Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Allen Ginsberg's Advice

"My advice to you is as follows:
one, learn meditation practice;
two, empower yourself with your own emotions -
don’t be afraid of grief, or heartthrob;
three, be willing to expose yourself and be a fool,
to not be intimidated in the presence of presidents
and rock stars, but come on as a gentle, living
flesh and blood human being.

Don’t treat people as icons.

If what you are doing is considered by all your friends
as too far out, think thrice -
so you don’t go outside the bounds of sanity -
check it out.

Get a good education in reading the Eastern and Western classics.
Avoid animal fat.
Be a slave to love.
Wear your heart on your sleeve.
Twenty rejections in a row are wiped out by one acceptance."


Blogger VicoLetter said...

VicoLe is getting better at #3...esp the 'be a fool' part.
Todd :)

9:17 AM  
Blogger joanna said...

I love this part: "come on as a gentle, living
flesh and blood human being." Thanks for posting, TC.

9:47 AM  

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