When I had journeyed half of our life’s way,
I found myself within a shadowed forest,
for I had lost the path that does not stray. . .
I cannot clearly say how I had entered
the wood; I was so full of sleep just at
the point where I abandoned the true path.
-Dante Alighieri, Inferno
You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world.
-Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada
The 12 Sets of Twin Characteristics:
Keeping silent – Talking
Receptivity – Resistance to influence
Obeying – Ruling
Humility – Self Confidence
Lightning-like speed – 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
Contempt for death – Regard for life
Indifference – Love
-Elizabeth Haich, Initiation
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.
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