Your whole being is beautiful. Designed by Mansa Pryor to the music of Flying Lotus.
“One need only shut onself in a closet and begin to think of the fact of one’s being there, of one’s queer bodily shape in the darkness (a thing to make children scream at, as Stevenson says), of one’s fantastic character and all, to have the wonder steal over the detail as much as over the general fact of being, and to see that it is only familiarity that blunts it. Not that anything should be, but that this very thing should be, is mysterious! Philosophy stares, but brings no reasoned solution, for from nothing to being there is no logical bridge.”
“We need to understand the role of conscious attention. In the play of forces, either energies are taken or they serve to create a relation that produces a higher vision, a freer energy. Conscious attention requires a relation between the centers. But it is difficult to come to this relation because their vibrations are not of the same frequency. How could the center be related? What would “reconciling” mean? This would require an energy that would contain everything and be conscious of it. This energy must do nothing other than contain. As soon as it takes sides, it ceases containing and is degraded.”
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
“Being is a mystery, being is concealment, but there is meaning beyond the mystery. the meaning beyond the mystery seeks to come to expression. The destiny of human beings is to articulate what is concealed. The diving seeks to be disclosed in the human.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
“Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.”
“Man remains a mystery to himself. He has a nostalgia for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness–-a longing to be. Yet everything that constitutes his life is temporary, ephemeral, limited. He aspires to another order, another life, a world that is beyond him. He senses that he is meant to participate in it.”