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You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. The rational mind doesn't nourish you. You assume that it gives you the truth, because the rational mind is the golden calf that this culture worships, but this is not true.
-- Anne Lamott


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This is the last public post with words here on beatcanvas. The gated playground goes up later this week, as the login process is now built and in testing. Once I'm done with testing, you'll be able to request access to the private, multi-contributor blog. That will be housed in a special place here on the web site, so these public pages and all of the previously public content will remain intact. The difference will be that roughly once a week during the weekend, I'll post picture(s) on the public space here. Might be art or photography. But no words...

I'll leave you with some favorite bits of wisdom and provocations.

"Human beings crave freedom at their core." - John Ensign

"Try to learn to breathe deeply; really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough." - William Saroyan

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." - Jack London

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"What I've learned to do when I set down to work on a shitty first draft is to quiet the voices in my head... the vinegar lipped Reader Lady, who says primly, 'Well, that's not very interesting, is it?'" - Anne Lamott

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body - but rather a skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow, what a ride!'" - Tom Peters

"It is not success or failure that defines you, but persistent effort." - Unknown

"Crave function, not title." - Romeo Sebrowski

"'Love' is spelled T-I-M-E." - Unknown

And finally: "If someone is going to kick you, just point yourself in the right direction first."

See you on the private side :)


by Brett Rogers, 7/14/2008 2:40:16 AM


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