Saturday, September 6, 2014
“On this journey, we easily become enchanted with our minds’ creations and we forget about the power that inhabits us. We forget that life is a mystery. What is this power that gives us life, that inhabits us, that gives us a body to feel through and grants us the adventure of experiencing the world of matter? When we ask ourselves these questions, we can start to smell the fragrance of the mystery. However, we will never understand this mystery through our minds. These answers can only be found in the heart. When human beings begin to ask themselves about the great mystery, they start to transition from the mind to the heart.”
Sri Prem Baba
The Basic Irrelevance of Humans | September 6, 2014
Are monastics and hippies and poets relevant? No, we’re deliberately irrelevant. We live with an ingrained irrelevance which is proper to every human being. The marginal person accepts the basic irrelevance of the human condition, an irrelevance which is manifested above all by the fact of death.
- Thomas Merton, “Clouds and Water”
description of Neil Patrick Harris' new book:
Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born to New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht. Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas. All this, plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor, and even a closing song. Yes, if you buy one book this year, congratulations on being above the American average, and make that book Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!