Five Days, Five Quotes: Day Four

Recently I was invited to participate in an exercise which involved posting a fresh quotation on each of three days and also tagging three more folk each day. Here is a sequel, but with a difference. The quotation bit remains the same but I won’t be burdening anyone else. ๐Ÿ™‚ And this time there will be five days rather than three.

This is Day Four.

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly coloured, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, “Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, “Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we … kill those people. “Shut him up! I’ve got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.” It’s just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.” – Bill Hicks.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on February 2, 2016, in Quotations and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. A great ride of words and the conclusion is the most profound. Excellent choice.

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  2. Eeww. Don’t think I like this. Except for his conclusion. Are we a bunch of fools? Actually you don’t need to answer that!

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  3. Bill Hicks is amazing and funny as Hell. He tells stories you have never heard before told in his way. Righteous! He died too young. My first listen, I didn’t know that. Bummed me out. It’s Just a Ride!

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  4. This is such a wonderful quote. I love it so much. The rollercoaster feel of life speaks strongly to the days of my being alive, I am often all over the place. But even though I am going through it in so many different ways, there is just a buoyancy and a vibrancy to being alive that cannot be diminished even with my darkest days. It is a fantastically real ride that was meant to be insanely enjoyed for all that it’s worth. Spending time worrying is a choice but there are better choices to be made. The fun is finding what those good choices are going to be.

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    • “Spending time worrying is a choice but there are better choices to be made. ”

      For sure and then some! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Right now I’m enjoying the choice to allow the words to flow freely without fearing how intensely I come across. I feel like I’m unleashing myself. It’s wonderful to experience. I feel like a Divine Fire has been sparked deep inside the depths of who I was meant to be. And I am being reborn in every moment I can take to define who it is I know myself to be.

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      • I am always impressed by your ability to produce so much writing! It seems it is calling forth fresh energy and self-confidence. I envisage you as an angel with trumpet (the ancient variety ๐Ÿ™‚ ) – a herald. And then – lo and behold – I come across this!!! Alura’s Angels!!! ( I believe you share my regard for synchronicity and so called serendipity.

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      • These words are the written melody of my soul. They make my spirit feel as though it is soaring. I would love to be an angel heralding the coming Age. My souls yearns for such ability. I believe that I have been gifted the Sword of Truth and am in the processing of dulling the blade so as to cut away scars of the past but not sharp enough to open new wounds.

        I found Alura’s Angels in the past when I was lost in the wildnerness trying to understand the unexplainables about my being. Alura was a name I was interested to know who was connected to it. I found her and was immediately turned off by the financial expense of her services. I am further turned from the negativity of her prophesies. I feel that darkened souls project Darkness into the Future. I feel enlightened souls find the peace and grace that is due in the future. Some try to scare and profit from their knowledge, while others attempt to heal and keep hope alive that everything will be okay. I don’t agree with how people use their sword of truth these days, though I know many have been gifted with that blessing.

        Personally I love the synchronicity and serendipity of the Universe and how it pulls us in certain directions at the perfect moment in time. I found Alura in my time of questioning and from crossing her path I believe in the truth of a class of Angels coming to earth to help in an Ascension. I think different people have different ideas and different agendas on what that ascension will mean for people. Some wish to withhold information. Others wish to spill the beans completely. Some see Darkness while others Share Light. Angels come by the millions, the question is who does she serve with her truth?

        And I am so lost in sharing words, I don’t choose to question the validity of her words or dig into the volumes that exist about who she could be. I went through that stage of ego and inherently know how highly angels think of themselves. I just quickly ascertain if I think I’m dealing with an Angel of Light or a Servant of Lightest Dark.

        I am so moved that when thinking of me you came to a site about angels. That is so wonderful. I have dreams that make me feel like I’m in a related group of angels who share truth during dreamscaping.

        What are your dreams like?

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      • My dreams are so various and varied that it isn’t really possible to describe them in terms that I would be satisfied that the result reflected their truth so I feel it is better not to try. Sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚


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