aphorisms

The Past is a Garden

I can’t think of a time when dwelling was ever really a good idea. I’m stubborn, and analytical, so I tend to do it often. But it’s definitely got a cost. There’s a reason I incorporated an aphorism to follow the first actual part of my holocron, the part summarizing my history with the online force realist communities:

The past is a garden of lessons, but chains can grow from any one of them.

Not very clever, but hopefully pretty clear about what I think when it comes to dwelling on the past. Take a walk through the garden every now and then, pick a few of the edibles, and be on your way. Stick around to long, poke and prod the fruits, wonder what they are, and they’ll sprout chains. To a point it’s unavoidable, we all walk into new chains all the time, but doing it when there’s no need is just stupid. Just as stupid as beating yourself up for being stupid of course, but the fact remains that if you’re being mindful you don’t always need to get wrapped up by shit like that. Walk in, pick a few fruits, and walk out. Instead of having the fruits of the past in your grasp, still on their trees and stalks as you study them, pick it, bite it, and decide what it is, whether you want more, based on how it tastes.

This isn’t a particularly unattached existence for people like me, what we learn is felt, tasted, judged. It’s visceral, and indecision, long pauses, tunnel vision, all get in the way of the next experience, the next step. “The Dark Side is a thing you must be enthralled in – in the grips of it, immersed in it, married and devoted to it – to truly perceive, appreciate, or understand. (~excerpt from ‘The Dark Is Nothing’). Continuing to move forward, evolve, grow, is part of what defines this path.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.

Right? Right.

Related to the Above

The Honesty of Darkness

The Room

Light & Dark (OotS Discussion)

The Dark Is Nothing

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Sith Aphorism

Be what you are – make choices and act on them – and there are no limitations.

A Few Fragments…

(What follows are a few one-liners, phrases, and – though calling them this is debatable I guess – aphorisms. And stuff (i.e. a quote here and there).)

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The people who aren’t looking to empower themselves, don’t deserve to be empowered.

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If there is a Want, there is a Way.

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To listen to my heart and simply follow it. That is, were I to reduce it to a lone sentence, my Way of Life in a nutshell.

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“…whatever you’re building, if you’re making something and putting it into the world, that to me is spirituality.” ~Marilyn Manson

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I don’t know about a ‘good’ life, but there’s what I’d call a passionate life…

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“Don’t just empty your cup, smash it on the fucking ground.” ~Khaos

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Progressing as an Individual shouldn’t be something to “squeeze in” to your tight schedule, it should be what the schedule’s built around.

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Success is measurable, visible, followed by a sense of progression and even momentum.

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I think the best of us, formally trained in a certain way or not, are self-driven.

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“If he stumbles and falls then he lands prepared to rise again.” ~Cole

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(There might be more of these sometime in the future…)