For the last couple of nights I've been watching back-to-back episodes of Season 2 of Sense8... . . I almost didn't bother with Season 2, even though I loved Season 1 and think the show is a fantastic sensory journey through the varied lands of being human, because the span of time between seasons was... Continue Reading →
. "To free the soul from the chains of illusion in order that the lash of truth may draw blood at a greater number of points." − definition of Disenchantment by Ambrose Bierce, The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary . There are certain questions which have two answers. One such question is - Do you hold grudges... Continue Reading →
What is identity? Is it who you are? Who are you? Can you define your identity? Can you do it in one sentence? With one word? Even the dictionary definition can't define identity in one sentence or one word: . . I had an idea of what identity was in a generalised meaning until I... Continue Reading →
Hiding behind this blog, there is a person, a human being (who used to wonder if they were an alien), a people just like you (okay, not exactly like you... you can stop panicking). The words you see in this post, come from the fingers of this person tapping out their thoughts and feelings onto... Continue Reading →
. “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin . Do a search for 'Ursula' online and you'll either get results for the name itself and what it means - She is a Bear - or a respected fierce female author with that first... Continue Reading →
. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ― Lao Tzu . How do you find your inner center? Can it be found by you or does it find you? Is it something or somewhere? Is it a part of a... Continue Reading →
I couldn't get to sleep last night, and once I did I had one of those dreams which explains everything to you about you, and those relationships which affect who you are, past and present, and possibly also into the future. I woke up very late, around noon (OMG!?! - courtesy of how my cat... Continue Reading →
“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.” ― Thomas Pynchon . . It's a rather lovely experience to connect with someone else on a subtle level. It's a communion of being, no need to say or do anything, the communication is there, effortless and easy. You feel at home with them and they... Continue Reading →
Reminding myself that I am human, and that others are too… is something which can make things better in the smallest of ways.
It’s a pause, a moment to reflect and just be as is.
Sometimes the world can feel as though it is demanding that we be not human at all… which is a rather human demand.
Life is strange and so are we.
Take care of your very human and lovely selves!
I had a chat with a friend recently about being human, and how sometimes humans try to transcend the experience of being human because it can be so very difficult to deal with the experience and everything which comes with it… and yet we are human for a reason, so in essence the experience of our humanness is a very important part of why we are human.
One thing I have learned from experience is that everything does indeed happen for a reason… sometimes that reason is very basic, sometimes it is complex and multi-layered.
Every experience you have, and every person you meet offers you a gift, even if that gift is pain – within the pain can be the inspiration which leads to a new land of undiscovered beauty.
Within us lies as vast an universe as the one which lies outside of us, exploring it can be…
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Alone by Anna Chromy . . “We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves." ― Aldous Huxley . . You ask this - You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do... Continue Reading →
. . "Breezy, we always called it, be breezy and forward thinking and expect good things. Your upturned thoughts and actions write the script for a better day!" - Satori, via Elsa Elsa - Daily Forecast: January 7, 2015 . . "Just let it all go..." I whispered to myself as I eased my way... Continue Reading →
“What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.” ― Jean Cocteau I’ve spent a large portion of my mortal life being criticised. Either for one thing or another. I'm fairly certain I was criticised for the way I was born and chose to take my first breath. Damned if you do… damned... Continue Reading →
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman I use writing as a means to communicate, but I don’t consider myself to be a writer, so when I saw The Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Writerly Reflections I thought… not for me, I don’t belong here. Yet something about what was expressed... Continue Reading →
“Everyone of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self. We are not very good at recognizing illusions, least of all the ones we cherish about ourselves.” ― Thomas Merton I was reading a news article which was reflecting upon the sudden and swift popularity of the selfie without makeup. The author of... Continue Reading →
Mount St. Helens 1982 “I look up at the sky, wondering if I'll catch a glimpse of kindness there, but I don't. All I see are indifferent summer clouds drifting over the Pacific. And they have nothing to say to me. Clouds are always taciturn. I probably shouldn't be looking up at them. What I... Continue Reading →
Ray Bradbury by sigu “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world.” ― Ray Bradbury Leave a legacy… I’d rather not. Forget about me... remember yourself. But the choice is not really mine. No, I know… in theory it is mine. In practice... I... Continue Reading →
I have learned a lot about myself through my interactions with others. Through things I have said to them. Both positively and negatively. Both have given me gifts of enlightenment. I have discovered that my heart is capable of greater love than I ever imagined was possible. That I am far kinder than I... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx-2qyxK-rk Old Hat, New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain - sung by vancemo This is a fun version of one of my favourite books from my childhood. I loved this story, mainly because it made me feel good about myself. It told me that it was okay to like what I had and to... Continue Reading →