alchemy

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“When you think the night has seen your mind/
That inside you’re twisted and unkind/
Let me stand to show that you are blind/
Please put down your hands/
‘Cause I see you/
I’ll be your mirror”
-Velvet Underground and Nico

dharmakaya

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“Our real journey in life is interior: it is a matter of growth, of deepening, of an ever great surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary for us to respond to that action.”

-Thomas Merton

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IMG_3349“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has ben an enormous privilege and adventure.”

-Oliver Sacks, the one who inspired.

P.S. Thank you, Vanessa, for the award which made my day yet I have so abysmally failed to properly accept! I am very grateful and hope to some day soon accept the challenge. For now, time allows only a sincere thank you. Keep up the great work on your end!

and bob’s your uncle!

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“I am the Ghost of Christmas Future Imperfect Conditional, said the Spirit. I bring news of what would have been going to happen, if you were not to have been going to change your ways.”

“Si ojos tienen que no me vean; si manos tienen que no me agarren; no permitas que me sorprendan por la espalda; no permitas que mi muerte sea violenta; no permitas que mi sangre se derrame; Tú que todo lo conoces, sabes de mis pecados, pero también sabes de mi fe, no me desampares, Amén.” – Jorge Franco

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“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
            -Henry David Thoreau

port of morrow

“a preacher on a stage like a buzzard cries
out a warning of phony sorrow, he’s trying to get a rise”

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“The other thing we do is we make everything that’s uncertain certain. Religion has gone from a belief in faith and mystery to certainty. “I’m right, you’re wrong. Shut up.” That’s it. Just certain. The more afraid we are, the more vulnerable we are, the more afraid we are. This is what politics looks like today. There’s no discourse anymore. There’s no conversation. There’s just blame. You know how blame is described in the research? A way to discharge pain and discomfort.” -Brené Brown

strange you never knew

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“I will not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it is gone, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.”

-Frank Herbert

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