• 31st March
    2014
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  • 19th March
    2014
  • 19
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Let’s Not Just Survive, But Thrive.

lamorecaffe:

Why does it feel so good to get rid of things? To unload? To let go? Maybe because when we see how little we actually need to survive, it makes us realize how powerful we actually are. To strip down to only what we need; To hang on to only what we can’t do without; What we need not just to survive, but to thrive.

~Grey’s Anatomy
03.13.14

  • 19th November
    2013
  • 19
  • 19th November
    2013
  • 19
  • 22nd March
    2013
  • 22
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Words and Actions

Reliable discourse is not aesthetic.

Aesthetic discourse is not reliable.

Those who are good at things, do not analyze.

Those who analyze are not good at things.

Those who are comprehensive do not know how.

Sages don’t accumulate.

Although they use things in acting for others,

They have more themselves.

Although they share with others,

They have more left over.

The ways of nature, in benefitting, do not harm.

Ways of sages: action on constructs, do not contend.

  • 21st March
    2013
  • 21
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Artificial Desires

Don’t elevate the outstanding:

Then your subjects will not contend.

Don’t value hard-to-get goods:

Then your subjects will not act as thieves.

Don’t display the desirable:

Then your subjects’ minds will not be muddled.

Using these: The way a sage maintains order:

Empties their minds,

Stuffs their guts,

Weakens their resolve,

And strengthen their bones.

He fixes on making his subjects lack both knowing and desiring.

Makes the wise not presume to act on constructs.

Act on the construct “lack acting on constructs”

Then nothing is ordered.

  • 27th February
    2013
  • 27
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Change.

Change is a funny thing. Not everyone can handle it. It can sneak up on you. Things aren’t what they use to be. Your whole world is transformed. You realize the ground beneath you shifted. Things are uncertain and there is no turning back. The world around you is different now. Recognizable and there is nothing you can do about it. You’re stuck. The future is staring you in the face and you are not sure you like what you see. 

~Grey’s Anatomy 

  • 27th February
    2013
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  • 27th February
    2013
  • 27
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Catch My Breath.

Catching my breath, letting it go, turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life, I won’t be told it’s supposed to be right

Catch my breath, no one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath, won’t let them get me down, it’s all so simple now

  • 27th February
    2013
  • 27
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Time.

I guess it’s that time again. Ha, time is truly a funny little thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t stand still. It doesn’t wait. The Easter season is a time that will always be precious to me. My family loves this time. It is our favorite holiday. Christmas is great, no doubt, but Easter brings about new life and joy. As I journey through this Lenten season I want to continue to remember the joys and positives of this life. As much as I wish time would reverse and bring her back, I have to press forward and look for the realistic things in life.