Freedom to Think

Standing at the edge of madness I found Shangri-La

I have the title to this page written on the front of an exercise book I have had for....well ten, twenty, maybe thirty years. I have no idea when or why I wrote the words, and though for the past few months I have used this book to write copious notes in only today did these words significantly impact...

 

So more about my thinking to come, but it seems to me that the overwhelming western shove toward conventionalism (which often seems to me another term for a mixture of mediocraty and submission) pushes the individual away from so much 'new' and 'different', in exchange for the same but dressed in another outfit.

So on this page I am going to develop the theme of celebrating different.

 

I have been drawn towards the unusual, have sometimes embraced, and oftentimes rejected; but never  I don't believe without at least having a look. So links, words, thoughts, and my welcome to the weird and wonderful world of MY mainstream (and heh for a bit of fun try and  find the hidden links).....

 

Enjoy being different

I LIKE THIS... I didn't find anyone to love me as much as I deserved until I found myself

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Journeys of Jackman ..The wanderings, musings, learning and thoughts from one man who woke up

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Half grasped truths ...  I think the chief goal of ancient sages and prophets was to pass along the wisdom required to save humanity from its own folly. I believe that still to be the case with elders in todays world. Throughout the canons of all major religions and other ancient sources that preceded them a common thread exists warning humanity about the dangers of greed, money, and usuary. Hence the boundaries of credit, interest, and compounding debt. It seems to me curious that these wise ones of ancient civilizations went to such lengths to warn the future about the dangers of greed and banking for no good reason, and more rational to recognise maybe they spied real danger. It seems we are misled into thinking that ancient prophecies only predict physical disasters. In fact I for one think the fate of human civilization in its present form may well be directly linked to societal greed....

There was a time when all people were indigenous people on some part of the Earth. But in the last half of the millennium, the migration of people from region to region and from countryside to city through war,social change, economic upheaval, and industrialisation broke many of the ties we used to have to one another and to the land and water that supported us.... Click for more...

I LIKE THIS...“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood. For those who understand us enslave something in us.”

Kahlil Gibran

I LIKE THIS...It is no measure of your health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I LIKE THIS...” A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

Its lovliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”- John Keats

I LIKE THIS...The head in sand pose may temporarily hide danger from your Lizard. But like the Ostrich  to the hungry lion, that carnivore has no misconceptions about the truly dire nature of the bird's predicament. Advice to the Ostrich I guess might be 'learn new skills'

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