Quote o’ the Day

 

Save the Earth: it’s the only planet with chocolate.  

 

Níl gach uile fhánaí caillte (Irish Gaelic)

“Not all who wander are lost”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

 

If you don’t know, it’s not time.

             – Donald Epstein  

 

“All signs are self-painted.”

– Steven Sashen

 

“If I had a prayer it would be this:

God spare me from the desire for love, approval and appreciation.”

– Byeron Katie

 

“Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you will see the way to fly.”

– Richard Bach, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”

 

This is how God is showing up now.

– Steven Sashen 

 

“Same life – different story.”

– Steven Sashen

 

“No story – no world.”

– Byron Katie

 

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
 
              – George Eliot (pen name of Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880)

 

“Surrendering the temporary reveals the permanent.”
 
– Arlo Guthrie

 

I’ve been searching long enough
I begged the moon and the stars above
For sacred love

I’ve been up, I’ve been down
I’ve been lonesome, in this godless town
You’re my religion, you’re my church
You’re the holy grail at the end of my search
Have I been down on my knees for long enough?
I’ve been searching the planet to find
Sacred love

Sting

 

Divinity schminity. If you don’t feel love deep in your heart and body, who cares if you are living a devout spiritual life or debasing yourself, eating chocolate with a lover wrapped in furs?”                     

– David Deida
   Finding God Through Sex 

 

“And in the sweetness of friendship

 let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. “

– Kahlil Gibran

 

“It is not possible to awaken someone who is pretending to be asleep.”

– Navajo proverb

 

“Five days a week my body is a temple. The other two, it’s an amusement park.”

 

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

God is a comedian

playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

-Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)

 

“I know no evil because I know no fear.”
 
– Spider Robinson

 

“Innocence is a word often misunderstood. It does not mean “without guilt” but rather a freedom and total openness to life, a complete lack of fear that comes through a total faith in living and in your own instinctive self. Innocence does not mean “asexual” as some people would think. It is sexuality expressed without fear, without guilt, without connivance and dishonesty. It is sexuality expressed spontaneously and freely, as the expression of love and the ecstacy of life.”

– Author unknown

 

“In any moment, even if you are not being treated like you wish you were, you can do love and give love because you are love. You are consciousness alive as love, dancing as the fullness of this moment. You are already one with the love you seek. By aligning your breath, body, and mind with this truth of love, your life becomes a vehicle through which love can enter the world and your relationship.”

– David Deida
Finding God Through Sex

 

Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.

Mark Twain

 

“Speak, Friend, and enter.”

– J. R. R. Tolkein

 

“As a body in a world, here is our choice: we can be more loving or less loving. That’s it. We can relax as the entire moment’s show of love’s swirl, feeling open as all–a vicious rainstorm, tweeting birds, our lover’s lips, a sense of worthlessness–or we can close to some aspect of experience, pulling away as if we were separate.”

– David Deida, Waiting to Love

 

“I’d take out the the ‘probably.’

– Steven Sashen

(probably via Byron Katie)

 

“If you cannot hear the Voice for God,

it is because you do not choose to listen.”

– A Course in Miracles, Text, pg 57, 1st ed.

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

– Albert Einstein.

 

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t comin’ back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me

There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can’t take the sky from me…

Firefly Theme Song
Joss Whedon

 

“Be a Fundamentalist – make sure the Fun always comes before the Mental. Realize that life is a situation comedy that will never be canceled. A laugh track has been provided, and the reason why we are put  in the material world is to get more material. Have a good laughsitive twice a day, and that will insure regular hilarity.”

– Swami Beyondananda

 

“I know no one wants to hear me say how hard writing is – quit while you can. In the Japanese monasteries they warn you not to come in.”

– Natalie Goldberg
“Thunder & Lightning:
Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft

 

You know, Sagittarius, the sign of the most high-minded lunatics, many of whom would park an airplane in their backyard if they could, and who populate travel agencies in unduly strange proportions, and who can make philosophy out of the ingredients on a package of cookies.

– Jonathan Cainer

 

“A comfortable sense of leisure is essential.”

– A Course in Miracles (W-pI.1.4:3)

 

“Keep your hand moving. Lose control.
Be specific. Don’t think.”

– Natalie Goldberg
Wild Mind

 

“Perhaps it will be helpful to remember that no one can be angry at a fact.  It is always an interpretation that gives rise to negative emotions, regardless of their seeming justification by what appears as facts.”

– A Course in Miracles, M-17.4:1

 

“The lifespan of the butterfly is precisely the right length.”

– Amanda
Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

 

“Happiness is like a butterfly:  the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”

– Henry David Thoreau

 

What the Caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.

– Richard Bach
Illusions

“Opening our breath is a key to untying our internal knots so that our love can fully express itself.”

        David Deida, Way of the Superior Lover

 

Emotional ups and downs, as well as sexual kinks and twists, are not obstacles, but self-shaped doorways that beckon us – repeatedly – by arousing and frustrating our deepest desires for divine openness and passionate surrender. 

        David Deida, Finding God Through Sex

 

“Chronic dissatisfaction is how you sense that you are living a lie.” 

        David Deida, Naked Buddhism

 

“When God created time, He made enough of it.”

– Celtic Saying

 

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” 

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

 

What a writer passes on, finally, is their breath at the moments of inspiration.

Natalie Goldberg

 

“To empathize does not mean to join in suffering, for that is what you must refuse to understand.” 
 
A Course in Miracles
Text, Chapter 16, 1st sentence
Page 330

.

“You move totally away from reality when you believe there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”

Byron Katie
“Loving What Is” page 288

 

Remember the tea kettle – it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

~ Author Unknown

 

The moment I let go of it
was the moment I got more than I could handle.
The moment I jumped off of it
was the moment that I touched down.

Alanis Morrissette
Thank U India
 

 

“This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.”

– Douglas Adams

 

“There is nothing in death or life, in the realm of spirits or superhuman powers, nothing in all creation that can separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus Our Lord.” 

Dr. Ralph Stone, “A Celebration: Featuring the Music from Godspell”

 

Sex must not remain sex; that is the Tantra teaching.  It must be transformed into love. And love also must not remain love. It must be transformed into light, into meditative experience, into the last, ultimate, mystic peak.

Osho (formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

 

And the day came when the risk that it took to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

 

“I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man always over me. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, to cling to all that I am capable of doing but I am eager to be pursued, and possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.” 

Anais Nin

 

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.  You seek problems because you need their gifts.

Richard Bach, Illusions

 

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.”

Richard Bach, Illusions

 

Your sweet blasphemy is your truest devotion.”

Rumi
 

It is no sign of mental health to be well-adjusted to an insane world.”

The Dalai Lama
 

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 

People can’t live with change if there’s not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.”

 – Steven Covey
 

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

– J. K. Rowling
 

It is our duty – as men and women – to behave as though limits to our ability do not exist. We are co-creators of the Universe.

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
 

Come, come whoever you are.  This caravan knows no despair.
Even though you have broken your vows, perhaps ten thousand times.
Come, come again.”

– Learned at Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dances)
 

“A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes.”

– Mohandas K. Gandhi
 

“Health is a result of relinquishing all attempts to use the body lovelessly.”

– A Course in Miracles
 

If you cannot hear the Voice for God, it is because you do not choose to listen.”

– A Course in Miracles, Text, pg 57, 1st ed.
 

“If you don’t know, it’s not time.”

– Donald Epstein
 

It is impossible to remember God in secret and alone. For remembering Him means you are not alone, and are willing to remember it.

– A Course in Miracles, T-14.X.10
 

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

– Frank Herbert
 

“Love cannot be channeled to one object. If you have one love object and channel all of your love there, what you are experiencing is attachment. Similarly, if you are jealous, you are not experiencing love, you are experiencing attachment. If you really love, then you’ll experience an overflowing, you will experience love for all. It’s a natural consequence of loving.

– William Pennell Rock
 

Lovely to see you again, my friend.  Walk along with me to the next bend.

– Moody Blues
 

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

– Eden Phillpotts
 

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
 

What this world needs more of is loving: sweaty, friendly and unashamed.

– Robert A. Heinlein

To Sail Beyond The Sunset
 

You cannot always be torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do.

– J. R. R. Tolkein

 

The measure of a man is his ability to handle paradox.

– Carl Jung

 

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of being the perfect love.

– Tom Robbins

 

If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

– Steven Covey

 

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

– Marcus Aurelius

 

All healing is essentially the release from fear.

– A Course in Miracles

 

The delusion that one’s sexual pattern is the Only Right Way To Be is probably the single most common sexual-psychosis syndrome of this era, and it is virtually almost always the victim’s fault. You cannot acquire this delusion by observing reality.

– Spider Robinson

 

A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really need correct.

– A Course in Miracles

 

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

– Kahlil Gibran

 

Problems that have no meaning cannot be resolved within the framework they are set.

– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 96.3

 

Problems cannot be solved by the same mindset that created them

– Albert Einstein

 

Ford grabbed him by the lapels of his dressing gown and spoke to him as slowly and distinctly and patiently as if he were somebody from a telephone company accounts department.

– Douglas Adams

 

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

– Anna Louise Strong

 

Anopsotherapy is based on the discovery that when a human being eats any food in its original state, its taste changes from pleasant to unpleasant. This means that when the organism has filled its need for that particular food, it no longer wants any more (even though it may still be hungry.)

– Severen L. Schaeffer, Instinctive Nutrition

 

The therapist sees in the patient all that he has not forgiven in himself, and is thus given another chance to look at it, open it to re-evaluation and forgive it. … The patient is his screen for the projection of his sins, enabling him to let them go.

– A Course in Miracles (P-2.VI.6:3)

 

A towel it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a brush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

– Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarrely inexeplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
 

Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide Radio Script

 

Perception is consistent. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see. Your values are determiners of this, for what you value you must want to see, believing what you see is really there. And no one can fail to look upon what he believes he wants.
   

– A Course in Miracles, Workbook, Lesson 130

 

Whoever is saner at the time the threat is perceived should remember how deep is his indebtedness to the other and how much gratitude is due him, and be glad that he can pay his debt by bringing happiness to both. Let him remember this, and say:

I desire this holy instant for myself, that I may share it with my brother, whom I love. It is not possible that I can have it without him, or he without me. Yet it is wholly possible for us to share it now. And so I choose this instant as the one to offer to the Holy Spirit, that His blessing may descend on us, and keep us both in peace.

– A Course in Miracles, T-18.V.7

 

Though what I say and what I do, in all my days are often two, oh help me, oppressed by things undone, You Whose deeds and dreams are one.

– prayer heard on the radio while driving across country

 

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
        – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

 

 Save the Earth: it’s the only planet with chocolate.

 

Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

– Christopher Morley, writer, (1890-1957)

 

“I am not the victim of the world I see.”

                             – A Course in Miracles

 

“Still today, I am lonely – because I know – and must speak of – things that others do not know . . . and for the most part, by no means wish to know.”

                              – C. G. Jung

 

“Tu es responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as approvoise.”

Le Renard en “Le Petit Prince”

 Antoine de St. Exupery

 

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