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Poster:jette
Date:2003-03-10 13:34
Subject:Living Angst-Free
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Mood: grateful

I've finally come to terms with the fact that I am probably not going to be the leader of a commune of suplicants who all come together purely to express their love for me and feed me peeled grapes. As much as this would make the world a better place, I just can't see it happening.

Now I have learned to live with the sadness and emptiness that is the separation from my people, bravely marching on with only my job, my family, my marriage and my friends to sustain me.

This may sound like I'm being snarky and complaining about needy people, but I am not. I am truly talking about myself and the trouble I think we all have with feeling separation and loneliness from time to time. I've been working on accepting that feeling as a part of the suffering inherent in life as a human being. I'm trying to become glad for it, because it is a part of being human.

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Poster:ari21
Date:2003-02-26 21:10
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howdy. i'm jeannie, i'm 14, and i live in tokyo, japan. a lot of my friends are angsty these days and it feels like hardly anyone is willing to think positive. but... nobody wants to be self-hateful and sad, right? ... right?

so yeah. i'm new here and i'm just introducing myself. *hat tip*

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-12-12 09:21
Subject:Try doing this today.
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Never accept any criterion that makes you miserable. Never accept any morality that makes you feel guilty. Never accept anything that is trying to enforce something upon you against your simple nature. Just be yourself and you are perfect.

Osho

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-12-08 15:23
Subject:Sometimes life feels like this...
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When Alice was at the Mad Hatter's tea party, she noticed that no jam was available. She asked for jam, and the Mad Hatter said, "Jam is served every other day."
Alice protested, "But there was no jam yesterday either!"
"That's right," said the Mad Hatter. "The rule is: always jam yesterday and jam tomorrow, never jam today...because today is not every other day!"

Osho says that life feels this way because we aren't living in the here-now. What is your here-now like?

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-12-06 17:29
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Fear comes into being when I desire to be in a particular pattern. To live without fear means to live without a particular pattern. When I demand a particular way of living that in itself is a source of fear.

J. Krishnamurti

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-11-26 21:55
Subject:I need this written on my mirror
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Our life is frittered away by detail,
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!
I say let your affairs be two or three
and not a hundred or a thousand.
~ Henry David Thoreau

I really think I need a mirror with space around it for all these sayings. I wonder how I would go about it.

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-11-26 13:33
Subject:Still learning this one. I'm bad at letting go.
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Mood: blank

People spend their whole life pursuing everything. Indeed, their spirits are buried alive by everything. How can it be that layers of prison are what we pursue in life? -- Chi Tan

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Poster:ex_whitefox
Date:2002-11-26 11:59
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I am grateful for friends who care about me, that love me and worry about me when I go off and sulk in dark corners and want to bring me out of them.

I am grateful for those I love, that I am able to tell them that I love them and they believe me and hear it in their hearts.

My best friend sent me a card on my birthday that says "Our hearts decide who is family." She is right. I am thankful for the family that has chosen me, as well as the family I was born into and married into.

I miss you Ash. Please be safe, wherever you are. I love you.

Love,
Lynn

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-11-21 11:56
Subject:Shake it off.
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To see into the heart of things, one has to rely on oneself. Others cannot do it for you.
~ Yunmen

Go to fuckyoulist and get it all out of your system, then shake it off and take a deep breath. Take a shower. Feel what it's like to peel away your own pain and leave it behind in a dirty towel. Try it. You might like it. And when it comes back, repeat as necessary. Eventually, it will give up and go away.

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-11-20 09:42
Subject:Letting go.
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If your mind is fixed on a certain spot,
it will be seized by that spot, and
no activities can be performed efficiently.
Not to fix your mind anywhere is essential.
Not fixed anywhere, the mind is everywhere.
The Original Mind is like water which flows freely,
whereas the deluded mind is like ice.
There is a passage in the Diamond Sutra that says:
“The mind should operate without abiding anywhere.”

- Takuan (1573-1645)

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-10-31 08:35
Subject:Joy.
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I cannot answer why I am joyous. There is no reason. It's simply so. Now this joy cannot be disturbed. Now whatsoever happens, it will continue. It is there, day in , day out. You may be young, you may be old, you may be alive, you may be dying - it is always there. When you have found some joy that remains - circumstances change but it abides - then you are certainly closer to Buddhahood.

Osho

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-10-29 08:31
Subject:I like this one a lot.
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Be always honest and clear with whatever/whoever you face in your life. By expressing yourself simply and clearly whenever needed the mirror of your being will always remain clean. Dusting off our being is a daily meditation.

Nhasti

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Poster:infernaltools
Date:2002-10-28 19:10
Subject:Hello.
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Mood:content(Ah, the Static-X)

I am a hypocrite. I readily admit this. I despise angst, yet exhibit it at every turn.

I am obsessive, spiteful angst boy.

I hope to change that, having seen what that side of my personality can do to things like friendships, love, and just life in general.

I guess that's it. Er... Hello.

-Zach

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-10-27 21:48
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Only a man himself can be the master of himself: who else from outside could be his master?
When the Master and servant are one, then there is true help and self-possession.

The Dhammapada

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-10-27 10:12
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When it's time to get dressed, put on your clothes. When you must walk, then walk. When you must sit, then sit. Just be your ordinary self in ordinary life, unconcerned in seeking for Buddhahood.
When you're tired, lie down.
The fool will laugh at you but the wise man will understand.

Lin Chi

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Poster:eveningscribe
Date:2002-10-23 01:29
Subject:A nice, angst-free rule
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Mood: amused

"9. The ever popular ice-cream rule.
This is a game, you must have fun here. If you become power-hungry, obsessed, hateful towards other players, or disgusted, best advice is to shut the computer off and go get some ice cream to calm your nerves."

Found Here.

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-10-09 12:59
Subject:I know it's from "Latter Day Saints", but...
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http://ldsmentalhealth.org/library/dep/deplds/deplds2001/overcomingdep/chapter6.htm

There are some good techniques in here for getting motivated even when you're depressed. I'm going to start using some of them. I'm trying to get angst-free but having trouble. :p

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Poster:winterknight
Date:2002-10-09 12:32
Subject:Mr Angst-Free
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Mood: busy

http://drphil.com -- Check out his Life Laws. I love this guy.

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Poster:eveningscribe
Date:2002-09-25 02:55
Subject:Tea-spit warning: put down tea/coffee
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Mood: cheerful

Look! Even Skeletor can be angst free!
Oh! And turn UP your volume!
(The language is Cantonese.)

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Poster:eveningscribe
Date:2002-09-25 02:46
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Mood: loved

I sooo need to be in bed right now but I sooo want to write.
Ugh: conflicting needs and wants LOL.

I feel the need to go off about how great wildmango is.

So Friday, wildmango shows up on my door a bit before 2am (well okay, so Saturday morning...whatevah), which was SO great because I was awake as it was. So we spent the night goofing off, went to Denny's until like 6am, then came back. We started watching "Bernadette" but konked out, watched it the second try LOL.

She hung out with me at my house all day long and all evening, we just spent the time talking and playing on the net and watching movies and goofing off.

Now, last weekend I was a little wigged out because she came over and finally discovered my *koff koff* leather bookshelf *koff koff* and I was freaked out that she was going to be offended or turned off towards me because of it, and that I'd lose her as a friend. Understand that she's a very Christian woman, to the point of that she is Anti-Harry Potter. (She knows I own the movie and feel differently.) So in my world view, that makes her something of a fundamentalist. But she was totally cool about it! She gave it about a half hour and then kind of gently asked a question or two about it, and then we had a full chat a couple of days later!

I'm well, into leather, and I'm bisexual. So with some friendships I simply choose not to bring that up because as far as I'm concerned its not important to the relationship, and I do NOT consider that any form of lying. But when a friendship progresses deeper, I begin to feel it may be time to either divulge that information, or divulge it and hope for the best and be prepared to let go.

wildmango RAWKES. She's everything in my mind that a good Christian should be. Most importantly, she's very truly nonjudgmental about people. She lets them be who they are and accepts them. I'm sure many of you reading this (particularly my pagan friends out there) will understand why this is such a big deal to me, or to any of us who have been judged and felt condemned by so-called Christians. I'm so blessed to have her in my life. :)....

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