On Good and Evil Kahlil Gibran
On Good and Evil Kahlil Gibran

On Good and Evil Kahlil Gibran

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! On Good and Evil  Kahlil Gibran Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil. For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house. And a ship …

Life Is About Being Who We Really Are
Life Is About Being Who We Really Are

Life Is About Being Who We Really Are

Life Is About Being Who We Really Are. All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal” Authentic. God has given you one face, and you make yourself …

Our Great Goal In Life Is To Love. The Rest Is Silence.
Our Great Goal In Life Is To Love. The Rest Is Silence.

Our Great Goal In Life Is To Love. The Rest Is Silence.

Our Great Goal In Life Is To Love. The Rest Is Silence. In order to hear Love’s words, you must allow Love to approach. However, when it does draw near, we fear what it might say to us, because Love is free and is not ruled by our will or by what we do. All lovers know this, but refuse to accept it. They think they can seduce Love through submission, power, beauty, wealth, tears and smiles. True Love, however, is the love that seduces and will never allow itself to be seduced. Love transforms, love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who …

Treat Yourself to Some Alone Time
Treat Yourself to Some Alone Time

Treat Yourself to Some Alone Time

Treat Yourself to Some Alone Time …. A guest post from Ali over at Homey Improvements The world can be an exhausting place. Too often we are focused on what others think and pleasing everyone else around us, and the outside world can get so loud we can hardly hear ourselves think. This is why it is so important to treat yourself to some alone time and just relax. There are lots of beneficial ways to spend your alone time, and it’s time to start now. Take Yourself Out on a Date. You definitely don’t need to rely on another person to take you out for a bite to eat and …

On Pain Khalil Gibran

Most Of Your Pain Is Self Chosen

Most Of Your Pain Is Self Chosen … Much Of Your Pain Is Self Chosen Khalil Gibran on Pain… “ … What of PAIN, master? And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.  Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, you must know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always excepted the seasons that pass over your fields.  And you would …

9 Ways To Become Happier Now

9 Ways To Become Happier Now

9 Ways To Become Happier Now According to the 2013 World Happiness Report, America is considered the 17th happiest country in the world. However, America is one of the few nations with freedom, equal rights and wealth. Why aren’t we happier? Start your journey to a happier you by incorporating these 10 easy habits into your life. 1. Stop Shopping Put down the plastic and step away from the cash register! Consumerism is the biggest obstacle to happiness around the world. Retail therapy is only a temporary fix to make you happy. You may experience the joy of instant gratification when purchasing something you want, but, as the saying goes, …

Quiet. Still. Patient.

Quiet. Still. Patient.

Quiet. Still. Patient. We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that’s conscious evolution. Deepak Chopra Quietness. Submitting to faith. Knowing that God will ask you when to speak.  With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. William Wordsworth Stillness. Submitting to faith. Knowing that God will show you when to move. So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness …

We Are Hard On Each Other

We Are Hard On Each Other

We are hard on each other 
and call it honesty,
choosing our jagged truths
 with care and aiming them across
 the neutral table.
 The things we say are 
true; it is our crooked 
aims, our choices
 that turn them criminal. Of course your lies
are more amusing:
 You make them new each time.
 Your truths, painful and boring
repeat themselves over & over perhaps because you own so few of them. A truth should exist, it should not be used
 like this. “If I love you” 
is that a fact or a weapon? Does the body lie moving like this, are these
touches, hairs, wet soft marble my tongue runs over
lies you are telling …

On Religion Kahlil Gibran

On Religion Kahlil Gibran

On Religion  Kahlil Gibran Have I spoken this day of aught else? Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom? Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations? Who can spread his hours before him, saying, “This for God and this for myself; This for my soul, and this other for my body?” All your hours are wings that beat through space from self to self. He who wears his morality but as his …

But I Don’t Want to be Normal!

But I Don’t Want to be Normal!

But I Don’t Want to be Normal! – One of the most beautiful things I have read in years… by -Catherine Auman Justin is a creative person struggling with the evidence that his life is not working. He has no regular source of income, no girlfriend, and nothing to show for his years in LA. He has so many talents he can’t figure out his direction so he keeps starting over, creating plenty of drama. When I suggest that he may need to get a regular job to stabilize his life, his response is, “But I don’t want to be normal!” Believe me, I understand. Back when I was a hippie/beatnik/punk alcohol-abusing …