“Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are.”—Iain S. Thomas (via psych-facts)
“The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation”—(via psych-facts)
1. They’re not easily offended, and don’t take things personally
2. They’re accepting, non-judgmental and always want the best for you
3. They respect others’ perspectives, needs and boundaries
4. They listen well to others, and try to see their point of view
5. They’re kind and understanding, warm, respectful and accepting
6. They’re trustworthy and loyal, and they think the best of you
George Harrison - “My Sweet Lord” (demo) - Early Takes Volume 1
"I was inspired to write My Sweet Lord by the Edwin Hawkins Singers’ version of Oh Happy Day. I thought a lot about whether to do My Sweet Lord or not! because I would be committing myself publicly and I anticipated that a lot of people might get weird about it. Many people fear the words ‘Lord’ and ‘God’ - makes them angry for some strange reason.
The point was, I was sticking my neck on the chopping block because now I would have to live up to something, but at the same time I thought, ‘Nobody’s saying it; I wish somebody else was doing it.’ You know, everybody is going ‘Be-bop baby’ - OK it may be good to dance to, but I was naive and thought we could express our feelings to each other - not suppress them and keep holding them back. Well, it was what I felt, and why should I be untrue to myself? I came to believe in the importance that if you feel something strong enough then you should say it.
I wasn’t consciously aware of the similarity between He’s So Fine and My Sweet Lord when I wrote the song as it was more improvised and not so fixed, although when my version of the song came out and started to get a lot of airplay people started talking about it and it was then I thought ‘Why didn’t I realise?’ It would have been very easy to change a note here or there, and not affect the feeling of the record.
I thought My Sweet Lord was a good ‘record.’ In the recording industry there are ‘songs’ and ‘records’ - anyway I thought the overall sound of the record was as important as the words or tune - the atmosphere really. I wanted to show that ‘Halleluja’ and ‘Hare Krishna’ are quite the same thing. I did the voices singing ‘Halleluja’ first and then the change to ‘Hare Krishna’ so that people would be chanting the Maha Mantra - before they knew what was going on! I had been chanting ‘Hare Krishna’ for a long time and this song was a simple idea of how to do a Western pop equivalent to a ‘Mantra’, which repeats over and over again, holy names.
I don’t feel guilty or bad about it, in fact it saved many a heroin addict’s life. I know the motive behind writing the song in the first place and its effect far exceeded the legal hassle.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine
“Typically, we are taught to see genius as some form of superhuman, innate ability that is out of our grasp. In reality, genius is primarily about having the passion and willingness to give up the inessential — in order to focus on the one objective deep down that drives us like none other.”—Jordan Phoenix (via jordan-phoenix)