“What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfillment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for it is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself. There is nothing you can do that’s more important than being fulfilled. You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence; in this way you will find, live, become a realization of your own personal myth” (Joseph Campbell)
“there’s only one thing that i know
how to do well
and i’ve often been told
that you only can do what you know
how to do well
and that’s be you
be what you’re like
be like yourself”
(they might be giants)
“the world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are. and the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly coloured, and it’s very loud. and it’s fun, for a while.
some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they’ve begun to question, ‘is this real, or is this just a ride?’, and other people have remembered, and they’ve come back to us and they say ‘hey, don’t worry. don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.’
it’s just a ride…..it doesn’t matter, because … it’s just a ride.
and we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice….a choice, right now, between fear and love….the eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.
ere’s what we can do to change the world right now, to a better ride:
take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we can explore space together both inner and outer, forever…in peace” (bill hicks)
‘hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love’
‘whatever this power is, I cannot say, all I know is that it exists’ alexander graham bell 1847-1922 (working on the telephone)
love is an element though physically unseen is as real as air or water. it is acting, living moving force…it moves in waves and currents like those of the ocean. Prentice Mulford.
‘the power for happiness, for good, for everything we need of life is within each one of us. the power is there – unlimited power’ robert collier 1885-1950
‘If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite’ (blake)
‘In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe’.
(David Bohm 1917-1992 quantum physicist)
Yes my good sister — dont be afraid my good sister, were all in Heaven — but we don’t know it! — Oh, he laughs, we dont know it!
(visions of gerard by jack Kerouac)
‘respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment’ Lao Tzu 6th bc, founder of Taoism.
‘I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the great part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances’. (Martha Washington)
“energy follows thought” (anon)
“violence does not end violence, it extends it” (toby whithouse)
“everything in the physical is a miracle. it is magic because our essence is spiritual essence that is manifesting through a physical body. and if we can manifest something as magnificent as the human body, we can certainly manifest a little better health, abundance, prosperity, and fufilment within our lives” (ted andrews, the healers manual)
‘out beyond the areas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field, i’ll meet you there‘ (rumi)
“Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world. But I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you,
So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also.
And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree,
So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all.
Like a procession you walk together towards your god-self.
You are the way and the wayfarers
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
“if someone arrives late for an appointment and we need reassurance that she cares about us, we may feel hurt. if instead, our need is to spend time purposively and constructively, we might feel frustrated. but if our need is for 30 minutes of quiet solitude, we may be grateful for her tardiness and feel pleased. thus it is not the behaviour of the other person but our own need that causes our feeling.”
(rosenberg ‘non violent communication’)
‘anger indicates that we have moved up to our head to analyze and judge somebody rather than focus on which of our needs are not being met’ (rosenberg ‘non violent communication’)
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” (carl jung)
‘i’d rather be whole than good'(carl jung)
Glad Day, c. 1794
He who binds to himself a Joy
Doth the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the Joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity’s sunrise.
“You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure” (Chaplin)
“Don’t you know that the only thing you can say you actually know is something you experienced? Other than that it’s hearsay”
(from ‘The Wind is My Mother by Bear Heart)