melancholynotes: “Where it possible for us to see further than our knowledge reaches, and yet a little way beyond the outworks of our divinings, perhaps we would endure our sadnesses with greater confidence than our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered into us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy perplexity, everything in us withdraws, a stillness comes, and...
I am convinced kids need to find a greater purpose in life than themselves. Life must be more than video games, Disney channel, athletics, achievement awards or learning an instrument. Kids need to find purpose beyond their own talent (when the athlete gets injured, or the talent is no longer needed). Kids need see something greater than what this limited American culture has to offer. They...
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Jesus said, “To what can I compare this generation?…We played the flute for you, and you did not dance.” The Master is still playing, but listening is optional. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.
Why I Am Not Married (or in a relationship in my...
I like having a man open the door for me. I’ll admit it: I love men. But what I don’t love is being abused, tricked, exploited, bullied, or taken for a ride. And since my mother showed me another option, then if I have to use that option I am perfectly capable of it. No, let me rephrase that: I am perfectly happy living on my own. From the great blog rae-regenbogen Because I have a choice....
Who knows, my God, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion actually, the veritable holy honey, beneath all this show of personality and cruelty? -Jack Kerouac
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life but that great consciousness of life. -Jack Kerouac
I could sing of Your love forever.
According to a global survey, 3 out of 4 of the happiest people groups in the world are not rich consumers. Using a scale where 7 marks the maximum of happiness, Forbes magazine’s richest Americans come in second (5.8), tied with the Pennsylvania Amish. Close behind them (5.7) were the Masai of East Africa, a tribe without electricity or running water who live in huts made of dung....
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to...– Voltaire (via kari-shma)
contrive: “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries.” — Rene Descartes
I must remember to go down to the Heart Cave and sweep it clean; make it warm with a fire on the hearth, and candles in their niches; the pictures on the walls glowing with a quiet light. I must remember to go down to the Heart Cave and make the bed with the quilt from home, strew rushes on the floor, and hang lavender and sage from the corners. I must remember to go down to the Heart Cave and be...
I understand now that the process of “growing up” is never complete, and that our growing awareness makes some things easier and some things more difficult. The journey is not over — and can never be over. Belonging to the cultural mainstream, to the surface of life, was easy yet empty. Belonging to a more genuine movement is a life-long journey of continous challenge. And I am...
It takes so little to make me happy; An hour of planting cucumbers, squash, tomatoes is an hour filled with gold. We have all lost much of what we thought was safely tucked away: To a dragon called stock market called Wall Street called the economy called despair & wrong choices around the globe. Still, to be rich in this way: Plentiful seeds of cucumber & squash lettuce & peas to...
Love, if it is love, never goes away. It is embedded in us, like seams of gold in the Earth, waiting for light, waiting to be struck. -Alice Walker
& so we lie entwined sun on our eyes knowing our heaven & sleeping the cat between us. -Alice Walker
Freedom to me means love itself may not be chained & that I at the very least may own myself. -Alice Walker
our world absolutely blows my mind →
You will be transformed by what you read.– Deepak Chopra (via ne-plus-ultra)
Pisces - Horoscope for 3/1
perfect. This is such a powerful period you’re in now. Notice I didn’t say easy, because with half the zodiac in your sign the lessons and opportunities (and usually the two are connected) are coming fast and furious. Friday’s New Moon challenges you to become aware of a belief about yourself – likely a belief about who you must be in order to have what you need from life – that is keeping your...