Friday, October 30, 2009

The price of ideas

To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.
-- Anatole France

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
-- Abigail Adams, 1780

Life is full of obstacle illusions.
-- Grant Frazier

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
-- Robbie Gass

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Morcheeba - "Enjoy The Ride"

I love the fact that the lyric line which accidentally (through being in the middle of the song) is "the day that you stop running is the day that you arrive".

Sunday, October 11, 2009

O'Keeffe etc

Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.
-- Bertrand Russell

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

-- Arthur Rubinstein

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.
-- Sydney Smith

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quotes, vision

We go where our vision is.
-- Joseph Murphy

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
-- Joan Lunden

When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.
-- Rick Pitino

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zimmermann and Du Bos

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.
-- Johann Georg von Zimmermann

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-- Charles Du Bos

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Love truth, and pardon error.
-- Voltaire

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Very Important Books

A quick list of my own VIBs (very important books) from recent years:

The Disappearance Of The Universe.
The one-book-on-an-island-book. For my money, the clearest and simplest overview about what is the universe, what's wrong, and what can we do about it. (Preview.)

If there's more interest in A Course In Miracles, the lectures (his books are too dry for my taste)) of Ken Wapnick. Get MP3 CDs (at and an iPod.

Jed McKenna's three books for important things about imploding egos and the nature of Truth that nobody else tells you. This man does not sugarcoat anything. (He may be off on some details I suspect, but probably nothing major.) Read them in sequence, "Spiritual Enlightenment, the Damnedest Thing" is first.

Adyashanti's "The End of your World" (audio or paper, though the CDs are expensive) for understanding some of the mental and energy-phenomena which occur before and after awakening.