We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for October, 2015

All Growth

‘All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.’

Henry Miller
American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism

Follow Your Bliss

‘Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.’

Joseph Campbell
American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion

Be Alone

‘The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is where ideas are born. that is why many of the earthly miracles have had their genesis in humble surroundings.’

Nikola Tesla
Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system

A Meta-Agreement For Computing A Reality

‘If everybody would agree that their current reality is A reality and that what we essentially share is our capacity for constructing a reality, then perhaps we could all agree on a meta-agreement for computing a reality that would mean survival and dignity for everyone on the planet rather than each group being sold on a particular way of doing things.’

Francisco Varela
Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist 

Mystical Knowing

‘Whereas reason dominates feeling, mystical knowing does not conquer reason—it envelops it, embraces it, transcends it. Thus, mystical or spiritual intuition is integrative. It includes, while transcending, both reason and somatic feeling.’

From the book Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness Through Relationship

Dr. Christian de Quincey
Author, coach and teacher about consciousness

Life Is Amazing And Then It’s Awful

‘Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.’

L.R. Knost
Best-selling parenting and children’s book author
Founder and director of Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources

Enlightenment Defined

‘Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.’

American spiritual teacher and writer