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a spiritual path

In east on 07/05/2015 at 2:03 pm

ARTIST: Mark Heine

There’s a Muslim saying: ‘The unwise man tries to change others, the medium-wise man tries to change his environment, the wise man tries to change himself.’

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In east on 06/08/2015 at 11:14 am

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.

Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.

Pablo Neruda

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16. 03.15

In east on 03/16/2015 at 6:18 pm

Day 4 in Holland.

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Maastricht

In east on 03/14/2015 at 6:56 pm

Today I saw a Flemish rat.

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Quantum Mechanics

In east on 03/12/2015 at 6:55 pm

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

Stephen Hawking

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2K15

In east on 12/29/2014 at 12:33 pm

ARTIST: herb ritts

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

T.S. Elliot

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bright smoke

In east on 11/15/2014 at 2:06 pm

ARTIST: tamara lichtenstein

O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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No. 9

In east on 10/16/2014 at 1:08 pm

Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It’s okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.

No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July

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teen spirit

In east on 10/06/2014 at 11:30 am

I love you. I know you know this. I’ll say it again, over and over. This is how I express myself. This is who I am. I say it freely and I want to share it with my partner– wether it’s you now or not. In the present- I love you.

‘Dinner’, 2013

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honey,

In east on 09/17/2014 at 9:48 pm

ARTIST: javier piñón

So what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, What’s it like to be me? You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is.

i’m home.

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