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ESP
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0 posted 01-28-2004 07:24 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP


For a dialogue forum, this one always seems remarkably silent....y'all communicating in some silent language, maybe telepathy or something, that I'm not hearing/seeing/understanding?
Ok I'm going to start a conversation.
I've been reading about Taoism. Anyone have anything to say about Taoism? If not, I'm happy to talk about the weather also :-p hehe cmon guys TALK!!!

~Liz~
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1 posted 01-28-2004 11:25 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I won't say "something" (thought I just did, but that's a different tangent) - but I will "Say Anything." <--Ever seen that movie... a great. Love the Cusack-Man.
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2 posted 01-29-2004 12:19 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

ok.. I'll bite..

I heard today about a book being published which spoke of the "mental disorder" which drove people to write or feel they had to write in a compulsive way.. sort of the opposite of writers black, there were constant words and idea being generated in the persons haed and they were driven to writ ethem down..

sounded so familiar to me..I finally realized that all those years I had been saying I was crazy..had been validated or were being validated by the book raising the drive to write and the feelings you had to capture something on paper as a mental disorder...

the author also said 70% of poets exhibit bi-polar symptoms..


no wonder you guys all seem so crazy to me... lmao.. (jk)
Duncan
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3 posted 01-29-2004 12:28 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Ron...Maybe you should apply for dissability for your disorder, then you won't have to work and can tell us more stories!!!  
Poet deVine
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4 posted 01-29-2004 01:00 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Bi-polar? Isn't that where you don't know whether you're at the North Pole or the South Pole? A couple ways to tell the difference:

Santa? North Pole
Penquins? South Pole

You'll notice I refrained from discussing the sexual preferences of some Polish people!
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5 posted 01-29-2004 03:46 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Captian Ron, that author is quite right.  If you take a bi-polar poet a step further and give them what is called rapid-cycling, they actually get a ton of new thoughts constantly that can be controlled through medication, but trust me they won't be stopped.   They receive one thought right on the heels of the last, so try juggling that all day. Some of the greatest writers and poets were bi-polar as you know.  If you check the left hand side for famous people on this great site on the internet, I think it is quite amazing,    http://mixednuts.net/home.html
Maybe we all have to be a little crazy to really "feel" life?  You think?  Just look at the impressive list of people here: http://mixednuts.net/depression-famous2.html

As for the Tao, which was ESP's first subject matter - I have tried to keep up daily readings of Tao most of my adult life, and respect its teachings.  The natural balance of man in regard to nature is not at all a bad thing to read about.  I read both the Tao, and as much as I can from native american teachings, or our first nations.  I truly believe if we all got back to being "small" in the scheme of things, then balance and harmony would indeed be easily obtained.  This is a great reference site for any interested: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/taoism/ttc-list.htm  It is kind of hard to explain Tao in words really, it is a process of looking within, and indeed a wonderful journey.
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6 posted 01-29-2004 06:16 PM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

I kind of figured everyone else was telepathic, too.  I'll try to remember to speak out loud once in a while.
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7 posted 01-30-2004 09:01 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

I knew exactly what was being said the whole time... Masked Intruder said.. The stuff and then Nan said some stuff.. Then PdV said some stuff that we had to bleap out.. You know her and that mouth of hers.. *naughty naughty* And then... Hmmm, Maybe that was all in my head. Oh well... *wanders off to try to write something*

Love,
Ladycat

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beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation
or abstraction from life; IT IS LIFE I

Susan Caldwell
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8 posted 01-30-2004 12:45 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

You know what came to mind when I read this post? (sorry, I watch entirely too many movies) This dialog from Austin Powers:

"Tell me something I don't know"

"I once open mouth kissed a horse"

"What?"

"That's something you didn't know"

Okay, so I admit I might need help....but I love those movies!
 
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