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Huan Yi
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25 posted 07-10-2007 08:48 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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And why would a square
at first sight not be perceived
as a fractured circle?

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rwood
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26 posted 07-11-2007 07:17 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

quote:
It simply means that past events determine what the present is like.


but that sounds like laces that tighten the shoes on the future.

yeah, that's a great song. One of the few McVies.

Ess~ No way. You'll never be witless.

John~ I don't know. Life is an oyster?
serenity blaze
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27 posted 07-11-2007 03:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"And why would a square
at first sight not be perceived
as a fractured circle?"

I love that.

And about the looking back stuff? Sometimes there is a wealth of writing material there.

A shrink will ask you to repeatedly look back, too. Behavioral science--but Karen won't make that speech today. I think nearly everyone has watched The Sopranos or some other such thing enough to play armchair psychologist. But using that example, I think Dr. Melfi had the right idea about Tony--referring him on to a different course of treatment that was more focused in the present and toward the future than wallowing in the muck that is everybody's past...sighing.

My husband's potty training consisted of a musical potty chair that rewarded him with a song with every success. My husband, former rock star wannabe, roadie and now karoake king--y'think there's a connection?

And me? I couldn't wear diapers. (I was born with allergies so severe that my own urine scalded me) So I was pretty much nekkid for the first two years of my life.

Think there's a connection?

Que sera, sera. *shrug*

"I'm just living on nerves and feelings,
with a weak and lazy mind
and comin' to people's parties fumbling deaf, dumb, and blind..."

Joni Mitchell
People's Parties

Hear a cover of that tune here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyiNK3QJKPQ


oceanvu2
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28 posted 07-11-2007 07:57 PM       View Profile for oceanvu2   Email oceanvu2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for oceanvu2

Hi Regina, carrier-of-the-pragmatic-wisdom-of-our-common-lineages-and-stuff:

Re" "Id like to read something new that really works: The philosophical with the spiritual in character and in story. Sans the mushrooms, peyote, burning bushes, Tibetan quests, etc. Something a little more homegrown with regard to an awakening. Any suggestions anyone?"

Sure.  Stop reading for a bit.  There is nothing in the (at least) twice-removed- from-the-nature-of-reality of books that lead to an "awakening."

Aside fom the notion that you are already "awakened" and there is nothing to look for, there are a number of practical ways that you can experience "right here, right now" if you take it on as a conscious pursuit.

1.  Try rappelling of the side of a cliff.  Even (and only!) in the most controlled of environments where you intellectually "know" you are not going to go SPLAT at the bottom, trust me, you will experience the "present."

2.  Sky-dive.  If that don't bring it all home, I don't know what will.

3.  Drive on a congested freeway.  That should pretty much provide an awakening to what it means to "Pay Attention!"  (That, of course, is a very common experience, just not recognized for what it is.)

Or, in Stephen's epistomology, just remain open to the possibility of an epiphany along tht road to Damascus. This is long term and passive.  You can speed it up.  (apologies, Stephen)

This may be cross threaded, but don't get excited about the nature of gurus.  All the word means is "bringer of light."  Guru's is everyplace, though not all of them try to make a living at.  You might just find one blocking them grocery aisles.

Best, Jim




serenity blaze
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29 posted 07-11-2007 08:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze



Now I just cry when someone blocks the grocery aisles.

Send lawyers, guns and hormones...
rwood
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30 posted 07-15-2007 09:19 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Karen~ Ha! so that's why you're so cool.

Jim~ My far away removed but genetically secured consanguine,

ah where's your sense of adventure?

not much I haven't tried but skydiving, bungee jumping, & spelunking (I even detest the name s pel lunk ing.)

Still trying to fly the plane before I jump out of it, don't trust bungee cords (have you ever tied something down with those?) they are not really secure, or else he wouldn't have been able to get loose, and I don't care for a pure black-out darkness, where you can't see your hand or anyone else's in front of your face.

otherwise I gotta read in my spare time. I rise at 5-6am each day before the world awakes. Need brain food as well as body food, and 2 pots of coffee (dark italian blend) writers must read if even a little.

yall stay awesome,

I'm still a tad hopeful, reg
oceanvu2
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31 posted 07-16-2007 02:16 PM       View Profile for oceanvu2   Email oceanvu2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for oceanvu2

Hi Reg!  I never tried bungee jumping.  Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes for no particular reason works for me.
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