Reflection for today…Challenge Yourself -Charles Bukowski

20 Aug

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.

This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.

It could mean not eating for three or four days.

It could mean freezing on a park bench.

It could mean jail.

It could mean derision.

It could mean mockery — isolation.

Isolation is the gift. 

All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it.

And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds.

And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.

If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that.

You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire.

You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.

It’s the only good fight there is.

Charles Bukowski {Factotum}

I love this Bukowski quote.

It really begs the question of how far any of us are willing to go in order to live our potential.

It is all about sacrifice and isolation according to Bukowski.

Peace & Namaste…

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5 Responses to “Reflection for today…Challenge Yourself -Charles Bukowski”

  1. circusinpurgatory August 22, 2012 at 5:30 AM #

    I Post many of your shared quotes on my Facebook page.

    • MYSOULSONICE August 25, 2012 at 2:00 AM #

      Circusinpurgatory…
      I am so honoured that you would share these reflections with your friends and loved ones.

      I hope to keep finding inspiration in order to keep sharing it.
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
      You really are becoming a friend at this point 😉
      Peace & Namaste…
      Alex Grey Consciousness

      • circusinpurgatory August 26, 2012 at 9:10 PM #

        My pleasure. you’re doing good work.

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