Posts tagged ‘Jack Kerouac’

Burning

 

“I want a blaze of light to flame in me forever in a timeless, dear love of everything. And why should I pretend to want anything else?”
— Jack Kerouac

 

I light up the night
from within
as the spectrum of flame
burns within me
Different emotional resonances
blaze out from inside
allowing me to touch
the world
and be touched in return
May all that blocks me burn
leaving only pure being
my essential self
to remain.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

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Within WheelsWithin Wheels by G A Rosenberg

 

A darker placeA Darker Place by G A Rosenberg

 

Butterfly Awareness

 

“Perfectly selfless, the beauty of it, the butterfly doesn’t take it as a personal achievement, he just disappears through the trees. You too, kind and humble and not-even-here, it wasn’t in a greedy mood that you saw the light that belongs to everybody.”
~ Jack Kerouac

 

Surrendering to change
Being while becoming
expansion without thought
of what comes next
or what came before.
Living every moment
in the present.
Effortless magick
Being one’s true self
beyond any illusions.
Letting it happen
without making it happen
It all sounds so simple
not a matter of doing more
but less.
Less thinking
Less Dwelling in the Past
Less second-guessing.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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New Forms of ExpansionNew Forms of Expansion by G A Rosenberg

 

Snake's LairSnake’s Lair by G A Rosenberg

 

Nuclear CoralNuclear Coral by G A Rosenberg

 

Connected Quotes — Light, Dark and Hope

 

“I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. Probably not even real.”
— Mark Z. Danielweski

 

“To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.”
— C.G. Jung

 

“While looking for the light, you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light.”
— Jack Kerouac

 

Most of us claim to want sunny days where we feel challenged, joyful and fulfilled. Yet at the same time we spend a good deal of our lives feeling miserable and wanting something different. We long for past happier days if we remember them (and the mind oft colours the past in much brighter colours than we perceived while living them) or for the future. We fail to see that the good times sustain us through the rough ones and the rough ones give us the knowledge and understanding we need to perceive the joyful times. We get stuck in between the onion skin layers of reality never realizing that with each step we come closer and closer to our full realization. We won’t get there by walking in sunlight but by exploring our shadowed existence. The more we deal with shadow, the more we clean our lenses to let in the light and vice versa. We can be miserable about it or we can accept it and move through it, the choice is ours.
Blessings, G

 

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Within the Opening LotusWithin the Opening Lotus by G A Rosenberg

 

Warlock NachtWarlock Nacht by G A Rosenberg

 

Find My Flow and Be…Thanks Jack

 

“Hold still, man, regain your love of life and go down from this mountain and simply be – be – be the infinite fertilities of the one mind of infinity, make no comments, complaints, criticisms, appraisals, avowals, sayings, shooting stars of thought, just flow, flow, be you all, be you what it is, it is only what it always is – Hope is a word like a snow-drift – This is the Great Knowing, this is the Awakening, this is Voidness – So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry – Prunes, prune, eat your prunes – And you have been forever, and you will be forever, and all the worrisome smashings of your foot on innocent cupboard doors it was only the Void pretending to be a man pretending not to know the Void.”
— Jack Kerouac

 

Rage, rage against creation
feel the sensation
consternation
that I’m not the person
I thought I would be
out of my tree
I spend so much time
worry about who I am
I forget to be
walking around
finger on the script
non-descript
senses stripped
of all sensation
emotional constipation
the flow has stopped
and I still go
forget what I know
pretend to be
but not to be
still I forget
all the regret
and let it go
find my flow
find my free
and learn to be…

 

Sometimes the only way to get through the bullshit is by not paying attention to it.
Blessings, G

 

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Face of the StormFace of the Storm by G A Rosenberg

 

Masked Aeon StreamMasked Aeon Stream by G A Rosenberg

 

Winding PathsWinding Paths by G A Rosenberg

 

Another’s Perceptions

 

“And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”
— Jack Kerouac

 

It’s all in our minds
except when its not
Senses, perceptions we create
to make sense of it all.
Yet we all need
reception of another’s perception
reality checks and balances
that is if we intend to coexist
and maintain control.
The distorted mirror of another
helps us perceive how others see us
and understand the footprints
we leave behind
without it we are actors
in an empty auditorium
who take our bows
to the sound of no applause.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Strange ButterflyStrange Butterfly by G A Rosenberg

 

Enveloping PoppyEnveloping Poppy by G A Rosenberg

 

A Brief Night

 

“It’s all too much and not enough at the same time.”
— Jack Kerouac

 

My gorge has risen
perhaps derision
from decisions
eluding me.
Either way I’m feeling
my senses reeling
my stomach churning
my fever’s burning
concluding see

 

Taking a bit of a night off blog wise. see you all tomorrow.
Blessings, G

 

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ProtectedProtected by G A Rosenberg

 

Chalice2Chalice by G A Rosenberg

 

Caught Up in the MachineCaught up in the Machine by G A Rosenberg
 

Come With Me Inside My Universe

 

“And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”
— Jack Kerouac

 

My mind encompasses the world I’ve seen, the world I’ve yet to see and everything that I can imagine. There are gods and demons, heroes and villains and everything in between. We may all be crazy here and that helps but then the world can be a crazy place where sanity is more and more arbitrarily defined. Is it lonely inside my head? Not really I have all of you in here with me or my perceptions of you anyway. It’s easy to be lonely in a crowd but then there are always connections to be made. It is all a matter of choice. Travel with me for awhile and learn the universes you carry inside. The view won’t look exactly the same but then it never is. Remember tho, that you carry it with you always or perhaps it carries you so the more you understand what you contain, the more it can flourish.

Blessings, G

 
 

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AhrimanAhriman by G A Rosenberg

 

Field TheoryField Theory by G A Rosenberg