Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I used to think I was open-minded, with my alternative beliefs and ideas outside the mainstream. I would be upset by those that were unwilling to consider my point of view. I now realize I was just as ignorant as them, for I was just as closed off in my own beliefs, refusing to consider anything else.

We really need to be willing to see All sides in our search for truth. A genuinely open mind. Absolute truth will not be found in one extreme or the other, but somewhere in the middle.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I can see the sadness in people The vulnerability in total strangers It makes me want to be kind to them I want to hug them & help them release their sorrow I want to tell them everything is going to be ok I don't even know if that's true or not, but its the urge I get when I see the sadness hidden within them I can't even logically explain why or how everything will be ok.. It just arises from deep inside me Beyond logic and fear, that's the feeling I get and the words that manifest

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I feel trapped in my body
Like I'm not apart of it
I'm drowning in these thoughts
Like a levy broke & they are flooding in
No way to hold them back
In this moment I don't want to exist
It's not that I want to die, I just want to be set free 
Become weightless, thoughtless
Pure conscious

I just want to sleep.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I am all that I despise. I am the brainless 9-5. Plaster on a smile as the consumers walk by. An honest living. But I honestly can't help but think there is more to life than this. Feeding the needs of the greedy. While my soul is starved for meaning. Not even sure where to turn to feed it. Been playing this game of Society Says for so long that I've forgotten life's real meaning.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This is not who I Am This body, this image, this voice, this name All that you see as "me" is only temporary What I Am is so much greater What that is, I don't even know for sure It's more of a feeling of something deeper I'm being drawn to the invisible hidden current There is underlying quality Beyond any label that you can try to pin on it Which can only be seen with the minds eye The true beauty in every being For many, it's been masked by a false sense of security Or suppressed by fears & anxiety But I can see it in you So next time we meet, look closer & maybe you will see it in me.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Questioner: What is self-knowledge, and how can we get it?

Krishnamurti: Do you see the mentality behind this question? I am not speaking out of disrespect for the questioner, but let us look at the mentality that asks, ``How can I get it, for how much can I buy it? What must I do, what sacrifice must I make, what discipline or meditation must I practise in order to have it?'' It is a machine-like, mediocre mind which says, ``I shall do this in order to get that''. The so-called religious people think in these terms; but self-knowledge is not come by in this way. You cannot buy it through some effort or practice. Self-knowledge comes when you observe yourself in your relationship with your fellow students and your teachers, with all the people around you; it comes when you observe the manner of another, his gestures, the way he wears his clothes, the way he talks, his contempt or flattery and your response; it comes when you watch everything in you and about you and see yourself as you see your face in a mirror. When you look into the mirror you see yourself as you are, don't you? You may wish your head were a different shape, with a little more hair, and your face a little less ugly; but the fact is there, clearly reflected in the mirror, and you can't push it aside and say, ``How beautiful I am!''

Now, if you can look into the mirror of relationship exactly as you look into the ordinary mirror, then there is no end to self-knowledge. it is like entering a fathomless ocean which has no shore. Most of us want to reach an end, we want to be able to say, ``I have arrived at self-knowledge and I am happy; but it is not like that at all. If you can look at yourself without condemning what you see, without comparing yourself with somebody else, without wishing to be more beautiful or more virtuous; if you can just observe what you are and move with it, then you will find that it is possible to go infinitely far. Then there is no end to the journey, and that is the mystery, the beauty of it.