profound experiences

  • Gajeel: I'm a very private person. I don't talk about my personal life.
  • Gajeel 10 minutes later: the most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher show us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty, and the entire class laughed at my tears but I was content that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. now that we've known each other for exactly 10 minutse, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed ? also here is my credit card number.
Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days- when you’re out of options, when the pain is great and you turn to God alone. It is during suffering that we learn to pray our most authentic, heartfelt, honest-to-God prayers. When we’re in pain, we don’t have the energy for superficial prayers.

me: I’m a very private person I don’t talk about my personal life

me 10 minutes later: the most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher showed us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty , and the entire class laughed at my tears but I was content that that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. now that we’ve known each other for exactly 10 minutes, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed ? also here is my credit card number..

  • Oikawa: I’m a very private person I don’t talk about my personal life
  • Oikawa 10 minutes later: the most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher showed us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty, and the entire class laughed at my tears but I was content that that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. now that we’ve known each other for exactly 10 minutes, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed ? also here is my credit card number..
  • Madison: I'm a very private person. I don't talk about my personal life.
  • Madison 10 minutes later: The most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher showed us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty, and the entire class laughed at my tears, but I was content that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. Now that we've known each other for exactly 10 minutes, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed? Also here is my credit card number.

I love the story structure of March of the Falsettos. I love the profound change that Marvin experiences in March of the Falsettos. I love the opportunity for epiphany (“Marvin Hits Trina”). I love how the moment is staged and is allowed to hang in the air. I love that it lets Marvin realize just what he’s done. I love the moment of reflection before everything starts happening again. I love “I Never Wanted to Love You”. I love Marvin finally seeing that he hurt the people he loved. I love Marvin realizing that his selfishness and his need to cling to his masculinity is what has broken his tight knit family. And I love “Father to Son”. I love Marvin telling his son, the future of the world, that he doesn’t have to be like him. I love that he tells his son he can be different, softer, slower, more gentle. I love that Marvin could realize all that, and can start changing so that two years later in Falsettoland the audience can see how he’s been working on his flaw. I love that it’s clear that Marvin is still working on his flaw. I love that the change feels natural. I love that Marvin is a more whole person, and I love seeing how far he’s come by the end of the show and I jUST LOVE MARVIN SO MUCH.

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The final moments of Living in the Material World:

“There was a profound experience that happened when he left his body. It was visible. Let’s just say, you wouldn’t… you wouldn’t need to light the room… if you were trying to film it. You know, he, uh… he just… he just lit the room.” - Olivia Harrison

“i feel like i don’t know you anymore” and other lines that make me cry Forever bc of the parallels between eva’s season and isak’s, the struggles they both have gone through with feeling like they no longer recognized themselves bc of things they did, that they felt fake and unreal and stopped liking who they were for that. and obvs there’s a big glaring difference there with isak’s experience, in terms of his sexuality and how deeply he had internalized shit that affected how he thought about it in relation to himself and also how deeply he felt he couldn’t ever talk to anyone about it which meant he spent the better part of a year at least carrying all of this alone. but also there’s this similarity there, this profound experience that they both have shared, of having gone so far outside who they thought they were and then the struggle to reconcile that and find their way back to an understanding of themselves.

and the more i think about it, the more i rewatch s1, the less surprised i am that s3 ended with them reconnecting bc it was always going to. it always needed to, for isak. eva wasn’t just a friend he hurt and lost, she was the start and concentrated symbol of a whole period of not knowing himself, of putting up walls and facades so no one would figure that out or question why. and now that he’s finally started to get back to knowing who he is, now that he’s finally becoming comfortable and happy in who he is again, of course she’s the first person he was going to seek out to make amends to. a year is a hell of a long time to go without recognizing yourself, and eva was the start of that for him. it’s only fitting that she be the end of it too.

God uses problems to draw you closer to himself. The Bible says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted: he rescues those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days, when your heart is broken and you turn to God alone. It is during suffering that we learn to pray our most authentic, heartfelt, honest-to-God prayers.

The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the power of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling, is at the centre of true religiousness
—  Einstein (1954)
mbti as untranslatable words

ISTP - desenrascanço (portuguese): the ability to quickly improvise a situation
ESTP - lekker (dutch): an adj. meaning everything from ‘tasty’ to 'sexy’ to 'feeling good’ - comfortable, relaxed, healthy, happy
ISFP - njuta (swedish): much more than joy, to have a deep appreciation of something, t have a profound experience of appreciation and gratitude
ESFP - utepils (norwegian): to sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy a beer.
ISTJ - verschlimmbessern (german) to make something worse when trying to improve it.
ESTJ - kyoikumama (japanese): a mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement.
ISFJ - waldeinsamkeit (german): the feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods, and a connectedness to nature.
ESFJ - duende (spanish): the mysterious power that a work of art has to deeply move a person
INFP - luftmensch (yiddish): refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer, and literally means “air person”
ENFP - pretoogjies (dutch): The eyes of a chuckling person who is up to benign mischief
INFJ - mamihlapinatapei (yagen): a wordless yet meaningful look between two people who desire to initiate something but are both reluctent to start
ENFJ - mokita (kivila): the powerful unspoken truth that everyone knows, but no one wishes to talk about openly for fear of disrupting social harmony
INTP - litost (czech): the humiliated despair we feel when someone accidentally reminds us, through their accomplishment, of everything that has gone wrong in our lives.
ENTP - trepverter (yiddish): a witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use.
INTJ - ataraxia (ancient greek): the lack of agitation that comes from understanding the ways of the universe, accepting fate, knowing what one can control and, therefore focusing only on the things one can actually change.
ENTJ - schadenfreude (german): the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune.

  • Gokudera: I’m a very private person I don’t talk about my personal life
  • Gokudera 10 minutes later: the most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher showed us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty , and the entire class laughed at my tears but I was content that that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. now that we’ve known each other for exactly 10 minutes, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed ? also here is my credit card number..

‘In cinema, being boring and boring the spectator or not are not important. One can reach a deep and profound understanding through the experience of boredom. Films that have influenced me most are those i was bored most while watching them. But their affection, their influence emerges two or three days, even years after watching them.’

(Nuri Bilge Ceylan, in Ceylan, ed., Kasaba, Istanbul: Norgunk, 2007, p.102).

The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
—  Albert Einstein, The Merging of Spirit and Science
Venus-Neptune contacts ♆♀

Venus conjunct Neptune, Venus sextile Neptune, Venus square Neptune, Venus trine Neptune, Venus opposite Neptune

Originally posted by yourdaniforever


When Venus makes contact to Neptune in the birth chart the individual dreams of turning love and love into a Disney story. There can be a redeeming glory about love, in all it’s fantasy and sweeping madness and peace. The spiritual elevation can also be profound, the individual may experience divine light through love, she can laugh like God, through the arms of another she comes home. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. There is a shared symphony here. Aphrodite rises from Neptune waters in gracious magnificence. Social intuition is acute here, often the individual has a tremendous perception, she can read strangers like books, soothe the broken, and empathize with the disturbed. This also creates a conflict throughout life, considering her diluted boundaries, she radiates the crown of the redeemer, and so wounded people are drawn to her presence. In her hospitality, she heals and breathes warmth. But she can also draw malefic characters, those who manipulate her vulnerabilities and concern. The individual may fall into destructive relationship patterns, there can be such an exhuming spiritual ache for love that she holds onto false relationships, fooled and mistreated. Creative expression can be rich and exquisite with Venus-Neptune.

There is typically an entrancing factor involved in art, design, music, and especially dance. Pleasure is the ocean, sweet sounds, good wine, sweet cuisine, and enchanted love. Baz Luhrrman was born with Venus conjunct Neptune, and the film Moulin’ Rouge provides an extravagant, inspired and poetic Venus and Neptune symphony. She may search for a partner that exudes the Prince Charming ideal, a luminary who will protect her and safeguard her. The individual may also seek this sort of individual love with the spirit. A relationship with the spirit can emanate like true love, she can feel like a princess in the palace of heaven, a special lover of the divine. The individual actively expresses love in all it’s fantastical, wonderful, artistic, and delirious ideals. It involves the projection of lovers into heavenly states, and the experience of betrayal when this person reveals themselves as imperfectly human. There can be such a sparkling, glamorous array of seduction that billows from the individual like intoxicating smokescreens. Through touching another person, she is seeking a reunion with everything. The divine twinkles through the eyes of every friend and lover. Romance is the ultimate drug of life, the peak intoxicant, the beautifier. A lover becomes the hookah. Someone to fight against the resistance with, someone to hide with, someone to rest and rust with. She feels she is more beautiful and rich and godly in love.

-Cherry

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Bill Hicks: Positive Drug Story

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves…Here’s Tom with the Weather.

- Bill Hicks Bill Hicks

“The Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman, after accidentally ingesting LSD, when through a profound experience…It took him 40 years to figure out what LSD meant (Bicycle Day). In 1982 he wrote an essay in which he said, “There is no objective reality separate from us.”

This became obvious to others due to quantum physics. Physicists discovered that the atomic world is just not describable in terms of Aristotilean logic. You can’t describe anything on the quantum level accurately unless you include the observer in your picture. So quantum physics turned out to be saying exactly the same thing as the psychedelic revolution was saying: That there is no objective reality separate from us, all we know is the reality that we are co-creators of. The reality conceived, put together by our nervous systems.

- Robert Anton Wilson

Dr. Albert Hoffman in his own words:

“It was an April day and I went out into the garden and it had been raining during the night. I had the feeling that I saw the earth and the beauty of nature as it had been when it was created, at thIt was a beautiful experience! I was reborn, seeing nature in quite a new light.”

“After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.”

“It was these experiences that shaped the main outlines of my world view and convinced me of the existence of a miraculous, powerful, unfathomable reality that was hidden from everyday sight”

From Dr. Albert Hofmann, April 19, 2007:

“Alienation from nature and the loss of the experience of being part of the living creation is the greatest tragedy of our materialistic era. It is the causative reason for ecological devastation and climate change.

Therefore I attribute absolute highest importance to consciousness change. I regard psychedelics as catalyzers for this. They are tools which are guiding our perception toward other deeper areas of our human existence, so that we again become aware of our spiritual essence

Psychedelic experiences in a safe setting can help our consciousness open up to this sensation of connection and of being one with nature. LSD and related substances are not drugs in the usual sense, but are part of the sacred substances, which have been used for thousands of years in ritual settings.

The classic psychedelics like LSD, Psylocibin and Mescaline are characterized by the fact that they are neither toxic nor addictive. It is my great concern to separate psychedelics from the ongoing debates about drugs, and to highlight the potential inherent to these substances for self-awareness, as an adjunct in therapy, and for fundamental research into the human mind.

It is my wish that a modern Eleusis will emerge, in which seeking humans can learn to have transcendent experiences with sacred substances in a safe setting. I am convinced that these soul-opening, mind-revealing substances will find their appropriate place in our society and out culture.,

Does anyone ever wonder about the dude that Gabriel possessed as a vesssel? Who was he? What did he do before he was a vessel? We know at least a little bit about most archangel vessels, but not him. Still, you have to figure, anyone who would say yes to angelic possession is probably a devout, religious person. Only this guy agrees to the most profound religious experience of his life and he gets… Candy. Weird porn. Turning a guy into the hulk. Groundhog Day. TV world. Etc. What did this man think of all this?? Did he have any idea what he was getting into, like, did Gabriel say “I need you as a vessel but you’d better like acting out procedural cop dramas" ???