Your purpose in life is not to love yourself but to love being yourself.

    If you goal is to love yourself, then your focus is directed inward toward yourself, and you end up constantly watching yourself from the outside, disconnected, trying to summon the “correct” feelings towards yourself or fashion yourself into something you can approve of.

    If your goal is to love being yourself, then your focus is directed outward towards life, on living and making decisions based on what brings you pleasure and fulfillment.

    Be the subject, not the object. It doesn’t matter what you think of yourself. You are experiencing life. Life is not experiencing you.

    ““Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…””

    — Timothy Leary
    (via amortizing)


    I am waiting, waiting for everyone to learn. To learn we should organize our efforts, ideas and resources collaboratively for all earthlings rather than be told what to think or who to obey as indentured servants, enslaved by our own minds to the bankers, politicians and their thug military forces protecting their profits instead of our freedoms.

    Of course this offends those still unaware and those unwilling to accept what they know and feel. You must be offended, because I’m offended by the lack of progress on your part. Others are meditating, growing food, opting out and learning to thrive.

    That’s beautiful: shed your fear and loathing for love and rejoicing. Shed surviving for thriving. Stopped being governed.

    Until then, I will be the change we all need for our home, the change I am willing to work for: The Venus Project.