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Quote of the Day – February 17 2012

“You can’t manage to avoid your own true nature forever. It’s a wonder anybody manages it at all.”
— Jed McKenna

Yet we try. I spent so many years playing peak-a-boo with my true nature, adopting personas at the drop of a hat and wearing them until they disintegrated and all the ways they weren’t me just fell away like rags. I then realized that part of my true nature is someone who adopts personas to see how well they fit getting clues from each one. Going even deeper, I seem to be the one who believes that part of my true nature is someone and so on and so on. All this time, I’ve spent searching for the real instead of being while actually being it all the time because you can’t avoid it. Know what? It’s a lot easier not trying.
Blessings, G

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A Universe Lives Inside A Flower by G A Rosenberg

Empressed by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 10 2012

“I like happiness as much as the next guy, but it’s not happiness that sends one in search of truth. It’s rabid, feverish, clawing madness to stop being a lie, regardless of price, come heaven or hell. This isn’t about higher consciousness or self-discovery or heaven on earth. This is about blood-caked swords and Buddha’s rotting head and self-immolation, and anyone who says otherwise is selling something they don’t have.” – Jed McKenna, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing,

Thanks to vajra krishna for the quote

I read this quote today and it blew me away. It sums up so well my thoughts about authenticity that have been circling my psyche for the last year. What does it mean to be authentic? How can I allow myself to be vulnerable and expose myself warts and all in truth without fear of what anyone (especially those whom I love) might think. Indeed how can I not? Today I realized how much fear I have about being open. Not fear of being hurt, that’s never been a motivator for me but fear of discomfort. I fear being exposed to other people’s disapproval and having to justify my feelings and not knowing whether I can. For the past few years I’ve been helping people face their fears while tucking mine under the carpet. All I can say is I’m working on it. I hope in the next few weeks to share deeper and more interestingly in this blog and start showing not only who I am but how I feel about things and my ever forming beliefs as I circle around truth.
If this is not to your taste, the pretty pictures will still be here. Namaste, G

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Eye Mandala by G A Rosenberg

One Day All This Will Be Yours by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 7 2012

“The truth will not necessarily set you free, but truthfulness will.”
— Ken Wilber

Authenticity. What does it mean to be your authentic self. Can you be authentic without revealing a lot of yourself? How much trust does it take to be authentic?
Not only of other people but to be able to be open takes a lot of trust in oneself. If I open myself up and reveal my honest self then I have to believe that what I have to show is worth seeing. Also to accept that people will see the me who i am today as a snapshot not as the movie. I have not yet shown the fullness of who I may become even to myself. Namaste, G

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Four of Swords by G A Rosenberg

Tantric Gateway by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 2 2011

“Art is whatever you can get away with”
–Andy Warhol

 

Juggling time and meetings
juggling actions and scheduals
Weighing words and thoughts
like spinning plates on sticks
It’s bloody exhausting

yet when i stop
it all falls down
words, deeds, actions, thoughts
people, meanings
its madness!!! Chaos
and it leaves me open, vulnerable
to change and growth

How can I know my lines
if I’ve lost my place in the script
Script? Oh yeah I burned the script yesterday
and have gone on as myself
Sans makeup, costume, design
you’ll have my authenticity.
no, better yet. I’ll have it…

–GAR

 

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Curves by G A Rosenberg

Arrival by G A Rosenberg