It hurts, all this. ~ Sherlock Holmes

All this hurts. ~ Sherlock Holmes, Elementary

On the TV series, Elementary, Sherlock Holmes explains to Agatha why he cannot donate his sperm so she can have a baby with his DNA and, hopefully, his gifts. Sherlock: You’re right. I am… remarkable. That’s precisely why I can’t help you. Agatha: What does being amazing have to do… […]

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Love, faith and compassion: unconditionally

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I don’t care whether someone Believes in God, or not Whether they have faith In science or metaphysics Reason or religion Or some mish-mash of them all. What I care about is if they believe in love Have faith in themselves, and others Compassion for others, and themselves Unconditionally Un.con.di.tion.al.ly […]

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On the Timefullness of Beauty and Annie Lennox

'There's this youth culture that is really, really powerful and really, really strong, but what it does is it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting - women, especially - when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hair style. I just find that so shallow.'–Annie Lennox

Timefull Beauty Some say beauty fades with time. Not at all. The Wisdom, insight and presence we earn with the practice of living are beauty’s greatest markers. Close your eyes and listen for the radiance, Open your eyes and see the true nature of beauty. The connection to something deeper […]

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The Speck Becomes the Sea

You are here: in the Milky Way Galaxy.

We are, each of us, a speck, living on a speck, rotating around a speck which is just one of billions of specks clustered in a speck. Here am I experiencing my own infinitesimal significance. I realize: I am a miracle, infinite in my miraculousness. In all the uncountable experiential […]

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Liberty, Intelligence and Courage ~ Mastery

Liberty, intelligence and courage.

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take. ~ Emma Goldman Mmmmm… perhaps, but I think not. People have only so much liberty as their mastery of themselves. No matter the strictures of state, or community, or friends or family […]

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hurt fail lose; grow succeed gain: lessons & pain

hurt fail lose; grow know gain; lessons & pain

Sometimes we must be hurt in order to grow. Sometimes we must fail in order to know. Sometimes we must lose in order to gain. Because some lessons in life are best learned through pain. A wise friend on a spirit quest of her own posted this meme on her […]

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Perceiving Spirit

Close both eyes; See with the other (third) one.

Close both eyes; See with the Other one. Cover both ears; Hear with the Other one. Quiet my mind. Open my heart. Peer into infinity. Listen to my body. These senses Perceive my spirit, The true nature of self. Spirit is in all things. I look for it there. Its […]

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