Throw all of yourself at life, for life will then have no other option but to absorb you. Throw anything less, and you will be bounced back in to the abyss from whence you came.
Spiders are forever caught in their own webs. Leave them their to starve!
The death of death is sure to coincide and accelerate with—not prevent—the death of birth. Only a mind marred by western concepts could be blinded to this.
Fooled are those who conflate dying with aging.
If we pour everything in to a last gasp, we may discover it to be our first true breath. Don’t save yourself for the future, for then the future will be safe from you.
Giving your hope to the future is something that might be blown away with the winds of time, but giving your promise to the future is to be the winds of time.
What is life if not the creation of beauty despite the circumstance of limitations?
If the alcohol is to loosen you up for dancing, so be it. If the alcohol is to loosen the music up, you are better of dancing in the silence.
Speak love to power—give it a dose of that which it is least familiar with.
The more of an empath you are, the more times you die during a single life.
A lack of leaders has not produced a lack of followers.
You are going to die one day, why be miserable and sedentary and spread it across several days?
The land breathed us in to life; how long can we continue if we are suffocating the land?
Children are the only afterlife we should be thinking about, and that afterlife is in great doubt.
There is no space for a leader of the free world, there is only room there for leaders.
Keep showing up. There is no investment in the future that compares to your throwing yourself in to every new present.
May the remainder of your life be the rest of your time, not your rest time.
The young die, or the young live—the old are perpetually dying.
Believe in something that most people fail to do over the course of their lives—believe in yourself!
A culture that has devolved so low to produce individuals saying “what does it matter? I’ll be dead in a 100 years” does not have much farther to devolve. Though an individual speaks such an utterance, it is spoken for the total culture.
When it becomes an eat dog world, it’s not far from an eat human world.
“It is written” is cured by fire; we can burn by flame or forgetfulness.
Before we rise up we must wake up, for a revolution is in name only if is attended to by sleep walkers.
Flags are ever woven with the thread of war so long as they exist by the threat of war.
Extinction is a serious topic, precisely because there is no more kidding.
When the energy reveals itself to you, you will finally be revealed to you.
Water is the only blueprint I will follow.
Many that commit suicide don’t wish for its reversibility, but many who commit homicide do come to wish for this. Think before you arm yourself, and think even and most especially of what ideas others have armed you with.
Jesus was insane, so why shouldn’t he pop up at a mental hospital from time to time?
The healthiest water is always flowing, and so too is the healthiest love. Don’t keep it all to yourself—find love for another, and love will be finding you.
The stupidity of recent nostalgia is that those who see a return to previous times as an improvement fail to see that those very previous times will return them right back to our current struggles, with the problems only multiplied.
Don’t blame a fire for burning, blame that which is old and dried up.
Why do those who supposedly represent the people always dress in the fashion that they represent the government?
If you are not literate in love, fluency in all the world’s languages will not save you. They will be as impotent as the words in a book never opened.
Only evil can be spoiled by love.
The save-up-and-work-until-retirement-age model isnt going to work for the generation being born right now. they will all be retired without retirement. Due to in large part by the retiring without retirement of their recent ancestors.
Don’t ever lose the love—better to lose yourself.
Radical politics without permaculture is rootless; permaculture without radical politics will never flower.
Nature needs to be doing more of the work than we are, or we are doing something wrong. We are certainly doing something wrong to nature.
Feeling the heights of existence one will also feel the lack and the loss, for the dilated eye sees new highs and new lows.
Most humans don’t realize how much structures confine them, because structures confine them.
Environments that dissuade your attention and your intention, are not environments to reproduce—we certainly won’t be reproducing in them for much longer.
Love—because evolution is backwards without it.
Thank goodness we say things but do other.
Anger is love on the defensive, not hate on the offensive.
In folklore lies the most potent wisdom, layered over and diluted so that it might be more palatable to the gradually evolving mind. Taking folklore literally, as with religion, is to drink a laxative for want of nourishment.
When in doubt, get out.
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