The Spirit Of The Warrior

Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life itself reveals again and again the opposite: that letting go is the path to real freedom.

Just as when the waves lash at the shore, the rocks suffer no damage but are sculpted and eroded into beautiful shapes, so our character can be molded and our rough edges worn smooth by changes. Through weathering changes we can learn how to develop a gentle but unshakable composure. Our confidence in ourselves grows, and becomes so much greater that goodness and compassion begin naturally to radiate out from us and bring joy to others. That goodness is what survives death, a fundamental goodness that is in every one of us. The whole of our life is a teaching of how to uncover that strong goodness, and a training towards realizing it.

– Excerpt from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying By Sogyal Rinpoche

Social Graces

The Idea Of Social Graces / Well Its Never Been My Thing / You See, I’d Rather Be Lost In Some Sweet Mellow Daydream / Always Trying To Hide The Absolute Real Thing / On The Road Of Lost Love / I’ve Lost My Grace As A Dove / Thoughts Swarming Over Me / Shotgun Bang Here I Go Again / Only To Wake Up In My Shame / Will Someone Please Wake Me / Or Hey, Maybe Take Me To A Place Where They’ll Save Me / Bathe Me / To Pray Me / Isolate Me / My Heart Broken And Interwoven / Social Graces It’s A Game / I Think We’re All The Same /

Written By

Jessica Hinkson

Last Eve

You Came To Me Last Eve / You Spoke Of A Pain / Your Heart Of Concern / A Yearning To Get Close To Me / It Was More Than I Could Give / I Could Feel Your Fear / I Wanted To Flee / I Wanted To Be Free /

You Thanked Me For Being Patient / You Said That You Cared / I Embraced Your Face / I Looked Into Your Eyes / You Were No Where Near / I Could Feel Your Fear / I Wanted To Flee / I Wanted To Be Free /

Let Me Go / Set Me Free / It’s Time For The Story To End Between You And Me /

In The Dream When You Came To Me / We Kissed One Last Time / You Begged And You Pleaded / I Let Go / I Walked Away / I Could Feel Your Fear / I Wanted Flee / I Wanted To Be Free /

Written By Jessica Hinkson

Indifference

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

-Elie Wiesel

the principle that, in the absence of any reason to expect one event rather than another, all the possible events should be assigned the same probability.