to destruction of this world will be experienced as self destruction.

~ Theodore Roszak

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Will


Will you take a step forward, or will you be content to stay where you are now? Everything in your life is determined by that.

~ Daisaku Ikeda

Monday, September 23, 2013

A New Light

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.

~ Steve Maraboli

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Selfhood

 
There's no need to be something I'm not.
 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nadir

42.5
the anti-birthday
honoring lowest point
I start my climb
back to the zenith


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friendship


Friendship is an equal relationship in which both people objectively consider what is best for the other, supporting the other person in what will make him or her happy.

~ Jan Spiller

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The mission of your life

 
The mission of your life is to enjoy
every single moment of your life.
 
~ The Fifth Agreement
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Truth is an Energy


"Truth is an energy, not a personal opinion; it cannot be reached with two concepts struggling against each other to be "right." The energy of Truth is accessed through two people who are being open to each other's ideas and wanting to find Truth together."

~ Jan Spiller, Astrology for the Soul

The same could be said of nations, and I wish this would be the principle that guides our relations with other countries. Many international and diplomatic problems exist because we're not open to each other's ideas and don't want to find the truth. We're not working together. We're working against each other. We are lying to ourselves that we're not lying to others, and accusing others that they are lying to us. Who is going to step forward and say, "Hey, let's make a new agreement. I will be honest with you if you are honest with me, and if you lie to me, I will still be honest with you because I don't need to be right, I need to be in truth because I want a better world for all of us -- you, me, your country and mine. Let's agree to drop all the lies and live in integrity. Let's stop fighting each other and find ways to help each other to make the world beautiful, awesome and cool."

Is this not one of the many gifts that defines the essence of being human? Why would we be here if not to bring it forth and put it to use?

"For centuries, even millennia, humans have believed that a conflict exists in the human mind -- a conflict between good and evil. But this isn't true. Good and evil are just the result of the conflict, because the real conflict is between truth and lies. Perhaps we should say that all conflict is the result of lies, because the truth has no conflict at all."

~ Don Miguel Ruiz & Don Jose Ruiz, The Fifth Agreement





 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chinese Proverb


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's Never Wrong


It's never wrong to love someone.
 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Syria & The Red Line

The US government supported Saddam Hussein while he used chemical weapons against Iran. They knew Saddam was killing people with poison gas and didn't care. Now they're crying wolf again, trying to sell a story about Syria that's been fabricated to cover up the fact that they have zero hard evidence to prove their case.

The real objective is to draw Iran into the fight by messing with Syria, so the US can attack Iran and further control world oil supply and protect the petro-dollar.

Obama and the media keep referring to an imaginary red line that's been crossed and that they somehow are the self-anointed punishers of those who cross it.  I call bullshit. The only "red line" that's been crossed is the United States' consistent historical failure to act in a decent and moral way toward the dignity and sovereignty of other nations and their people.

I'm sick of it.

I love you, America, but you suck.

What we permit will remain in existence


 

Hypocracy


Funny isn't it, how they require FBI background checks to buy a deer rifle in the States, but if you're a foreign jihadist trying to overthrow a government that Washington isn't on good terms with, they'll send you rocket launchers and heavy artillery, no questions asked.

- Storm Clouds Gathering

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

America


 America:
a great land of good people
controlled by a deceptive and treacherous government
held hostage by nefarious bankers.