I have read a lot of posts about Gratitude, particularly in the context of attracting desires into our lives or as most would say by “The Law of Attraction”.
When I was I my early twenties, I was attacked by a drug crazed idiot who went onto kick the legs away from my then fiancé and punch my mother in the face.
I cannot feel grateful for that BUT I do appreciate what that caused.
It caused very positive changes in the people involved. It could have been the entire opposite.
What then of gratitude? Can one be truly grateful for everything? Or can one be grateful for having the opportunity to experience everything?
Probably the latter.
Is one attracting things or is one attracting the experience of those things?
After all experience is no more than memory and emotions can be felt through memory or imagination – both create memories and both create experience.
“Create your own adventure because experience is all that there is” ⒸAyPee
“My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out”
~ Timothy Leary
probably the most famous thing that Timothy Leary said.
Timothy Francis Leary – born October 6th, 1920 died May 31st, 1996
Leary was an American psychologist who advocated the use of psychedelic drugs when they were both available and could be used legally. He conducted experiments at Harvard University in the 60’s together with Richard Alpert and I remember reading about his experiments in The Sunday Times supplement at the time
He believed that the drugs had potential use in psychiatry and he developed the eight-circuit model of consciousness, which is presented in his 1977 book Exo-Psychology.
Richard Nixon once described Leary as “the most dangerous man in America”
….. Hmm.. ……. Interesting observation
Alpert travelled to India in 1967 where he met Neem Karoli Baba, who gave him the name “Ram Dass”, meaning “servant of God”
Dass is now a considered contemporary spiritual teacher
Sources: Quote: brainyquote.com Images Google Detail Wikipedia and nytimes.com
“Those that make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”
François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his … Wikipedia
Born: November 21, 1694, Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778, Paris, France
Education: Lycée Louis-le-Grand (1704–1711)
Buried: Panthéon, Paris, France
Sources http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/voltaire-war/ and Google
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do
~ Bob Dylan
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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Ah..the truth… that is the most illusive of all mysteries.
You know the insidious thing about a lie, that the best ones are closest to the truth.
~ From an episode of ‘Murder she wrote’ called ‘The Last Free Man’
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on Earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
Graphic Wikipedia via Google search