but how can we not have empathy for those who we deem to be “evil?” for those who are committing terrible acts? how can we simply bash their very existence, wish them to die, etc.? do we not see that those who create the most suffering are those who suffer most with no known way out of it? they are lost within and they need help, not punishment, nor condemnation. why do we still not realize that we cannot fight fire with fire??

"How do I stop being afraid? ‘Know that there is no safety anywhere. There never was and there never will be. Stop looking for it. Live with a fierce intent to waste nothing of yourself or life.’ There was one final message. ‘Turn fear around. Its other face is excitement."
Ann Shulgin ‘PiHKAL’ (via alteringminds)

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"The circle is perhaps the most ancient of mystical symbols and the most universal of all dances. It is the earth and the sun in eternal movement, an unbroken, unbent line symbolizing continuity and eternity. The circle dance represents wholeness. The dance brings life full circle."

 Iris J. Stewart, Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance

I’ve posted this quote before but just found it again recently. And whoa, it’s good. ..kikowaena.. Center of the circle -Kikowaena - Hooping in Paradise:

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"The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours."
Alan Bennett, The History Boys: The Film (via alteringminds)

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"If you think of this idea of nothingness as mere blankness, and you hold onto this idea of blankness, you haven’t understood it. Nothingness is really like the nothingness of space, which contains the whole universe. All the sun, moon and stars, and the mountains and rivers, and the good men and bad men, and the animals and the insects, the whole bit—all are contained in the void. So out of this void comes everything and you are it. What else could you be?"
Alan Watts, The State of Nothing (via alteringminds)

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