The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between...– Carl Jung
An earnest mind is not one that merely repeats, either from the sacred religious books or from the latest equally sacred books of Marx, on capitalism, socialism, or psychology. Mere repetition does not open the door to direct experience. To speak from direct experience from direct understanding and direct knowledge is quite a different thing, for then there is an authenticity, a depth to what one...
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made, and it can...– Nelson Mandela (via squashed)
I want out of the labels. I don’t want my whole life crammed into a single word....– Chuck Palahniuk (via dopatonin)
Does social acceptance equal self-acceptance? →
Gourmet dining, brand-name shopping, and luxury living are emblematic of an affluent lifestyle. The digital dawn has presented a new way for the common man to live that lifestyle: the clutch of materialism and consumerism. From the young to the old, transcending gender, and spanning ethnicity, the single most popular feeling that people crave—admiration—drives them to display an image of...
It’s impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.– William G. McAdoo
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.– Abraham Maslow
The wise man looks into space and does not regard the small as too little, nor...– Zhuangzi (via marigoldandmuse)
Why are there beings at all instead of nothing? That is the question. Presumably...– Martin Heidegger, Being and Time (via ratak-monodosico)
You are not naked when you take off your clothes. You still wear your religious...– Terence McKenna (via heartmindspirit)
universoul: My experience is, that there is but a single consciousness, a single spirit, which is (in) everything. This spirit is basically fractal which means that every single part of it, to the tiniest bit is a scaled copy of the original whole. Every single little bit-of-a-bit, every atom, every quark, every quantum, every part of it IS this consciousness. Possessing each aspect of...
Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by...– Carl Gustav Jung
More oneness, less categories. Open hearts, no strategies. Decisions based on...– Faithless
“We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to fear - fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a terrorist sympathizer.” —Hunter S. Thompson That is why fear is used every day...
Physical intelligence naturally avoids what is toxic and approaches what is...– Antero Alli
Intellectual knowledge exists in and of the brain. Because the brain is part of...– Lao Tzu
That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in his...– Thomas Huxley, Lay Sermons
I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the...– George Carlin. (via quote-book) (via riverbones) (via breathofghosts)
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the...– Bertrand Russell (via elige)
6 Types of Love
ashot-totheheart: Eros a passionate physical and emotional love based on aesthetic enjoyment; stereotype of romantic love Ludus a love that is played as a game or sport; conquest; may have multiple partners at once Storge an affectionate love that slowly develops from friendship, based on similarity Pragma love that is driven by the head, not the heart Mania obsessive love; experience...
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.– Mahatma Gandhi
The ‘true facts’ are that you exist in this life and outside it simultaneously....– Jane Roberts (via universoul)
The mere existence of psychedelics would seem to establish the material basis of...– Sam Harris, Drugs and the Meaning of Life (via metaconscious) This has always made excellent sense to me as a metaphorical explanation. (via buffleheadcabin)
I can’t recall the last time I’ve gotten sick. It’s probably been about 2.5 years tops since I’ve had my last fever and my last cold. It has also never been in my interest to get any flu shots when breakouts were occurring in the US. I’ve never taken any over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain/headaches, or cetirizine for allergies....
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for...– Henri Frederic Amiel
Not one statesman in a position of responsibility has dared to pursue the only...– Albert Einstein - Last written words, April 1955; quoted by Otto Nathan and Heinz Norden in “Einstein on Peace”
I don’t vote. Two reasons: First of all it’s meaningless; this...– George Carlin
Thank you for smoking pot.