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 towards 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


Nadya Dee just walked 12 km

So it's gunna take me some time to get out of the whole status update habit... bear with me here. But yeah... I woke my ass up at 7 this morning... went to Matsumoto (one town over from mine) and walked my ass back to my town.

No, not because I'm an idler. Like seriously? You really think I'd walk for no reason? Hells to the no sir. Not I!

Actually, this weekend is the Myoenji mairi festival [みょうえんじまいり ふぇすた 2010 / 妙園寺詣りフェスタ2010] (held in memory of Shimadzu Yoshihiro, the Lord of Satsuma Province 400 years ago, who led his forces to a successful charge and retreat in the Sekigahara battle. It is one of Kagoshima's three biggest events throughout the year, and draws in crowds from all over the prefecture) and for the past couple years I've missed out on the festivities so I decided to be active this time since this is my final year *fingers crossed*.

So I took the train to Matsumoto this morning and walked with Shoko and Misaki and the rest of Misaki's school all the way, through hills and valleys, back to good ole Ijuin. And now my ass is spent! Sheesh. My back hurts, my feet hurt and I am falling asleep while typing this. But I do feel accomplished, so there's that.

Map showing distance from Matsumoto to Ijuin.

*sidebar* I went into the Softbank on my walk back home to ask them something about my iPhone service and nearly most fell asleep in there waiting for customer service to service me. So a jolly fuck you to softbank ijuin-ten for not having their shit together.

BTW, tomorrow ppl will be walking from Kagoshima City to Ijuin (that's around 20 km). FUCK THAT SHIT! I shall be sleeping. Godspeed to them!

hennyhoo, time for me to have a nice warm bath and take a nap before I have to go out again tonight.


won't be doing that shit again. Ever.

Nadya Dee ... OUT!

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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."