There is far more to this world than taught in our schools, shown in the media, or proclaimed by the church and state. Most of mankind lives in a hypnotic trance, taking to be reality what is instead a twisted simulacrum of reality, a collective dream in which values are inverted, lies are taken as truth, and tyranny is accepted as security. They enjoy their ignorance and cling tightly to the misery that gives them identity.

Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over ignorance.

Knowledge is the key to unlocking our potential. It gives us the self-​determination, responsibility, and power necessary to cast off the chains of covert oppression. Knowledge is therefore the greatest protector, for it also gives us foresight to impeccably handle the challenges of life and, most importantly, to sidestep the traps on the path to awakening. The more you know of higher truths and apply what you know, the more you begin operating under higher laws that transcend the limitations of the lower. -Montalk

Redefine your perceived notion of common sense.

Subjects covered: history, science, evolution, psychology, mysticism, archeology, spirituality, the cosmos, philosophy, occultism, secret societies, UFOs, and ETs.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.
Ernest Hemingway (via thelittlephilosopher)

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Our concern, our empathy, our compassion has to be universal; it can not be selective, it can not be self-serving. We have to stand up for freedom and human rights everywhere, regardless of whether the victims happen to be Sunni or Shi’a, or for that matter Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist.
Mehdi Hasan (via thelittlephilosopher)

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Often misconstrued, authenticity is not about being an open book, revealing every detail of yourself without rhyme or reason. It is simply the act of openly and courageously seeing what needs to be seen, saying what needs to be said, doing what needs to be done, and becoming that which you are intent on being.
Scott Edmund Miller (via creatingaquietmind)

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enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes

omg yes.

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Mario Martinez- Homemade Universe

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Mario Martinez- Homemade Universe

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I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.
Karen Marie Moning (via observando)
As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.
Suzuki Roshi (via purplebuddhaproject)
Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.
Alan Watts (via thecalminside)
The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
Bryant H. McGill (via creatingaquietmind)

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Everything is relative. Night becomes day, day becomes night. Birth becomes death, death becomes birth. The world is independent and co-arising; we are kaleidoscopes, mirrors of each other.
the ways of Taoism (via c0ntemplations)
There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things; either it doesn’t mean anything to them, or it means everything
Luna Adriana (via a-s-h-e)

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Who you are is almost irrelevant in the face of what you are.