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Morning offerings. May all beings be empowered with the causes and fruit of liberation. May any merit and grace generated by my activities be dedicated to the welfare and liberation of all beings without differentiation.
Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.
written by Carl Sagan, Cosmos 

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She’s only two months older than me


She’s only two months older than me, and a month ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She woke up blind one morning; her immune system attacked her optic nerve and the inflammation created a temporary blindness. It passed, but it was far from over. It will never be over for her. I listen to her describe how the injections that keep her disease at bay make her nauseated. It hurts her to walk, it hurts her to move, and this will be the rest of her life. She’s only two months older than me; I don’t feel so young and invincible anymore. What if there is some sort of biological ticking time bomb in my body, just waiting to make itself known? At what point is the naivety of youth replaced by the dread of mortality and disease? For her, this realization came a month ago. Eventually it comes for all of us.

To be in a non-attached relationship means that the possessive and controlling part of you is not in evidence. It does not mean that we no longer care or offer service to the other, only that there are no conditions around that. We love because we can, not for something in return.
written by

Michael Kewley

The gift of the non-attached relationship.

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A solitary fisherman’s home keeps watch on quiet Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, 1974.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic Creative
I’m an adult, but not like a real adult
written by anyone between the ages of 18 and 25

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An enormous fossil ammonite that has turned into ammolite
Be blissful and enjoy your life; do not let yourself become obsessed with anything. Determine to use the rest of your life to benefit others as much as possible.
written by Lama Yeshe

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