Morning Quote

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~ William James

Direction

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going in the opposite direction in this too-big world.

~ Jack Kerouac

Redistribution Of Wealth

“You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.”

~ Abbie Hoffman – Social activist, Chicago Seven participant. Born: November 30, 1936 – Died: April 12, 1989

The People Of The United States

“The people of the United States are one of the people I most admire in the world. The only thing I don’t understand is why a country that manages to do so well cannot do better in choosing its president.”

~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To Find Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

~ Iris Murdoch

Unpredictable Things

“The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.”

~ Paul Auster

A Mother’s Love

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

~ Agatha Christie

The World We See

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~ William James

Population Growth

It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world it for us right now.

~ David Attenborough

A Sheet Of Paper

All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The world we see ……

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~William James

All the world Began With A Yes

“All the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. But before prehistory there was the prehistory of the prehistory and there was the never and there was the yes. It was ever so. I don’t know why, but I do know that the universe never began.
Make no mistake, I only achieve simplicity with enormous effort.”
~ Clarice Lispector, Writer ~ 1920 – 1977

Cookies And Milk

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
-Barbara Jordan

My Two Cents

My opinion from a straight man;
A woman wants to marry another
woman, go for it.

A man wants to marry another
man, go for it.

For people who keep saying that
marriage should be between a man
and a woman, fine. But don’t be
spouting the venom and bullshit
by putting the Gays and Lesbians
down.

They don’t bother me, and they are
not bothering you, the so called
righteous ones. Get over it.
It’s not the end of the fucking
world.

aponderingmind

Tuesday Evening Quote

“You do not need to leave your room, remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you. To be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. ” – Franz Kafka

Quote

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.

– H. L. Mencken

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“It’s healthier to look out at the
world through a window than through
a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is
yourself and whatever is behind you.”

Bill Withers

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“For now is my grief heavier than the sands of the seas, she thought. This world has emptied me of all but the oldest purpose: tomorrow’s life.”

–Frank Herbert