Monday, November 17, 2014

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps 
of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. 
Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life 
you deserved and have never been able to reach. 
The world you desire can be won. It exists… it is real… it is possible… it’s yours.

Ayn Rand


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Show me how to be brave. 
How to be made of still and steady ground instead of waves, 
or rocks instead of fire, and flickering, dying flame. 
How to walk in the storm and not be swallowed by wind, 
or how to breathe when your throat feels as though it’s rapidly tightening, and closing in. 
Help me speak the truth. 
How to pass along words that may be hard to swallow, 
how to not ignore all things that must be noticed. 
Guide me on how to be wrong. 
How to knock on a door and apologize, how to listen hard to feedback, 
how to nod and agree when I should simply go along.
 Help me unlearn what I’ve learned, unravel what shouldn’t stay tied, 
and walk away, even when it will never feel comfortable, gentle, or right.

Victoria Erickson, Writer 


Saturday, October 25, 2014

'We are taught to be afraid of the dark. 
We are taught to be afraid of difference. We are taught to be afraid of each other. 
We are taught to be afraid. Period.
Difference is a construct. Difference separates us. 
Separation makes it possible to harm one another and feel justified in doing so. 
There are differences between us. 
That’s what makes us beautiful. Differences can be feared or respected;
 honored or betrayed. 
Difference is often used against the “different…'


Monday, October 20, 2014

choose

When you’re deeply sensitive, love is ecstasy. Music is godlike. 
Heartache is a wide, somatic wound. Visual natural beauty is jewel-drenched, wild bliss. Tension and conflict are muscle tightening and toxic, straight down to the cells. 
So how do you hold it all? 
You rinse, re-centre, and remain clear. 
You recycle your sensitivity by propelling yourself and others to create 
waves of change in a super starving world. 
Direct your passion by spreading your heart only across what clearly matters most. Surround yourself with the souls and spaces that groove alongside your own- 
the ones that also desire to chase the beauty, 
courage and freedom we’re all here to teach each other. 
Choose love over fear and let go of all the rest, 
breathing what isn’t best for you straight out of your bones. 
Remember-there is power in the body. 
Harness it for the greater good, and allow nothing confusing, 
peace disrupting, or hurtful stand in its way.

Victoria Erickson


Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. 
Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. 
It is the place you come back to, no matter where your headed.




Friday, October 17, 2014


Then the feeling moves on. It does not collapse; it is not whisked away. 
It simply moves on, like a train that stops at a small country station, 
stands for a while, and then continues out of sight.



Michael Cunningham, from The Hours

the next moment

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Always say 'Yes' to the present moment. 
What could be more futile, more insane, 
than to create inner resistance to what already is?

Eckhart Tolle

a point of view

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