IMMORTALITY: 1


Photography by Harvey Lloyd www.harveylloyd.com
This blog is part of a series entitled BAD ASS LLOYD’S JOURNALS
Secrets of Eternal Youth

with
artist/photographer Ivana Lovincic.

LLOYD A PROFILE IN ALASKA CROP.jpg

IMMORTALITY: 1
THIS IS THE START OF A REVOLUTION. THE REVOLUTION IS
YOUR LIFE.
THE GOAL IS IMMORTALITY. LET’S LIVE, BABY. LET’S FEEL ALIVE AT ALL TIMES. TAKE NO PRISONERS. HOLD NO SOUL UNACCOUNTABLE, ESPECIALLY NOT YOUR OWN. IF SOMETHING DOESN’T HAPPEN,
IT’S YOUR F
AULT.
                                                –BRIAN KRANS
1

The Way Of The Immortals

If you think it long and mad the wind of banners
that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where
I have roots
Remember
That on that day, at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land”

― PABLO NERUDA
We are part of all who we have met. It is not only passion and joy in the wild, free and unknown, glowing dawns on distant shores, voyages of body and mind that never end, that alone fuel the energy and the need to go, it is desire!
There is nothing we will not or should not do or risk if it fuels our untamed ardent desire to know and to encounter everything. Each passage, our never ending returns again and again throughout the infinity of eternal youth long and strong, grow our knowledge and fuel our endless journeys down the winding paths of immortality.
2
Heresy is the eternal dawn, the morning star, the glittering herald of the day. Heresy is the last and best thought. It is the perpetual New World, the unknown sea, toward which the brave all sail. It is the eternal horizof progress. Heresy extends the hospitalities of the brain to a new thought. Heresy is a cradle . . .
–—ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Adventure, spiritual development, mental development, the study of every art and science, to embrace and learn everything, the bright side and the dark side of life, joy and sorrow, the two halves of the black oyster shell that hides the shining pearl is the way of eternal youth. We live an examined, determined and heroic long strong life as godlike immortals with humility, compassion and wide open minds. We display a willingness to try everything, to trash old and worn out ideas, to embrace the new, is to know that it is “the business of the future to be dangerous.”
3
Find time for thought, this is the source of strength.
Find time for the game, this is the secret of eternal youth.
Find time for reading, this is the Foundation of knowledge.
Find time to be friendly, this is the road to happiness.
Find time for dreams, they will pull your vehicle to the stars
Find time to love and be loved in return, this is a privilege the gods. Find time to look around you, it’s too short a day to be selfish.
Find time to laugh thi
s is the music of the soul.
–GIANNIS RITSOS
 
Eternal youths, guys and gals, we go to the ends of the earth, to celebrate the human spirit and find joy and beauty in all of humanity, to witness the starry heavens and strive to know the mind of God.
 
We follow the greatest gurus or spiritual masters, “to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of the western stars, until I die, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield,” that’s a life. We will return eternally in the great cycle of Yin and Yang.
4
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
—HELEN KELLER
I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired . . . I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles; – I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art; – I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men; –
I believe that he who once has bathed in the sublime delights of this high Art, is consecrated to Her for ever, and never can deny Her; – I believe that through Art all men are saved.
–RICHARD WAGNER
 
5
We go through endless births and rebirths during our voyages along the Way to eternal youth. The long, strong paths of eternal life are twisted, littered with the husks of many tired dreams and dreamers. Gals and guys, our eternal youthful energy is limitless. Our will is inexorable.We will dance among the stars and cross the reaches of space to visit the galaxies.
These are the holy dreams and dances of life, the sacred dances that fill mythology from time immemorial, the forbidden Ghost Dance of the Paiutes and many Native American tribes. We dance as a tireless whirling dervish through life with an eye on the stars, and we never lose our way and waste time complaining.
6
We make the steep and winding road that we trod; we are the road and we are eternal youths. There is no ritual, no way of myth or religion that does not partake of sacred dances. It is our nature and our god given sacred road into the mysteries. To embrace mystery is the beginning of eternally youthful wisdom and long, strong life.
7

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s