“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." ~ Siddartha Gautama Buddha, from the Kālāma Sutra

do something that makes you feel good from the inside 

don't postpone joy. simple and sweet. i love that bumper sticker. 

"Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
— Dalai Lama XIV

"put your money where your mouth is." my brother used to always say that. and yea, maybe my take is a little different now, but seriously the best way to vote is where/how you spend money. also the best form of health care is a healthy diet. Back in the day people spent at least a third of their income on food, now it's become a expensive most people try to cut down to as little as possible. houses and cars have become more important than our own god given vehicle. use tapas(discipline)! spend a bit more on the option that will create the best outcome, whether for you or the community or the planet. try to actually go local...

Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are.
-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Poetry is not

an expression of the party line.

It’s that time of night,

lying in bed,

thinking what you really think,

making the private world public,

that’s what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg