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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Compassion and Hope


Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. - N.M.

And I've learned some interesting things about people and life. It's not that our troubles are so different, life is life. It falls on the just and the unjust. Our pains our quite similar. It's our solutions that are different.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Self-Pity

Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself'.

Self pity will destroy relationships, it'll destroy anything that's good, it will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. And it's so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is underappreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this, only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true. But, to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice. - S.F.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Do Not Go Gentle (featuring Timothy Olson) by Unger Motivation

“We face up to awful things because we can't go around them, or forget them. The sooner you say 'Yes, it happened, and there's nothing I can do about it,' the sooner you can get on with your own life. You've got children to bring up. So you've got to get over it. What we have to get over, somehow we do. Even the worst things.” - Annie Proulx
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

I never saw a wild thing...

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D. H. L.
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Time to Pray

"As you walk upon the sacred earth, treat each step as a prayer." - Black Elk


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Choose to be like the Tree

You risk failure whenever you act to achieve. And the less you act, the greater your risk for failure. Ironically, the more you risk failure and actually fail, the greater your chances of success.

Choose to be like the Tree. #UngerWasHere

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Go All The Way


Your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
It may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
Be on the watch.
The gods will offer you chances.
Know them.
Take them.
You can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
And the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
Your life is your life.
Know it while you have it.
You are marvelous,
the gods wait to delight
in you. - Charles Bukowski
If you're going to try, go all the way.
Otherwise, don't even start.
This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe your mind.
It could mean not eating for three or four days.
It could mean freezing on a park bench.
It could mean jail.
It could mean derision.
It could mean mockery--isolation.
Isolation is the gift.
All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it.
And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds.
And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.
If you're going to try, go all the way.
There is no other feeling like that.
You will be alone with the gods,
and the nights will flame with fire.
You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.
It's the only good fight there is.


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