The poet Rumi reminds us, “Don’t go back to sleep.”

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”
-Rumi-

The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Anonymous quotes: Yielding to fate.

Finding perseverance in the face of life’s challenges can feel impossible at times but we all have an inner truth that can lead us to the right opportunites if we can only stop, breath, and listen for a moment. This week’s anonymous quote reminds us we can trust ourselves to yield to the fate that presents itself.

“SEEK ALWAYS, for by searching for one thing you will surely find another – this is the path to wisdom.”

ANONYMOUS QUOTES: Defying the ‘natural law of entropy’.


I have always admired those who believe in defying the ‘natural law of entropy’ and resisting the seemingly inevitable decline into the gradual disorder of the universe. These wise ones know that creation can come from destruction. This weeks quote is dedicated to all you warriors of optimism out there. Long may you reign!:)

“When things evolve to link up perfectly and the universe defies it’s own law of chaos, it effortlessly moves from simple chaos to complex order.”

Famous last words…On my death bed, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?


When fear paralyzes us, making it almost impossible to trust our decisions, we can pause and ask ourselves, “On my death bed, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?” I’ve always thought this was an important question to ask ourselves if we want some peace at the end of our days.

Here are some documented last words said by some very famous people. I wonder what regrets they had to confront in the end?

“Go away! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!”-Karl Marx (A Prussian born philosopher and the creator of Marxism. Died on March 14, 1883 from bronchitis)

“Shoot straight, you bastards.”-Breaker Morant (One of the first people in British military history to be found guilty of war crimes, and sentenced to death on February 27, 1902)

“If any of you have a message for the Devil, give it to me quick. I’m about to meet him.”-Lavinia Fisher (Reported to have been the first female serial killer in United States history. She was hanged on February 18, 1820)

“You will show my head to the crowd. It is worth seeing.”-Georges Danton (A leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution. He was guillotined on April 5, 1794)

“Damn it! Don’t you dare ask God to help me!” Joan Crawford (An American film and television actress. She died of a heart attack on May 10, 1977)

Asking ourselves the question, “In the end, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?”, helps us face our fears and be fully self aware…

So, even when you’re scared, set those important boundaries in your life that you know are best for your peace of mind. Contribute and help others every chance you get. And say “I love you” every single time you feel it. You won’t regret it. I promise:)

TODAY’S EPIPHANY: “The unfaced and unfelt parts of our psyche are the source of all neurosis and suffering.”

We must face and surrender our fears, and then we will grow beyond the “limited self.” Self-love is a perpetual quality that develops our self-worth and understanding. If we are not compassionate towards ourselves, then we do not understand compassion. If we are not loving towards ourselves, then we do not understand love.

Awakening from the trance of unworthiness is the gateway to living freely and achieving our life-purpose.

As the myriad of external shifts unfold, it is more notable to feel the shifts—or lack thereof—in people’s hearts.
It has become clear that the problems we face, not just in this country but in this world, are far more deep-seated than mere policy. In most cases, the elitism of the past is ongoing, and has continued to arrest humanity’s advancement.

Sadly, unworthiness is so deep-rooted in the culture of the majority, it continues to cause a crippling pain. What surprises me more, is to realize that unworthiness is at the root of the privileged class, who economically tower above their brethren. Why else would they hold on to their wealth with such terror in their souls, and inflict suffering on the whole society by hoarding wealth?

The country is not suffering just because the poor suffer. It is suffering also because the rich suffer. Carl Jung brings this sharply into focus if one applies this idea to the collective,
“The unfaced and unfelt parts of our psyche are the source of all neurosis and suffering.”
The rejected parts of a society cause a collective suffering in the ethos or matrix of the community.

Rumi encourages us to face this closeted wound, humanity’s shadow as individuals, “Don’t turn away. Keep your eyes on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”

At the deepest level, we are Source energy experiencing and becoming conscious of itself. However, as human beings, our greatest obstacle to inner peace is self-doubt and a lack of self-love. I speak to many people who believe themselves small, and sometimes wish to disappear. That is not what we are here to be and to do. We are light warriors as well as luminous beings.

It is the abandoned and rejected parts of ourselves that prevent us from feeling complete. They are in essence illusory, yet our belief in them animates them. It is our story that keeps them alive.

The first step to our liberation is to have the true perception of whom and what we are, and then to accept ourselves.

“The curious paradox is when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ~ Carl Rogers

The shadows are alive within, because we do not wish to, or are not ready to face them. When we face them, we can slay the dragon. The dragon just asks for our love, and in our love, it melts. The essence of love, is alive within us. The divine is not separate and never was separate.

When we love unconditionally from the heart, we see all the misperceptions, and realise that love is alive within us, and that means we are beautiful as we are. It does not mean that we cannot improve; yet when we come from a whole and accepting space, it is the wellspring for future possibilities.

Embracing metta (loving-kindness) for all beings, begins with ourselves.

Loving and accepting all that we are, we liberate ourselves from the torment of not believing in or valuing ourselves.

That is our freedom calling, and our invitation to experience more than we have allowed ourselves to before. -Peace:) Elephant Journal.

The deep human need to violently break from conformity…


“A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to commit outrages…”  Hermann Hesse

It seems the human need, deep within us all, to violently break from conformity has either led to  destruction or necessary change. But, an attempt to relate to the dark complexity of humanity brings understanding and connects us further.

THE YEAR OF ANONYMOUS QUOTES.


Since the creation of books, various works have been published and written anonymously, often due to their political or controversial nature, or merely for the purposes of the privacy of their authors. They are often the most enigmatic, relatable, and profound. For the next year, along with my regular posts, I’ll be sharing the best anonymous quotes I can find. I’ll begin with my personal favorite…ENJOY!:)

“We are all in the process of Becoming – it is dangerous, painful, joyous, bloody work and even though there are days it tears me like tissue, I would not, I cannot, go back.”