Life is too short to be hating “them”…

Life is too short to be hating “them”…
We all know “them”…those who don’t view the world like “us”. For some, “them” could be the: “right wing nut jobs”, or the “bleeding heart liberals”. The “Trump supporters”, “Bernie supporters”, or “Hillary supporters”. The “gun lovers” or the “gun haters”. The “believers” and the “non-believers”. The “remainers” and the “leavers” (Brexit). What makes “them” so scary is that they don’t view the world the same way as “us”. What if we weren’t afraid to try to understand “them”? What if we actually tried to get to know “them”? What if we were OK with allowing “them” to be “them”? What if we stopped trying to convince “them” to be “us”?

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If I Had My Life to Live Over

If I had my life to live over,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax, I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances. Read More

Keeping Quiet

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness. Read More

101 Alan Watts Quotes

Reposted from Biocadence Blog

Alan Watts (Jan 6, 1915 – Nov 16, 1973) was a philosopher known for opening Western minds to Eastern wisdom. He called himself an entertainer, rather than a guru or teacher, and encouraged a dialogue that is increasingly relevant in the spectrum of current events. Intertwined with stunning scholarship, his buoyant humor resounds, linking many of us to the collective unconscious. Today, 101 years after his birth, I’m sharing 101 quotes that have deeply impacted my understanding of the human experience. Enjoy! Read More