Good Morning! Today is
about Completion, Satisfaction, and Growth
Tarot of the Day: The World
The World is an indicator
of inexorable change; change that is predestined and initiated by the
successful end to this cycle of your life. It is a good end to the old and a
desirable beginning to the new. Look to all areas of your life today and see
where things have grown stagnant and end the cycle.
This card speaks of growing
maturity, inner balance, and a deeper understanding of who you are at your
deepest core. It shows that you are well prepared to move forward so do not
give up now. You are getting closer to who you are at your deepest core.
At work, you may be working
too hard for too little return. Blow your own horn a little so the powers that
be can see your contributions. If you are feeling constricted by a lack of
balance between pay and responsibilities, do some research on similar positions
elsewhere and present it to your boss or consider changing companies.
In love, this card speaks
to hurdles successfully overcome. Have you and your partner solved a large
problem or passed a relationship milestone? Acknowledge it for what you learned
and move forward.
Whether a literal or
spiritual journey, today’s path was earned through hard work and will be a life
changing event. Know that the Universe is giving you what you asked and worked
for so, trust it not to turn you on your head without first providing a net.
Enjoy the journey.
Peace out, Lovelies…
the internet is real big, big enough to get lost in and even when you think you’re on top of like everything if you just veer a little off your normal daily sites you can tumble into these big wide weird worlds with these whole communities that’ve been chugging along fine without you or even your knowledge that they exist and it’s kinda fantastical and i think about this a lot with like webcomics in particular
like there are certain phases, eras of webcomics, for lack of better definition, and there are the Big webcomics and the Well Known webcomic creators but one of my favorite things is like this assumption that all those webcomics you used to read must’ve stopped or at least finished at some point and they just… don’t
there’s this whole sense of inertia in a lot of webcomics and i’ve remarked before that once a webcomic gets to a certain size of fanbase, even if the rest of the internet moves onto newer pastures, that core base is always gonna be there. reminds me a lot of the Direct Market and the history of superhero comics but with a lot less wider media exposure. Megatokyo is still going and had a very successful visual novel kickstarter in what seems like forever ago. Sluggy Freelance is running to this day. long-running formerly-well-known furry webcomic Sabrina Online is about to hit its 20th anniversary, and on the cusp of this, is doing a timeskip plot with Sabrina getting married that looks like it might finally finish the comic up.
there’s all these works of creativity, with ambitions small and big, running on the edge of your perception, beyond it, or directly in your past and chugging along and it’s kind of amazing
anyway i found a furry paintball webcomic that’s been running for 13 years today. how’re you
Do you know of any theme that looks like a newspaper?
lucyrps - The Daily Prophet - More based around the Daily Prophet, in Harry Potter, but could still work for any kind of newspaper with a bit of customization. One column of post plus one column for updates, jokes, events and such.
The Daily Tumble - Tumblr approved daily tumble is a theme garden theme, yet gives quite a realistic newspaper look. Two columns.
themesbyeris - Daily Herald- Modernish theme inspired by the Daily Herald. Doesn’t give that much of a newspaperish look to me. One column.
themesbyeris - Daily Prophet - Same modernish look, I like this one a bit more. Based on Harry Potter but change the title and it won’t even be seen. Three columns
abbylunathemes - Four vintage newspaper themes over here. These could be nice if used well. Really vintage look (more Victorian than anything) - Three columns
I seriously looked for quite a long time to find more but couldn’t manage to find anything else. I hope one of these themes will work for you though! If they don’t and your RP is set in modern times though, you could always try to pick any professional looking theme and try to have it seem like, not a complete newspaper, but a newspaper’s website? Just a random idea. I hope this helped you anyways!
Her alarm went off like a shotgun, her eyes rolled to the
ceiling in immediate distaste while she reached toward the loud siren of the
approaching day. Per usual her fingers slipped just past the edge of the
blaring machine; Felicity groaned, “I’m such a clutz…” beneath her breath right
before the knuckle of her index finger became ensnared on the partially open
She rolled until her face was buried in the warmth of her
purple pillow case; her knuckle like it did every morning ached from being
re-injured for the hundredth time. She lifted her arm and raised her palm until
it was over the blaring stereo, seconds later the clunk of the clock as it
landed over the area rug over her wood floors chimed throughout the space. She
smiled into the soft fabric and let her shoulders ease into a relaxed pose.
“Okay day let’s get my humiliation over with…” she whined lowly before bringing
her elbows towards her center. With a loud huff she managed to jerk herself
upward into a cluttered mess of blonde hair and wrinkled pj’s. She heard his
soft steps from the foyer and, shot a quick glance toward the door.
“Felicity? Please tell me you’re actually awake?” he called
as the clang of his keys hit upon the ceramic bowl on her small kitchen island.
She resisted the urge to fall backward when she moaned,
“Yeah I’m awake…”
His soft chuckle made her smile but as usual it didn’t reach
her tired eyes. Felicity frowned realizing that while Billy was sweet and,
often kind their relationship still didn’t make her feel whole. She heard him
bustling about her small, cube like kitchen with practiced ease. Felicity
shifted her legs towards the floor then stood on shaky legs as she asked, “Hey
can you put my coffee in the to go mug with the black lid?”
“Sure…” he replied swiftly before a small, “Felicity you
promised!” could be heard echoing around the walls of her apartment.
Hi there. I've struggled to create consistent and fulfilling happiness in my life, and I've sort of lost hope in making any change in my life that can create any significant improvement in my overall happiness. In fact, I'm exhausted just *trying* to be happy. Any thoughts on what I should do?
Hello! I think your struggle is a common one. It is something of which I often have to remind myself as well, because it is easy to forget in the rough-and-tumble of daily life.
Happiness is not an object. It is not a pie you can bake and sell or eat yourself.
We are told to find fulfillment in our lifestyles. The unsaid perspectives in our culture believe that everything from our careers to our relationships are the sources of happiness and fulfillment in our lives. It is delusional.
This perspective is one of poverty. It assumes that happiness doesn’t exist naturally and inherently in ourselves but rather that we are barren of all happiness and wholeness. In order to find/enjoy happiness and wholeness (fulfillment), we must do things, create things, and change things. This is little more than the unconscious possession of the “progress meme” sitting into our minds and hearts.
Any happiness or sense of fulfillment that come as the result of something created, done, or changed, is itself impermanent. And so many of us exhaust ourselves seeking to renew that happiness and fulfillment over and over and over again. Unfortunately, those limited forms of happiness provide diminishing returns and soon we start seeking even more intense or ridiculous forms of pleasure.
This boils down to an essential question: What the fuck is happiness?
Is happiness being at the top of your career field, with a perfect spouse, and all the money, objects, and experiences you could want? Or is happiness playing in the sand building castles and squawking at the seagulls overhead?
Obviously the first instance sounds stellar. Who wouldn’t want such a complete life situation? And there is nothing wrong with achieving that either. But it is wholly dependent upon outer circumstances and once achieved, we start wanting more. This is because if we are missing the inner component of happiness, our outer achievements regarding the objects we associate with happiness will not go far enough in making us happy.
Whereas in the second instance, there is nothing special about playing in the sand and goofing off with birds. You don’t need to be a millionaire or anyone in particular to enjoy such a moment. Yet something so simple can be wholly engrossing and enjoyable to the extent that the rest of the world ceases to exist for you and all that remains is playful ease.
Indeed it would seem that happiness is not a simple object that we can chase after and amount like we would money or cookies.
In some sense, happiness is the basic sanity of the soul. Most children are born with the natural capacity for joy and happiness. Their enjoyment is spontaneous and uncontrived. They do not seek fulfillment from their lifestyles. Yet a child could not explain this to you. It is so obvious to a child that it cannot be isolated by the mind. Like a fish having no idea what water is.
At the same time, for a child, *trying* to be happy would be the antithesis of happiness. It would be, as you have found, exhausting.
However, this brings us to a very crucial perspective that differs from the poverty mentality addressed above. To hijack a quote from A Course in Miracles:
Your task is not to seek for happiness but to seek and remove all the boundaries you have built against it.
In Hindu spiritual terms, the nature of reality and your existence as reality is Sat-Chit-Ananda. This translates in many ways, one of which is Being-Consciousness-Bliss. That is your nature and it is what you are even now. The reason why this is not known to us is because it is obscured by unnatural imprints superimposed over reality by the mind.
Those imprints are the actual meanings of karma. We more commonly call those imprints conditioning or judgments of the mind.
You ask me what my opinion is as to what you should do. My opinion is that you should get rid of those imprints and discover the nature of reality within and as your very aliveness.
We discover reality’s nature by being naturally real. That is the essential purpose of spiritual practices. They are the reverse of the processes that plunged us into illusion and confusion. The place to begin is with daily meditation. I would also highly recommend the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, which directly addresses the struggle you are experiencing here.
You are more whole than your mind can ever know–but that does not mean that you cannot come to know it. In this case, knowing is being.
Yet so long as “fulfillment” is a pseudo-philosophical notion guiding our ambitions in life and happiness is sought via the objects we associate with it, we will never know actual fulfillment and happiness–nor actual peace and freedom.
Lastly, a common question that follows this sort of discussion is:
“What does this mean in terms of leading a life? Why bother with anything?”
Well, why not bother? If your happiness is no longer contingent on external circumstances and your sense of wholeness no longer dependent upon your achievements, then why not participate in this world? Your priorities will change from the deluded attempts to find gratification in whatever haphazard forms you have grown to identify as happiness and shift to things that harmonize with your nature as Being-Consciousness-Bliss.
The fact that we only think to participate because we expect to get something from society belies the truly confused priorities that our culture instills.
By fixating on getting, securing, and amassing, we lose focus on the sincere enjoyment of giving. When you are happiness, you can give happiness. Two candles can be lit from one in a dark room and far from the flame diminishing, the light in the room actually increases! This is like the experience of sharing happiness, which can be as simple as giving a thirsty dog water on a hot day.
These teachings of inner happiness are precious. Few people care to seek and find answers to these glaringly obvious inconsistencies in societal norms. Furthermore, back in the day, these teachings were rare, difficult to find, and hard to understand. Now they are diffused across the world and the internet, available in many languages and terminologies.
Not everyone–or even most people–will be fortunate enough to seek, find, and sincerely practice spiritual teachings. And those who do will soon notice how much unnecessary suffering fills the world around them. For this reason, they aspire to give happiness and peace to others. That is the beginning of compassion.
In summation, the spiritual way transforms us from consumers/sufferers to producers/enjoyers. We go from suffering at the hands of our illusions to enjoying the simple naturalness of our inborn nature. We move from the attempts to consume the outer things we feel we are missing inwardly to selflessly radiating the treasures of life, namely love, happiness, and peace.
It is not easy to change our momentum from delusion to clarity, but it is inevitable for the simple fact that it is natural. Clarity is real. Delusion is unreal. What is real is always real, and what is unreal is never otherwise.
I hope this helped to constructively reorient your perspective and send you in a useful direction.
I’m worth 200 mill
Cat robe to the floor
Your Swifties never thought I’d be tumbling hard core
Yes I’m learning all the slang
Got a really strong selfie game
Still like pegacorns and its becky not tay
I’m so gangster you can find me up tumbling at night
You out drinking? Well I just 4,000 likes
T-Swift and Tree Pain hitting up cyber space
It’s a tumblr story tell me can you handle that?
I reblogged fans last night then laughed when they cried
I liked a cat pic then followed some more
By the time I finished the fandom was dyingggggg
Cuz I’m a superstar tumbler
(Everybody loves me)
I’m a fan stalker
(Go ahead and judge me)
You can call me B-Weed cuz that’s what I smoke
Hey it’s a tumblr story no this ain’t a joke
Cuz I’m a celeb turned fangirl
You want my cookie recipe
Ruling over tumblr in my no it’s becky t
T-Swift and my cats all up on the same track
It’s a tumblr story and you can’t handle thattttt
What, what I tumble daily yo
What, what Mercury’s renegading tho (bleep)
Hey hey hold on,
I didn’t even say anything
I said tho
You guys bleeped me and I didn’t even say anything
I didn’t swear