Friday, October 31, 2014

“When you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up, and if you’re not ready you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just a ‘poor little me.’ And since you’re all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I assume you’re all in the process of waking up. Or else you’re teasing yourselves with some kind of flirtation with waking up which you’re not serious about. But I assume that maybe you are not serious, but sincere – that you are ready to wake up. So then, when you’re in the way of waking up, and finding out who you really are, what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now. You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing… The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around; the real, deep down you is the whole universe.
Alan Watts

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oh man, go out and get it!

If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon

Monday, October 20, 2014

What does it mean that concept, Society? or something...

When people cut the crap and just are. No status, no age difference or gender. Just me & you and everyone else, same stuff, same shits. Utopia?

"(...) A human society is a group of people involved in persistent interpersonal relationships (...) Insofar as it is collaborative, a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis; both individual and social (common) benefits can thus be distinguished, or in many cases found to overlap. (...) The word society may also refer to an organized voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes. A "society" may even, though more by means of metaphor, refer to a social organism such as an ant colony or any cooperative aggregate such as, for example, in some formulations of artificial intelligence."

Saturday, October 11, 2014

When you wake up in the morning, instead of thinking, I want, I desire, I need... think, I have. Big difference.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

... Aquilo que no final mais interessa é o ter sentido.

Ter sentido, ganhar sentido, dar um sentido, fazer sentido, pensar e falar com sentido. No final é isso que interessa. O quanto sentido pusemos na nossa vida. Ás vezes, ou muitas vezes, esse é um esforço que dói por dentro, e na maioria dos dias, evita-se a todo o custo essa questão. Que sentido tem esta vida se passamos por ela sem a sentir. Sentir pode ser bom, também pode doer, mas sentir é bom. Conseguir sentir prova que ainda nos ligamos a isto que chamam de realidade. E que melhor realidade a sentir, que aquela em que passamos com aquelas pessoas, as nossas pessoas. Todo o tempo que gastamos a brincar ou a sonhar em voz alta e em boa companhia (porque mesmo quando estamos sozinhos podemos ou não ser boa companhia), é tempo bem gasto, é tempo sentido.

Wekend at Gerês from montanhacima on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What is this world? A place for hope or pure desillusion?

“If you go the way of your thoughts you will be carried away by them and you will find yourself in an endless maze.”
Ramana Maharshi

“The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle: Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses, it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next, one self-centered idea to the next. If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life. Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.”
Lao Tzu

Saturday, October 4, 2014

If you want, you can... just accept the difference. Be open.

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." 

~ Albert Einstein

Friday, October 3, 2014

“sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again.”
— l. gabriel