Dances with wolves

„May the stars carry your sadness away, 
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.“ 
Chief Dan George

„The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.“
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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Love beats rhymes

„If you don’t know yourself, you don’t know your nature. If you don’t know your nature, you don’t know where to exist. By knowing your nature, knowing yourself, you know what to be and how to live. And that only comes from knowledge of self, knowing yourself.“ RZA

The body battery

„Your SPINE is your Body BATTERY. Keep it CHARGED.” Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Swami Bodhichitananda explains in this video the 39 energization exercises from the Kriya Yoga lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda. Yogananda developed them to bring more Prana into the system. He said that the Prana and the breath is connected to the heart and to the mind.

“Kriya Yoga is a simple, psychophysiological method by which human blood is decarbonated and recharged with oxygen. The atoms of this extra oxygen are transmuted into life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centres. By stopping the accumulation of venous blood, the yogi is able to lessen or prevent the decay of tissues.”
“Every religious or philosophical practice means a psychological discipline, that is, a method of mental hygiene. The manifold, purely bodily procedures of Yoga also mean a physiological hygiene which is superior to ordinary gymnastics and breathing exercises, inasmuch as it is not merely mechanistic and scientific, but also philosophical; in its training of the parts of the body, it unites them with the whole of the spirit, as is quite clear, for instance, in the Pranayama exercises where Prana is both the breath and the universal dynamics of the cosmos
. “Yoga practice…would be ineffectual without the concepts on which Yoga is based. It combines the bodily and the spiritual in an extraordinarily complete way. “In the East, where these ideas and practices have developed, and where for several thousand years an unbroken tradition has created the necessary spiritual foundations, Yoga is, as I can readily believe, the perfect and appropriate method of fusing body and mind together so that they form a unity which is scarcely to be questioned. This unity creates a psychological disposition which makes possible intuitions that transcend consciousness.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Der Mann, der verwöhnt

… ein guter Name fĂŒr einen nicht verfilmten Softporno aus den 70ern … oder diese ganzen BrötchenlĂ€den in Wien … fasst unser Wochenende ganz gut zusammen: Klimt und Bowie und Bier. Danke, Susann und Antje 😘

I’ve nothing much to offer
There’s nothing much to take
I’m an absolute beginner
But I’m absolutely sane
As long as we’re together
The rest can go to hell
I absolutely love you
But we’re absolute beginners
With eyes completely open
But nervous all the same
If our love song
Could fly over mountains
Could laugh at the ocean
Just like the films
There’s no reason
To feel all the hard times
To lay down the hard lines
It’s absolutely true
Nothing much could happen
Nothing we can’t shake
Oh, we’re absolute beginners
With nothing much at stake
As long as you’re still smiling
There’s nothing more I need
I absolutely love you
But we’re absolute beginners
But if my love is your love
We’re certain to succeed
If our love song
Could fly over mountains
Sail over heartaches
Just like the films
If there’s reason
To feel all the hard times
To lay down the hard lines
It’s absolutely true
Songtext: Paul John Weller
Absolute Beginners © Universal Music Publishing Group

Omnia vincit amor

Im Mai habe ich es versĂ€umt, meinen Song des Monats zu posten … dafĂŒr jetzt frĂŒh im Juni: 4 Non Blondes „What’s up“! Aus sentimentalen GrĂŒnden und wegen Sense8 und meiner Vorfreude auf das Serienfinale. Das beste, was ich in letzter Zeit geguckt habe …

… I binged this show. Too bad netflix cancelled season 3 … Amor vincit omnia.