the real deal

I know when something is true, real. It doesn’t have a reason for being, no ‘because‘  or ‘ so that’. I don’t have reasons for it. If I have to convince myself with incentives, then it’s not the real deal. It might be ok, but it’s not the fiery stuff Bukowski spoke about;

unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don’t do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was.

I know it’s the real deal when no fear can come near me. When I’m ready to defy death, slay dragons, find my way to the moon – when something bigger takes over me and will not have me stop. When I lose track of time and forget to eat. When I refuse to live until I live with it. Feels so damn good, let me tell you.

Be inspired : 15 quotes about injustice

1.When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

2.Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth. – William Faulkner

3. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.- Martin Luther King Jr.

4. Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities – Voltaire

5.We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

6. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

7. Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed – but hate these things in yourself, not in another.- Thomas Merton

8. I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.- Charles Bukowski

9. I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things.- Hugo Claus

10. The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.- Albert Einstein

11.The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke

12. The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato

13.How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly. – Elizabeth Gaskell

14. God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God. –Albert Einstein

15. The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but

shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to
life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom,
but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more
computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we
communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but
broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway
morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything
from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the
showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.              –   Bob Moorehead

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