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The elephant in the room is, without a doubt, militarism and perpetual war. It's time that we point it out to each other, exorcize it, and evolve past simply being human, to becoming humane.
There are three keys to happiness: The ability to love, the ability to let love, and the ability to let love go. Discover strength in vulnerability, respect in freedom, and liberation in compersion.
The self is like a snake's skin; it is in constant renewal. But there are healthy and unhealthy ways to "shed" one's "skin." The use of myth and archetype is one way to go about healthy change.
We don't live in a democracy: rule by the people. We live in a plutocracy: rule by the rich. Life is too short, and the earth is too precious, to leave it in the hands of a corrupt few. We must rebel.
One billion women rising to the sound of a Gaia battle-cry. Stop the violence against women and Mother Earth. One billion women rising, striking, dancing, and loving despite the powers that be.
If we are to act courageously there must be something we are hopeful for. It may be as simple as the hope that our courage will save lives, or as complex as the hope that the courage to go against the grain of unsustainability will open up new pathways to sustainability. To be courageous despite fear and shame we must be able to unite wisdom and acumen with foolishness and enchantment. This way the future becomes an open-ended adventure.
We need to stop redecorating the prison. We need to pull the decorations down and see the prison bars for what they are. I mean really let it sink in that we are imprisoned –feel the coldness of the steel, the metallic scent of injustice. Then, and only then, can we make strides toward escape. Then, and only then, can we realize the virtue of dissent.
It's easy to spot an environmentalist. Just look in the mirror and ask yourself if you like breathing clean air, drinking clean water, and eating healthy food. And don't be a zombie.
Change is inevitable and should not be feared. The question is should we move from an unsustainable fear-based culture to a sustainable courage-based culture. Decolonizing Gaia and rewilding humankind is a step toward the latter.
Changes for the better should never be a goal of perfect conception, but advancement from misconception to ever more refined misconception. Progressing from an election-based plutocracy toward a sortition-based democracy with emphasis on assembly, consensus, autonomia and freedom, is just such an advancement.
Like soft coyotes in a hard desert our power is a veil. Meditation within solitude teaches us humility so that we are able to lift this veil of pseudo-power and discover the truer power of cosmic interconnectedness.
In a world where the ritual is money, one gets power over power by creating new rituals that trump money. What motivates human beings is not money but purpose. And so our rituals must have meaning.
This thesis is a first-person heuristic investigation of consciousness and theoretical physics. The result of this inquiry is a theoretical construct: the finite-bias principle. This principle is the result of paradoxical findings discovered while researching the correlations between physics and consciousness derived from the difference between perceptual reality and actual reality as a matter of finite and infinite conceptualization.
What/where could the Occupy movement be moving towards? Eco-moral Tribalism is one very real possibility. Take the first step into humanity's next great adventure.
Live deliberately through imaginative action. How to Count Coup Like a Genius shows how to get power over power by counting coup on one's ego.
Commitalism is a combination of ecomoral-capitalism and egomoral-communism. By ecomoral I mean holistically conscious and compassionate. By egomoral I mean holistically individuated and ethically motivated. Commitalism combines the “heart” of communism with “the balls” of capitalism.
"The call" can arrive spontaneously, as a blunder, or as a lucky break. It can arrive through super-serendipity, as a chance occurrence, or a cruel twist of fate. It can come through new life, or through unexpected death, or both. It can come from a book, a song, or even a movie...
The many make one lifetime into less; the wise make one lifetime into many. Disaster shamans are intent upon making their one life into many. The diatribe of the Disaster Shaman is: go forth and simplify.
Heyoka is the Lakota equivalent of a sacred clown. They were thunder shamans, representing the mysterious dual-aspect of nature and the cosmos. Their tactics were seemingly foolhardy and ridiculous, but they were revered by their people as powerful and wise.
The sad thing is that American soldiers are fighting blindly. They are fighting for an America ruled by a plutocratic regime. I was once duped by the illusion that our nation is a democracy too, having served my country for ten years. But I have sense transformed my courage into real-world action.
Rule #1: Wait as long as possible to have intercourse. Rule #2: WAIT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE TO HAVE INTERCOURSE! Rule #3: Get him to view you as less of a sexual object and more of a human being...
A genius is someone whose mistakes are more difficult to imitate than his creativity. Genius is nothing more than quantifiable error. These are tactics one can use to quantify such error through fallibilism.
Self-actualized love is a mix of passion and freedom. It is welcomed and enjoyed; non-possessive, admiring, not needy, and pleasure-giving. It is never sated, doesn't require gratification, and generates little anxiety or hostility. Instead it generates abundance, creativity, understanding, open-mindedness, and hunger.
In writing, as in all art, comfort is to predictability as perfection is to paralysis. Just as practice begets precision, quantity begets quality. In the end, art is less about what you have not done and more about what you have done.
Starting a revolution is no walk in the park. It's more like a walk through hell in order to reach heaven. In order not to put the cart before the horse, one must self-inflict philosophy in order to have a mind strong enough to think through hell, and eyes sharp enough to see heaven.
Consciousness is more than what it seems to be. It is a dynamic phenomenon created by matter that either is or is not an illusion. All we know is that we are directly ‘experiencing’ something. And, also, that something is going on that we cannot directly experience.