Tag Archives: John Lennon

Dare

“I’m not trying to counsel any of you to do anything really special except dare to think. And to dare to go with the truth. And to dare to really love completely.”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller

 

One of the best working definitions of love I have heard is that its what happens when another person’s well-being is essential to your own. Can you imagine what that would feel like if applied universally. If everyone’s well-being became essential to our own? If everyone’s well-being became essential to everyone else’s? Apply it beyond just people. Imagine a universe where the well-being of every being was essential It seems to me that that just may be our natural state. Imagine a universe where we all dared to love completely at once.
“You may say I’m a dreamer
but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us…”
— John Lennon

Blessings, G

 

Click on images to see full-size

 

Celestial DanceCelestial Dance by G A Rosenberg

 

Violet aand Frost BlueViolet and Frost Blue by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 27 2012

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

― John Lennon

Anyone who has read this blog before knows how much I agree with the sentiment above. Yet this believing in all things and all faiths (or elements thereof) tends to be a difficult thing to explain to people who believe in one standard belief (including atheism which as far as I can tell is a very strong conviction that there is no guiding intelligence in the universe. I see this as being a slim possibility tho too much in life seems to me miraculous to hold on to that notion as anything more.

“Do you believe in Jesus?”

“Yes I believe many things about Jesus.”

“Hare Krishna, Hare Krisna

Hare Rama, Hare Rama

Krishna Krishna

Rama Rama”

“Jai Ganesh”

“Namaste”

“Ishah’Allah”

Om Namaha Shivaya”

Also entreaties to almost any deity from any pantheon including some of the darker ones. They to me are all part of the whole.

Tonight I received a stern talking to from my son who due to normal adolescent curiosity came across a conversation I was having about Satanism. I had to explain to him that no I am not a Satanist. His curiosity is usually sated by telling him I’m eclectic tho he still tries to find a box he can fit his father’s beliefs in. Still he’s concerned what his grandmother may say. I reassured him again and sent him to bed.

It’s funny tho when you consider how our belief systems tends to demonize that of others. The nature gods Pan and Cernunnos oft get mistaken for Satan and when you start talking about Wiccan beliefs, forget it. I have known Satanists in my life and many of them nice people tho a bit extreme but self-limiting as well. Most of them are just Christians at heart trying to show how rebellious they can be.

As always I try to understand the underlying centre of all beliefs and show respect towards them all.

Blessings, G

Click on image to see full-size

FIre Amulet by G A Rosenberg

Neon Star Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 14 2010

“All We are saying, is ‘Give peace a chance'”

–John Lennon

Click image to see full-size

A Time For Peace by G A Rosenberg

(This one is partly inspired by the “Emergence” series of pottery by Lori Buff , an amazing artist and one of my oldest (in terms of time-served) friends. Please check out her work at( (http://www.futurerelicsgallery.com/ ) and (Ex: http://www.etsy.com/listing/38851054/tea-pot-emergence)