Calgary Folk Fest begins today! I will be on island all weekend with all these FREE stickers to give away. Find me.
"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposed to remove."
~ Samuel Johnson
Booked my flights this morning for the Reykjavik International Film Festival!!!
Full Moon In Capricorn 19 July – Becoming The Change
"Whether I got it right in the final analysis, for me, will be whether I actually change."
I am being. Thoughts are the projector upon which reality materializes as illusion.
When attachment to desires and things is free from all possessiveness, it is sublime goodness.
Attachment through love is the way of realization.
Right attention and right concentration are the offspring of passionate love.
~The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The creator of EL TOPO
There was a point when I was in Africa and scared out of my mind, that all I wanted to do was leave. I told myself I could catch a ride with a tourist caravan back to Addis Ababa and change my flight. Yet, whenever the opportunity presented itself, another voice inside me would speak up, "If you stay here the whole time, you will change as a person." So I stayed, and it did change me. .
I remember that feeling of wanting to leave and - to be honest, for every Africa-like story, I have another one in which I abandon whatever situation I felt had expired. .
If there is a point to this story - and there very well may not be, it is simply to be honest with yourself.
The degree of harmony we attain in life is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience. Perhaps this determines if we stay or leave, or maybe it's a little more like Russian Roulette; we stay to change but if we overstay the good that may come from our experience, the good expires and we anguish in the repetition of our lack of incentive; a familiar kind of hell reserved for the lazy and unmotivated.
There are no answers other than the one answer which is this:
Life is an experience.
We choose the one we have by how we think.
Setting boundaries is a lesson we never finish learning.
"You have been searching for a static awakening, whereas there is only one continual change."
"When you eat, you eat. When you sleep, you sleep. When it hurts, it hurts. Beyond all that, there is the unity of the impersonal life."
~ Alejandro Jodorowsky
"In its ultimate essence, energy may be incomprehensible by us except as an exhibition of the direct operation of that which we call Mind or Will."
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,