http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/7/26/1533/miranda-july-the-future In a kooky outtake from her latest film “The Future”, the wonderful and witty Miranda July …
wellness & spirituality,
What happened is, we grew lonely
living among the things,
so we gave the clock a face,
the chair a back,
the table four stout legs
which will never suffer fatigue.
We fitted our shoes with tongues
as smooth as our own
and hung tongues inside bells
so we could listen
to their emotional language,
and because we loved graceful profiles
the pitcher received a lip,
the bottle a long, slender neck.
Even what was beyond us
was recast in our image;
we gave the country a heart,
the storm an eye,
the cave a mouth
so we could pass into safety.
Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
thank you, thank you, thank you
People of faith and faith communities can play a unique role in addressing the environmental crisis. That does not mean we will, however.
Ram Dass (via lazyyogi)