Turning the light around, is to illumine inwardly, is using emptiness and stillness to return the spirit to the inside.
As if it was an invisible ideological communion wafer, we are expected to swallow the idea that World War II was mainly a clash of good v. evil rather than a battle over land and resources. We are further expected to believe that the Allied victory proved that the Nazis—and via the magic of guilt by association, any ethno-nationalist impulses wherever they arise forevermore—have been refuted and discredited, when all that was really proved was that the Allies were more efficient at killing and bombing than the Nazis were.
All the worldly possessions of M. K. Gandhi.
To the mind it is all the same. Its function is to keep your sleep intact and create a barrier for anything that disturbs sleep. If you are hungry it gives you food; if you are desperately in search of truth, it gives you truth, it gives you “enlightenment”. You ask for anything, and it is ready to give it to you. It can create the ILLUSION of the real thing- that is its intrinsic power.
A belief is not an idea held by the mind—it is an idea that holds the mind.
Elly Roselle (via elige)
This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Our fifth chakra is located in the region of the neck and shoulders and is the center of communication and creativity. Its colour is a bright turquoise blue, mixing with the deep indigo of the sixth chakra and the green of the fifth. Its lotus has 16 petals, upon which are inscribed all the…
Use this technique when you find yourself in emotional turmoil, as well as when you’re feeling depressed, “flat” or empty. It can help set you on the path to a new sense of self, a fresh perspective on life, even a childlike calm.
1. Identify the emotion. Find a quiet place and ask, “What…
Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow — whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.
Kurt Vonnegut (via elige)
The pattern, and it alone, brings into being and causes to pass away and confers purpose, that is to say, value and meaning, on all there is. To understand is to perceive patterns. To make intelligible is to reveal the basic pattern.
Isaiah Berlin, British social and political theorist, philosopher and historian, (1909-1997), The proper study of mankind: an anthology of essays, Chatto & Windus, 1997, p. 129. See also: ☞ ‘To understand is to perceive patterns’ - B. Fuller, Powell, Johnson, West, Kurzweil & video narration by J. Silva (via amiquote)