What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

12.15.2009

My X-Mas Wish List: More Time [Cartier]

Cartier Tank Solo Watch, 2,200 USD

As Christmas rounds the corner I can't help but think, "where did the time go?" And not in the sense that I feel I haven't accomplished anything in that time, but it all seems to be moving so fast. And here I am, still not sure what I'm supposed to be doing with my life and where I'm supposed to be. It's almost as if my life is in free fall, as if I'm sitting in a shink watching the world whizz by.

I do, however, feel closer to where I need to be, where ever that may be. I think I fulfilled a majority of the few goals that I wrote down at the beginning of 2009 (in a book that I subsequently lost to the Universe) and this makes me feel content. At least I'm not wasting away.

Regarding time: aside from the shell watch (I bought while on vacation in Philippines) which I seldom wear, I don't really own a watch. Which could be the cause or effect of me being unable to keep time well. I mean, keeping time or being "on-time" has never ever been a priority of mine. I actually hate being early for things, it just feels like I'm wasting time waiting. Especially now as the days become shorter and colder, every extra minute I can spend in bed is time well spent.

Nevertheless, next year I might start paying more attention to my time, providing I have a really good reason to (see example above).
2000+ USD is more than worth paying attention to, am I right???

Anyhoo, I assume 2010 will be just as expedient as 2009...

iNi

just hope I can keep up this time

Nadya Dee

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."