Thank you, thank you, thank you

This is it. Not some other time, not some other place. Right here. Right now. I am standing at the exact center of infinity and I see beauty and perfection and absolute delight everywhere and in every thing. The touch of the slightest breeze, the sight of a single star through cloud-swept skies, the howls of coyote pups in the distance and the sheer glory and beauty of it all is enough to tear me to shreds and all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you.

— Jed McKenna

Viajando Conmigo

A donde quiera que vaya
a donde quiera que me mueva
nada va a pasar
nada va a cambiar
porque me llevo a mí conmigo
No me quedo allá atrás
no me alejo de mí:
me traigo a cuestas
Otra casa otro cielo otro tiempo
darán lo mismo: son lo mismo
La vida no está en otra parte
la vida está donde uno está

Oscar Hahn

Los modales y el cansancio

«Cuando un hombre está tan cansado como nosotros tiene los nervios de punta y cada uno ha de esforzarse por no irritar a los otros. En esta marcha nos tratamos con mucha más consideración de la que hubiéramos tenido en circunstancias normales. Los viajeros experimentados nunca se apegan tanto a la etiqueta y a los buenos modales como cuando están en un aprieto».

Frank Worsley

On white moderates

I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

Martin Luther King, 1963

Positive Drug Story

Today a young man on acid, realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness, experiencing itself subjectively, there’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves…

Here’s Tom with the weather.

Bill Hicks – Revelations

Family Hapiness

I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books , music, love for one’s neighbor – such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps – what more can the heart of a man desire?

Leo Tolstoy – Family Hapiness

Playing it safe

Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re 30 is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you got a couple kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount to risk to playing it safe.”

― Bill Burr

The Dream of Life

So then, let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time, or any length of time you wanted to have.

And you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive. And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each you would say “Well that was pretty great. But now let’s have a surprise, let’s have a dream which isn’t under control, where something is gonna happen to me that I don’t know what it’s gonna be.»

And you would dig that and would come out of that and you would say “Wow that was a close shave, wasn’t it?”. Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further – and further – out gambles what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.

– Alan Watts
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