Jack Kerouac: Dharma, Zen, and Freedom

“I see a generation of Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they have to work for the privilege of consuming all that crap they didn’t really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars, at least new fancy cars, certain hair oils and deodorants and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution, thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks… Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason… and also by strange unexpected acts giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody.” – Jack Kerouac

Middle Aged by Ezra Pound

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Tis but a vague, invarious delight.

As gold that rains about some buried king.

 

As the fine flakes,

When tourists frolicking

Stamp on his roof or in the glazing light

Try photographs, wolf down their ale and cakes

And start to inspect some further pyramid;

 

As the fine dust, in the hid cell beneath

Their transitory step and merriment,

Drifts through the air, and the sarcophagus

Gains yet another crust

Of useless riches for the occupant,

So I, the fires that lit once dreams

Now over and spent,

Lie dead within four walls

And so now love

Rains down and so enriches some stiff case,

And strews a mind with precious metaphors,

 

And so the space

Of my still consciousness

Is full of gilded snow,

 

The which, no cat has eyes enough

To see the brightness of.

32 Inspirational Quotes To Create Change!

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32 Daily Motivational Quotes For You!

Life is more than just the pursuit of happiness. It is about the pursuit of fulfillment, meaning and growth. We all want to live a life where we believe and know that we have tapped into our true and full potential. Our greatest joys come when we are able to express ourselves through our work, our children, our contributions, our passions,  and our creations. To reach this level of fulfillment, joy and pleasure – takes change. Change is the driving force to all progress and growth. Here are some daily motivational quotes to help fuel your journey to change and personal greatness!

**TIP:** Select 2 -3 daily motivational quotes that you can commit to reading every single day. Make that the only behavior you change and then see what else changes, naturally.

“What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym…

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