"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo Da Vinci
One of the most beautiful readings I've ever encountered; I resonate with these words, particularly with the limitations of true alignment in the transactional nature of human relationships, and surrender of ego and all it means to be human in our outer vibrational forms. I must clarify that I am not a follower and do not support the group's activity beyond this piece of writing.
"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be who we pretend to be."
Inhale Love. Exhale Magic
Inhale Courage. Exhale Fear
Just Like That
When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins, there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."
– Spring Washam
“I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I must be myself. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own. I do this not selfishly but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men’s, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth. Does this sound harsh to-day? You will soon love what is dictated by your nature as well as mine, and if we follow the truth it will bring us out safe at last.—But so may you give these friends pain. Yes, but I cannot sell my liberty and my power, to save their sensibility. Besides, all persons have their moments of reason, when they look out into the region of absolute truth; then will they justify me and do the same thing.
The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard, and mere antinomianism; and the bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes. But the law of consciousness abides.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson