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  1. I am aware! Watch THIS!

    That made me cry.
  2. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Our lasting situations are results of our own actions. This is not destiny. This is causality. Death is unavoidable, but let it not be from loss of will but because your time is over. As long as you can keep going, use your imagination to cope with the travails of life. You will know unexpected happiness. You will know the sorrow of seeing what is dearest to you cut down before your eyes. Accept that. That is the nature of human existence. Your life is a creation that dies when you die. Life acquires meaning when we face the conflict between our desires and reality. No. No. No. This ruins a child. Even in sleep, write a poem. When waking, write a poem. While loving, write a poem. Even voting, write a poem. When angry, write a poem. While dreaming, write a poem. -Anything is subject for a poem- ~Deng Ming-Dao And then there's a whole other slew of quotes from Chris McCandless..
  3. All I know

    Hey all. My name is Jenn. Simply, I am a 26 year old female living in Colorado. Ummm... (I like elipses) I was introduced to Taoism in a high school philosophy class of all places. You know, the one where a new theory is discussed every week or two. None the less, I instantly felt parallel with the thought, via the Tao de Ching; much of what I read resounded with feelings and thoughts of my own. Aside pre-occupation or the usual keeping up with (or against) the tide, the connection has never left me. So there I was in the lobby... I'm here just because I am, I suppose, but I think it also has something to do with seeking like-minded ones Lately I feel I've been waiting to feel alive - but its not depressing as it sounds, it just is, and I'm okay with that. When I'm not analyzing everything, I'm analyzing everything else and I think that might have something to do with it As of late I feel I am constantly looking forward to the moments where I truly feel alive, happy, at peace; for example, on top of a mountain. I love and cherish these moments, but it seems I anticipate them more than I live them. Seems backwards. Ahh, but I hardly expect nor believe in roses all the time. I'm just contemplating the balance of it all. Needless to say, I am never without thought - good ole cultivation of self. Aside that little tid bit, I love nature (among many other things), it is my "religion". I cannot express with words what nature/mountains do for me and to me; I have learned so much... Anyhow, I think I'll leave it here. So, hello and thank you. Jenn P.S. Anyone here from Colorado??