Thursday, May 27, 2010

Step out of line

The Green Future, originally uploaded by gilderic.

For every nine people who denounce innovation, only one will encourage it.. For every nine people who do things the way they have always done, only one will ever wonder if there is a better way. For every nine people who stand in line in front of a locked building, only one will ever come around and check the back door. Our progress as a species rests squarely on the shoulders of that tenth person. The nine are satisfied with things they are told are valuable. Person 10 determines for himself what has value. - Za Rinpoche & Ashley Nebelsieck

I am always checking the back door.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

ken generations

ken generations, originally uploaded by kankalas.

Why are my gay boyfriends so freaking HOT?! SEXY?!
Is there something about gay sex that makes you immediately sexier?

Monday, May 10, 2010


Self-acceptance (365/342), originally uploaded by JenniPenni.

It's funny when we look outside of ourself for inside affirmation. We do not need anyone's acceptance but our own yet some of us spend our whole lives trying to be accepted by other people, whether it be spouses, parents, coworkers, or random strangers. The energy that is wasted caring what other people think and trying to fill some hole that was created by what we learned from our parents or others in our formative years.
To release that hole and be able to accept yourself as the best thing you can be is wonderful. You can smile in the face of someone that is miserable and who wants your life to be miserable, because it's not about you. You can realize that most issues in your world are not really issues if you just be the best person you can be and let everyone else's storms brew around you.
But that doesn't mean we don't fall back into that messy slippery slope. It is so ingrained in our culture that it takes a constant awareness and self love to free yourself from it.
It is amazing to become an observer, refrain from judgment and stereotypes, be a good friend, and love, love, love.

Friday, May 7, 2010

dirty boys

Flip, originally uploaded by STCM.

Why are single boys so dirty? I don't mean not showering, i mean not cleaning up dirt. I am the first one to admit i am messy and i let random things pile up.. but dirt? hhmm no thanks. Did there mom's clean up after them for to long.. or do they just like it?

Thursday, May 6, 2010


K U N D E R A, originally uploaded by Andres Ghiorzo.

While history (mankind's history) might have poor taste to repeat itself, the history of an art will not stand for repetitions. Art isn't there to be some great mirror registering all of History's ups and downs, variations, endless repetitions. Art is not a village band marching dutifully along at History's heels. Is is there to create it's own history, which in itself represents no value. The one thing that has some chance of enduring is the history of it's arts.

-From the Curtain by Milan Kundera

Carrie Bradshaw is not a real person

Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous. - Carrie Bradshaw

Will you marry me?

Halasana, originally uploaded by gosia janik.

What is it about great yoga teachers that make me want to spend the rest of my life with them. They challenge you, yet let you breath. They move you, but you ultimately choose how much you want to move. They correct you but sometimes you slip back into old patterns .. but that's ok. Sometimes they touch you and really you wonder why they don't touch you all the time. There is nothing sexual about it at all, other then the deep gratifying love you feel from being connected in unity through movement, breath, challenge and fears.
I love yoga and i love you.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jesus wants to have my baby

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others"

Replant the seeds

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I was lucky enough to study Maya Lin's work in an Art History class i took. She is constantly reinventing herself and creating different ways of looking at our natural environment by manipulating it slightly. I never thought a reversed video clip of a tree being cut down would be so powerful or sad but it really draws the emotion and pure savageness of it. I was nothing but heart broken when i spent a whole week in the Brazilian rain forest. Deforestation is a real issue that the government turns a blind eye too. Never mind the poisoning of the rivers with mining, and general lack of environmental education or care from the locals. What people don't know, doesn't hurt them.. but they are starting to connect the dots, but maybe not fast enough.