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Quote of the Day – February 1 2013

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

When’s the last new thing you’ve tried? When’s the last time you left your comfort zone and jumped for something new? When is the last time you dropped your identity and adopted a new one? What stopped you? This life amidst all the pain and all the junk can be one big playground and even the bad parts are better than no parts at all. We are a reflection of the all, the drop in the ocean that carries the ocean within it. It’s not a matter of courage, just a matter of actualizing. Go for it.

Blessings, G

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This Ain't Wonderland
This Ain’t Wonderland by G A Rosenberg
Firetongues
FIre Tongues by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – July 4 201

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

What weighs us down? From early on my generation was told to ‘get a life’. After many years of wandering, studying what I would, travelling I met the person who fit with me and together we’ve raised kids, pets and hopes. Still every so often I start feeling chained down and that my life is not my own. Even the relatively few demands I have on me feels like too many. Then I realize that it is not my family that weighs me down as much as my attitudes about my family. In reality, they also give me the stability I need to fly.
So much of what weighs us down seems to be our expectations of ourself and what we perceive of as other’s expectations of us (really the two become synonymous when I realize that my biggest expectation of myself is that I don’t disappoint the people I love). If we can let go of those expectations then we will be able to fly free. By this i don’t mean let go of our areas of responsibility. As the old zen master said, “Before, enlightenment we chop wood and carry water, after enlightenment we chop wood and carry water”. When we see our responsibilities as part of the cycle of our life, our wings grow.
Blessings, G

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Night Field Under a Full Moon by G A Rosenberg

Origami Rose by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day- September 6 2011 , Wonderings and Wanderings

“Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.”
–Kobi Yamada

Light in the darkest of moments
shadows falling in the brightest light
and a sprit that transcends both
and yet contains all within

Can life be lived as meditation
living most moments in a mindful way
or must i be caught up in the storm
tossed about reacting
while part of me stays aloof

feeling myself reach new insights
heights? perhaps, tho depth is added as well
new understand for sure
but with it old emotional storms to clear
no longer feeling the need to indulge in
depression or despair
but still when the emotional weather takes a dark turn
watching it pass can be tricky
— G A Rosenberg

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Wandering by G A Rosenberg