Monday, December 31, 2007

Men and women

Men and women have the choice as to what they will do with this power within them. Shall they exhaust it in the various self-indulgences, both mental and physical, or shall they use it to become creative in the realms of the spirit and higher mind – a force for good? It is this tremendous choice which every human being has to face.

~Vera Stanley Alder

It appears

It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every atom….I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension.

~ Freeman Dyson

Man has

Man has the privilege and possesses the possibilities of choosing the good.


We can choose

We can choose to use our lives for others to bring about a better and more just world for our children.

~Cesar Chavez


Perception rests on choosing.

~A Course in Miracles

The ancients did not doubt

The ancients did not doubt that men could choose and, through choice, exercise some control over the disposition of their lives. Tacitus, for example…claims that ‘the wisest of the ancients leave us the capacity of choosing our life'.

~Mortimer J. Adler

One's character

One’s character is a matter of self-determination. It is a matter of the form that the person gives to his or her attributes of both nature and nurture.

~Thomas P. Rausch

Every situation

Every situation represents a choice: do we prefer to stay with ego-based patterns of thought and behavior, or do we choose to play life in a higher, more loving way? Will we tread the path of limitation and fear, though that path has grown painful and boring and old, or do we choose to give birth to a higher mode of expression.

~Marianne Williamson

The world

The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved.

~Chronicles 16:30

The sun

The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.

~Ecclesiastes 1:5“

The revolution

The revolution is a movement to bring man's thinking, his society, and his life to terms with the revolution of technology and science that has already taken place. Technology demands of man a new mind - a higher, transcendent reason - if it is to be controlled and guided rather than to become an unthinking monster. It demands a new individual responsibility for values, or it will dictate all values. And it promises a life that is more liberated and more beautiful than any man has known, if man has the courage and the imagination to seize that life.

The transformation that is coming invites us to re-examine our own lives. It confronts us with a personal and individual choice: are we satisfied with how we have lived; how would we live differently? It offers us a recovery of self. It faces us with the fact that this choice cannot be evaded, for as the freedom is already there, so must the responsibility be there. At the heart of everything is what we shall call a change of consciousness. This means a "new head" - a new way of living - a new man. ...

~Charles Reich

Mankind will always

Mankind will always have the choice and the challenge to express its highest self or fall prey to its darker desires.

~Elizabeth Clare Prophet

The choices you make

The choices you make are always and only motivated by either faith or fear.

~Caroline Myss

Because we can choose

Because we can choose our inner feelings and thoughts, we have the possibility of self-control and self-direction. This gives us some control over our environment and our world. Our evolution is now self-induced, through our own decisions and efforts. Although the full development of self-consciousness and choice is not yet apparent, we are capable to some extent of choosing what we wish to express and be and what our world will be.

~Shirley Nicholson


Beer: So much more than just a breakfast drink.

~Whitstran Brewery sign

If God

If God had intended us to drink beer,
He would have given us stomachs.

~David Daye

Not all chemicals

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.

~Dave Barry

Sometimes when

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”

~Jack Handy

Without question

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.

~Dave Barry

Beer is proof

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

~Benjamin Franklin


24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.

~Stephen Wright

Friday, December 28, 2007

The supreme happiness

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

~Victor Hugo

I like flaws

I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

~Augusten Burroughs


Never above you
Never below you
But always with you.

~Ruth Rose

The morning wind

The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone.


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happiness is

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

~George Burns


Listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world,
and you will remember the lesson you forgot.

~jack kerouac

Move outside

Move outside the tangle of fear thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always

widening rings of being.


I always wanted

I always wanted to be somebody,
I should have been more specific.

~Lily Tomlin

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

There is no answer

There is no answer.
There never has been an answer.
There never will be an answer.
That's the answer.

~Gertrude Stein

What is

What is to give light must endure burning.

~Viktor Frankl


Remember that you cannot hold on to something and surrender it.

~Joel Goldsmith


Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, or tide, or sea:
I rave no more 'gainst Time or Fate,
For, Lo! my own shall come to me.


Monday, December 10, 2007

There is

There is no great; there is no small, in the mind that causeth all.

~The Hermetica

There is not

There is not one who is Fatherless nor Motherless in the universe.

~The Kybalion

Under and back of

Under, and back of, the Universe of Time Space and Change, is ever to be found the Substantial Reality - The Fundamental Truth.

~The Kybalion

Gender is in everything

Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.

~The Kybalion

Every cause has it's effect

Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law. Chance is but a name for Law Not Recognized; there are many planes of causation; but nothing escapes the law.

~The Kybalion

Nothing rests

Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.

~The Kybalion

As above

As above, so below;
as below, so above.

~The Kybalion

The lips of wisdom

The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of understanding.

~Hermetic Aphorism


When the ears of the students are ready to hear, then cometh the lips to fill them with wisdom.

~The Kybalion

Atum sows immortality

Atum sows immortality in heaven and change on earth.

~The Hermetica

Wise words

Wise words although written by my decaying hand, remain imperishable through time.


The ALL is

The Universe is Mental.

~The Kybalion.

The wise ones

The wise ones serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the laws coming from above them, But on their own plane, and those below them they rule and give orders. And, yet, in so doing, they form a part of the Principle, instead of opposing it. The wise man falls in with the Law, and by understanding its movements he operates it instead of being its blind slave. Just as does the skilled swimmer turn this way and that way, going and coming as he will, instead of being as the log which is carried here and there-so is the wise man as compared to the ordinary man-and yet both swimmer and log; wise man and fool, are subject to Law. He who understands this is well on the road to Mastery.

~The Kybalion.


Mind (as well as metals and elements) may be transmuted from state to state degree to degree. condition to condition pole to pole; vibration to vibration.

~The Kybalion

To destroy

To destroy an undesirable rate of mental vibration, put into operation the principle of Polarity and concentrate upon the opposite pole to that which you desire to suppress. Kill out the undesirable by changing its polarity.

~The Kybalion

To change

To change your mood or mental state-change your vibration.

~The Kybalion

The possession of knowledge

The possession of Knowledge, unless accompanied by a manifestation and expression in Action, is like the hoarding of precious metals-a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge, like wealth, is intended for Use. The Law of Use is Universal, and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces.

~The Kybalion

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The vow of silence

The vow of silence, that's the mind-blower. See, talking is what I do... [i] t's a real need with me, a craving, I'm like a word junkie. I never shut up. I talk to myself, I talk in my sleep. The idea of voluntarily turning off that tap, I can't imagine it! It'd be like, I don't know, all the rivers in the world just slammed to a stop. No churning, no flowing, no white water, just stillness, crushing stillness. I don't think I could stand it, locked up like that in my own psyche. I'd collapse into myself, I'd implode!

~Northern Exposure


Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen;
depart, be lost, but climb.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay

You're alive

You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.

~Barbara Hall,


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