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Archive: November, 2010
...When you're born a lover
You're born to suffer
Like all soul sisters and
Depeche Mode - Goodnight Lovers Lyrics
I pasted this on Facebook and absolutely loved Jason Booker's thoughts on it:
"a song of adventurous love purely influenced by the search for bliss."
Bang on, Booker!
I just spent the past 3 days banging my head on the table out of boredom and frustration, trying to get background images to display in Outlook. So if you're looking for the answers, look here and here.
Also, look here for the best practice methods to code your email so that it displays the same or at the very least appears readable across most platforms and email software. You're guaranteed to find something in there you haven't thought of.
This is the first installment of a series called Living Without Money. This (r)evolutionary concept of living and traveling without any money that I currently have a huge big crush on. So, starting with this one, I will bring you more and more tasty temptations, to maybe open your mind to the possibility of leaving it all behind, and living without money. You can even bring your dog. Or your parrot. Or your kid. Right now I'm at a point where I'm living with very little money. Over the past 4 years I have deliberately earned substantially less and less each year, and learnt to do more with what I have. At the end of this financial year I will have earned less than the US minimum wage, by a third, by choice. I can't tell you how many lucrative projects I have turned down this year, that I used to gag with excitement over, because they didn't feel right or I just simply didn't need the money. Currently I live on around $6 a day, all incl. And I am happier than I have ever been.
But this woman has lived with no money for 14 years. There are different ways of living without money. This is one way. I'd prefer to be more self-sufficient, and have my own home to come back to, on self-sustainable land, but what she's doing, might be perfect for you:
I'm a proud new homeowner!!! It hangs between 2 trees. It folds up. And it travels! WOOP!!!
So I'm just writing as this idea comes out of me, as ill-formed as it might be. Right from the core of me I'm feeling that maintaining boundaries is an endless, pointless pursuit, requiring a tremendous amount of effort and ending always in a huge amount of separation and pain.
Existence has no boundaries. WE set boundaries. We create separation. We put so much energy into separating ourselves from others. Having standpoints. Feeling better than others. Standing out from the crowd. Or deliberately isolating ourselves. Completely rejecting others. God, I've done ALL OF THESE!!! Its all stupid illusionary crap. None of it is real. All of it is subjective.
What is a boundary anyway? Just some figment of our imaginations. The reason why it takes so much energy to maintain our boundaries is because it goes against a Universal Truth. Existance has no boundaries. what is beyond a boundary? more sky. So in other words, by creating boundaries, we are fighting what is. It just is. (more...)
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