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Things to Do When You’re Daring – A list

 

“What I am in search of is not so much the gratification of a curiosity or a passion for worldly life, but something far less conditional. I do not wish to go out into the world with an insurance policy in my pocket guaranteeing my return in the event of a disappointment, like some cautious traveller who would be content with a brief glimpse of the world. On the contrary, I desire that there should be hazards, difficulties and dangers to face; I am hungry for reality, for tasks and deeds, and also for privation and suffering.”
— Hermann Hesse

 

Things to do when you’re daring (getting out of the comfort zone):

  • Live in a strange city or country for a time. Extra points if the language spoken there is not your own or one you know
  • Take any viewpoint that you have held on to whether it is moral, political or religious and try presenting yourself as believing the opposite even to yourself. This will help change your mindset.
  • Spend time with the elderly if you are young or with teenagers if you are getting up there in years.
  • Dress in a totally different style then you’re use to and go out. Notice how people react to you. How do you feel different?
  • Explore your sexuality
  • Camp out in the woods for a week. Especially if you have never done it before.
  • Think of the last three people who hurt you badly. Make an active attempt to see where they were coming from.
  • Think of the worse thing you have ever done in your life and forgive yourself.
  • Adopt a different culture or social class for a week
  • Tell someone you love how you feel about them. There are very few times when we’re more open and vulnerable than that.
  • Remember that life is a banquet with lots to offer and most people only eat from one small area. Try to do one thing every day that you have never done before.

Blessings, G

 

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Night Owl in between DaysNight Owl in Between Days by G A Rosenberg

 

DenizenDenizen by G A Rosenberg

Casting Spells

 

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
― Rumi

 

Yet words cast spells and bind reality into existence
they bring us together and rub us raw against each other
as each rough edge, exposed wears down
we smooth and sooth
and then skim ourselves across the water
casting more spells in turn.
By our words we are known
and by our deeds we are told
we erect Towers with our words
then crash them upon the shore of our beings
waiting for truer ones to come…
Without words how would we ever know silence?
— GAR

 

Blessings, G

 

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Confronting DesireConfronting Desire by G A Rosenberg

 

Radial PlaneRadial Plane by G A Rosenberg

 

Another Great Compassion Quote w/ Art

“In the face of selfishness, wonder what it might be like to walk the world with a feeling of lack, of depletion.

In the face of insults, consider where this person first learned that it’s okay to abuse others.

In the face of disconnection, think about what causes it, and ask if your response will widen the river between the two of you.

In the face of laziness, recognize the fear of living big dreams.

In the face of extremism or fundamentalism, see the clinging, as well as the terror-filled silence that would arise for that person if they risked letting go.

In the face of controlling behavior, understand the chaos that must have bred it.

In the face of ‘always needing to be right,’ see how often this person was once made wrong.

In the face of arrogance or bravado, hold gently that still, small piece that says “I’m not enough.”

In the face of drama or attention-seeking, see the person who wishes so much to be seen.

In the face of accusation, imagine what it might be like to live life with suspicion.

In the face of judgement or comparisons, step into the opportunity the world has just provided you for practicing love and acceptance.

In the face of passive-aggressiveness, recognize the child that wasn’t taught a safe way to express their truth.

In the face of anger, see the pain of isolation from others.

MOST IMPORTANTLY; In the face of ferocious hatred, believe in the possibility that there exists the potential for equally as big, intense, lovely and fiery ferocious love.”

– Kate Swoboda.

Sometimes its important to realize that at our core, we share a common humanity and a common heart. It is those who forget this, who insist that they are different, better, chosen, more deserving that tend to cause the problems. How many of them believe that because it is what they were conditioned to believe? It does not make evil selfish actions condonable but it does make them easier to understand. Many of us know how difficult it is to break early negative conditioning.
Blessings, G

 

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Nested by G A Rosenberg

Mistakes No Mistake

““When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
― Paulo Coelho

I’d like to thank my mistakes for helping me become myself and spurring me onwards. I wouldn’t change a one of you. It seems so many of the positive things that exist in my life now (I have much to be grateful for) have come about through the events of my life falling in domino like patterns that have led me to here. I find chaos theory easier to believe in than chance these days with the universe’s dance constantly in motion. I would change nothing that has happened to me so far and if I were to meet myself as a younger man would just listen knowing that what was ahead would be by and large worth it
Blessings, G

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Pyramiding Scraps by G A Rosenberg

Flowerburst by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 19 2011

“I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now”
–Bob Dylan

..and so I am. This past year I feel like I’ve de-aged, perhaps unlearned some things that might have helped me live one kind of life but not the kind I want to live now. I have been inspired, ignited and taught constantly, as much by myself as by others but so much from others and perhaps I’m finally gaining a sense of priorities. We’ll see where it leads..
A few goals for this next year:
1) I wish to delve into more how I relate to different archetypes. What does it mean to be a warrior? a teacher? a healer? How do I develop further, evoke those sides of myself.
2) Find more ways, preferably through my art and writings to bring more money in financially. Tho computer training is always good.
3) Meditate every day (for longer and longer periods of time)
4) Work on the difference between down time and wasting time.
5) More study time every day would be good also. Hmmm I may have to cut down on my FB time =)

                    –ga rosenberg

“and if i claim to be a wise man
it surely means that I don’t know”
-Kansas

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Shades of Infinity by G A Rosenberg