Archive for June, 2008

My Nietzsche

Humility:

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

Brevity:

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Community:

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Punditry:

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

Creativity:

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Defense mechanisms:

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Beliefs:

Faith means not wanting to know what is true.

Mind:

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

Still making me shake my head and mumble in agreement.

Also, here’s a hilarious and perfect website that combines Nietzsche quotes and Family Circus cartoons:

http://www.losanjealous.com/nfc/

The combo works surprisingly well.

Emotional maturity

It is a sign of spiritual maturity when the individual experiences for
him - or herself a powerful urgency to evolve.
A sign of maturity, in a spiritual context, is knowing how precious
every moment actually is.

Andrew Cohen

www.deeshan.com

acceptance of self

There is no need of any competition with anybody.
You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good.
Accept yourself.

- Osho

www.deeshan.com

Kid apocalypse

I want to love you but there isn’t
time, not in the pseudo-gloaming

here in the future-life fractured
by latch-free kids, kids who race

on mutant dogs named Spike and
Love-america-style and, of course

Spike always wins. This isn’t just
another excuse it’s the contrite

melodrama I wrote for me when
I was ten so don’t quote me or trust

me to find facts. I learned to feel
from a beaten cat, I learned to dodge

a truth of poor parenting. My apocalypse
is 3 feet long and can last up to nine days,

so don’t leave it to me to find happiness or
water and things that we need. I can

find misery and opiates because that
is what I do, I have no nuclear agenda.