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Aug 14 '11
Aug 11 '11
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Jul 17 '11

Byaaah! Howard Dean - Dave Chappelle (original & complete) (by BurdockJones)

Jul 14 '11

Woody Guthrie - So Long It’s Been Good To Know You (by algeva)

Jul 1 '11

God of War Indie Movie Trailer (by gamervision)

Jun 28 '11
Jun 18 '11

Howard Dean: “We Can’t Count on the Politicians to Stand Up To the Moneyed Interests.” (by UpTakeVideo)

Mar 7 '11
Genesis - Counting Out Time (The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway)

Genesis - Counting Out Time

I’m counting out time, hoping it goes like I planned it,
'cos I understand it. Look! I've found the hotspots, Figs 1-9.
- still counting out time, got my finger on the button,
"Don’t say nuttin - just lie there still
And I’ll get you turned on just fine.”
Erogenous zones I love you.
Without you, what would a poor boy do?

Touch and go with 1-6.
Bit of trouble in zone No. 7.
Gotta remember all of my tricks.
There’s heaven ahead in No. 11!
Getting crucial responses, dilation of the pupils.
"Honey get hip! It’s time to unzip, to unzip, zip, zip-a-zip-a-zip.
Whipee!”
(Take it away Mr. Guitar)
- Move over Casanova -

I’m counting out time, reaction none to happy,
Please don’t slap me,
I’m a red blooded male and the book said I could not fail.
I’m counting out time, I got unexpected distress from my mistress,
I’ll get my money back from the bookstore right away.
Erongenous zones I question you -
Without you, what would a poor boy do?
Without you, what would a poor boy do?
Without you, mankind handkinds thru’ the blues.

Feb 15 '11

Alfred North Whitehead, Galileo Galilei, Herman Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Shakespeare, Rumi, Carl Jung<3

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It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.
- Herman Hesse

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This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.

Love is the ark appointed for the righteous,
Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.

Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, and come yet again. Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Mevlana Rumi

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Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

We must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in it’s own way, establishing it’s own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance.

Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.

The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Time’s glory is to command contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.
- William Shakespeare

But release me from my bands
With the help of your good hands.
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be reliev’d by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
Let your indulgence set me free.
~ Prospero in The Tempest

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.

We are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions.

Consciousness is a precondition of being.

The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.

The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness.

I have chosen the term “collective” because this part of the unconscious is not individual but universal; in contrast to the personal psyche, it has contents and modes of behaviour that are more or less the same everywhere and in all individuals.

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

We cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist.
- Carl Jung


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Religion will not regain its old power until it can face change in the same spirit as does science. Its principles may be eternal, but the expression of those principles requires continual development.

There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.

There is a quality of life which lies always beyond the mere fact of life; and when we include the quality in the fact, there is still omitted the quality of the quality.

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, “Seek simplicity and distrust it.”

All the world over and at all times there have been practical men, absorbed in ‘irreducible and stubborn facts’: all the world over and at all times there have been men of philosophic temperament, who have been absorbed in the weaving of general principles.

Religion is the vision of something which stands beyond, behind and within the passing flux of immediate things; something which is real, and yet waiting to be realized; something which is a remote possibility, and yet the greatest of present facts; something that gives meaning to all that passes, and yet eludes apprehension…
~ Alfred North Whitehead ~

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. 
~ Galileo Galilei (born 15 February 1564)

Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our convention understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions, and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us. ~ U.S. Congressman Abraham Lincoln, 15 February 1848 letter to William H. Herndon, opposing the Mexican-American War

A religious education is an education which inculcates duty and reverence. Duty arises from our potential control over the course of events. Where attainable knowledge could have changed the issue, ignorance has the guilt of vice. And the foundation of reverence is this perception, that the present holds within itself the complete sum of existence, backwards and forwards, that whole amplitude of time, which is eternity. ~ Alfred North Whitehead (born 15 February 1861)

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I wonder if the artist ever lives his life — he is so busy recreating it. - Anne Sexton 

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True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Some things you don’t need until they leave you; they’re the things that you miss. ~ Rob Thomas (born 14 February 1972)

When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
~ Paul of Tarsus ~

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me prov’d,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
~ William Shakespeare in Sonnet 116 ~

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‎” Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck… But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.” ~ Ellen Goodman

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work - Kahlil Gibran

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

Come
Let’s fall
in love again

Let’s turn
all the dirt
in this world
to shiny gold
- Rumi

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. 
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

All the positive states of mind such as love, compassion, insight and so on, have the quality that you can enhance their capacity and increase their potential to a limitless degree, if you regularly practice them through training and by developing constant familiarity with them.
- Dalai Lama

If I know what love is, it is because of you. 
~ Herman Hesse

You are what your deep, driving desire is. 
– BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD

In this moment, I need to be needed,
With this darkness all around me, I like to be liked,
In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted,
'Cause I love to be loved,
I love to be loved.
~ Peter Gabriel (born 13 February 1950)

Every man’s life (and … every woman’s life), awaits the hour of blossoming that makes it immortal … love is a divinity above all accidents, and guards his own with extraordinary obstinacy. ~ Eleanor Farjeon (born 13 February 1881)

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word!
~ Eleanor Farjeon ~

Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest. ~ Eleanor Farjeon

Of what use to destroy the children of evil? It is evil itself we must destroy at the roots. ~ Eleanor Farjeon

He could not be captured,
He could not be bought,
His running was rhythm,
His standing was thought;
With one eye on sorrow
And one eye on mirth,
He galloped in heaven
And gambolled on earth.
And only the poet
With wings to his brain
Can mount him and ride him
Without any rein,
The stallion of heaven,
The steed of the skies,
The horse of the singer
Who sings as he flies.
~ Eleanor Farjeon ~

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. 
—Samuel Beckett

‎”We find ourselves living in times in which our very nature is in transition. The scope of change is calling forth patterns & potentials in the human brain-mind system that were not needed before. Things relegated to the unconscious are becoming conscious, and belonging to extraordinary experiences of reality are becoming ordinary. Even the maps of humanity’s possibilities are undergoing change.” ~ Jean Houston

Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.
- William Hazlitt
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti


I can tell you that we have only one mission and that is to make ourselves happy. The only way we can be happy is by being who we are. - Don Miguel Ruiz

‎”Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” 
— Pema Chödrön (The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times)

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life)

“All situations teach you, and often it is the tough ones that teach you best.”
~Pema Chodron

"Our own life has to be our message."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology)

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato

The enemy is more easily overcome if it be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at its first knock. 
– THOMAS A KEMPIS

“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
EKNATH EASWARAN
(1910–1999)
 
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Jan 8 '11
withoutgods:

Obama / Jesus

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Obama / Jesus

Nov 28 '10
"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via fuckyeahkickassquotes)