The Consummate

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Posted in art, doo wop, life, love, music, relationships by the consummate on October 30, 2010

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**This IS NOT The Four Seasons but rather Frankie Valli

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Nobody Can Replace You

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda by the consummate on October 29, 2010

Divine Will has no tinge of selfishness. Ego means selfishness, “I,” “me,” “I am doing this for my sake.” So whatever you will to do for your sake is egoistic and will have its own return. We have to face it. But without the ego, we would say, “Some Cosmic Power makes me work. The God in me motivates me. He sent me here and He is making me do everything. I am an instrument. He gave me everything. He may take it all back. Nothing belongs to me. Not even the body belongs to me.” We should perform all our actions with this feeling, free from egoism. That is Divine Will. Your conscience prompts you, not the ego. The conscience will always say, “It’s good for everybody.” Don’t even pray, “Let me be happy, Help me. Make me good.” Always think in terms of the cosmos: “Sarveshaam swastir bhavatu.” — “May all be happy.” So, keep on dinning it into the mind, “Thy Will be done. It’s all for Jesus, all for Moses, all for Buddha, all for Allah.” Use any name, it doesn’t matter. “All for the Ashram. All for the Cosmic Consciousness. Nothing for me. I’m not even eating for my sake. I am eating because I have to serve.” That should be the thought behind our every act. The minute you begin to live that way, your life will be totally, totally different. You will enjoy supreme joy. You will not be affected by these petty little things.

We should always roar like lions, “I am that I am! I am ever joyful, ever peaceful! None of this nonsense will affect me!” We must have that strength and courage. Even if you act temporarily, “I am a super yogi!” for one week, you will see the difference. It’s not just to be read, or heard or preached. It should be lived. And you can live that life. Don’t say, “Oh, that is only fit for saints. I am just an ordinary person.” You are not ordinary, If you were ordinary, you wouldn’t even be here. Nobody is ordinary here. No. Even a thorn has a purpose. It had been placed here for a particular cause and it is unique in its place. Nothing can be substituted for that. Nobody can replace you. You are unique in your position. Don’t try to compare yourself with others. You are all important. Everybody is needed in this cosmos. Be proud of your existence.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

Sparks

Posted in art, artists, beauty, photography, subculture, Uncategorized, WTF by the consummate on October 23, 2010

Image by Ryan McGinley

Come Together

Posted in spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on October 23, 2010

“Yoga means to unite, to come together. The moment we think of coming together we really become yogis, so let our entire lives be based on this coming together, being together, becoming together. We should become one, or, in other words, we should realize that oneness that is already within us. We are already one, but, unfortunately, nobody has ever answered exactly why we are separate. Different saints have explained the cause of separation in many ways: It is due to ignorance, to illusion or to life in the material world. There are many answers to why we feel separate from each other, but, probably, the true answer will come to us only after we realize our oneness. In that oneness, you find peace within and without.”

– Swami Satichidananda

She Appeared Then Disappeared

She was only here for 48 years but she sure did live.

Here she is taking a video of me speaking about HER. In my humble opinion, she never got the credit she truly deserved. But alas our gurus and real leaders reign with silence and humility. It is only the mediocre who tout their strength, skills and ‘wisdom’.  Having known her was a blessing.

The 2nd photo is of Ari’s waist – she was so proud of her beautiful waist after bearing children. She told me that before her husband was killed, she dreamed of his passing. I tried calling her last week to say hi and arrange a visit. Unfortunately, I was unable to reach her.

RIP ARI UP.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine – The Slits

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Know Your Rights

Posted in california, Femimism, health, life, love, music, Party, WTF by the consummate on October 19, 2010


Know Your Rights – The Clash

Nov 2nd is just around the corner, are you voting America?

What It Looks Like

Posted in Femimism, life, love, subculture by the consummate on October 13, 2010

Inspiring article on the state of feminism in politics and culture here: http://www.thenation.com/article/155109/who-stole-feminism?rel=emailNation

I’ll be running for office in the near future.

Violet Ice

Posted in art, artists, beauty, life, love, relationships, sex, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on October 12, 2010

I fucking LOVE this. I WANT this. WAAAAANNNNNTTTTTT!!!

“Jeff Koons, Violet Ice (Kama Sutra) 1991 Colored Glass, Courtesy of Luxembourg and Dayan

Salem

Posted in art, artists, beauty, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 11, 2010

Teen Angels

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, judaism, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 11, 2010

I Want To Be On That Runway

Posted in beauty, experimental video, fashion, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 7, 2010

Gotta work on my moves…

Scottie B once shouted out “this one’s for Natalie” right before he dropped this at the club.

Now There You Go! PB&J Time.

Posted in art, artists, beauty, experimental video, life, love, music, oldies, Party, WTF by the consummate on October 7, 2010

 

Reconsidering Columbus

Posted in animals, artists, beauty, friendship, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, subculture, travel, WTF, yoga by the consummate on October 7, 2010

Native American culture and philosophy is close to my heart. I’ve had the honor of participating in spiritual ceremonies and met amazing torch bearers (some in this video) who are passing these ways down to the next generation of Native peoples and others who respect these ways. It’s high time we look at history and start telling a new story – the TRUTH.

Take action: http://reconsidercolumbusday.org/TakeAction.html