Here to express the thoughts and feelings I have that I can't really discuss with anyone else. My last LJ was under the name liliths_diary. A lot of things have changed since I wrote in that one last, so I thought that a new name and journal were necessary. A lot of entries here will probably have to do with: spirituality, depression or perhaps sleep paralysis. But that doesn't mean that tons of other stuff won't be posted as well. Life can be full of great things as too...as long as the mind isn't taking you for a tail spin.
"For the man who has conquered it, the mind becomes his greatest friend. For the one who has failed to conquer it, the mind becomes his worst enemy." ~ Bhagavad Gita 6:4 ~
"He alone knows to whom He will reveal Himself under which form. By what path and in what manner He attracts any particular man to Himself with great force is incomprehensible to the human intellect. The Path differs indeed for different pilgrims."
If there are a hundred religious books, they are but one chapter: a hundred different religions seek but one place of worship. All these roads end in one House: all these thousand ears of corn are from one Seed. All the hundred thousand sorts of food and drink are but one thing if one looks to their final cause. When you are entirely satiated with one kind of food, fifty other kinds of food become displeasing to your heart. In hunger, then, you are seeing double, for you have regarded as more than a hundred thousand that which is but One.
~ Rumi ~
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.