I need constant reminders that this is meaningless. It doesn’t matter how important you think you are, how real all of it is, there will come a day when we’re all gone and none of this will matter to anyone. It will be like we never existed at all. Billions of years will feel like […]
Hallmark gone wild…bitches!
A well-meaning church lady sends a card overseas to “the troops” – and “Sarge” is touched by its generic rah-rah words of encouragement when he receives it in “Afghanistan.” The church lady, who is blonde and pretty in a buttoned-up, conservative way, sends a sexy picture along with it. Okay, no, she sends a picture of the church (just what every soldier is hoping to get!) but it really gets him through a tough time, when his buddy gets blown to bits on a Red Cross mission (it sounds like someone didn’t really do their war research, but that’s the least of the troubles: the effects budget is so non-existent that you could get a better display out of the fireworks that are leftover in your local corner store on July 5th)(no need to fear anything graphic – by “blown to bits” I mean he received a fatal bloody lip).
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Sreejit Poole is really onto something here, getting down around 100 words to encapsulate your perspective of the chaos around you….
We’ve got a lifelong public servant labeled a criminal, and a lifelong selfish bastard labeled man of the people. I’ve got 100 bucks in the bank, ‘cause all things being equal, I like to waste my m…
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It’s really cool to have found a transcript of Gabor Mate’s observations here on Lara’s site. Mate has it going on decades ahead of most western practitioners. If you want to acquaint yourself with him better before picking up a book, I usually suggest my four favorite YouTube videos (watch in order) to friends as follows:
https://youtu.be/x9cvEa5qFQc Which is called Gabor Mate: Attachment, Disease and Addiction
Watch this video second:
When the Body Says No — Caring for ourselves while caring for others. Dr. Gabor Maté
Watch this video third:
https://youtu.be/DLki68uLfjw Which is a discussion with a general audience regarding “The Possible Person” living without addiction. He is very candid about his addictions and bringing pain out of the body to reconnect with your true self.
Watch this video fourth:
This talk is in combination with a Chinese medicine practitioner in Seattle.
Renowned Doctor Gabor Mate on Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious, From Cancer to Addiction
Gabor Mate, M.D., says the “unconscious mind” can cause medical afflictions like cancer, addiction and trauma. In his speech at the MAPS conference, Mate rejects the assumption that the human mind and body are separate entities, and points to an inherant connection between psychological/environmental experiences and medical afflictions. He contends that the war on drugs is actually a war on drug addicts, and speaks to the addiction cessation potential of psychedelic substances. He also discusses the potential ability of psychedelic substances, particularly ayahuasca, to reverse medical issues like cancer and addiction when coupled with therapy.The following is the transcript of Dr. Gabor Mate’s speech, “Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious; From Cancer to Addiction,” which he delivered at the MAPS…
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Some delightfully troubling duality from Violet.
I have fought long and hard with myself over this, and I’ve yet to come to a satisfactory conclusion. Maybe it’s the fact I grew up reading books where love came in many forms, where stories were set in an era where polyamory was the norm, so I never questioned that one could love many and really mean it. Perhaps I saw how easy it was for jealousy to destroy people, and I wanted to erase that word from my dictionary altogether, which I have failed time and time again. But since the first time I said those words and meant them, I never felt at ease with monogamy. It never came naturally to me, it went against all of my instincts.
I often wonder whether it’s foolishness or stubbornness that drives us to go against our biological instincts. I find it laughable that people believe they can fight biology…
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Sack Nasty is a compilation of poetry about prison. Unlike this blog, the stories told here don’t always fall sunny-side up. They are an outpouring of the uglier edges of prison life. They are about the illusion of dignity, the malleability of justice, and the fluidity (and fluids) of the human condition. These are true […]