Listened to a Ram Dass lecture last night. On CD, how old-school. He says that by breathing correctly, you can achieve a state of being in which everyone you encounter can grow.
This is how you do it: breathe in as though you have two nostrils in the middle of your chest; envision yourself breathing in a fine mist. Then, exhale everything negative you’re holding onto. Do this a few times until you begin to feel cleansed. At this point, keep breathing in the mist; but envision yourself breathing out a clean, white, healing light. Picture those who are suffering, and send the light out to them. Think: “Do what you have to do, but know that I am here with you.”
These vegan dishes prove that you don’t need animals to make a delicious meal.
From The Gothamist… :D
If little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you
Little by little
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you
If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land.
- Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems (via anthropomorphicsun)
"I think you are fundamentally a happy person… You have—you know—you can experience joy."
- Alan Watts (via marcoreali)
"Well what do you want to do?"
"I want to be a writer. A painter….a famous painter with a giant loft in midtown. I want to be a dancer. A singer. I want to work with animals. I want to be a doctor… a holistic healer. I want to move to Cali and start a pot farm. I want to run a magazine. I want to be a raver. A yoga teacher…start my own school and have a following, like a cult. I want to be a poet. A hippie. I want to work for Farm Sanctuary. Be an academic. A lecturer. I want to design clothes. Be a fashion designer. A fashion reporter. A psychotherapist…."
"Just pick one…"
"I dunno… I think about it and then I get all discouraged."
"Well… You got me, didn’t you? Go out and get it. Whatever it is."