Friday, February 18, 2011

Stone Power


You reflect all light. You are every color of the rainbow all at the same time. Because of this, you can relate to all people. You are able to energize and yet to balance and control all forms of energy. As a crystal, you are a natural healer and humanitarian. Your focus, or sun energy, can be directed in any manner you choose.

Exert from
"Stone Power"
by Dorothee L. Mella

See... I'm awesome.
; )

"Fist Club"

For your viewing pleasure: here's two AWESOMELY AWESOME things mashed together.
This is MASTERFULLY well done!!!

JYCINEMASHUP - Fist Club from Jeff Yorkes on Vimeo.


A poem by Mr. Whittier:

"The same mistakes we made as cavemen, we still make.

So maybe we're supposed to fight and hate and torture each other.
Maybe suffering and misery is the point of life.
Consider that the earth is a processing plant, a factory.
Picture a tumbler used to polish rocks:
A rolling drum filled with water and sand.
Consider that your soul is dropped in as an ugly rock,
some raw material or a natural resource, crude oil, mineral ore.
And all conflict and pain is just the abrasive that rubs us,
polishes our souls, refines us,
teaches and finishes us over lifetime after lifetime.

Then consider that you've chosen to jump in,
again and again,
knowing this suffering is your entire reason for coming to earth.
The only alternative is,
we're all just eternally stupid.

We fight wars. We fight for peace. We fight hunger.
We love to fight.
We fight and fight and fight,
with our guns or mouths or money.
And the planet is never one lick better than it was before us.

Maybe we're living the exact way we're meant to live.
Maybe our factory planet is processing our souls. . .
just fine."

Exert from:
by Chuck Palahniuk

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A day late....

but better late than never...

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Though I prefer to practice 365 days of love instead of only 1... I won't bad-mouth this ridiculous consumer-built holiday. People will take it however they want, but really, it's just another day.

This marks my 25th year without having (by definition) a "Valentine" on Valentine's Day. And for the record, I couldn't be happier to be single this year. I have plenty of loved ones around me that fulfill every want or need I could ask for at the moment. Besides, I'm the BEST partner I could ever ask for. ;)

I hope everyone's yesterday was filled with love and joy and NOT sadness for lack of a partner!

"Unite with your own higher self and create a relationship."

Monday, February 7, 2011


Life is crazy.
The beach is calling to me. Incessantly.
Michael Franti is amazing.

I'm still gonna move to Hawaii.


I've had a lot of time in my life think about, and deal with, emotions. (Haven't we all?) However, last year, I really STUDIED emotions in school, where they come from, the effect they have on your body, how everyone experiences them differently. So, I have found myself wondering which emotion is the most powerful.
The first outcome I came to was grief. But, after more deliberation I have finally concluded that the emotion that has the most effect on us is: Regret. Think about it. Regret is a side-kick to any emotion you have.
Grief: You loose a loved one, and you feel regret for not spending as much time with them as you would like to.
Heartbreak: You feel regret for ever letting yourself get hurt by that person.
Anger: You feel regret for whatever the anger led you to do, or regret for feeling anger in the first place.

Regret can be as simple as "I really shouldn't have worn these shoes tonight." to "F*** I wish I didn't get so angry with a gun in my hand."

Regret is the one emotion that just eats and eats and EATS at you. There's usually NOTHING you can do to change the reason you feel regret. What's done is done. And you just have to accept the way it is and move on.
But that's life. Things happen, whether you purposely make them happen, or the universe presents these things to you. And you just have to go with the flow, try not to get overwhelmed, let things be, and lastly: Have no regrets.

Everything happens for a reason.
Believe it.