my hair is slowly creeping out of my head and gaining some distance. i rearranged my room. i want to move so badly it hurts. I AM INJURED BY MY NEED TO GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I totally fell off with all my reading, and I decided today that it's time to hop back on.
I've been a fan of Nietzsche's philosophies ever since I was first taught about them, and every time I pick up something he wrote I feel inspired all over again.
I'm reading a chapter in his book right now and here is a quote that really stuck with me. I'm gona try and post more as I keep up my reading.
"it is 'nature' therein which teaches to hate the 'laisser-aller', the too great freedom, and implants the need for limited horizons, for immediate duties - it teaches the 'narrowing of perspectives', and thus, in a certain sense, that stupidity is a condition of life and development."
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I just read this in my "Teachings of the Buddha" book, and I really liked it and feel like it's an important point of view to consider...it's part of a poem called "No Self"::
The instructed disciple of the Noble Ones beholds of material shape, feeling, perception, the impulses, or consciousness: "This is not mine, this am I not, this is not my self." So that when the material shape, feeling, perception, the impulses, or consciousness change and become otherwise there arise not from him grief, sorrow, suffering, lamentation, and despair.
Know that you are of no more material value than your surroundings. Your emotions are not YOU. You do not belong to yourself. You belong to the universe. Once you let go of the physical attachment to yourself, you let go of the illusion that thought and emotion defines you as a human....it is what drives you. Once you accept that this drive is purely within the illusion of you having your own self, you will no long allow yourself to be driven by negativity....because your negativity doesn't even exist enough for it to push you one way or another.
I love my Buddha book...it always has exactly what I need to read, when I need to read it... :)