metamorphosis

A Quote by Octavio Paz on presence, consciousness, metamorphosis, paradise, and action

It may seem paradoxical to say that we have been expelled from the present, but it is a feeling we have all had at some moment. Some of us experienced it first as a condemnation, later transformed into consciousness and action. The search for the present is neither the pursuit of an earthly paradise nor that of a timeless eternity: it is the search for a real reality.
We pursue her in her incessant metamorphoses yet we never manage to trap her. She always escapes: each encounter ends in flight. We embrace her and she disappears immediately: it was just a little air. It is the instant, that bird that is everywhere and nowhere. We want to trap it alive but it flaps its wings and vanishes in the form of a handful of syllables. We are left empty-handed. Then the doors of perception open slightly and the other time appears, the real one we were searching for without knowing it: the present, the presence.

Octavio Paz

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Wendell Berry on values, waste, usefulness, nothing, exist, country, natural resources, metamorphosis, bounty, land, junk, garbage, silt, poison, economy, farm, home, loyalty, devotion, humans, unborn, disinvestment, unemployed, homeland, sour

But when nothing is valued for what it is, everything is destined to be wasted. Once the values of things refer only to their future usefulness, then an infinite withdrawal of value from the living present has begun. Nothing (and nobody) can then exist that is not theoretically replaceable by something (or somebody) more valuable. The country that we (or some of us) had thought to make our home becomes instead 'a nation rich in natural resources'; the good bounty of the land begins its mechanical metamorphosis into junk, garbage, silt, poison, and other forms of 'waste.' "The inevitable result of such an economy is that no farm or any other usable property can safely be regarded by anyone as a home, no home is ultimately worthy of our loyalty, nothing is ultimately worth doing, and no place or task or person is worth a lifetime's devotion. 'Waste,' in such an economy, must eventually include several categories of humans--the unborn, the old, 'disinvested' farmers, the unemployed, the 'unemployable.' Indeed, once our homeland, our source, is regarded as a resource, we are all sliding downward toward the ashheap or the dump.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: Home Economics, 1995

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A Quote by Sextus Afranius Burrus on love, life, living large, sex, muffins, babes, hot, metamorphosis, hope, peace, and chicken

Hot men have bigger muffins. Less hot men have smaller muffins. Muffins are good for the body, the soul, and eating while you have cramps after making your fifth child. Metamorphosis, my children. That's what I'm talking about when I say poetic penis, oh shiz buttons.

Sextus Afranius Burrus (- 63 AD)

Source: I went to one of Sextus's speeches- touched me you know where!

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on divinity, ascension, lightbody, luminous embodiment, narcissism, individualism, birthright, human potential, creativity, co-creation, love, unconditional love, transformation, metamorphosis, conscious evolution, and enlightenmen

Acknowledging our inner divinity as a step on the path to embodying it is not to be confused with narcissism or individualism, since we must further admit that everyone’s divine birthright is the same limitless creational potential of unconditional love.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 162

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on metamorphosis, receiving, and giving

Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Contributed by: Lynn

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