“We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor… Read the Rest »
If there is one thing I have learned from life (and it has been a difficult lesson), it is that you will always be unhappy until you surrender to who you really are and what you really want. I believe that the larger part of you always has an arial view of your life’s unique journey and it is guiding you along the right path. So anything you do that conflicts with this path will send up distress signals of uneasiness, despair, depression, etc. You’ll feel these emotions the moment… Read the Rest »
That’s a pretty boring chart, isn’t it? There is nothing you can do – now or ever – to change how worthy you are as a human being. The fact that you exist makes you 100% worthy of love and happiness and self esteem. No event, no circumstance, and no person (not even yourself!) can take away your worth. It was there the moment you were born and it will continue at maximum strength until the moment you die. You are worthy.
Death is not the most powerful thing in life; life is the most powerful thing in life. And love is the engine of life. Somebody, somewhere is waiting to love you. Somebody, somewhere is waiting for your love.
When it comes to people, I don’t have much respect for your authority and I am not impressed by your success. I don’t care about the material gains you have to offer me or the great things you have done with your life. Instead, I look for people who have experienced suffering, and who have experienced it honestly. To go through the depths of despair – through, not around – takes a rare courage. Confronting these frightening realities gives one a beauty that can only be attained by shedding those… Read the Rest »
It would be safe to say that human nature has proven itself to be effective over the very, very long term. It works. So, why the constant war against it? I think many of the problems in our world are not caused by human nature, but by the suppression of human nature. Sometimes in the course of human events one country might want to invade another to steal their oil. Fine, just admit it and move on. But for Heaven’s sake, don’t pretend to start wars as a way to… Read the Rest »
The first are those who lost their lives in this shooting. The second is us, as a society. The eager watchers of it. It’s funny that we live in a culture where our children are entertained daily by movies in which human beings get maimed and shot to pieces. But the moment the screen shows two people loving each other, the TV gets shut off or hands go over the eyes. In fact, that’s not funny at all. When we hear about children getting murdered, the natural response would be… Read the Rest »