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The Seed of Adventure

 

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
— Hunter S. Thompson

 

There is a seed of adventure that is planted in the heart of each of us. Some of us water and feed this seed regularly excited at the prospect that just about anything may grow from it. Some even go as far as not letting anything take root besides this seed, worried that anything established in their garden no matter how beautiful or desirable may choke it off and kill off the possibilities that the adventure may offer. When choosing between the known and the unknown, they will always choose the new and different.
Others are more cautious. They will plant things much easier to route and take hold of than a new adventure. They prefer the gardens of their youth and want theirs to look as close as possible to what they have known all their lives. Yet still no matter how they neglect the seed, it will at some point take hold and break out of their staid existence, forcing them to see at least the prospect of something new emerging. Many have been sent screaming to their beds at the mere thought of a flowering adventure. It may be as if they have taken root themselves and will not be moved.
Still adventure flies in on the wind. I will never resist its call for there are many ways to travel and adventures take many forms. I hope yours grow beautifully and bring you where you most need to go.
Blessings, G

 

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Satyrday Evening in the WoodsSatyrday Evening in the Woods by G A Rosenberg

 

The Stress of holding on too tightThe Stress of Holding on Too Tightly by G A Rosenberg

 

The Price of the Ticket

“Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion”
— Hunter S. Thompson

 

Funny how victimized we can feel by our own choices. “He took me home that night and he hurt me. He used me until there was nothing left. It’s no wonder I haven’t been able to find a good relationship since.” No, no and no. No matter how good a line he had you made a choice as an adult to go with him and stay with him even tho you felt drained. You needed the lesson and what you can learn from it. Now you find that you don’t have enough to give to another vampire. Fine, see if you can find someone who can make your heart sing. See if you can do it outside the bar scene. You bought the ticket.
“He screwed me over on that deal. I’m always too trusting and I always get fucked over.” Again, No, I’d agree with you if you were right but in all of those times you have never learned that if you don’t specify terms before hand, the other person may take advantage. How many times do you need that lesson.
“That’s It. I followed another fake guru and found out he’s full of shit. I’m an atheist. All of this spiritual stuff is bullshit.” Sigh, Again you bought the ticket. I hope you enjoyed the ride but there’s no refunds of time or money. Tell me, you spent so long learning from this guy. Are you really saying you learned nothing? I have learned something from ten minutes spent with the dullest people imaginable. There must have been something in what this guy said that made you want to learn from him. Even if the only thing of value said to you was in the first moments you met, you must have gained something to make you think the ticket was worth the cost of the ride. If you spend some time thinking about it, you probably gained a lot more. If the only thing that came out of it was the self-knowledge of what buttons you have that push your spiritual pilgrim button then wow, you learned a lot. Don’t sell the ticket or yourself short.
In the long run, there is little in life that isn’t worth the price of the ride. On some level we know that. It’s why we choose to play in the first place.
Blessings, G

 

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Burnished Self imageBurnished Self-Image by G A Rosenberg

 

Tribal FusionTribal Fusion by G A Rosenberg

Quotes of the Day – December 21 2012

“Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always”
― Dante Alighieri

 

“…and in fact the only way I can deal with this eerie situation at all is to make a conscious decision that I have already lived and finished the life I planned to live – and everything from now on will be A New Life, a different thing, a gig that ends tonight and starts tomorrow morning.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

 

I think Hunter S Thompson would have been amused at being teamed up with Dante or he would have threatened me with a gun depending on his drug of choice of the moment. While I haven’t jumped fully into any kind of “the future will be like this” bandwagon, I do believe that this day will start a new cycle. Too many people both believe and want to believe this for it not to happen. But then those of you who have been here with me for any length of time know that I believe that any moment can start a new beginning. What is a new year but an ‘official’ time of new beginning. In Mayan terms we are having a rather extreme form of New Year. Make a resolution. What do you hope to start? What would you like to stop? In what way would you like to transform going into this new age? Make a wish, a dream, a resolution, water it and make it come true…
Blessings, G

 

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Page of Wands

 

Tarot – Page of Wands by G A Rosenberg

Abstracted K9

 

Abstracted Canine by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 3 2012

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

     Perhaps the above quote should not have been chosen right before I started reading about the ‘zombie’ attack in Florida. Life continues to impress me with just how strange it can be. I mean too bizarre and ludicrous to take totally seriously and never ever what we were prepared for.  I have always felt that I could go into denial either of the strangeness around me or of life itself or develop a sense of humour. I choose laughter. It is what has kept me going at my worst and has enhanced my life immensely at its best. To me humour has always been a symptom of both spirituality and wisdom and have never been able to accept either without it.

Blessings, G

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Watchful Communication by G A Rosenberg

(Would love a better title for this one if anyone has a suggestion)

Atomic Blue by G A Rosenberg