© 2019 by Ernest Kinnie

STRONG & FREE

Come along

 

Make the most of today.

Shake yourself awake.

Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.

Live today with gusto.

Dale Carnegie

Now and then shout out

that great battle cry of the hippies.

 GO WITH THE FLOW!!

 

 ONE MOMENT IN TIME

Give me one moment in time

When I'm more than I thought I could be

When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away

And the answers are all up to me

 

Give me one moment in time

When I'm racing with destiny

Then in that one moment of time

I will feel

I will feel eternity

Dana Winner   Sami Brookes

LAO TZU

 

 

If you are depressed,

You are living in the past.

 

If you are anxious,

You are living in the future.

 

If you are at peace,

You are living in the present.

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Tension is who you think you should be---relaxation is who you are.

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When I let go of what I am,

I become what I might be.

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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

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Care about what other people think

and you will always be their prisoner.

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My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice.

Yet your intellect will never grasp them,

and if you try to practice them, you'll fail.

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The way that can be walked

is not the true way.

The name that can be spoken

is not the true name.

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Do you have the patience

to wait until your mud settles

and the water is clear?

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Respond intelligently

even to unintelligent treatment.

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At the center of your being you have the answer;

you know who you are and you know what you want.

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Toss wisdom and holiness onto the garbage heap.

Everyone will be better off.

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Louie Armstrong

I see trees of green. Red roses too

I see em bloom. For me and for you

And I think to myself. What a wonderful world.

 

I see skies of blue. Clouds of white

Bright blessed days. Dark sacred nights

And I think to myself. What a wonderful world.

 

The colors of a rainbow. So pretty. In the sky

Are also on the faces. Of people.. Going by

I see friends shaking hands. Sayin. How do you do

They're really sayin. I love you.

 

I hear babies cry. I watch them grow

They'll learn much more. Then I'll never know

And I think to myself. What a wonderful world

 

The colors of a rainbow. So pretty.. In the sky

Are there on the faces.. Of people.. Going by

I see friends shaking hands. Sayin.. How do you do

They're really sayin. I Love You.

 

I hear babies cry. I watch them grow

You know they're gonna learn

A whole lot more than I'll never know

And I think to myself. What a wonderful world

Yes I think to myself. What a wonderful world.

 

Yes, the world has great beauty and great ugliness.  Great love and great hatred.  Auschwitz and Ode to Joy.  Louie did what he could to bring beauty, love and joy into the world.  And with eyes wide, well aware of ugliness, hatred and gas chambers, so must we.

 

HAROLD AND MAUDE

 

 

Well if you want to say yes, say yes

And if you want to say no, say no

'Cause there's a million ways to go

You know that there are

Harold and Maude

You can do what you want

The opportunity's on

And if you can find a new way

You can do it today

Cat Stevens

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out

And if you want to be free, be free

'Cause there's a million things to be

You know that there are

Harold and Maude

 

 

THE BUDDHA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it,

no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason

and your own common sense.

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In a controversy the instant we feel anger

we have already ceased striving for the truth,

and have begun striving for ourselves.

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We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts, we make the world.

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Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.

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Those who cling to perceptions and views

wander the world offending people.

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Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.

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You will not be punished for your anger,

you will be punished by your anger.

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The past is already gone, the future is not yet here.

There’s only one moment for you to live.

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;

not going all the way, and not starting.

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There is no path to happiness:

happiness is the path.

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I DID IT MY WAY

 

And now, the end is near

And so I face the final curtain

My friend, I'll say it clear

I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full

I traveled each and ev'ry highway

And more, much more than this, I did it my way.

 

For what is a man, what has he got?

If not himself, then he has naught

The right to say the things he feels

and not the words of one who kneels

And may I say, not in a shy way,

"Oh no, oh no not me, I did it my way"

Paul Anka

Frank Sinatra   Sal Valentinetti   MCT3

 

 

 

 

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways---chardonnay in one hand---chocolate in the other---body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming:

 

WOO HOOOOO! What a ride!

Hunter Thompson

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Go play with the Tigers.