The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear to all of it. And as long as there is a place where your vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.
— Ram Dass (via elige)

Every time I feel sad or sorry for myself, I realize it’s time to upgrade. Quickly adapt, learn something new and empower. Keep the mind and heart focused and engaged in creating something more beautiful.

I’ve kept quiet for many years in secrecy BUT

I need to plant a forest where agriculture has stripped the earth. I need to grow food with love where food has become industrialized and tasteless. I need to generate love where fear has dominated. I need to create a space of love so that fellow gentle folk, animals and plants can thrive safely. I need to create a living arrangement that gives back as much as it borrows from the earth, always renewing, always allowing nature to flourish. Always taking care to not create waste and not pollute. This modern city life is a trap of addiction, depleting ones creative power through keeping schedule and offering false reward in money and excess consumer product and food. Humans can thrive happily, healthily. They can help each other when on nourished grounds. But humans must reclaim and protect their sovereignty. Earth will have peace.

I am being pulled to the mountains, the forests, the fresh water. I am unexplainably drawn to live in such isolation. It must be done. I must help myself be stronger, more creative, more innovative, more helpful to others.

tedx:

At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.

To learn more about these fascinating genes, watch the whole talk here»

(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)

When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality.
— Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)

Auroras are so beautiful.

I feel like by just thinking about a moving aurora, it is creating ominous sounds in my imagination. I can’t make music but if I could I’d channel my current sorrow. I’ll just do so in my head before sleep. I am dealing with feelings of abandonment, and reclaiming self-power through understanding, acceptance. The journey is encouraging me forward. The fragile child in me steps out to play and take on the world. It’s no wonder I’ve adored Enders Game so much.. I relate to the kid so much.

How nice it is to rest and contemplate while there is a cascade of soft rain outside.

Hello listeners. In breaking news, the sky. The earth. Life. Existence as an unchanging plain with horizons of birth and death in the faint distance. We have nothing to speak about. There never was. Words are an unnecessary trouble. Expression is time wasting away. Any communication is just a yelp in the darkness. Ladies, gentlemen, listeners, you. I am speaking now but I am saying nothing. I am just making noises, and, as it happens, they are organised in words, and you should not draw meaning from this.
— Welcome To Night Vale (via paintgod)