Relax. It’s just sex.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses 2 points?
Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom. This is not the best way to solve problems.
Oh, judge, your damn laws: the good people don’t need them
and the bad people don’t follow them so what good are they?
(1893-1970) Catholic anarchist, pacifist, vegetarian, draft refuser in two world wars, tax resister, “one-person revolution in America.”
Whenever Ammon Hennacy was arrested for any number of reasons, mostly for “illegal” picketing, instead of pleading guilty or innocent he would plead ‘anarchy’. This was his reply to the judge’s statement ‘But Ammon you broke the law.’
The road of nonviolent peacemaking is not an easy road, it’s not a popular road, and it’s certainly not a road for cowards. The road of “God is on our side and he shall surely smite our enemies” is a wide road. A lot of parades have gone down that road. It doesn’t take much courage to travel that road, just fall in step and follow the crowd. A marching band is usually playing. But it’s also the road that leads to burned-out villages, bombed-out cities, and solemn processions of flag-draped coffins. Until the self-professed followers of Jesus are willing to forsake the wide road for the narrow way, the popular sentiment for the unpopular conviction, the easy assumptions for the hard alternatives — Jesus will continue to weep while his disciples shout hosanna.
So instead of loving what you think is peace, love others and love God above all. And instead of hating the people you think are warmakers, hate the appetites and the 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.
What do we anarchists believe? … we believe that human beings can achieve their maximum development and fulﬁlment as individuals in a community of individuals only when they have free access to the means of life and are equals among equals, we maintain that to achieve a society in which these conditions are possible it is necessary to destroy all that is authoritarian in existing society.
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.
For you to insult me, I must first value your opinion.
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
The minimum-wage law has been, and continues to be, one of the most effective tools in the arsenal of racists everywhere around the world.
The history of mankind is crowded with evidences, proving that physical coercion is not adapted to moral regeneration ;that the sinful disposition of man can be subdued only by love ;that evil can be exterminated from the earth only by goodness;
Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You (via contrariansoul)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it now - this book changed my life.
My past no longer concerns me. It belongs to divine mercy. My future does not yet concern me. It belongs to divine providence. What concerns me and what challenges me is today, which belongs to God’s grace and to the devotion of my heart and my good will.
Since when did you become a daddy bear? Hubba hubba.