One is All. All is One.


You can call me J.
I'm a dreamer and a storyteller.
Life fascinates me.

I'm unusual, and my life is more than a little strange, but despite all my old shadows I have a good heart. We all do.
I try to live and love as completely as I can.

I'm not the most updated page here, and I'm never the most popular, but I'll do what I can to inspire those who stop by.

I hope you find something to remember here.

♥ नमस्ते ♥



1 hour ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 445,611 notes
5 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 242 notes
I lost the boundary of my physical body. I had my skin, of course, but I felt I was standing in the center of the cosmos. I saw people coming toward me, but all were the same man. All were myself. I had never known this world before. I had believed that I was created, but now I must change my opinion: I was never created; I was the cosmos. No individual existed.
- Zen Notes (via psychonautical)
9 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 599 notes
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
- Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725 (via nirvikalpa)
17 hours ago on July 21st, 2014 | J | 310 notes
How am I supposed to win a rap battle without an ego?


lazyyogi:

Ah yes, the age old question of how to lay down them ridiculous rhymes while remaining unbridled from ego. 

I’ve thrown down in many a rap battle (none) and speak from a plethora of experience (zero). So I’m happy to give my expert opinion on this matter :P

Ego is our tendency to cling to things and identify with things. Rap is all about flow and spontaneity. Therefore the less ego you have, the more flow you have space for. 

Ego is our sense of self, it creates the feeling of being uncomfortably self-conscious at times. Your attention fixates to a certain perception of yourself instead of just being yourself. 

Therefore if you can forget your judgements and just focus on this moment here and now, on the weaving rhythm of the lyrics, then you will become like a hollow flute through which the divine plays. 

That sounds like a great way to loosen up if you ask me. It’s also the beginning of bhakti (spiritual devotion) in some people. 

Allow your art to be an act of mindfulness, an opportunity to become completely hollow so as to allow something entry from beyond this world.

Namaste 

21 hours ago on July 21st, 2014 | J | 73 notes
other-wordly:

pronunciation | yo-‘kOt-tah

other-wordly:

pronunciation | yo-‘kOt-tah

1 day ago on July 21st, 2014 | J | 5,130 notes
fuckyeahtattoos:

Alton, Illinois. Joshua Goor. Gato Negro.
This is an icosahedron  pointillism tattoo done by Joshua Goor.  The geometrical shape represents the element water. Which is my element as a cancer. I couldnt be happier with this piece. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

Alton, Illinois. Joshua Goor. Gato Negro.

This is an icosahedron  pointillism tattoo done by Joshua Goor.  The geometrical shape represents the element water. Which is my element as a cancer. I couldnt be happier with this piece. 

1 day ago on July 21st, 2014 | J | 12,630 notes
The thought ‘who am I?’ will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for stirring the funeral pyre, it will itself be burnt up in the end. Then, there will be Self-realization. When other thoughts arise, one should not pursue them but should diligently inquire: ‘To whom do they occur?’ It does not matter how many thoughts arise. As each thought arises, one should inquire with alertness, “To whom has this thought arisen?” The answer that would emerge would be “to me”. Thereupon if one inquires “Who am I?” the mind will go back to its source; and the thought that arose will subside.
- Ramana Maharshi (via tobiji)
1 day ago on July 21st, 2014 | J | 23 notes
I'm sorry if this has already been asked, but I'm having a lot of difficulty surrendering myself. I can feel everything working around me, but I'm still locked inside myself. I want to be able to let go, but something I'm doing is preventing that. What can I do to figure out what the obstacle is and how can I overcome it?


lazyyogi:

One phrase I heard from a monk in India really stuck with me: "There is no ‘I’ in surrender."

Stop trying to surrender yourself. The ‘you’ that you are trying to surrender doesn’t exist. Just surrender. Let go of preference and let things be the way they are. Withhold any effort to enforce your boundaries.

You are not locked anywhere. You are not in the body. The body is in You. You are the Eternity that surrounds your body and permeates it with Awareness. The spacious silence and stillness of daily meditation makes that clear over time. This body is closer to a hallucination than a prison. 

There is nothing to overcome about yourself, nothing to get rid of. Plunge deeply within and you will discover that you are not what you thought you were. 

Namaste :)

1 day ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 51 notes
psycho-hierophants:

universe .. BY VASILIY RYUNIKOV

psycho-hierophants:

universe .. BY VASILIY RYUNIKOV

1 day ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 107 notes
the-wool-to-hide-the-wolves:

Fail Epicly by Doubting Simon

the-wool-to-hide-the-wolves:

Fail Epicly by Doubting Simon

2 days ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 135,729 notes
When we sow seeds in a field, the crops and fruit do not suddenly appear. To expect startling results in a short time is completely mistaken. In a similar manner, while it is immensely worthwhile to train our mind we must realize that it will take time before the expected benefits to ourself and others will arise. To demand immediate results from our meditation practice is foolish.
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Meaningful to Behold” (via dancingdakini)
2 days ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 95 notes
If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via rsvnr)
2 days ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 60 notes
If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.
- John O’Donohue (via nirvikalpa)
2 days ago on July 19th, 2014 | J | 368 notes
theawakenedstate:

"Learning to master your vibration is critical to having a life of joy versus a life of heartache. There will always be events and circumstances in your life over which you have no control. Stuff happens. You can’t prevent negative things from happening to you. But how you react to them determines the quality of your life. You can choose your emotions. You can raise your vibration. You can decide if you’re going with the current or struggling to paddle upstream.
Practice raising your vibration. For 10 minutes a day, be ridiculously positive, happy, and exuberant. Then go back to what you were feeling before. After you’ve mastered 10 minutes, try 20, and so on. Before long, you’ll be more comfortable being in the higher vibrational states and it will be a lot easier to get there. The more time you spend in those states, the more amazing and wonderful your life is going to be.”
Erin Pavlina
art by Gloria Gypsy - Frequency

theawakenedstate:

"Learning to master your vibration is critical to having a life of joy versus a life of heartache. There will always be events and circumstances in your life over which you have no control. Stuff happens. You can’t prevent negative things from happening to you. But how you react to them determines the quality of your life. You can choose your emotions. You can raise your vibration. You can decide if you’re going with the current or struggling to paddle upstream.

Practice raising your vibration. For 10 minutes a day, be ridiculously positive, happy, and exuberant. Then go back to what you were feeling before. After you’ve mastered 10 minutes, try 20, and so on. Before long, you’ll be more comfortable being in the higher vibrational states and it will be a lot easier to get there. The more time you spend in those states, the more amazing and wonderful your life is going to be.”

Erin Pavlina

art by Gloria Gypsy - Frequency

2 days ago on July 19th, 2014 | J | 153 notes