Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
“It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological
concept which I cannot take seriously. I feel also not able to imagine
some will or goal outside the human sphere. My views are near those
of Spinoza: admiration for the beauty of and belief in the logical simplicity
of the order which we can grasp humbly and only imperfectly. I believe
that we have to content ourselves with our imperfect knowledge and
understanding and treat values and moral obligations as a purely human
problem—the most important of all human problems.”
“I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.…
This is a somewhat new kind of religion.”
“The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the funda-
mental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amaze-
ment, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. It was the experience
of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion. A
knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the
manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty,
which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms-
it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious
attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. I
cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or
has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An
individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my
comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the
fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls. Enough for me the mystery of
the eternity of life, and the inkling of the marvellous structure of reality,
together with the single-hearted endeavour to comprehend a portion,
be it never so tiny, of the reason that manifests itself in nature.”
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
If I am lonely, I will hold my own hand.....
If I am sad, I will know that it passes in time.
If I am disturbed, I will assess the source accurately.
If I am maligned, I will pay no heed.
If others dismiss me, I will know they are missing out.
If my dreams are not met, I will remember
that unmet dreams are a part of the journey,
and not a final outcome.
If I am scared, I will endeavor to understand why
and know that fear and worry is human,
If I feel less than, I will know
that it is a lie, and change focus to embrace
all that is right with me. No one else's goals
are my goals.
If I feel left out or unattended, I will remember
that I am responsible for my own entertainment
and empowerment and education.
There are always books, music, movies
and other sources of connection
from like-minded comrades past and present.
If I begin to worry, I will remember...
that worry is weakness taught.
I will relearn a better solution to my
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Why would I seek a source outside of me
for strength, for love, for sight?
Why would I imbue another with the ability or
the responsibility to care for me?
Why would I seek to counter reason with
fantasy and fiction?
Why would I give up on the reality that persists
to indulge in groundless wishful thinking?
There is no God in place to run and rule,
so I step in and fill the void.
I AM not a child....
I AM not helpless....
I AM not prone to hysterical fairy tales calming me.....
I AM not unhappy or without value...
I AM not required to mirror the masses...
I AM complete, and the best head of this life I am living.
No more divisions between self
and higher understanding.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I AM PEACE...
I AM PROSPERITY...
I AM PROTECTED...
I AM PERSEVERING...
Step through the fear
Stop settling for less than
Shine your light
Let no man stand against you
It is within.