Extraordinary Creativity

"When you depend on a person you will be lost; you wither away. So don't. That is what I have been saying. One has to find out through right education, this source which is imperishable, for then there will always be this extraordinary creativity. Then you will never be depressed; you will never be lonely. " 

Gandhi

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominatable will.

Satisfaction lies in the effort - not the attainment.

Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of humanity. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

"We are not just in the universe, we are the universe."

 

"We, who are living in this incredible miracle we call the universe, have to begin to recognize that we are not just in it, we are it." Fred Alan Wolf

Spiderman

 
"With great power comes great responsibility." From the Spiderman movie

 

Does time move or do we?

 
"Asked whether time moved, the shaman answered seriously that time didn't move and never had. It was man who raced along its course like the man-god's sons and daughters sailing up and down that river."

From Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu

The plain facts


IT'LL BE ALRIGHT; ALWAYS IS...UNLESS OF COURSE IT ISN'T

The Big Blue


"You can't explain the exhiliration of the sea, of the big blue - you have to feel it. The sensation of is intense and unique.



The Big Blue. The infinite sea. A sea so deep you can no longer see the surface. No coral, no tropical fish, nothing but blue."

 

Marred with sweat and dust and blood

Marred with sweat and dust and blood



Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of the Panama Canal:


It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

 

So long as you have your life...



"Don't forget that you're young - blessedly young; be glad of it on the contrary and live up to it. Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?"



Henry James

 

Boldest measures too weak

 
Remember what John Adams said about Ben Franklin, "He does not hesitate at our boldest Measures but rather seems to think us too irresolute."

Well this is the time for bold measures.



Bono

 

If you want to serve the age, betray it



There's a truly great Irish poet. His name is Brendan Kennelly, and he has this epic poem called the Book of Judas, and there's a line in that poem that never leaves my mind, it says: "If you want to serve the age, betray it." What does that mean, to betray the age?
Well to me betraying the age means exposing its conceits, it's foibles; it's phony moral certitudes. It means telling the secrets of the age and facing harsher truths.

Bono

Footsteps


When we die, we die...and the wind blows away our footsteps.



Saying of the Kalahari Bushmen

 

Reachiong for the Stars

 Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

Joseph Campbell

Not the common man. Not in common hours

 
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws will be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings...If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

Henry David Thoreau

Committment


"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative ( and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now".

J. W. von Goethe

Enduring attention yields answers!


I am certain that any mind working on a problem continuously will be prepared for the sudden answer.



Isaac Newton

 

Younger than in Youth

 One night when the sea penetrates the countries of the mountain
One night when one is younger than in youth

Pierre Jean Jouve

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