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dreams

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

william butler yeats

sin is honoring desire above what you know is right

"i can resist anything but temptation!"

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself"

"Sin is the only stroke of vivid colour left in this modern world"

"Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address"

destiny

"destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice. It's not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved"

William Jennings Bryan

before the curtain falls

"See that the opportunity to sing your song does not slip before the curtain falls"
OSHO

ego obstacle

the Sufis call it Ego. release that Ego-dog, rip off the collar, so you can be with the Beloved, dancing, swirling, mystifying & drinking the LOVE of the heart.

the Buddha calls it the suffering of the MIND. let go of that mind, realise that ALL THOUGHTS are roots of suffering, leave the mind & thoughts, and be silent within your no-self.

the Upanishads, the ancient texts of Hinduism, likenes the Mind to wild horses, taking the reins of your Being, wildly cascading forth and satisfying all sense-desires as they go, never stopping, but never really deeply satisfied either. the secret to satisfaction (santosha) lies inside th cave of the HEART; where the SELF (the soul) is located.

Samkhya, one of the six main philosophical systems of India, divides these two parts into mathematical, logical formulae.
the mind/ego is called prakrti; prakrti is action, movement, desire, creation. and at the very root, beyond this movement, lies purity in its highest form; PURUSHA. this is on…

you can run

but you cannot hide from yourself

if i were a boy

it sneaks upon me
i notice a slight tension around the hip-area
it tingles with uneasiness
i feel angry with the wind, angry with the sky, angry with everyone that dears to walk in my way
i judge the fat, i judge the thin
i hate myself
the face that meets my eye in the mirror is ugly
the body i live inside feels bloated and fat

i hate myself

i take myself by the throat
i shake myself
i turn my whole being upside down
i empty myself of all contents
loose change and breadcrums come tumbling out of each pocket and hole
i scrutinize each one
i criticise each one
i see nothing good
i hate myself

i try to stay still
i try to not react
i try to remember that this is foreign to me in a few days
these few days of the month is like being possessed
it is not the truth

or....?

the issues that get highlighted
are they important?

yes

very much

it's necessary to scrutinize each breadcrumb
to see if it's necessary for me
in a dramatic way
throw away the dishes & plates i no longer have…

in the beginning...

there was an urge to go away.
place and country chosen at random. a simple ad in the local newspaper.
simple and pure, strong at heart. meat and blood.
raw and simple.

it eats your willpower. tinto de verano, fortunas, gambas del ajillo, flan. conversation, smoke, dark voices, El Mundo.


so simple, yet so deeply red, like the pumping of my own heart.
flamenco, bullfighting. so sensual, such death, so simple and banal; so beautiful and deep.

Espana, I will always love you.
my first adventure, and possibly, my last.

Tulum, Mèxico

LA VITA E BELLA

buddha says

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

work hard. believe in yourself. do not waste your time on this earth. be appreciative of this life you have been given. make the most of each moment. take responsibility for your own life. do not blame others; be jealous of others; do not be lazy or idle.

appreciate this life, here and now, this ability to create your life as you want, as you desire, as you dream! do not get stuck in the mind and its fears and insecurities. do it, now, before it's too late!

rumi wisdom

If you have illusions about heaven
lose them.
The soul heard of one attribute of Love
and came to earth.
Ahundred attributes of heaven
could never charm her back.
It is here the soul discovers the
reality of Love.



lose your illusions about the afterlife. lose your fears about punishment. there are no such things. live here now, fulfill your dreams, right here, on this earth. Live your Dreams, don't dream your life. Take the time & energy to create your dreams. It may take work, effort & tears...but do it, do it now, this is your chance. don't think about heaven, don't worry about punishment or karma. Be Here Now. on this Earth.

Varansi Visions