terence/mckenna
Thinkr8, Truth Told

… they don’t understand that it’s their story, …

“The dominator culture is increasingly more and more sophisticated in its perfection of subliminal mechanisms of control. And I don’t mean anything grandiose and paranoid. I just mean that through press releases and soundbites and the enforced idiocy of television, the drama of a dying world has been turned into a soap opera for most people. And they don’t understand that it’s their story, and that they will eat it in the final act, if somewhere between here and the final act they don’t stand up on their hind legs and howl. And it’s not done through organizing. It’s not done through vanguard parties or cadres of intellectual elites. It’s done through just walking away from all of that: Claiming your identity, claiming your vision, your being, your intuition, and then acting from that without regret. Cleanly. Without regret.”

Terence McKenna (1946-2000)

McKenna’s entrancing lectures covered everything from shamanism, language, imagination, the Internet, and consciousness to religion, dreams, the origins and evolution of life, culture, alchemy, alienation, chemistry, sex, art, and literature.

To get a heroic dose of Terence McKenna wisdom, check this out:

https://highexistence.com/terence-mckenna-quotes/


 

knowing/you
creative writing, Poetry, Thinkr8

What If You Wasn’t You?

You yourself and you, and you.

You ain’t you.
You don’t know who you are.
You don’t know I know who you are.

I know you better than you know yourself.
Huh?

What If You Wasn’t You?

You don’t know who you are.

You ain’t you.

…. in a world ….

I am because I am.
We are self evident.


 

despair/feel
Thinkr8, Travel

What Is The Hardest Thing You Ever Had To Do?

We all know I can’t speak for you, but I can speak for myself.

The hardest thing I ever had to do is; what I’m doing right now.
No not this writing thing.

Currently it’s this overwhelming feeling “you know”
that feeling of despair and hopelessness. Only because you have and are now working harder to catch up to the rest of the world. And you know you just won’t make it.
All the while knowing in the end thereof it doesn’t really matter.
Nothing goes with us just like when we came out.

Living happily is what you want, but it’s out of reach.
The moment of lost is just two heartbeats away.
Will you or can you accept losing everything you have worked for.
I might think myself into thinking I can.
All the while knowing it’s going to hurt.
How can I find what to do.

I feel I’ve worked so hard to have what I have.
Knowing I haven’t done some thing’s I should have.
Catching up really isn’t as important as it appears.
A choice to make or a choice made wrongly.
Oh God, I can feel the freedom.
Oh No, I don’t want to be homeless. Acceptance is on the doorstep.


If you leave on your bike you’ll be homeless.
If you walk away with a backpack you’ll be homeless.

stress/hell
ThinkrFay, Truth Told

What About Stress? – Stress Is Hell!

Stress is many things to many people.
Go ahead and ask your friends what they find stressful.

  1. Getting my work done in a timely manner.
    2. Staying on top of all of the things I gotta do.
    3.  Paying bills – trying to stay debt free!
    4. Trying to please those people who are never pleased about anything.

I bet everyone can add to this list!

Throw all of the stresses into one’s life:
IT is enough to depress anyone. Depression, loss of a loved one to death or broken heart. Depression due to a chemical imbalance in one’s brain.

Depression brought on by wrong thinking…or by overthinking every last thing!

Wrong Thinking deserves its own paragraph.
How many of us put a great deal of thinking into every last thing we set out to do.
How many times do we fail at a task, or assignment? And we still insist on rethinking what we already know – as if testing a theory over and over again and expecting a different outcome – makes any damned sense at all??

How ABOUT trying to live “up” to expectations – when they are not UP; but, DOWN?
How about trying to please someone who is never pleased? How about doing what needs to be done, because nobody else will do it – but you? And then you are criticized for every last thing you did because you did not do it according to someone else’s expectations
[ even tho the job got done]

Drip Drip Drip, opinions like water wearing away our self image until we have nothing left? Now take out the word: Depression and replace with whatever task you are trying to do. It is like putting one more rock into the bag you are trying to carry on your back, until we feel like we are carrying the Woes of the World on our Shoulders.

Picture Atlas holding the World on his shoulders.

Stress is Stress and it all adds up to a bag full of crap that has holes in the bottom, and we are soaked in it!

STRESS SUCKS.
IT BITES.
STRESS IS LIKE QUICKSAND, and there is no hope of a bottom to that pit.
STRESS IS HELL.