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    Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

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    i know two nice short quotes about the true:

    Who say the true, always ends up being discovered

    The true can be sweet or bitter, but never is bad

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    "I am only one, but I am one.
    I cannot do everything,
    But I can do something.
    And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do"

    Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

    (My daily mantra)

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    Whilst reading through a very dense lecture by a peace Druid named Thomas Clough-Daffern, itself a monumentally beautiful piece (I had stumbled upon it really very much by accident when looking for some etymological clarification, about a year or so ago) I've come across this terrific genealogy by the Irish satirical poet Nede which T C-D references in the notes to his lecture.

    Not so much a quote in the strictest sense, but:

    “I am the son of Poetry, Poetry, daughter of Scrutiny, Scrutiny, son of Meditation, Meditation, daughter of Great Knowing, Great Knowing, son of Seeking, Seeking, daughter of Investigation, Investigation, daughter of Great Knowing , Great Knowing, son of Great Good Sense, Great Good Sense, son of Comprehension, Comprehension, daughter of Wisdom, Wisdom, daughter of the three gods of Dana.. “


    And I am attributing this to Thomas Clough-Daffern although it could well be borrowed:

    "One of the worst things about death, is that interesting conversations get interrupted."
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    Quote What a very wonderful thing is this space. It is far richer in characteristics than is any classical ‘matter’. But it is the final definition that pleases me best. I like the notion of space as a facility for something. We know, of course, that it is a facility for motion; and that it is a facility for differences in form. But, if we adopt the viewpoint of a psychologist, we can employ one sweeping definition and say that space is a facility for experience. We may have to come to that yet. Then we should have to say that time is a facility for change in experience — for all changes ‘take time’.
    From: “The New Immortality” by J. W. Dunne (1938)
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    Cross posting from ThePainterDougs post here because it was so good.

    “We don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well.”
    -Randy Pausch (1960-2008), The Last Lecture at Carnegie Mellon
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    "No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are,what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine"

    William Blum(Former US State Department Employee)
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    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

    -Rabindranath Tagore

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    "When one door closes then another door opens." author unknown


    "When one door closes then another door opens, you have ghosts." author unknown.

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    Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is….Most people love you for who you pretend to be….To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretense…It's true, we're locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image – they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it – they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.

    Jim Morrison

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    We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let us teach our children to be thinkers. ~ Jacques Fresco

    What sane person could live in this world and not be a little crazy? ~ Usula LeGuin

    I must have ended up on the wrong planet. Everything here is so strange. ~ Sigbjorn Obsterfelder
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    “We would rather be ruined than changed
    We would rather die in our dread
    Than climb the cross of the moment
    And let our illusions die.”


    ― W H Auden, The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue
    *I have loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night*

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    "There are many aspects of 'New Age' philosophy that are unhealthy, perhaps the largest of which is the propensity for (and the encouragement of) cognitive dissonance.

    A prime example being the propagation of ignoring those things that are a genuine problem by stating, "What you focus on, is what you create."

    Actually, it is not what you create, you just need to be aware that it is what you will experience more of, so the danger is that engaging negative situations is likely to exhaust you or dampen your vibration.

    The thing is, if a genuine problem exists, it doesn't go away by ignoring it, indeed, by not tackling it, the problem is free to grow unhindered.

    It takes bravery to challenge the worlds greatest ills, it really is like fighting demons, and the denial of their existence is tantamount to cowardice.

    So I'm sending a big cheer out to the warriors in this world, the defenders of the vulnerable, the truth-speakers and whistle-blowers."

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    Agreed to some extent Ron, however we must look at the root cause of it, that created it in the first place, our thinking.
    It is a joke to think that time can come to circumvent eternity. ~ACIM

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    Quote Posted by Rich (here)
    Agreed to some extent Ron, however we must look at the root cause of it, that created it in the first place, our thinking.
    I think this was a quote made by Amora Steve Melchizadek that Ron was referring to Rich and not Rons own thoughts

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    For Valerie

    Last night I passed at the edge of darkness,
    and slept with green dew, alone.
    I have come a long way,
    to surrender my shadow
    to the shadow of my horse.

    James Wright


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    What are you going to believe, what we tell you or what you see with your own eyes? ~ Groucho Marx

    You can't have a planet with Christ-like beings running around. They don't pay taxes and they're completely unmanageable. ~ William Henry

    Due to the absence of qualified leaders, I've decided to follow myself. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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    Who can resist Rumi...

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    Who can resist Rumi...
    Or Hafiz

    *I have loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night*

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    Quote Posted by Rhogar (here)
    "No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are,what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine"

    William Blum(Former US State Department Employee)
    Well this is depressing but true, perhaps I can offer a counter-quote. Here it is on a shirt...


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