Disclaimer: All statements in my journal are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense. I grok the fnord.
My sun is in Aquarius, my moon in Leo, and my rising is in Cancer Aries. I am multi-faceted and moody. I am warm, friendly, loving, and shiny. I am a consciousness worker and an organatrix. I am learning to live with balance: to find it, create it, and exist happily inside it.
"Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you." -- Richard Bach
"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. ... When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed." -- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
"All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, And I intend to end up there. ... Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. ... They say there's no future for us. They're right. Which is fine with us." -- Jalaluddin Rumi
"The Soul knew what it was now, understood at last, all its questions answered. It was a splinter, an iota, the fundamental indivisible block. An atom of God. Finally the Soul rejoined the parent body, rejoined the vastness, mingled with it, touching all that had ever been Human, and all that would ever be Human. It wasn't Heaven, nor was it Hell. It was Home." -- Robert J Sawyer, Terminal Experiement
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are divine [sic]; your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the divinity [sic] that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -- Marianne Williamson, from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (often erroneously attributed to Nelson Mandela).
"Choose and take the consequences. Choose to command, and learn the pain of the barbed treachery of envy. Choose to obey and learn how soon obedience begets contempt. Choose the philosopher's life, and learn the famished waste of thought that like a barren woman lusts unpregnant. Choose or become a victim of other's choosing." -- Talbot Mundy
"I hear you say often that you're not turned on to politics. Well, let me bring to bear the lessons of history. If you're not turned on to politics, the lesson of history is that politics will turn on you. So, let's start the countdown." -- Ralph Nader
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me." -- Charles William Stubbs
"It's well known that reality has a liberal bias." -- Steven Colbert
"What doesn't kill us makes us stranger." -- Trevor Goodchild in Aeon Flux (the tv series)
"I'm only laughing on the outside. My smile is just skin deep. If you could see inside I'm really crying. You might join me for a weep." -- The Joker
"I think I am afraid to admit what I really want, because then I'd have to do the work towards getting it. As long as I am confused about what I want, I have an excuse to do nothing." -- Emerald Myst
"Don't say anything because I see you understand me and I am afraid of your understanding. I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly alone, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe. I am in great terror of your understanding by which you penetrate into my world; and then I stand revealed and I have to share my kingdom with you. But... fear of madness, only the fear of madness will drive us out of the precints of our solitude, out of the sacredness of our solitude. The fear of madness will burn down the walls of our secret house and send us out into the world seeking warm contact. Worlds self-made and self-nourished are so full of ghosts and monsters." -- Anais Nin
"There comes a point where you just love someone. Not because they're good, or bad, or anything really. You just love them. It doesn't mean you'll be together forever. It doesn't mean you won't hurt each other. It just means you love them. Sometimes in spite of who they are, and sometimes because of who they are. And you know that they love you, sometimes because of who you are, and sometimes in spite of it." -- Laurell K. Hamilton, Incubus Dreams
"The more you love, the more you can love — and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just." -- Robert A Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
"Life is relationships. Everything else is moving furniture." -- Anon.
"Go easy on yourself and know that you always attract the love you share with yourself." -- Michael 7.0
"The bass, the rock / The mic, the treble / I like my coffee black / Just like my metal." -- Mindless Self Indulgence
"Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain." -- Lily Tomlin
"I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. ... Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits." -- Henry David Thoreau
You do know me. You know my thoughts and my desires because you've felt or will feel it too. Despite our different experiences we will arrive at the same places. I'm telling you mine in this journal. What are yours?