ifindkarma. elegance is refusal.

September 18, 2010

Enlightenment…

Express yourself completely,
then become
quiet.

Open yourself to
heaven and earth,
and be like the forces of nature:

when the wind blows,
there is only the wind;
when it rains,
there is only rain;
when the clouds pass,
the sun promises to shine.

If you open yourself to insight,
you are
at one with insight,
and you can use it completely.

Open yourself to heaven and earth,
then trust your natural
responses;
and
everything
will
fall into place.

~ Lao Tse


 

We are all connected to each other,
in a circle, in a hoop that never ends.

How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know

And if you can only know one thing, be here now

Three things in human life are important:
The first is to be kind.
The second is to be kind.
And the third is to be kind.
     ~ Henry James

See, it’s all connected


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It’s like Jim Jarmusch says…

It’s not where you take things from.
It’s where you take them to…

September 8, 2010

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

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Being happy does not mean everything is perfect;
it means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.

Remember the words of Winston Churchill, who said,

I like things to happen;
And if they don’t happen,
I like to make them happen.

But here is the exception: there is no way to happiness.

Happiness is the way, meditated Thich Nhat Hanh.

We breathe and connect the words of Nathaniel Hawthorne…

which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which,
if you will sit down quietly,

A butterfly flies with the magnetic appeal of a meaningful life

People searching for a purpose in life — whether or not they are consciously aware of this deep-seated desire — will be attracted to others who have arrived at an answer.

And so we answer questions and question answers on Quora, in a neverending process of continual improvement

Meditating ten essential reflections on happiness, we know that to be happy we have to want to be happy.

Because the head is an overstated organ;
all of the action happens in the heart.

We breathe and reflect about happiness and kindness

Never get so busy making a living,
that you forget to make a life.

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And remember, there is no way to happiness.
Happiness
is the way.

And once more, with feeling: SIMPLIFY.

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September 2, 2010

Searching YouTube from Android is like chugging an Ipecac Colada.

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I currently wield an Evo, which is widely considered a great Android smartphone.

I'd LIKE to listen to "Fuck You" by Cee Lo Green??on my Evo so I pull up YouTube (which is owned by Google) on my Android (which is owned by Google) and do a Search (which is owned by Google).

And YouTube Android Search completely and utterly fails to find the song or video. Instead it gives me a lot of spam and a lot of junk that is not what I'm searching for.

So I'm going to have to embed the video below if I ever want to find it to play it on my mobile device in the future. This isn't??bad luck; this is FAIL.

Once more, with feeling: if searching Twitter is like drinking an ipecac martini, then searching YouTube from a mobile device is worse:

Searching YouTube from Android is like chugging an Ipecac Colada.

So without further ado, here's "Fuck You"…

And did I mention he released a second version?

And perhaps someday I'd like to play the 50 Cent freestyle

In any case, one thing is clear:

It's much easier to search my Posterous than YouTube or Twitter. Especially on a mobile device.

So in the future if I know I will want to find something on my iPad or other mobile device, I'm Posterous-ing it. Even if the content itself says, "Fuck You"…

And although there's pain in my chest, I still wish you the best, as I type in this Posterous from Gmail (which is owned by Google) from Chrome (which is owned by Google). Maybe I should let go and distract myself with a Game??and a deep, cleansing??breath??to move my mind to a kinder, gentler place where everybody is "Kung Fu Fighting"

Yes, that feels better. I'm connected to the now.

I close with a reading from The Book of Yishan, who says, "?????????: ???????????????!??It's like this y'all:"

This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will.

Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain

And a hundred percent reason to remember the name.

Well said, sir. Well said. I ❤ my excellent attitude. Peace.

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