The Consummate

Your Crystal Ball Ain’t So Crystal Clear

Posted in art, artists, beauty, humor, life, love, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on May 2, 2011

I’m off that sauce for a while.

Trusting my intuition and inner self-guide while not binding myself to karma or what another may see for me.

“Don’t waste your time in thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Some of the astrologers might be a little unhappy with me for saying that. They have a job to do; fine, let them do it. They are also needed. But don’t get caught up in these things. You can rise above your planets. Don’t get attached to thinking, “What is your sign? I am an Aquarius. Are you a Taurus? A Capricorn?” You are not any of that. You are the pure Self. Your body and mind have limitations, it is true; but you can rise above them.

It really doesn’t help much to know the future. If God had wanted you to know your future, it would have been easy for Him to leave the door open. He knew that it would not be beneficial for you, so He shut the door. It’s the same for the past; it’s better if you don’t remember all the past lives. If you remembered it all, you would still have hundreds of enemies. You might forget all your friends, but you will remember your enemies. Isn’t it better to forget them?

Let’s not waste time on all these things. Think of the golden present. Enjoy the present. You might still ask, “Don’t you think I should at least plan a little bit for my immediate future?” All right, make your plans; but remember: after you make your plans, submit it to Him / Her. “Lord, if You say ‘Okay,’ let it happen. If not, I won’t worry.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

Swami Satchidananda

A Great Elephant In The Deep Forest

Posted in animals, art, beauty, health, life, love, photography, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on October 14, 2009

Photo by Nick Brandt

I love this quote. I find it to be so serene and noble. And for a while I used this as a mantra to mend a broken heart.

But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest. – Buddha

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Posted in relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on September 4, 2009

Faith1Image courtesy of Seb Lester

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Keep the Faith

Posted in health, life, spirituality by the consummate on July 27, 2009


If you just hold out, keep the faith, everything’ll be alright – Lyrics from “Hold Out” by Gospel Singer Lula Collins

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If I Fall Back Down

Posted in artists, life, music, neighborhood, relationships, san francisco, Uncategorized, yoga by the consummate on July 20, 2009


If I Fall Back Down – Rancid (acoustic version)