You Gotta Die To Be Born
You Gotta Die To Be Born

You Gotta Die To Be Born

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! You Gotta Die To Be Born You must die to be born. You can’t enter in the first round. Seppuku Let yourself go. You have to be pure, you have to be really pure. Can’t just act pure. Life smells the inauthentic and it hates that smell.  Anything left than total purity and you are living in the trap of darkness, stuck in the thing that goes up and down up and down up and down … and when can you get off? Only when dying at your own hands, letting yourself go, allowing …

You Should Be With Someone Who Values Your Time And...
You Should Be With Someone Who Values Your Time And…

You Should Be With Someone Who Values Your Time And…

You should be with someone who values your time and calls when they say they are going to, who shows up on time to a date or texts you if they are going to be late. You should be spending your time with people who aren’t too important to look up from their phone and stop texting when you are speaking or who know not to answer unimportant calls when you are together. Someone who politely apologizes for taking that important call and knows who to pick up for- Like family; someone who still tells their mother or father “I love you,” even when they are in public. I’m not …

These Are The One Word Descriptions That Tell The Story Of Our Lives
These Are The One Word Descriptions That Tell The Story Of Our Lives

These Are The One Word Descriptions That Tell The Story Of Our Lives

Mother, father, son, daughter, lover, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, partner, paramour- these are the one word descriptions that tell the story of our lives. When we come together as family, friends, lovers we become more than the sum of our parts. These social connections, bonds are the reason we are the most successful species on the planet b/c we are the most social, it’s why each of us is inextricably bound to each other. When these bonds disappear we suffer, when they are strong we’re happy, threatened we’re worried. This journey we must take because our happiness is in each others hands. It’s a desire we all share. But we …

You Don’t Fall In Love Like You Fall In A Hole
You Don’t Fall In Love Like You Fall In A Hole

You Don’t Fall In Love Like You Fall In A Hole

You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet. And when you get there it all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colors people wear. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signaled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant jump. Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might …

On Talking Kahlil Gibran

On Talking Kahlil Gibran

On Talking  Kahlil Gibran You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. And there are those who talk, and without …

On Eating and Drinking Kahlil Gibran

On Eating and Drinking Kahlil Gibran

On Eating and Drinking  Kahlil Gibran Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother’s milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship. And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man. When you kill a beast say to him in your heart, “By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I …

Art Is Touching God And Watching Man

Art Is Touching God And Watching Man

Art Is Touching God And Watching Man. Mind creates matter. This place is the world of ideas. No mind No matter. Finished with illusions Extricating ourselves from the drama. Art is the mind above the casual idea. Art is touching god and watching man. Art is a pure idea. … Create from god. Create from fulfillment in the moment and freedom of creating. Do not give me something to get something, like recognized, do not give me generic ideas stuck in this place when you could have given me god. You can’t do anything with desire… Anger, greed, lust, fear… You can’t call this art if you don’t live it, …

Love Is A Very Emotionally Active Process

Love Is A Very Emotionally Active Process

Love is a very emotionally active process; you can’t love a person the same way you appreciate art from a distance. Not really anyway. True love requires involvement and engagement, even if you aren’t physically present or taking an active role in the other person’s projects. You need to feel their concerns are your own to an extent. A father can love his daughter, and be fully invested in her career aspirations, without telling her what to do, supporting her materially, or living vicariously through her. Sometimes those things are warranted, but sometimes they are not. Learning the difference has been challenging for me. When I see a problem, I …

On Death Kahlil Gibran

On Death Kahlil Gibran

On Death  Kahlil Gibran You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden …

On Beauty Kahlil Gibran

On Beauty Kahlil Gibran

On Beauty  Kahlil Gibran Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech? The aggrieved and the injured say, “Beauty is kind and gentle. Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.” And the passionate say, “Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread. Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.” The tired and the weary say, “Beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit. Her voice yields to …