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Archive: July, 2011
Wherever you go, you carry your own imagination. Even if you go to heaven, you won't be able to see it as heaven if there is a hell in your heart. If you have a heaven in your heart, you would even enjoy hell. Yes, it's true. Because you would see heaven there. It's all up to you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi.
~ Sri Swami Satchidananda
Loving wholeheartedly and believing in the good of others, like a child, may seem foolish to some, and yes, there are those that will take advantage of it. But to me it is the key to a happy heart and the ultimate goal - peace of mind. Afterall, hardly any of the things we worry about actually happen. So much wasted time thinking about it anyway.
Some days and through some crazy experiences in my life, this belief is rocked to the core, my thoughts go dark and I feel like I will never be able to trust again, but it is no way for me to live. Often people have called me stupid, ridiculously trusting. And in the face of that I tell them that even if I am stupid and it turns out horribly, ego battered to a pulp, I would still do it all over again. And I would, as in each case it was still someone I deeply love. Everyone is worth loving. Everyone is worth at least a second chance. In some cases I gave so many chances I lost count over the years, because some day I hope their struggle to come right might end. I might not be strong enough to give this second chance out right away, but once I do, it is with complete trust. If for just one reason, my peace of mind might turn out to be more valuable than everything else acquired in this lifeftime.
Today something devastated my heart which I dont want to blog about or talk about, but I allowed my thoughts to go very dark and crazy for almost the entire day. I am grateful to have found this message today, to keep my mind young and flexible, and to keep believing in others, and hoping that they too might some day show me the same courtesy, hoping always for me and seeking to find the best in me. As my friend Tiffany said in passing the other day: keep overflowing with love, and let the accusations fall away. Just hearing it liberated me.
Thanks to the wonderful healing powers of my dear friend Dragon and his Seawolf Medicine, I have bounced back, in an explosive way that I only remember in my teens. (more...)
I find these tiny house designs so inspiring. And now that I know my friend Joe O'Toole is an architect AND also has an obsession with tiny house design, maybe some day if I get my act together I'll be able to build one with him! Wouldn't that be smashing :D
This beautiful, psychedelic looking herb passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) has been used through the ages as a treatment for anxiety, insomnia, and panic disorder, muscle spasms and more. In fact, studies have shown it is equally comparable to benzodiazepine drugs (diazepam, valium, xanax, the list goes on) though with less drowsiness or other harsh side-effects.
Dosage: take 10 drops in decaf tea or juice and enjoy :)
But don't be fooled by the cuteness. In the wilds of Colorado she killed a huge hare twice her size, dragged its severed headless body into the cabin and left it as a surprise in Joseph's closet. That's my baby girl!!
"When you no longer seek the final word on the rightness of your behaviors and instead seek alignment with the Source within you by finding thoughts, words, and deeds that fill you with love while you participate, you will understand that it is possible to live upon this planet with large numbers of other Beings--who believe and behave in a variety of ways--in peace."
Sometimes I get frustrated with myself. On the one hand I KNOW I know NOTHING, and I am here, craving to learn and seek as much as I can in this short lifetime... and on the other hand I have this INFURIATING habit of always needing to be right. Even arguing until I'm shouting sometimes.
I need to learn to shut up and accept exactly how the other person thinks or feels, even, in the worst case, if what I am not accepting is another person criticising me... the other person not accepting me. Why do I get so heated? Why do I care so much about what other people think about things? And also, why do I continue to care so much about what other people think of me? I would like to be completely free of all of this junk.
Afterall, other peoples opinions of us are none of our business. Their opinions are their unfinished business.
Today I found out from my childhood neighbour (Gareth Barlow) how to delete my Google+ account without affecting the other Google services I want to keep.
- Login to Google+
- Click on your username (top right) and select "Account Settings"
- Under "Services" click "Delete profile and social features"
- The next page will ask you whether you want to remove only Google+ only or your entire Google account.
- Select what you want and BREATHE! "Ahhhhhhhh!"
I stumbled across some really good advice today... The 80 / 20 Rule & Relationships:
Interesting quote from the movie 'Why did I get married?'
In most cases, especially in relationships, you will only get 80% of what you NEED and you will hardly get the other 20% that you WANT in your relationship. There is always another person (man or woman) that you will meet and that will offer you the other 20% which is lacking in your relationship that you WANT And believe me, 20% looks really good when you are not getting it at all in your current relationship.
But the problem is that you will always be tempted to leave that good 80% that you know you have, thinking that you will get something better with the other 20% that you WANT... more
A lot of us think sometimes there is no point, that it doesn't really count because they don't listen to us anyway. It's not exactly true. Just think about what talks. The only thing they listen to and in fact, the only real voting system that exists. We vote every single time we open our wallets and choose what to spend it on. Creating a ripple of demand. Showing our stamp of approval. Of where the item was manufactured, how it was made, what precious resources it used, how far it was transported at what expense to keep frozen, which countries and small businesses were squashed to make it so incredibly affordable, every job that was lost. In this sense the world does revolve around you. And every single thing you demand to have.
When I think about this, and how angry I get about how everyone else is fucking up the planet... and then I think about that thing I just bought, or ate... I shut up.
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