hey dere alien!
hey dere alien!
Those who don`t feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don`t drink dawn
like a cup of springwater
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don`t want to change,
let them sleep
This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
If you want to improve your mind that way,
I`ve given up on my brain.
I`ve torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.
If you`re not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
— Rumi (via lazylucid)
I believe that ever american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom
The 178th in Infant mortality was misleading, because in this category a higher number means less infant mortality. So in this # probably from the CIA Factbook, we are actually 47th, which sounds bad, but according to an article from the Post below, you have to take into account different rules Western Europe uses to assess what is considered a live birth.
Anyway. There’s something blowhard-like going on here.
The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”
— James Baldwin (via jazminlandia)
Kummakivi or “Strange Rock” can be found in the forests of Finland. These strange geological formation have, without any scientific explanation, wound up in a perplexing positions. The mystifying sight is that of a giant rock performing an unbelievable balancing act on a seemingly smooth, curved mound.
Some Finnish folklore explains the odd locations of these giant stones by saying that trolls (or giants) carried, threw or rolled them there.
“How you learn to stay open is up to you. The ultimate trick is to not close. If you don’t close, you will have learned to stay open. Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it. When your heart starts to close, just say, “No. I’m not going to close. I’m going to relax. I’m going to let this situation take place and be there with it.” Honor and respect the situation, and deal with it. By all means deal with it. Do the best you can. But deal with it with openness. Deal with it with excitement and enthusiasm. No matter what it is, just let it be the sport of the day. In time, you will find that you forget how to close. No matter what anyone does, no matter what situation takes place, you won’t even feel the tendency to close. You will just embrace life with all your heart and soul. Once you’ve attained this very high state, your energy level will be phenomenal. You will have all the energy you need at all times. Just relax and open, and tremendous energy will rush up inside of you. You are only limited by your ability to stay open.”
Excerpt From: Michael A. Singer. “The Untethered Soul.” New Harbinger Publications, Inc. iBooks.”
— parkstepp (via parkstepp)