Words

Here comes the sun

Consciousness abides

Self transcendence is impossible, because there is no self to transcend, and this can be realized once one attempts to locate the feeling of “I” within experience. It won’t be found. Content is appearing within consciousness, and disappearing. Consciousness abides, and remains unchanged throughout. There is content, and awareness of that content; nothing else. 

“You can say things with music that there’s no way to say with words. The meaning is much more than anyone can say with words. The reason for that is that music plays directly to our subconscious. We feel what we feel when we listen to music because it’s playing with our subconscious. Billboards that we see when we drive around play with our subconscious, the media plays with our subconscious, and commercials play with our subconscious. But those things fuck with your subconscious, those things hurt your subconscious, and those things confuse your subconscious. Music puts your subconscious back in order, music gives your subconscious some sort of semblance of order and some sort of feeling of beauty, and that’s why we feel what we feel when we listen to it. Especially somebody who’s had a fucked-up life, we need that – we need to feel like everything makes sense. At the end of the day when I sit down after doing everything that I need to do for the day, and I sit there in front of my speakers and I listen to some beautiful music, it puts everything in place, and I feel like the whole world is perfect. That is not stupid. That is the most important part of my day. It doesn’t matter what I’ve accomplished that day, or shit, how much money I’ve made that day, or anything like that doesn’t mean anything. What matters is at the end of the day where I can sit there, put on a Velvet Underground record, and the world is perfect, nothing is wrong with it. Everything is exactly the way it is supposed to be. That’s how I feel when I hear music, and that’s how it’s been my whole life.”

—   John Frusciante (Dallas Music Guide, 2004)

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Bob Dylan - I Want You

mollyandthemoon:

rock-and-roll-will-never—die:

Bob Dylan - I Want You

Your dancing child with his Chinese suit, he spoke to me, I took his flute, no I wasn’t very cute to him, was I?

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Although none of you knew him:

Tonight, I’m reminded that we are never promised tomorrow, and what time we are given is precious. Two years ago today we lost Chandler Mackey, and while I don’t want to limit our memory of him to Facebook statuses, I do think it’s important to keep him alive in our memories. Chandler was exceptionally friendly to everyone with whom I ever saw him interact. No matter what we were doing, he was always humble, and kind. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him, and I’m taking this evening to remember him and be more conscious of how I spend my time. I love you, Chandler.

“Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.”

—   Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf (via theblastofatrumpet)
artemisdreaming:

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You should not take old people who are already dead seriously. It does them injustice. We immortals do not like things to be taken seriously. We like joking. Seriousness, young man, is an accident of time. It consists, I don’t mind telling you in confidence, in putting too high a value on time. I, too, once put too high a value on time. For that reason I wished to be a hundred years old. In eternity, however, there is no time, you see. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
~ Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

artemisdreaming:

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You should not take old people who are already dead seriously. It does them injustice. We immortals do not like things to be taken seriously. We like joking. Seriousness, young man, is an accident of time. It consists, I don’t mind telling you in confidence, in putting too high a value on time. I, too, once put too high a value on time. For that reason I wished to be a hundred years old. In eternity, however, there is no time, you see. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.

~ Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

“Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.”

—   Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf  (via wordsnquotes)

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emmaleighk:

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

A mind-twisting, whimsically hand-animated conversation between French filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine, Science of Sleep) and Noam Chomsky (the “Einstein of modern linguistics,” among other things). I saw this last night… it’s funny, enlightening and original. A must-see.