Space-consciousness

Don’t look down on the heart, even if it’s not behaving well.

Even in that shape, the heart is more precious than the teachings
of the exalted saints.

The broken heart is where God looks.

How lucky is the soul that mends the heart!

For God, consoling the heart

that is broken into hundreds of pieces is better than going on pilgrimage.

God’s treasures are buried in ruined hearts.

If you put on the belt of service
and serve hearts like a slave or servant,

the roads to all the secrets will open before your eyes.

If you want peace and glory,
forget about your earthly honors and try to please the hearts.

If you become a helper of hearts,

springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.

The water of life will run from your mouth like a torrent.

Your breath will become medicine
like the breath of Jesus.

Be silent.

Even if you have two hundred tongues in each hair on your head

– Rumi, The Forbidden Rumi

Throw certainty to the wind

There is no place where those striving after consciousness could find absolute safety. Doubt and insecurity are indispensable components of a complete life. Only those who can lose this life really can gain it.

A complete life does not consist in a theoretical completeness, but in the fact that one accepts, without reservation, the particular fatal issue in which one finds oneself embedded, and that one tries to make sense of it or to create a cosmos from the chaotic mess into which one is born.

If one lives properly and completely, time and again one will be confronted with a situation of which one will say,

‘This is too much. I cannot bear it any more.’

Then the question must be answered,

‘Can one really not bear it? ʼ

— C. G. Jung Letters II, p. 171

Drake who? William Blake my boo

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.


He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.


If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.


I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.


What is now proved was once only imagined.


Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.


You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.


Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.


Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.


Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.


A man can’t soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.


Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled.


When i tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.


Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.


When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.


He who replies to words of doubt
doth put the light of knowledge out.


And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification.


Men are admitted into heaven not because they have curbed and governed their passions or have no passions, but because they have cultivated their understandings. The treasures of heaven are not negations of passion, but realities of intellect, from which all the passions emanate uncurbed in their eternal glory.


As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.


Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.


That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.


Down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way, till a void boundless as the nether sky appeared beneath us, and we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity; but I said: if you please we will commit ourselves to this void and see whether providence is here also.


We are here to learn to endure the beams of love.


Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is the bound or outward.


He who loves feels love descend into him and if he has wisdom may perceive it from the Poetic Genius which is the Lord.

Narnia 2.0

Small and hidden is the door that leads inward, and the entrance is barred by countless prejudices, mistaken assumptions, and fears. Always one wishes to hear of grand political and economic schemes, the very things that have landed every nation in a morass. 

Therefore it sounds grotesque when anyone speaks of hidden doors, dreams, and a world within. What has this vapid idealism got to do with gigantic economic programmes, with the so-called problems of reality?
But I speak not to nations, only to the individual few, for whom it goes without saying that cultural values do not drop down like manna from heaven, but are created by the hands of individuals. If things go wrong in the world, this is because something is wrong with the individual, because something is wrong with me. 

Therefore, if I am sensible, I shall put myself right first. For this I need—because outside authority no longer means anything to me—a knowledge of the innermost foundations of my being, in order that I may base myself firmly on the eternal facts of the human psyche.” 

C.G. Jung, The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man

core seed

“Sometimes I need

only to stand

wherever I am 

to be blessed.” 

— Mary Oliver (Evidence: Poems)

                                  °°°

And this I finally understood…the signs I was seeking on the outside were woven into the fabric of my feelings. The treasures I seek are buried in the character traits I embody. Oh Allaah make my mind a fertile land that receives the rain in abundance, allowing me to bloom in earnest. I’m tired of these imports. 

wipe the slate clean

I’m a companion of my soul. I let it lead me blindly, on pure trust. I’m not afraid of drowning, of getting lost, of disintegrating, of losing control. Because I’ve gone to the edge of each of those fears, and the only thing that got lost was my fear. The only thing that drowned was my burden that I thought I couldn’t survive without. The only loss of control happened to my intellect which really, was a realization that I never had control to begin with. I was like Maggie Simpson with the steering wheel attached to her car seat, pretending she’s the one driving the car.

And maybe destruction lies ahead. Maybe this has all been a fluke. But even so, I’d rather go out with a bang than endure a slow death. I’ll drink that potion. And just because I know that my anxiety is unfounded doesn’t make it any less potent. It’s not something I can ever stifle or ‘fix’; I’ll just accept it as a price to pay for living fully.


“In actuality, no one ever sank so deep that he could not sink deeper, and there may be one or many who sank deeper. But he who sank in possibility — his eye became dizzy, his eye became confused… Whoever is educated by possibility is exposed to danger, not that of getting into bad company and going astray in various ways as are those educated by the finite, but in danger of a fall, namely, suicide. If at the beginning of education he misunderstands the anxiety, so that it does not lead him to faith but away from faith, then he is lost.
On the other hand, whoever is educated [by possibility] remains with anxiety; he does not permit himself to be deceived by its countless falsification and accurately remembers the past.
Then the assaults of anxiety, even though they be terrifying, will not be such that he flees from them. For him, anxiety becomes a serving spirit that against its will leads him where he wishes to go.”

– Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety


“We can understand Kierkegaard’s ideas on the relation between guilt

and anxiety only by emphasizing that he is always speaking of anxiety in its relation to creativity.

Because it is possible to create — creating one’s self, willing to be one’s self, as well as creating in all the innumerable daily activities (and these are two phases of the same process) — one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever.
Now creating, actualizing one’s possibilities, always involves negative as well as positive aspects. It always involves destroying the status quo, destroying old patterns within oneself, progressively destroying what one has clung to from childhood on, and creating new and original forms and ways of living.
If one does not do this, one is refusing to grow, refusing to avail himself of his possibilities; one is shirking his responsibility to himself. Hence refusal to actualize one’s possibilities brings guilt toward one’s self.
But creating also means destroying the status quo of one’s environment, breaking the old forms; it means producing something new and original in human relations as well as in cultural forms (e.g., the creativity of the artist).
Thus every experience of creativity has its potentiality of aggression or denial toward other persons in one’s environment or established patterns within one’s self.

To put the matter figuratively, in every experience of creativity something in the past is killed that something new in the present may be born.”

– Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

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