To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.
You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world.
-Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada
Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself
In dark woods, the right road lost.
-Dante Alighieri, Inferno
12 Sets of Fundamental Opposites:
Keeping Silent – Talking
Receptivity – Resistance to Influence
Obeying – Ruling
Humility – Self Confidence
Swiftness – Circumspection
To Accept everything – To be able to Differentiate
Ability to Fight – Peace
Caution – Courage
To Possess Nothing – To Command Everything
To have No Ties – Loyalty
Dismissal of the fear of death – Reverence for Life
Loving Indifference – Love
-Elizabeth Haich, Initiation
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and books that are written in a foreign tongue.
- Rainer Maria Rilke,
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
The Western World has been brainwashed by Aristotle for the last 2,500 years. The unconscious, not quite articulate, belief of most westerners is that there is one map which adequately represents reality. By sheer good luck, every westerner thinks he or she has the map that fits. Guerrilla ontology, to me, involves shaking up that certainty.
-Robert Anton Wilson