Posted 14 hours ago

Really digging Ken Wilber’s work. Check him out.

Posted 1 day ago

Sometimes, despite your best efforts and intentions, despite your incredible ‘spiritual progress’, you just feel like shit. So, feel like shit! Where is the problem, in actuality, when you dive fearlessly into the heart of that unique experience? Feel like shit, but consciously so! Dive in, knowingly!

And discover that ‘feeling like shit’ can be the most spiritual feeling of all, a fresh (and much misunderstood) gateway to grace, as sacred as the most profound joy, as alive as the creation of a universe. No self-pity, no drama, no justifications, no seeking, just a raw, broken-open heart, a fresh wound re-opened in love, and no desire to escape it at all. You forge a new spirituality with your courage to remain in that broken place, infusing the sadness with your brilliant light.

Jeff Foster
Posted 1 day ago

Life rocks

I just got asked to find 25 quotes on meditation for a website I have wanted to colab with for over a year. Nice…

http://deconstructingyourself.com/

Posted 2 days ago

There is a way out of this mess and shit
You just can’t think your way out of it
Thought is your enemy
I know I know, I got to think less. I had that thought actually
You have to let go. Let go
Let go of what? Let go of you
I mean, think about it, what have you done for you lately?
I’m having trouble following your philosophy
You have to jump in. Jump in by those scopes?
No, in the water. In the River?
Yes, Jump in the River, Jump in the River…

Were all born into this river without knowing how to swim
And eventually we learn how to keep the water under our chins
Some times this river is so cold to be in
Freezing my soul, solidifying my skin
Regardless of how far I see, I never see my travels end
We’re carried by the current, being driven by the wind
The scenery we pass, we’ll never see again
So we store it up as memories and don’t let go of them
Were under a spell thinking the river should go straight
We set goals and desires to control our own fate
But all the pain we experience is a result of our expectations
Because it’s the rivers nature to twist and turn
The shit can burn
And I know it
I have the same conflict
But I try to sit and flow with this rivers natural process
And sometimes when I watch myself float downstream
I see the beauty of it all, and it feels like a dream
And at that time I appreciate the rivers course
Some call it God, reality, momentum, force
I stare up at the naked moon, and she stares down at me
Outside false boundaries I’m all I look outward to see
The universe is not something separate from yourself
I know you feel alone, but that’s why I’m here to help
I know you feel alone, but just look up at the stars
And everything that is out there is what you really are

We gotta learn to see the beauty in each moment of life
Everyone has different pasts and we’re seeking the light
The world is divided between peasants and kings
But the truth is everyone is looking for the same thing
Now I want you to know
The role you play is part of the whole
Without you it couldn’t be, and I mean that with compassion
So if you need anything, I mean anything at all
I’m here for you; all you gotta do is ask man
I’m here for you, in the same way that you’re here for me
Each person in an intricate piece of infinity
I feel that if you could see what I see
Then we as humanity could be free
I’m here for you, not for any self centered reasons
Because existence is interdependent and all’s related
Connected in its different manifestations of one single mind
You ain’t isolated from the world even though it feels like that sometimes

I see the hurt when I look into your eyes
How you struggle to hold it and keep in bundled inside
It drives a dull blade deep in my heart; it makes me want to cry
So I offer you a hand to help wash away the rainy skies
I’m running out of words, but I haven’t yet made my message clear
So if none of this makes sense, I just want you to know I’m here
As a musician, as a friend, as a teacher, as a student
To grow and realize that everything’s in constant movement
Each problem that we face is just a part of this movement
It seems helpless, but if we stick together we’ll get through it
And return to the essence from which we’ve been uprooted
And wake humanity from these illusions
The second you can look into the sky and see your own reflection
You know your head is in the right direction
The river riding always moves, but with it I live
And everything is perfect, just the way it is

We gotta learn to see the beauty in each moment of life
Everyone has different pasts and we’re seeking the light
The world is divided between peasants and kings
But the truth is everyone is looking for the same thing
Now I want you to know
The role you play is part of the whole
Without you it couldn’t be, and I mean that with compassion
So if you need anything, I mean anything at all
I’m here for you; all you gotta do is ask man
I’m here for you; all you gotta do is ask man
I’m here for you; all you gotta do is ask man

Everything’s cool as I float downstream 21x

Posted 2 days ago
buddhabe:

Graffiti 

This is a photo I took and posted on facebook in September of 2011. ”I was having an interestingly difficult day and decided it was time to go to The Tree in Topanga Canyon to just be with nature and let the tranquility of the leaves and wind calm me down. On the way there I saw this on the side of the road, it is going to be my first tattoo.” Funny to find it here since I couldn’t find it on my tumblog, though I could have sworn I posted it here too. 

buddhabe:

Graffiti 

This is a photo I took and posted on facebook in September of 2011. 
I was having an interestingly difficult day and decided it was time to go to The Tree in Topanga Canyon to just be with nature and let the tranquility of the leaves and wind calm me down. On the way there I saw this on the side of the road, it is going to be my first tattoo.” 

Funny to find it here since I couldn’t find it on my tumblog, though I could have sworn I posted it here too. 

(Source: pinterest.com)

Posted 2 days ago
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
John Green (Looking For Alaska)
Posted 2 days ago
Everything in life is speaking in spite of it’s apparent silence.
Hazrat Inayat Khan (via blissfulawareness)

(Source: thewitchinghour3)

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