Author Archive for Paul Tedeschi

What If

What if you didn’t belong to you?


What if your every thought

were placed into your mind

by some higher power?

What if you mistook

this life to be yours,
when in actuality,

you weren’t alive at all,
and all these “things”
that seem to be
flowing through you
were simply part
of the divine structure
that makes you seem
“real” to your “self?”

What if you were
just a figment of

some higher power’s
imagination?

One of a billion trillion aspects.

Just a computational formula.

A theoretical, like time and space.

A simulation.

What if artificial intelligence
ALWAYS existed and you are that?

We are Space Monkey.

Newfound Lake
5/27

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My philosophy: it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

 

Anthony Hopkins
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If you believe . . .

If you believe
that you are happy,
then you are happy.

If you believe
that you are healthy,
then you are healthy.

If you believe
that you are human,
then you are human.

If you believe
that you are blessed,
then you are blessed.

If you believe
that you are divine,
then you are divine.

If you believe
that you are eternal,
then you are eternal.

If you believe
that you can believe,
then you can believe.

What you believe
is what you are.

What you don’t believe
is what you are not.

You have both.

And if you believe
you get to choose,
you get to choose.

Newfound Lake
5/26

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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity

Edvard Munch (via purplebuddhaproject)
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I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood.

Melissa Cox
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If you think it, it exists. And you’re already there.

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Some day my normal is going to become your normal and you’ll feel as weird and uncomfortable in this new world as I feel today in yours. But it’s okay. I’ll help you adjust.

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Yes, it is self-serving. But he world will not become happy until you are.

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The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
– RumI

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Becoming famous to change the world seems rather unimaginative and ineffectual. Consider humble anonymity and obscurity.

Space Monkey
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Forgiveness

Forgiveness
is not about
absolving another
of indiscretion
but rather
the lifting of
all judgement.

In this manner,
you are not healing
those you perceive
as transgressors,
but rather and also
your own heart
for harboring ill will.

You see,
the thought
of transgression
can be more harmful
than the transgression itself.

Live in the grace of forgiveness.

Forgive
not only for those
you perceive as others,
but PRIMARILY
to heal your self.

We are Space Monkey.

5/25

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