Everyone has the potential to be happy; we’re born with it. The way to access it is simply to have a decent life, to have the patience to transform our obstacles, be kind, and have very few wants.
In Tibetan it’s known as “dö choung chok she”: having few desires and being happy with what one has.
They carry me to you, carry you when you are young and need extra love from your adept hands to my slow and smooth ones
we meet in the middle our hands holding, fingers gently stroking grazing each other I gasp
my hands on your thigh under the sheets gracing the side of your beautiful face tear-soaked or smiling, I am always touching your face can’t help myself must touch you feel your emotions flow into my hands my heart my eyes’ brain and mine into you we search each other and we find something that is needed necessary wanted desired
to be loved. simply.
Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. Learn what you can do.
When the great Rabbi Israel Shem Tov saw misfortune threatening the Jews, it was his custom to go into a certain part of the forest to meditate. There he would light a fire, say a special prayer, and the miracle would be accomplished and the misfortune averted.
Later, when his disciple, the celebrated Magid of Mezrith, had occasion for the same reason to intercede with heaven, he would go to the same place in the forest and say: “Master of the Universe, listen! I do not know how to light the fire, but I am still able to say the prayer,” and again the miracle would be accomplished.
Still later, Rabbi Moshe-leib of Sasov, in order to save his people once more, would go into the forest and say, “I do not know how to light the fire. I do not know the prayer, but I know the place and this must be sufficient.” It was sufficient and the miracle was accomplished.
Then it fell to Rabbi Israel of Rizhyn to overcome misfortune. Sitting in his armchair, his head in his hands, he spoke to God: “I am unable to light the fire, and I do not know the prayer, and I cannot even find the place in the forest. All I can do is to tell the story, and this must be sufficient.”
—As told by Elie Wiesel (via wordslessspoken)
”I do not know how to light the fire, but I know how to say the prayer, and that must be sufficient.” (And it was.)
Yup. And hopefully see some rainbows along the way. :-)
Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that perhaps the military has the highest number of ‘em. True or not, RUN THE PROTOCOL ANYWAY. Because in 15 years of investigating rape accusations, I can count those that panned out as false on one hand. Meanwhile, the one time I almost skipped the protocol, the one time I almost didn’t believe a petty officer, because I was naive as an investigator and a young woman, because her commanding officer described her as “a party girl, always late, always out drinking, don’t bother with this one”, she turned out to be the victim of one of the most brutal assaults I’ve ever investigated. She shouldn’t have still been -alive-, let alone up and making the accusation. So let me repeat: five false accounts in fifteen years. And one time I almost failed a woman ‘cause of the bullshit way it’s normal to talk about us. Take your shipmates’ word, and then run the protocol. Every. Single. Time.
Man, I just got home. It’s been a fuckin long time since I’ve stayed out till 3 a.m. Now I’m wide awake and can’t sleep of course. So much for my ten a.m. yoga plans.