Originally posted on Funny for Nothing:
Every morning, I wake up and open the newspaper. I see tales of death, despair, agony, and Nicki Minaj (the last two are synonymous). I then proceed to ignore all of that, flip quickly to the last page to read my horoscope for the day, and then spend the rest of my day hiding in street corners, equipped with pepper-spray and kitchen weaponry, to keep away all the tall, dark, and handsome strangers yearning for the company of a Taurus.
In case you haven’t heard the story of how sun signs were discovered – or rather, invented – this is how it goes:
Dude #1: “Hey, if you connect that star on the top right to the one on the bottom left and then keep connecting stars until you get something that looks vaguely like many misshapen quadrilaterals and then just keep doodling until it turns into a woman with…
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Originally posted on Children Of Light.:
The undisciplined mind is like an elephant so I have suggested that, if we are to be genuinely happy, inner restraint is indispensable. We cannot stop at restraint, however. Though it may prevent us from performing any grossly negative misdeeds, mere restraint is insufficient if we are to attain that happiness which is characterized by inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama quotation from Ancient Wisdom, Modern World
I am not ashamed of my very human responses to the painful and difficult things of life. I get angry, hurt, and despondent just like anyone. I do things that greatly embarrass me at times. I have plenty of shadow stuff to work on, just like anyone. But I have learned that *whatever* arises in my thought, and heart, is something that needs my attention, something that I need to look into, with curiosity, compassion, and loving-kindness.
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