“After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to leave you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure; You really are strong, you really do have worth. And you learn, and you learn, with every goodbye you learn.”—Veronica A. Shoffstall (via maksg)
Life is crazy. A rapid succession of time and events. So much of which we take for granted until its gone. I stepped outside lastnight to find the wind had blown the sky above my house clear of any storm clouds to open a window to the stars; and for a moment i stood in wonder…
I guess if human beings were ment to gaze at the stars our eyes would be on top of our head, but instead we remain focused on the world infront of us; a blessing and a curse.
The blessing being we are able to see the path we travel, and concentrate on what lies ahead. The curse is a lack of perspective. To most, the stars at night may as well be christmas lights hung for show or amusement, rarely does the average person give thought or respect to the vastness of the cosmic arena we live in…
This picture was taken from the surface of mars and shows a tiny blue speck less than a pixle in size, which at first may seem of little importance. But to you and I that speck is home..
Everyone you love, you hate. Everyone you have ever heard of lived their lives on that speck. It is the aggregate of all our feelings of pain and suffering, joy and pleasure. Hundreds of confident religions, and ideologies. Great empires and civilizations, kings and conquerors, presidents and peasants. All of human history has transpired on this dot..
Rivers of blood have flown and mountains of money have been blown by Earth’s most powerful men for what? To become the master of that blue dot for a small moment in time?
We are indistinguishable from this view point— but the burning hatred of one another has led to country versus country; religion versus religion; race versus race- all because we have misunderstood the fact that we are all one people.
Our imagined self importance, or delusional belief of a privillaged position in the universe are challenged by this picture…Our lonely planet floats idly on the horizon with no sign of help to save us… from ourselves.
There is really no better example of the absurdity of human conceit— than this image of our tiny home. And if nothing else, this image should remind us to deal more kindly with one another in an effort to perserve and respect that tiny speck, the only home we will ever know…
April 27th-Turning feeling into thought; and thought into text..
i’m not quite there yet, but im almost no longer concernced with the judgements of others.
—its a metamorphasis of self realization; on a daily basis i realize the people who are important in my life and cast the opinions of others into the wind. Human beings cannot become what they want to be, they only become the sum of all their beliefs; and if you believe what everyone else thinks— then you will never realize who you really are…and to live a life as someone you are not is truly a waste of a soul.
the past few months have been a journey within myself-with many highs and lows.
And when you embark on an adventure such as this you can see yourself changing—its really quite frightening. But i believe that the fear that emerges from seeing yourself change is really just seeing your own faults and weaknesses. And i have seen far to many to list….
My tastes for the fruits of life have changed; as well as beliefs and values that i formerly held to be self evident. I dont think of myself as any smarter or more intellegent than you-perhaps just more realistic.
My opinions on everything from religion, nature, love, life, the mind, other human beings, economics, America and society in general— have been changed in a short period of time. Most of which i can attribute to the isolation that i have experienced since moving back home to work full time and finish school.
Your patience for what i have to say might fray overtime because of what I am telling you but in the end: im taking my thoughts and putting them into words for myself-not you. And if you dont like what you see in me-please, change in yourself.
If you liked me before hopefully you can respect that life has delt me a new hand and in playing that hand it has changed the game. If you didnt like me before —i can only hope that it was because of the aspects of my life that i am currently trying to correct. Either way this is me… this is my blog
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