Swear word alert

My Kickstarter campaign didn’t fund. I’ve told myself that I will go on with no loss of enthusiasm. I have told myself that the only real failure is to never try out of the cowardice that comes from fear of failure.

I also told myself that this kind of cockeyed optimism is all bullshit as I wondered why people like Sting, who don’t need the funds, always, always get funded.

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War is over if we want it

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“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ― Buddha.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” ― Lao Tzu

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan

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Ever After

Living to give everything away is living to let go of attachments… trunks in attics, storage bins, vanity, the need for money and status as a conditions for happiness. I’m not saying I should give my money and stuff away, I need certain things to live in the world. I’m saying I’d like to give away the notion that I must have those things in order to be enough. All of the stuff that makes me think that I need and need and need something else besides who I am in order to have people like me, in order for me to finally like and finally love myself and my life right now is a diversion.
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You the prisoner

Learning to trust, along with the whole constant forgiveness thing are not easy for me. I’m talking about forgiveness that does not condone, but as one of my teachers, Larry Yang noted, it’s about letting go of wanting the past to be different. I believe that this concept of forgiveness does not exclude the most difficult person or situation that there is to forgive, even if I can’t do it right now, because I think that exclusion is a big chunk of unforgiveness. Right now I find the notion of unconditional forgiveness unbelievably difficult, but I still think that it is possible.
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Speaking From the Heart

I have a tendency to live and speak from close to where I live. I can’t count how many times people have ran screaming from the room (figuratively) when my train of thought came spilling out in my words. I go ahead and live this way anyway as though the running and the screaming has never happened time and time before and as though it will never happen again, and it does happen again, and I sit back and say, “wow,” to the all-knowing all seeing all powerful force of love that is the universe. “Wow. That went well. That was absolutely brilliant.” Continue reading