“There are no real boundaries, atomic or other, between self and not-self; it is all heat and intention. A ripple expands, becomes multi-dimensionally sensate, sprouts amoeboid rivulets, vibrates in feelers across a room, anastomoses through a house and out walls, then radiates with growing confidence beyond the city like a psychic octopus, an octoblob extending fractal arms along each tendril to a tingly pod, traveling, reaching, always following sensation, always in tough, across the stars and into their worlds.
What initially felt like a faint fluctuating trickle or a muffled pulse becomes exponentially more penetrating than a radio telescope, more precise than a cyclotron, stickier than electromagnetism and more seminal than an atomic bomb. On Earth we have not begun to tap sentient potential.”
“If we want to live a wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating rest and play, and we must work to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth.” ~ Brene Brown
You don’t have to save your country, your economic system, your house, your stuff, your religion, even your beliefs. You may wish to, but quite honestly these things are not eternal and the light within is where all of your power lies. It is where all if anyone ‘s power lies .
That’s what you protect in your children, in yourself, in your spiritually-minded circle of friends.
Through that inner divinity we will determine what is needed on the other side not only for human survival, but for the evolutionary leap that we are undertaking … – Ida Lawrence in The Warriors Way to Heaven on Earth
As I continue to improve my guitar skills over many decades, I keep my eyes and ears open for artists to listen to. Tatyana Ryzhkovais is a fantastic young artist that will captivate you.
She was born in 1986 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. At the age of 10, she took her first guitar lessons from the best music teacher of Belarus, V.V.Gromov. Thanks to her talent, perseverance and the guidance of her teacher, she was able to achieve a high proficiency level, which allowed her to perform successfully at an international duets competition in Poland. As the youngest competitor, Tatyana got the highest mark in her group and was given an honorary diploma.
In the following three years, Tatyana took part in more than 200 concerts on some of the most significant stages of Minsk and Belarus, such as the Big Hall of The National Philharmonic, Theatre of Musical Comedy, the Church of St. Roch, and also at some governmental and presidential concerts.
In 1999 Tatyana Ryzhkova was given the scholarship of the Presidential foundation in support of young talents. Various radio and TV performances helped her win love and success of the public.
“Make a splash, diving into every amazing experience with your own unique flair. Remember that the exhilaration of surrender far surpasses the risk of pain. Stretch your mind and body as you contemplate the opportunities ahead, give thanks for the privilege of another day’s adventure and dive in to all the goodness that awaits you.” ~ Soulseeds
Recently, I happened by a wonderful story recently about an individual who has had Parkinson’s Disease for the last 19 years of his life and how he is challenging his disability. The story can be found at http://ridewithlarrymovie.com/
Life’s challenges are met in a variety of ways but this is one that most of us will never endure. This is a truly inspiring story.
For a sneak preview of “Riding with Larry” here is the trailer . . .
“Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.
I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.”
“Refuse to fall down.
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled,
and it will be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from
lifting your heart toward heaven.”