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Love is Never a Dependency

“One of the most important of life´s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom. This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations. Breaking attachments leads to freedom, but breaking attachments does not mean abandoning a loving and meaningful relationship, a relationship that nourishes your soul. It means ending dependency on any person or thing. Love is never a dependency.”

 

― Brian L. Weiss, Messages from the Masters: Tapping Into the Power of Love (also the author of Many lives, many masters.)

“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It’s a dream already ended. There’s nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.”
~ Jack Kerouac

 

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Thank You ❤

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

“We are the center .”

Written By a friend Who I am humbled to know. For over ten years now I have continually watched the evolution of soul and mind within Dajon His selfless good-will and intellect continues to manifest through words. Let them be today’s Devotional. Put down your religious texts, The Truth is Within our Hearts and Minds. Dajon is just one who Clearly illustrates this.

You can view more of his ‘rants’ On face book.

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“We are the center .

In each of our minds – some may call it arrogance , or selfishness – we are the center , and all the world moves about us , and for us , and because of us . This is the paradox of community , the one and the whole m the desires of one often run in direct conflict with the needs of the whole . Who among us has not wondered if all the world is no more than a personal dream ?

I do not believe that such thoughts are arrogant or selfish . It is simply a matter of perception ; we can empathize with someone else , but we cannot truly see the world as another person sees it , or judge events as they affect the mind and the heart of another , even a friend .

But , we must try . For the sake of all the world , we must try . This is the test of altruism , the most basic and undeniable ingredient for society . Therein lies the paradox , for ultimately , logically , we each must care more about ourselves than about others , and yet , if , as rational beings we follow that logical course , we place our needs and desires above the needs of our society , and then there is no community .

I come from The Nether , city of shadows , city of self . I have seen that way of selfishness . I have seen it fail miserably . When self-indulgence rules , then all the community loses , and in the end , those striving for personal gains are left with nothing of any real value .

Because everything of value that we will know in this life comes from our relationships with those around us . Because there is nothing material that measures against the intangibles of love and friendship .

Thus , we must overcome that selfishness and we must try; must care .

I would rather have my physical heart torn from my chest , than have my heart of hearts , the essence of love , the empathy and the need to belong to something bigger than my corporeal form , destroyed .

They are a curious thing , these emotions . How they fly in the face of logic , how they overrule the most basic of instincts . Because , in the measure of time , in the measure of humanity , we sense those self-indulgent instincts to be a weakness , we sense that the needs of the community must outweigh the desires of the one . Only when we admit to our failures and recognize our weaknesses can we rise above them .

Together .”

The Phoenix Rises …D

 

“I miss the stars”

“migraine induced thoughts on the way home from the 2nd trip to the store:
we humans sure love having as many lights on as possible. Porch lights, street lights, headlights that are a bit excessive, the glow of the tv, the computer…
i wonder if we don’t realize the value of light because we never experience darkness….
the other night, the moon was out and bright and awesome, and all i wanted to do was turn off the whole city, so we could all see what our ancestors saw. i miss the stars, i really do.
i honestly think we would all be better humans if we regularly could look up and understand how small we are. if we could still be amazed at what’s out there, what’s down here. the whole thing.
drama and arguments and politics and commercials all seem very silly and pointless when you realize you’re on this little speck floating in space. this tiny thing near this hot thing. and it’s just covered in life everywhere you look.
i miss the stars.”
Written by,  Eric Heran

Bevis McGuire

“To those that suffer I hear your cries. Whether it’s doubt, fear, sadness, or anger I promise you a time of clarity and balance. As I began to unravel my true self and ceased to resist the flow, my life was soon followed by an abundance of… beauty and understanding that has inspired me to achieve beyond my wildest dreams. So challenge your thoughts to be positive and true, challenge your love to be vast and unconditional, challenge yourself because you deserve more then a nice house and a good job…you, me, and the world deserve to be set free. Set free from outdated traditions, expectations, stereotypes, resentments, all the things this failing world insist you do only to get you further away from understanding your limitless value. There is a part of you that is a part of it all and as you learn to love and trust that piece you will awaken and gratitude itself will open new doors for you.” ~ Bevis McGuire @ http://bevismcguire.tumblr.com/

 

The problem of pain

“The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it…. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
~ The Problem of Pain

Einstein (continued)

“I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”

“God is subtle but he is not malicious.”

“Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”

“Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and all science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Einstein

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.”

 

-Albert Einstein

Paulo Coelho

I  write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is  me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could  unbalance my world, but I know who I am.
Paulo  Coelho

I received this message from a close friend this evening:

 

 

“tonight, God drew all of my anger, bitterness and frustration out of me like poison from a wound. It hurt. I hurt bad, but I got it out. It was extremely painful, but I faced my own thoughts face to face honestly. This is how letting go happens. It can’t be a hint of it; it has to be the real thing. As soon as you see the face of what is destroying you, you know what to keep away from you. You find out that every other angle is so very free and unexplored. Every ray of energy without a story already attached. To remove yourself from the drama of every situation. Just experience it, without letting it consume you.

this is hitting bottom. . . and deciding not to stay there.”

 

-Erik Heran

Light Warriors

“Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his.
Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.
Every Warrior of the Light has said ‘yes’ when he wanted to say ‘no.’
Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone (s)he loved.
That is why (s)he is a Warrior of the Light, because (s)he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than (s)he is.”

~ Paulo Coelho

 

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

 

My Dreams Come True

 

LOVE her- Love this scene!

“…For my wedding, he gave me three petrified Dragon eggs. He believed, The World Believed that the ages had turned them to stone. How many centuries has it been since Dragons roamed the skies? But I dreampt that if I carried those eggs into a great fire they would hatch. And when I stepped into the fire my own people thought I was mad. But when the fire burnt out, I was un- hurt- The Mother Of Dragons. Do You Understand? I’m no ordinary woman. My Dreams come true…”

 

Emerson

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting — a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
(Artist ~ Niel Quisaba ‘surface to air’)

 

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Psyche

‘To tread the darkest corners of your own psyche is to conquer the greatest adversary one can conceive .’
Dae-Dae

Marsilio Ficino, philosopher, ‘Conceived beauty in the things of this world as God’s means of making himself manifest to humankind. The contemplation and study of beauty in nature – and all things – was a form of worship, a manifestation of the divine or spiritual love….Like erotic love, spiritual love is inspired by beauty, but spiritual love moves beyond the physical to an intellectual plane and, eventually to such an elevated spiritual level that it results in soul’s union with God.’

‘She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.’
-J.D. Salinger

“Ah yes, the apparent disorder of the universe is simply a Higher order, an Implicate order beyond our comprehension.”

-Grant Morrison ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum – A serious House on Serious Earth’

~ I dreamed I had an interview with God. ~

“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.


“If you have the time”, I said …

God Smiled. “My time is eternity, … what questions do you have in mind for me?”

“What surprises you most about humankind?” …

God answered; “That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up and then long to be children again. That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. That by thinking anxiously about the future, that they forget the present, such that they live neither in the present or the future. That they live as if they will never die and die as if they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine and we were silent for a while. And then I asked; “As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons that you want your children to learn?”

God replied with a smile. “To learn they cannot make anyone love them, what they can do is let themselves be loved. To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others. To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least. To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love and it takes many years to heal them. To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness. To learn that there are persons who love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings. To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently. To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others, but that they must forgive themselves. And to learn that I am here … ALWAYS.”
~ James J. Lachard (Jim Brown)

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“Pain is strange. A cat killing a bird, a car accident, a fire….Pain arrives, BANG, and there it is, it sits on you. It’s real. And to anybody watching, you look foolish. Like you’ve suddenly become an idiot. There’s no cure for it unless you know somebody who understands how you feel, and knows how to help.” ~ Charles Bukowski

 

Bukowski

“I don’t care what they say after I’m dead. In fact, I hardly care what they say while I’m alive. I only write to help myself get through the weeks and the months and the years.” ~ Charles Bukowski

Elie Wiesel

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel

“When I Say I am a Christian”

“When I say I am a Christian, I’m not shouting I’m Clean living,

I’m whispering ‘I was lost’, Now I’m found and forgiven.

When I say I am a Christian, I don’t speak of this with pride,

I’m confessing that I Stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say I am a Christian, I’m not trying to be strong,

I’m professing that I’m weak, and need his strength to carry on.

When I say I am a Christian, I’m not bragging of success,

I’m admitting I have failed, and need God to clean my mess.

When I say I am a Christian, I’m not claiming to be perfect,

My flaws are far to visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say I am a Christian, I still feel the sting of pain,

I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon his name.

When I say I am a Christian, I’m not holier than thou,

I’m just a simple sinner who recieved God’s grace somehow”

-Maya Angelou

William S. Burroughs

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.”

Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.

The face of evil is always the face of total need.

A psychotic is a guy who’s just found out what’s going on.”

 

– William S. Burroughs

 

More Bukowski

“Take a writer away from his typewriter and all you have left is the sickness that started him writing in the first place”

-Charles Bukowski

I like to search for ‘God’ in everything.  I like to think of ‘God’ as a collective consciousness, flowing through existence.  Today I decided to dive into one of my Favorite books!  Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  What is your concept of ‘God’?

– “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

– “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

– “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

– “You would have to be half mad to dream me up.”

– “How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.”

– “In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.”

– “Be what you would seem to be- or, if you’d like it put more simply- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.”

– “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Isn’t this a beautiful picture of a ‘God’ centered life? Believing the unbelievable.  Expecting the unattainable.  I’ve felt that in order to be a person of any faith, you must be a bit ‘Crazy’ ❤

“At the center of the universe is a loving heart that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person. Anything we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service.”- Fred Rogers

 

“We are all fallen creatures and all very hard to live with”

“Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.”

 

-C.S. Lewis

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