We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for June, 2015

Accepting Absurdity

‘Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience—it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.’

Albert Camus
French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher
His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism

The Ideally Free Individual

‘Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.’

Henry Adams
American historian and member of the Adams political family 

Chaos and Control

‘Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world which is ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.’

Terrence McKenna
American philosopher, psychonaut, ethnobotanist, lecturer, and author

Sowing The Seeds Of Love

Last night. Wild Horse Pass Casino. Phoenix, Arizona.

In a long overdue tour for those who adore Tears For Fears, Roland Orzabal and Kurt Smith performed with Brit flair their unique genre of music that melts the heart and touches the soul.

Sowing the Seeds of Love, one of their top selling and worldwide hit songs, was at the time of its release, considered to be the most overtly political song that Tears For Fears had ever recorded.

It makes a direct and timeless statement about consciousness that is married with an upbeat and optimistic sound.

The Road To Truth

‘There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth—not going all the way and not starting.’

Gautama Buddha
Siddhārtha Gautama or Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha
A sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded

Utopia Or Oblivion

‘Think of it. We are blessed with technology that would be indescribable to our forefathers. We have the wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth a chance. We know now what we could never have known before—that we now have the option for all humanity to make it successfully on this planet in this lifetime. Whether it is to be utopia or oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.’

Buckminster Fuller
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor
Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as Spaceship Earth, ephemeralization, and synergetic

The Natural State Is Without Labels

‘In your natural state, you do not label yourself, which is freedom. It is when we begin to apply labels that we lose ourselves. In those rare flashes of spontaneity which children sometimes have,we do not know that we are either week or strong, old or young, unwanted or popular. Naturalness does not split itself into opposing labels. The natural man is one with himself and with everything else. We do not lose ourselves until we believe society’s false claim that labels are realities. To save yourself, stop believing.’

Vernon Howard
American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher