"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
"The hardest thing is facing yourself. It’s easier to shout ‘revolution’ and ‘power to the people’ than it is to look at yourself and try & find out what’s real inside you and what isn’t when you pull the wool over your own eyes. Your own hypocrisy, that’s the hardest thing, & that’s what I’m involved in."
"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive."
"I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits."
The aim of this page is to produce posts that lead to what I describe as "Silence."
That can be words, meditations, or the things I try to engage in to help me heal.
I would also like to discuss books and writings that have helped me more forward in recovery.
Remaining recovered means that I need to remember that I am human and that just because I am not always "balanced" I can find that place again.
"Creating a Hero"
Focus & Flow:
The Earth is constantly moving in repetitive cycles around the sun.Movement allows for change and expression.
Which has a beginning, middle and end.
In other words the phenomenon of time is created by the Earths balanced and harmonious cyclic rhythms.
Both are necessary for life.
But without light from the fixed source, there is no life.
Everything has its timing.
The Individual & The Collective:
A person who wishes to live fully as a human being, needs to understand that the existence of ones unique individuality has to be acknowledged as well as the existence of the collective.
One cannot exist without the other.
Though, many have been to the extremes of both with very damaging results.
Those systems at the expense of the individual become rigid, autocratic, uncreative, cruel.Often imposing a sterile uniformity on human thought and action.
Thinking that this maintains the harmony and the order.
The books that are wonderful are the two following by Anthony Strano also.
I have not yet read the books but I have been using the attached CD to self-soothe and it has helped immensely.
The following meditation is "based on the Raja Yoga teachings of Brahma Kumaris and is one section of a 4 part CD entitled the "Link of Life".
The meditation of Raja Yoga enables the mind and heart to focus on the original blueprints within the self and the next step, through thought , to link with the Supreme, Benevolent Source of Life. This link with the Benevolent Source, the Eternal Point of Light, is called remembrance. In the depths of meditative silence the individual remembers what it had forgotten about the self and about the Divine Source. In such remembrance awareness and the personal feeling of relationship is restored."
"Links of Life"
Guided words thus far that have allowed me to find peace within myself and self-acceptance.
There are a couple of inspiring authors I wanted to feature on this page.
I encourage you to read Paulo Coelho; my favourites being The Zahir, Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides to Die, and the most famous, The Alchemist.
There are also a whole host of other books.
All wonderfully insightful including:
Oriah Mountain Dreamer is one of my favourite spiritual teachers.
If you are unfamiliar with her work, I urge you greatly to consider reading some of her books or even in trying out her CD's.
The CD I have is "Your Hearts Prayer"
Excerpts from each follow.
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive....
I have heard it all my life,
A voice calling a name I recognized as my own.
Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.
But always it says: Wake up my love. You are walking asleep.
There's no safety in that!
Remember what you are and let this knowing
take you home to the Beloved with every breath...
I have sent you my invitation,
the note inscribed on the palm of my hand by the fire of living.
Don't jump up and shout, "Yes, this is what I want! Let's do it!"
Just stand up quietly and dance with me.
Show me how you follow your deepest desires,
spiralling down into the ache within the ache.
And I will show you how I reach inward and open outward
to feel the kiss of the Mystery, sweet lips on my own, everyday.
Don't tell me you want to hold the whole world in your heart.
Show me how you turn away from making another wrong without abandoning yourself when you are hurt and afraid of being unloved.
Tell me a story of who you are,
And see who I am in the stories I am living.
And together we will remember that each of us always has a choice...
What We Ache For
"The creative process," Oriah Mountain Dreamer says, "is essential to human nature."
It is essential as spirituality and sexuality, and in fact all three are deeply intertwined.
What We Ache For (taken from the second line of the poem, The Invitation) is a practical book allowing readers to embrace the urgency and necessity of their creativity - whether their medium is painting, sculpture, dance, or music.
Your Hearts Prayer
On Your Heart's Prayer, Oriah challenges us to find our heart's longing - a deep purpose encompassing not just daily life, but our ultimate destinies.
Drawing on her training in shamanic medicine, she details the way to narrow the gap between how we want to live and how we're actually living.
Blending ruthless honesty, humour, and insight, Oriah offers a completely new program for uncovering our deepest desires.