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I dwell in Possibility—

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I use this journal, for the most part, as a place to keep things that inspire me/things that I like...poetry, quotes, music, art, etc. I like to have a place I can come for inspiration, because sometimes I require daily, if not hourly, infusions of it.

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Classicism is the subordination of the parts to the whole; decadence is the subordination of the whole to the parts.
~Oscar Wilde

These signposts on the way
are for the traveler who at every moment
becomes lost in the desert.

When someone asked Baba Muktananda, a great saint in India, “Baba, what do you see when you look at me?” Baba said, “I see the light in you.” The person replied, “How can that be, Baba? I am an angry person. I am terrible. You must see all that.” Baba said, “No, I see light.”

Your task is not to search for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

You live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality, but you do not know this.
When you understand this, you will see that you are nothing.
And being nothing, you are everything.
That is all.

- Kalu Rinpoche

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What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.
I can explain this, but it would break
the glass cover on your heart,
and there's no fixing that.

- Rumi

We must be the change we want to see in the world.

~Mahatma Gandhi

"I always try to speak about all of us, about what we feel, about our same language, about our wishes, our hope, our desires, our fears, about love, about yes, being human -- and how beautiful each person is, and how fragile each person is... And I think all these together is what I have to say."

~Pina Bausch

And if all the roads
end up in dead ends
you'll be shown the secret paths
no one will comprehend.


Sell your cleverness, and purchase bewilderment.


A burning heart is what I want; consort with burning!



If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.

~William Blake

All your problems arise because you have defined and limited yourself.

~Nisargadatta Maharaj

You are so weak. Give up to grace.
The ocean takes care of each wave
till it gets to shore.


You live in the outpictured experience of your own mentality. Your present world is the result of the sum total of your beliefs about life.

~Raymond Charles Barker

O' Friend, how will this scatteredness that is me
find its way to You?

~Abu-Said Abil-Kheir

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The throbbing vein
will take you further
than any thinking.


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.


One of the main functions of formalized religion is to protect people against a direct experience of God.

- Carl Jung

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

- Albert Einstein

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All look and likeness caught from earth,
All accident of kin and birth,
Had pass'd away. There was no trace
Of aught on that illumined face
Uprais'd beneath the rifted stone
But of one spirit all her own;--
She, she herself, and only she,
Shone through her body visibly.

- S.T.C.

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free enneagram test

The Enneagram... is not telling us who we are, but how we have limited who we are. ...it does not put us in a box, it shows us the boxes that we are already in—and the way out.
As we become aware of our personality and are less identified with it, it becomes a smaller part of the totality of who we are. The personality still exists, but there is a more active intelligence, a sensitivity, and a Presence underlying it that uses the personality as a vehicle rather than being driven by it. As we identify more with our Essence, we see that we do not lose our identity—we find it. From this broader perspective, we see that identifying with the personality is like believing that we are only our left foot.

Don Richard Riso

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