#goodwords

#goodwords ~ shel silverstein

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

~Shel Silverstein

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#goodwords for

friday,

march 25,

2016

thank you, shel silverstein

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#goodwords ~ ggstamos

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Grand Dad Bod

Life’s experiences are stored in the gut
It makes the belly bigger than the butt

It’s one of the reasons I suddenly felt
A need for suspenders and a belt

~ ggstamos

#goodwords for

wednesday,

march 2,

2016

thank you, ggstamos

(blog at https://ggstamos.wordpress.com/)

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#goodwords ~ jorge luis borges

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I’ve no need to speak
nor claim false privilege;
they know me well who surround me here,
know well my afflictions and weakness.
This is to reach the highest thing,
that Heaven perhaps will grant us:
not admiration or victory
but simply to be accepted
as part of an undeniable Reality,
like stones and trees.                           

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#goodwords for

wednesday,

february 24,

2016.

thank you, jorge luis borges

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#goodwords ~ kurt cobain

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Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, “nirvana” means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

~ Kurt Cobain

#goodwords for

saturday,

february 20,

2016

thank you, kurt cobain (and happy birthday.)

may he rest in peace…

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May we all find our Punk Rock, our Nirvana, our Heaven on Earth, our…

~ The Bellowing Angels (T.B.A.)

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#goodwords ~ demi lovato

I feel like it’s the best way to describe it. I think when someone gets to rock bottom and they need a way out of that hole, the only way to get out is to surrender and ask for help. 

 

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#goodwords for

monday,

february 15,

2016

thank you, demi lovato

I appreciate Demi’s willingness to share her struggle with Bipolar Disorder. It takes a lot of courage for a young celebrity to open up like that. There’s a lot at stake. I can relate to her words about surrendering. I think of surrendering as acceptance. And once we surrender and accept our mental illnesses we’re on the path toward recovery. Demi also talks about “telling on herself.” I do the same with my family when I can feel my Bipolar illness causing me to act out. Demi get’s it! She’s a HERO for speaking out for the cause. Go Demi!!!

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#goodwords ~ oscar wilde

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stolen; real riches cannot.

In your soul are infinitely

precious things that cannot

be taken from you.

~Oscar Wilde

 

#goodwords for

wednesday,

february 10,

2016

thank you, oscar wilde.

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#goodwords ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

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“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

Thích Nhất Hạnh  – (Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life)

#goodwords for

saturday,

february 6,

2016

thank you, Thích Nhất Hạnh

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#goodwords ~ matthew

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Do Not Worry
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about
your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body
more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or
reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly
Father feeds them. Are you not much
more valuable than they?
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Can any one of you by worrying 
add a single hour to your life?”

#goodwords for
friday,
february 5
2016
thank you, Matthew 6:25-27

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#goodwords ~ j. guerra

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From the Bellowing Angels Instagram

#goodwords for

thursday,

february 4,

2016

from the song, Grey Leaf Waltz, by j. guerra.

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#goodwords ~ sri chinmoy ghose

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Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory.

tuesday,
february 2,
2016
thank you, Sri Chinmoy Ghose
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#goodwords ~ maya angelou

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Insomniac

There are some nights when
sleep plays coy,
aloof and disdainful.
And all the wiles
that I employ to win
its service to my side
are useless as wounded pride,
and much more painful. 

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for
saturday,
january 30,
2016
thank you, Maya Angelou

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#goodwords ~ j. guerra

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insomniac dream

oh…the ceiling

in my room.
i’ve come to know
its wooden knots and swirls.
in the pale moonlight,
insomniac dream,
somewhere between sleep
…and the morning. 
by J. Guerra

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#goodwords ~ langston hughes

 

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#goodwords for

sunday,

january 24,

2016…

thank you, langston hughes.

live like a poet.

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#goodwords ~ rumi

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#goodwords for

friday,

january 22

2016…

thank you, rumi.

live like a poet.

 

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#goodwords ~ jack kornfield

“The purpose of practicing spirituality isn’t to perfect yourself, it’s to perfect your love.” ~Jack Kornfield

Love, compassion, spirituality, mindfulness…Jack talks about all the corny stuff that makes for a good life.

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#goodwords ~ pablo neruda

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#goodwords for

wednesday,

january 13,

2016…

thank you, pablo!

live like a poet.

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#goodwords ~ jay guerra

Vampire

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I’ll take everything, everything

Just smile

And let me walk a straight line

Take my energy, energy

A cold fog

You’re ugly like a vampire

Taking my time, my time

And you’re always taking

Taking my life, my life

I can feel it breaking.

I’ll take everything, everything

I try to run away but you’re right there…

—Lyrics from an original song…VAMPIRE. The song is about the emptiness, the anhedonia, of depression. For me, song writing has been a huge part of understanding and coping with the highs and lows of mania and depression. This is one of the silver linings of mental illness that include, among others, a heightened sense of creativity, empathy, passion, strength, and resilience. I’ve spent so many hours of my life enjoying the work of artists, musicians, writers, actors, and other amazing human beings who have been blessed with the creativity that accompanies mental illness. These are my heroes. #heroes 

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