April 27, 2010 @ 2:02pm

  I got a blank space where my mind should be
Got a clif bar and some cold green tea
Got clouds that seem to follow me
Got strange demands piled up on me
I've got memories.... got memories...
...memories of being free.

For real.
 
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March 13, 2009 @ 11:15am

  Kittens love the Macbook.  
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January 23, 2007 @ 2:00pm

  "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."

-Thoreau
 
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December 20, 2006 @ 1:04am

  The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
– T.S. Eliot
 
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October 24, 2006 @ 6:03pm

  This I plan to memorize and recite at just the perfect moment at every festival I ever attend from now on....
I love Rumi.

The Privileged Lovers (by Rumi)

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
This dance of light,

This sacred blessing,
This divine love,
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.

They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun.

They have left behind
the world of deceitful games.
They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.
 
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October 23, 2006 @ 10:00pm

  My heart is burning with love
All can see this flame
My heart is pulsing with passion
like waves on an ocean

my friends have become strangers
and I’m surrounded by enemies
But I’m free as the wind
no longer hurt by those who reproach me

I’m at home wherever I am
And in the room of lovers
I can see with closed eyes
the beauty that dances

Behind the veils
intoxicated with love
I too dance the rhythm
of this moving world

I have lost my senses
in my world of lovers

-Rumi
 
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September 27, 2006 @ 11:25am

  “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.”

-Tom Robbins
 
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August 02, 2006 @ 9:16pm

  "The essentials to happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for." - William Blake  
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May 21, 2006 @ 10:39am

  When we live our lives with passion, we crusade for our hearts; we dare to hope and to dream, without fearing failure; we are inspired with great purpose, our thoughts boundless and our minds open to embrace a world of limitless possibilities; hidden talents and abilities awaken in the face of challenge and excitement; and we discover ourselves to be greater people by far than we ever imagined we could be.

Patanjali
Yoga Sutras (C200BCE- C200CE)
 
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The Salutation of the Dawn   

May 21, 2006 @ 10:38am

  ...Our yesterdays are but dreams
Our tomorrows are merely visions
But today lived well makes
Every yesterday a dream of joy
And each tomorrow a vision of promise.

-Sanskrit Poem (5th Century CE)
 
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February 06, 2006 @ 12:33am

  "Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of
all, to see life as it is and not as it should be."
- Cervantes
 
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February 02, 2006 @ 5:08pm

  "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? .......Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do....... And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

--Marianne Williamson
 
     

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For A Dancer by Jackson Browne   

January 17, 2006 @ 9:39am

  Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down
I don’t remember losing track of you
You were always dancing in and out of view
I must have thought you’d always be around
Always keeping things real by playing the clown
Now you’re nowhere to be found

I don’t know what happens when people die
Can’t seem to grasp it as hard as I try
It’s like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I can’t sing
I can’t help listening
And I can’t help feeling stupid standing ’round
Crying as they ease you down
’cause I know that you’d rather we were dancing
Dancing our sorrow away
(right on dancing)
No matter what fate chooses to play
(there’s nothing you can do about it anyway)

Just do the steps that you’ve been shown
By everyone you’ve ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours
Another’s steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you’ll do alone

Keep a fire for the human race
Let your prayers go drifting into space
You never know what will be coming down
Perhaps a better world is drawing near
And just as easily it could all disappear
Along with whatever meaning you might have found
Don’t let the uncertainty turn you around
(the world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
And somewhere between the time you arrive
And the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive
But you’ll never know

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Love you, Missy.
 
     

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October 25, 2005 @ 2:13pm

  Let the beauty we love be what we do.

--Rumi
 
     

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October 11, 2005 @ 7:29pm

  Let go of your worries
and be completely clear-hearted,
like the face of a mirror
that contains no images.
If you want a clear mirror,
behold yourself
and see the shameless truth,
which the mirror reflects.
If metal can be polished
to a mirror-like finish,
what polishing might the mirror
of the heart require?
Between the mirror and the heart
is this single difference:
the heart conceals secrets,
while the mirror does not.

--Rumi
 
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September 14, 2005 @ 7:31pm

  Q: What's George Bush's position on Roe v. Wade?
A: He really doesn't care how people get out of New Orleans.
 
     

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May 21, 2005 @ 3:45pm

  Work like you don't need the money!

Dance like nobody's watching!

Love like you've never been hurt!
 
     

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March 04, 2005 @ 1:30am

  "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that a true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love."
-Che Guevara
 
     

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February 17, 2005 @ 11:16am

  "As we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves, we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
 
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February 05, 2005 @ 11:46am

  Free Will Astrology Horoscope for week of February 3, 2005

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Somewhere in the world is a tree that has been struck by lightning in such a way that the scorch marks show your initials. This is the week of all weeks when you could find that tree. Somewhere in this world, there is a treasure that has no value to anyone but you, and a secret that is meaningless to everyone except you, and a frontier that possesses a revelation only you know how to exploit. This is the week when you could stumble upon those things. Somewhere in this world, Gemini, there is a person who could ask you the precise question you need to hear in order to catalyze the next phase of your evolution. This is the week when you might run into that person.
 
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