It’s nice when you reach the point in your life where the only person you really need to worry about liking you is you. –Aarib Trauster, “What He’s Really Thankful For,” in the November 2013 issue of Redbook

It’s nice when you reach the point in your life where the only person you really need to worry about liking you is you. –Aarib Trauster, “What He’s Really Thankful For,” in the November 2013 issue of Redbook

One may have friends all over the world, but very few will truly know your heart. –Chinese proverb

One may have friends all over the world, but very few will truly know your heart. –Chinese proverb

Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you. 
–Rumi, “My Worst Habit”

Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you.
–Rumi, “My Worst Habit”

Life holds its miracles, good erupting from darkness chief among them. –John Patrick Shanley, “The Darkness of an Irish Morning,” in the March 8, 2013, issue of The New York Times

Life holds its miracles, good erupting from darkness chief among them. –John Patrick Shanley, “The Darkness of an Irish Morning,” in the March 8, 2013, issue of The New York Times

What draws friends together
does not conform to the laws of nature. 
–Rumi, “The Force of Friendship”

What draws friends together
does not conform to the laws of nature.
–Rumi, “The Force of Friendship”

Who except the gods can live time through forever without any pain? –Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

Who except the gods can live time through forever without any pain? –Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

Mary realized this was no ordinary night club and the 4 star rating was indeed merited based on how attentive and customer centric the bathroom attendants were

Mary realized this was no ordinary night club and the 4 star rating was indeed merited based on how attentive and customer centric the bathroom attendants were

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” 
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea 




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“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

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Anonymous said: I want a master but without the pain? I know I would enjoy it. but am very new.

the pain aspect is truly not the essnce of BDSM and internalizing whether you are truly submissive
it has it place but is no what the lifestyle truly is…It will take soul searching, no doubt about that. Trust me when I say that you can not become submissive if you do not have the basic inclination to serve and the emotional pleasure of being available to serve. Once you have that, you are well on your way to knowing you are submissive.

Knowing you are submissive will have a mental aspect to it. When you think of serving others does it put you in a peaceful position? If it feels like the logical thing to do then it probably is.

You may also have a spiritual connection to submission…and your connectedness to my Dominant as being in prayer. IYou will find and feel a higher power sort of connection when you please him. You may have an overall sense of bliss or complete happiness thinking about or participating in service.

Connecting to submissive can have an emotional response as well. You may cry uncontrollably, or smile so hard and so often that your cheeks hurt. There is a clear sign that you are submissive when you can look upon being of service to someone else and your heart aches with need. Your emotional response is usually the strongest response to submissive stimulus that you will be able to experience.

Lastly when you are submissive you will develop a physical response to Dominance exerted at or near you. For many this is sexual excitement but it could also be a need to physically get up and do something to bring your closer to that Dominance. These are all steps you will hopefully experience on that path you so eagerly yearn to live

Collars in historical times were put on slaves as to identify who owned them. To collar someone at the neck meant that you hold that person in ultimate control. Today’s purpose in the BDSM lifestyle community collars carry many different meanings depending on the individual, but generally speaking the significance of the collar is the same - a person has control over another. One very important distinction from our historical counterpart rests in the consensual nature of the collar. In today’s times, the submissive or slave has the choice of whether or not to submit. A collar of ownership is one of the most common reasons why we have a collar in the BDSM community. But collars can mean so many different things though. Not every collar in the community is a collar of ownership. There are so many different meanings, different ways in which the collaring happens, and different levels to it for some. 

A collar has meaning to those who are involved in the relationship. It can be just like a wedding ring for some, a power exchange to others, or it may be something taken lightly and tossed away at impulse.

"There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won’t remember and that she can’t even let herself think about because that’s when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle.You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again. Whenever it rains you will think of her. “ — Neil Gaiman

"There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won’t remember and that she can’t even let herself think about because that’s when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle.

You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.

Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again. 

Whenever it rains you will think of her. “ 
— Neil Gaiman

There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas Alva Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Alva Edison

“The Paradoxical CommandmentsPeople are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Do good anyway.If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway.Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.Be honest and frank anyway.The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.Think big anyway.People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.Fight for a few underdogs anyway.What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.Build anyway.People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.Help people anyway.Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.Give the world the best you have anyway.” ― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.” 
― Kent M. KeithThe Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council