“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”—Eckhart Tolle
lunatic (adj.) late 13c., “affected with periodic insanity, dependent on the changes of the moon,” from Old French lunatique, lunage ”insane,” or directly from Late Latin lunaticus ”moon-struck,” from Latin luna ”moon” (see Luna). Compare Old English monseoc ”lunatic,” literally “moon-sick;” Middle High German lune ”humor, temper, mood, whim, fancy” (German Laune), from Latin luna. Compare also New Testament Greek seleniazomai ”be epileptic,” from selene ”moon.” Lunatic fringe (1913) apparently was coined by U.S. politician Theodore Roosevelt.
Then, among the wise and high-minded people who in self-respecting and genuine fashion strive earnestly for peace, there are foolish fanatics always to be found in such a movement and always discrediting it — the men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements. [Theodore Roosevelt, autobiography, 1913].
usually, my main points i’ll think to self: you have equal right as every other human here; you interpret situations solely based on your character, but they are ultimately neutral; refresh your mind to the exact date and time, forgetting the past and abandoning the future; you sincerely know Happiness…many won’t ever get that far; lastly, knowledge is power, wisdom is prosperity.
divinity will stain your fingers and mouth like a pomegranate. it will swallow you whole and spit you out, wine-dark and wanting. you will reach for it again and again, greedy human fingers clutching at everything you can reach. the divine will curl its way through your veins and take you over, and it will not leave you quietly. i feel divinity in my bones like aching; like fire.