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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Thomas Aquinas, Sigmund Freud, Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

(If you are one of the people who has sent me emails in the last few days and haven't gotten an answer, it is because about ten times the usual volume has shown up and time constraints have made it difficult to respond as yet. I will).

Well, well, here we are at Origami again; folding spindling and mutilating the pristine, into content and form. Paper airplanes are a form of Origami, so we can imagine them flying about in mental space. That's where this whole scenario takes place, except when it dips below that radar and shows up on the emotional plane radar. Materialists will tell you it all take place in your head anyway and scientists like to tell us that the mind is the seat of the emotions. I tend to think that that is where the particular product of the moment gets registered and labeled but... it isn't felt there. However, most people can never grasp that they are seeing everything inside their heads and that the way it's all put together just makes it look like it's out there. This is just one of the examples that tells us that inner control and the control of one's self is the key to the control of everything that seems external to us. The Strength card gives a good pictorial idea of how this is accomplished. Of course you need what The Chariot indicates first; 'triumph in the mind'.

One of the things that amuses me is when I get an email from someone who wants to let me know that they're only on the same page with me now and then, or wants to let me know that I'm only partially informed about something (as if I have ever indicated otherwise) and then proceeds to tell me in exhausting detail how it really is, without countering or refuting anything I said in the first place; sometimes no mention is even made of anything I said about anything, just that I'm wrong and here's how it really is. I generally don't get through it all because at a certain point all I see are a lot of terms flying around with nowhere to land and without landing gear in the first place.

Anyone who has all the answers is wrong, especially anyone who is absolutely certain and even more so when they try to engage complex language that has the same comparative effect on my digestive system as overcooked linguine. I've waxed complex on occasion but I generally like things as simple as possible. I remember a long time ago, when I had all the makings of a professional pseudo-intellectual and had read too many western writers; I remember how grateful I was when it all got reduced to a very simple construct. Of course, there were and are complexities to be had. There always will be but one's personal state in relation to them should not be. Most of these things, like the systems in our body or the intricate technical workings of complex machinery, go about their business without needing us on the inside, micromanaging everything like one of those control freaks that all of us run into these days. If you don't run into that, you run into the earbud addicts who are terrified that the real world will intrude on them. The same thing goes on with people who eat too much or get too hooked on anything where it becomes the foundation of their lifestyle and everything else has to accommodate to it.

One of the things I frequently notice about people is how completely meditation would clear up all of the problems they think they have. This is another one of those things that happens automatically. You don't need to mess with the details or play with the levers. You simply move through stages of consciousness and the stages of consciousness adjust every factor in your existence, automatically as you go. Many people think that meditation is something you do. It's actually something that gets done while you're there. Sure, there are a lot of practices that fall under this heading and they differ from each other in respect of contents and practice but I'm talking about simple meditation, with a single focus combined with essential willingness. I'm not going to get into a descriptive or definitive thing about it. I just mention it in passing and like anything else, it's something you can figure out on your own. If you know how to pray, you know how to meditate, more or less. There's no single right or wrong way. We're different from each other in terms of what is most effective for us individually. We're on different rays. We're headed to different heavens and different hells and different transitionary locations. We live different lives, with different attractions and different lessons, even if we all go through the same things and are all one. That's a catchall that involves a massive and incomprehensible stretch of time and circumstance.

People, well, some people anyway, presume that they have a soul and they may well possess one. I'm not sure that everyone has one. Everyone here is not human, however they may appear to be. The soul is alone. It communicates with the divine. I don't know about the concept of soul mates. Generally, I tend to believe that there is some truth to most everything, just as I believe that not all of it is relevant to me. I know we get a lot of resonance here and simpatico seems to simply drip down the walls but that is a matter of like attracting like. There is a wide body of otherwise out there, with entirely different game plans. That shouldn't be a matter of concern. Every ray contains everything needed for anyone on that ray and all rays eventually go back through the prism into the white light where difference and disparity end. That is not to say that you are not still individualized. There is an inexplicable and indefinable mystery that attends this. Unique and individual, is an essential part of the whole program but not in the way most people might tend to view it.

One of the key assets to be acquired by anyone on their passage 'through' here is to be able to recognize who you have affinity and business with and who you don't. Some people are meant to be bypassed entirely. We don't have to be understood and accepted by everyone and we never will be. Even the gods have their differences and vive la difference because that is also essential to everything. God loves drama; I'm speaking of The One here; of course they all do and the key to that is to understand what drama actually indicates. Think of it as the playing out of events and characters according to a plot that is adapted and updated in every moment. I'm using drama in the comprehensive sense, not in terms of the specificity it is often used in. God in apartness is the consummate voyeur. Of course, the divine is seeking us at all times, in his cosmic game of hide and seek. He's yearning for the opportunity to wake up inside of any of us. That last sentence has to be understood in it's esoteric meaning. I am sure many people can take me to task over the use of any and every word in that sentence but that's just semantics. The problem of semantics is something I try to take into consideration with everything I read and hear. It's a question of whether you actually want to understand what someone is saying, or whether you want to argue with them; the latter is the case, far too often around this planet.

We live in combative and contentious times. We've got an extremely large collection of experts and dilettantes who are often both. Pontificating has reached the same epidemic level as texting. I've never texted anyone, nor would I go anywhere near Twitter, or even read anything said there. I'm not suggesting that everyone ever engaged in either of these is aberrant or wrong, I'm just saying it's not for me. My messages build up at Facebook. I seldom check them. It's accidental really. It just doesn't occur to me. I don't do PM's and I try to keep Skype closed. I seldom use the phone. I have a cellphone I bought for my trip and it has yet to get a sim card. I don't go to restaurants or night clubs. I don't talk to people very often and none of this has anything to do with much, except to say that that is where my life has taken me. I'm really bringing all of this up because I think it's important for people to realize that, quite possibly, the majority of what is going on in this world may have nothing valuable to do with you.

People live with unnecessary concerns. They obsess about why they can't get along with certain people. They guilt trip themselves about things that happened. They scheme and plot for the acquisition of items, fatal to their health and well being. They go around in fear of the unknown and confusion about the known. They desperately want things to make sense and often they do not. You may never get an explanation for a lot of things. People desire things that trap them, thinking some measure of security will come out of them. They want meaning, without realizing that so many of the things they have and want are responsible for their inability to find meaning. They're afraid to admit to themselves that most of what is forced down their throats, by politically correct agents of the infernal throne, aren't okay, in their extreme presentation, and never have been. People go in horror of taking unpopular stands. Well, the truth is, you don't have to take a stand about anything. You just have to recognize what common sense should tell you and you can keep your peace about any and all of it; should you choose to. There's no real point to playing Don Quixote, unless the cosmos wants to demonstrate something through you and there's no telling what that might be. It might be flat out positive.

We don't have to get along with everyone else. We only have to get along with ourselves. If we can do that the rest of it will sort itself out. Most people don't know why they're here and know even less about why everyone else is here. Most disease and death is the result of stress. The rest can be chalked up to bad judgment and a couple of other things. Stress and fear are a tandem. People want to feel important and needed. They want to feel valued, yet they don't take the trouble to make the acquaintance of the one who confers all of this in the best possible way. “Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all of these things will be added unto you”. That covers every surface, no matter how exhaustive, byzantine and complex it may appear or be presented as; no matter how semantically convoluted it comes across. You can ignore the entire Thomas Aquinas, Sigmund Freud, Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome and just head on to Peaceful Valley or Cold Mountain, without all those angels dancing on the head of a pin; just my two cents for what it's worth.


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42 comments:

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Stress. Primary factor seems to be people collecting all these self-imposed obligations. (Ultimately, aren't all obligations self-imposed?) I've done it, but to a lesser degree than the majority. I don't like obligations. They're a prison. A ball and chain, though it seems a lot of people feel useless without them. Then they bury themselves so deep a back hoe couldn't get 'em out in a billion years. I've seen it all for what it was quite a few years back. I don't have any obligations left. I don't owe myself to anybody or anything anymore. I'm as free and sovereign as you can get (even if I were in prison, which I'm not.), and with that comes an inner peace that's about as complete as you can get as far as the important stuff goes.

What blows me away is why more don't seem to realise it. I saw it when I was still a stupid, delusional teenager.

brian boru said...

Thanks again Les for putting into understandable language what I, at some level, already knew but couldn't express clearly to myself. That's one of the main functions of a real artist, and an artist doesn't have to work only in paints, marble or with a piano. Watching the monsters go about their infernal purposes is upsetting but you help to put it into some context where it can be tolerated. Otherwise, I think that I would go berserk at the sheer evil intent of these 'people'.

Copernicus Kidd said...

God is the Soul Mate.

Ben said...

Vis,

Wow! Major resonance!

At one time I knew it all; I was one of those that had an answer for every religious, political and economic uncertainty out there.

Then one day in 2003, God in His infinite mercy knocked me very hard on the head with a two by four.

The blow was so intense and long-lasting I almost committed self-murder... however, the Divine was waiting for me at the end of that long long tunnel and now I know nothing but to seek and dwell in that Presence and have it manifest in my life and thus manifested to all I come in contact with.

As you quoted my Master: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven..." , that's all there is.

Ray B. said...

"...how completely meditation would clear up all of the problems they think they have. This is another one of those things that happens automatically. You don't need to mess with the details or play with the levers. You simply move through stages of consciousness and the stages of consciousness adjust every factor in your existence, automatically as you go. Many people think that meditation is something you do. It's actually something that gets done while you're there."

How profound. I have found this, also. Big problems become little problems, little problems go away, and deeper levels of what I find that I really want open up. Simply having/keeping an intent to grow in to the ineffable during meditation (including eyes-open walking meditation) seems to activate many 'levers' that are overlooked or unavailable on this plane. How cool!

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

gurnygob said...

What, Love To Push Those Buttons said...


Maybe I am missing the point but it sounds to me like you live a very selfish lifestyle. There seems to be no room for gratitude in your statement. You owe nothing to anyone or anything. You have no sense of duty towards man or beast, God or country, family or loved ones.

Maybe you just love pushing people's buttons to see what sort of a response you get.

You said you realised this, or saw it, when you were still a stupid, delusional teenager.

I would ask you this. Is anything you learned as a stupid and delusional teenager worth holding on to?

Just asking.

gurnygob.

Anonymous said...

For Deanna S. {No "N" word used}...So, does this mean we're not all the same ? er um Equal ?

Why just yesterday, a vietnam veteran who mowed down "gooks" with an M60, and now does what he can to make up for those years by working with youngters in sports, became annoyed with the question "Where does GOOD FAITH come from" ? ...

Wherefore the Zionazi psychozoids raided the cannabis GROW University and not the Crotch grabbing Pelvic thrust University...only to miss the GUNNING DOWN of so-called "Christians" across town...

Have you ever wondered about Abraham telling Sarah every night...GOD told me...

Does the "G" in Talmudic freemasonry really stand for "God" ?

gotta go...my Rocket/saucer pod is here...

Visible said...

Gurnygob; That's precisely what I meant by semantics.

Copernicus Kidd; exactly.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't post from my phone so I'm sending this via email...it's all about the individual aspects lately for me anyway, that hurts close people in my life too and that is a big test but I keep praying for the one to show me the way and he is, it is hard to walk a straight path amongst the boundaries that are bestowed on me by other people. It's a very fine balancing act and something that I will keep working on with the help of the ineffable.

Kristian Rule

Anonymous said...

No lamebook, no tweeter, no cellphone, no mespace, no meat market club hopping and ignore the phone when it rings. Keep it simple is always the best.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

gurnygob, 7 cats live with me, and they are treated like gods. But I don't OWE them myself. I have a room mate that I dragged off the streets not quite 2 decades ago from a life of poverty when I was making a ton. I didn't/don't/won't OWE it to him. It just is. I can also walk away from anything and everyone, and anyone and everyone can walk away from me. Ultimately, my life is my problem, and everyone else's life is the problem of whatever stream of consciousness inhabits that body. After all, are we here for ourselves, or for everyone else? I'm here for my own evolution, as far as I know. For this section of Source to go home.

I've also done a lot for a few other people that didn't work out, and we parted ways, and I never want them in my existence again in any way, shape or form. They did what they had to do, and are of no further use to my 'evolution'. They'd only (still) be a (costly) liability, so why keep them around?

Yes, I am selfish. But I do my best not to exploit anyone to the best of my ability. I'm about as self-contained as you can be. If left to my own devices I don't really need anyone. Certainly not from a psychological perspective, and I know enough, and am set up in such a way (which has nothing to do with finances) so that I don't have to worry or care about anything. A nice byproduct of a detachment I've developed in my old age.

I didn't always have this attitude, though I wanted it when I was still in my teens. (I'm 50) It rather grew on me, and I'm quite happy about it. 'In your face' about it too, but I do have an obnoxious streak that isn't at all subtle.

Well, on the other hand, I've always liked my freedom, so I've never gotten into credit buying or allowing on any worthless parasites into my life I couldn't legally walk away from at the drop of a hat.

gurnygob said...

Les I am trying to comment on your post but my mind is like a storm at the moment. The entire Thomas Aquinas, Sigmund Freud, Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome is overloading my CPU and I feel like I am in total meltdown. I feel like giving up. I feel angry at all the lies and deception that goes on around me and in the world. I desire to find truth because I guess I am afraid of being wrong and missing the boat to heaven or wherever it is I am hoping to get. I wish I could fucking work it all out but I can't and I don't know what to do about it. I feel like crying. Actually, I am crying, inside.

much love,

gurnygob.

brokenbeat said...

Wahe Guru, Vis!

Today's V.O. is high-proof practical wisdom neatly distilled into a fifth of a post!

Our relationship with the divine is a personal matter and the lab for the achelmy is primarily inner as well. Some grist for the mill is gathered from without, but engagement/entanglement is certainly optional. It does seem that certain aspects of growth involve relationships with others of all states of development, but is only truly effective to the extent of our relationships with ourself and the ineffable and his representatives.

Fellowship with other fellows on this ship has value to all and this is a voyage that I'm just embarking on. I've just pushed away from the dock and am setting sail. I don't have my sea legs under me yet, but I'm taken with this body of water bounded by the shores of VO, SM and PD. It's fairly sheltered, but has good wind and just enough chop to make it interesting. There is an outlet to a larger body of water and occasional large swells and gusts come through, but all in all it is pleasure sailing, far from pearl-casting and closer to choir-preaching.

Thanks for granting me a slip, Commodore Vis!

Namaste,

John V.

Visible said...

GG;

The world is a lie to begin with and our perception of it, colored by desire, is unreal. There you have it. The point is to make you cry. That is why 3 quarters of the Earth's surface is salt water.

What's bugging you is that things don't operate the way you think they should and many things appear patently unfair and you don't know what to do about it and it is very hard accepting it the way it is. You can't change any of that, you can only change yourself and the world as you know it will change.

Also, some things take a long time, relatively and we move too slowly not having divine energetics. That's what needs to be acquired.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Oh, poo! gurnygob, I didn't answer your question. Yes, there is something I learned not as a teenager, but from mistaken priorities that I realise I had as a teenager much later in life when I reflected on my former idiocy. People make crappy surrogates, but very good catalysts. Also, that 99.9% of my problems are of my own design; with many of them related to ego. Of course I still have quite an ego, but for different reasons; considering I'm a 'has been' in just about every aspect of my life, and that's the way it's gonna stay, considering I find this world has no more practical application for me; hence I will spend the rest of my life working only as hard as I absolutely have to in order to maintain a tolerble degree of comfort.

Oh, and I did disown my genetic relatives aeons ago. The so called mother I disavowed when I was 19, because why keep in touch with an abusive Nazi psycho bitch, (parents divorced when I was quite young) and the daddy I just dropped because there was no point to keeping in touch. The siblings? The two that I knew were the bane of my existence when I had to take care of them, the later ones I don't even know, so why bother with what I consider just a waste of time and resources. Blood relations mean nothing to me in my dysfunctional past. Life is easier with out them, and I go out of my way to make my life as uncomplicated as possible. Why should I make the remainder of this sojourn in this place that I find so distasteful these days any harder than it has to be? I'm not so much of a (ego driven) masochist as I used to be. Now I'm just enjoying watching this vile era commit suicide. When it takes me with it, I know better than to be afraid of it. In fact, I rather look forward to it, and will not fight to stay here. To me, that's like fighting to stay in jail. I know better. I'm a near death survivor.

Wandering Sage said...

Les,
Great post as usual. I don't often comment, but I thought I'd add a link to my blog about meditation
http://wanderingsagewisdom.blogspot.com/2011/03/peaceful-mind-noticing-flow.html

wishing you much peace,
wandering sage

Anonymous said...

moving right along ... step lively.

'life's a long song', so we teach as we can of that which we most care to remind ourselves, along the way.

"far from pearl-casting and closer to choir-preaching." hear, hear!

Gregory F. Fegel said...

"Obligations" are mental constructs that are based on our values, which may be warped by miseducation, misinformation, and by our own desires. The US Military enlistee may believe that he is fulfilling an "obligation" to his nation, and the torturer, sniper, or mass-murderer at Baghram, Falujah, or Gaza may likewise believe that he is fulfilling an "obligation". Such are the operations of delusion.

It is very clear to me that the people of the USA and the other Developed nations are materially secure, and they do not need my assistance to meet their material needs. In fact, by helping them to meet their material needs, I might just be helping them to remain co-dependent on the corrupt System that we live in. Therefore, the only thing I have to offer that might improve their lives is information. If they reject the information that I offer them, then there is nothing else I can offer that can help them. There is no job or volunteer work that I could do which would help people, other than providing the information which they don't have, and which they need for their own improvement. If they reject the information that I offer them, then there is nothing worthwhile for me to do within the context of human society; I should, in that case, just become a hermit, or go walkabout, like the sadhus in India.

It's human nature that we hope for, and work for, positive and lasting solutions to perennial social problems, often hoping for success or progress within our own lifetimes. But the reality appears to be that only a few of every generation get wise enough to stop playing the bad old games. We can try to teach them, but if they don't want to be taught, there's not much else for us to do, but teach the few who listen.

Neko Kinoshita said...

I'm sorry to hear about your situation "Love to push."

As someone who considers family, and the few real friends I have, to be all that is important in my life, what you said is rather sad.

Considering the issues I have with the Wayward child, I can say that family are the only ones that can cause real pain, so I suppose I can understand what you said.

I would expound on what Vis was saying, but Heinlein said it better:
"Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anytbing from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leech who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please--this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time--and squawk for more! So learn to say No--and to be rude about it when necessary. Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you. (This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don’t do it because it is “expected” of you.)"

I must spend more time in meditation, and remember to breathe, sine the dust (and pollen) is blowing in quite a bit these days.

Still in the cul-de-sac,

Meow,

A.Mouser said...

Fine post Visible.

Radioactive or nuclear material has been said to be the devil's apple for mankind.

Greed for cheap, nonrenewable, profit making energy is the true bane of the world. From weapons to energy to Fukishima to rusting domestic nuclear power plants.

It's as if the devil said here is cheap energy and weapons materila that will make you powerful and rich but will totally kill the world over time - after you yourself are dead.

Power mongers and politicians have the reputation to be willing to sell their mothers and eat their young.

All things nuclear are leading to the end of the world - a world war will just bring the end faster.

Man took the poison apple and Eden is in demise.

Mouser

Richie (Dana) said...

In my opinion Push Those Buttons is verbalizing a very important consideration that everyone will face regardless of their choice in the matter.

The truth that evil exists in this world cannot be denied.

A large percentage of “people” alive today serve evil in countless different ways.
Pandering to these evil beings is an energy drain on those who serve the Divine.

Since evil does not respond to Love, True Beings actually damage themselves for no reason with any kindness or concern for these demons. The entire planet is awash with ridiculous institutions expressly designed to distract, control, and DRAIN energy. Just because a person is part of your family that does not assure that they do not serve evil. A brief look at co-dependency will explain quickly how this mechanism works to destroy those who pursue God. The drain occurs via emotion, thus it is extremely important to remain as dispassionate as possible.

This is not selfishness and does nothing to harm those beings that are recognized as God’s children.

If this seems confusing at the moment, not to fear, these vampires and parasites will all expose themselves in due course.
Give them NOTHING.

Love
Richard

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Neko Kinoshita, there is nothing to be sorry for. I have no need or desire for what you value. Most of my time is mine, these days. Statistically, I have a ton of it, and that's the way I like it. I don't waste it on unwarrented company that I only consider a pain in the arse.

We agree on the 'obligation' concept. I have no more even to myself as far as I am consciously aware, for again; I have done all I have set out to do. I will do no more except for cross post political links and express opinions such as these. Elsewise, I will give life no more. I am complete and waiting for my chord to be severed by whatever force decides my time is here to be set free of this infernal locality of compromised ability and knowledge. Quite frankly, I'm quite sick of being a gimp-'tard due to the realm I inhabit.

I have different priorities than most because I am not most. I've always been a non-conformist, and value things that most don't even think about, and could not care less about other things that people hold sacred. I like time, convenience, knowledge, freedom, personal sovereignty, and no pain in the keisters interrupting me every Hell knows how often. . .excepting my feline room mates; but opening a few cans every 4 to 5 hours or cooking a couple of fish steaks every day is no problem. Neither is having a cat in my lap when I'm surfing the web. That's kind of nice, really; and a common state for me.

lorelei said...

You are a beautiful soul, Mr. Visible, and I am thankful for you

missingarib said...

vis, the saying "if wishes were horses we'd all be riding" is all too apt -the color of the horses , the description of the riders are in our lexicon the problem is that a lot of people are deaf to the sound of the horses,blind to the cloud of dust rising across the horizon and even the smoke signals are ignored -

The horse is in the city (grin) and come nightfall well many of us have intuit much of how it might play out.
bowie gathered our attention with these observations

"Once there were mountains on mountains
And once there were sunbirds
to soar with
And once I could
never be down
Got to keep searching
and searching
Oh what will I be believing
and who will connect me with love?"


vis your work is for a reminder , the spark that will connect us to love -
thank you

est said...

-
people wrapped up
in themselves

make for a small
package, indeed
-

brokenbeat said...

It pleases me greatly that there are gnostic currents in these waters with evident Casteneda followers and fourth way travelers. Gnosticism deals with truths that have been suppressed as they threaten the controllers directly and thankfully they have been preserved and transmitted through the ages from the esoteric basis from with corrupted religions sprang.

I have admired the courage of many of you to speak about these topics in the open. I have for some time thought I should work on my development before attracting attention, and this has been suggested by many who are on this path, but there comes a time to speak the truth unflinchingly. I have shared these concepts privately before to the degrees that seems appropriate but it almost always received with incredulity if not derision. The full picture is more than most can handle.

It was with trepidation that I even ventured into these waters as there are minions in dem der hills manning the spyglass with "Zeiss" optics taking note of the registration numbers on our sails. I know they've known of my rudimentary sailing skills and that I've helped a few with the rigging on their boats, but I don't pose any great threat to them. Now if I started participating in lots of other yacht club regattas, start a sailing school or began ocean racing, they might act differently.

Of course, one can relatively safely attempt a solo circumnavigation on the samsara liberation circuit or even compete in The Ascension's Cup because at that point there's not much they could do. It's by invitation only and the sanctioning body provides ample security.

It's evident Vis has done many tours of duty battling the petty tyrants and has every right to fully withdraw. Many of us, myself included, have yet to prove ourselves in that regard and need to temper our mettle before facing the great unknown.

With regard to those you encounter that are "growth material", remember that some may be True beings that are not seeing clearly. That doesn't mean that one has to tolerate their evil behavior, but some may come around and realize their true nature of individuated creative expression. Their free will must be respected as must those that are living according to their collapsing, consolidating nature. Above all, protect one's self so that you can live to fight the good battle another day. Do what you can to separate yourself from those that drain you. This should be apparent in your interactions.

Namaste,

John V.

Anonymous said...

Dear Les, Thank you so very much for that. Bill

Anonymous said...

Button Pusher:

You love your dysfunctions too much to free your ego. Unfortunately your ego blots out the sun for you.

More Risible

Anonymous said...

via Homer..

est said...

"people wrapped up
in themselves

make for a small
package, indeed"

The epitome of short and sweet.

Your not so small observations are always very thoughtful.

Wish you well.

WWS said...

We don't have to get along with everyone else. We only have to get along with ourselves.

I'm pretty new to your stuff, Les, and this post of yours is clearer to me than most.

From earliest times, I recall that I really do get along well with myself. Never too much guilt, or embellishment. Tempered being sporadically embued with brilliance (or at least so percieved by me, and occasionally seconded).

Something I mentioned recently on one of our radio shows:

Once you become creative you become distinct,
once you become distinct you become individual!


Creativity is what the jews lose when they manipulate. -- "No one has a long enough memory to be a good liar." -- But they still try, and they waste whatever creative juices are within them when they attempt to make slaves of others, and us.

Bob in DC

P.S. I like the song -- back to it now...

Anonymous said...

It's these Origami posts that really seem to turn my inner switch on. I try to read all your posts Visible but these cut to the heart of the matter and this one spoke to me quite specifically.
When that happens it's not like reading in the usual sense of working to follow the writer's train of thought and understand what they are trying to say, but more like seeing what you're already thinking in words on the page before you, kinda like deja-vu.
I try to keep up with world affairs and such and appreciate their significance as they are presented in these blogs, but sometimes that can all seem like such a big sink-hole that drains all of your energy and leaves you feeling...tired.
If you don't understand the source of all things... what the hell does anything matter? Here one day, gone the next. Pointless. Purposeless.

Love To Push... I also am here for the purpose of my own evolution. If I don't know myself, what use am I to anyone else? Selfishness is a matter of perspective.

Jason

Ray B. said...

brokenbeat / John V., Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:53:00 PM

Thank you for that eloquent post. I sense all sorts of interesting depths. To use your nautical metaphor, "Welcome Aboard!"

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

Sergej said...

Soul has to be developed, we're born with just a seed. Most people are nothing but machines, the whole life they just keep on reacting mechanically and never develop a soul.

Thomas said...

whooosh!

this is just fabulous. This is just so beautiful. I agree wholeheartedly, with everything you say here, to the extent that I understand anything (and know what you're talking about), but oh oh oh! how you put it, is like clear-cut crystals, poignantly wise, and fuzzily funny, soft like spring rain, or water from a clear mountain spring in a pristine jungle.

The total and complete mystery of The One, in All, All of It, yet separate, yet uniquely expressed in everything, everything consisting of It, yet completely ordered and without paradox... yeah, praise that One,
praise that Most High, Most Conscious, Most Mysterious, Most Beautiful and Most Loving, bringer of Solace and Peace, Bliss and Wonder, Healer of all Hurts, Mother of All, Father of Everything, that Incomprehensible One Eternal Source. Praise!

Certainly you are useful, Mister, to quite a handful even, I suppose, please don't ever doubt that :).

Many thanks, Vis

& to All, Light Light Light

Visible said...

I agree, a soul must be built and developed. I liken it to the saucer pod. When it is fully operational it can go anywhere and it has an automatic navigational system that will immediately program in the GPS coordinates to anywhere. It's radar is fully comprehensive and everything operates off of resonance, electro-magnetics and a couple of other tasty features.

Anonymous said...

reverse engineering. less is more.
when the soul re-aligns with the stars...

they're just a thought away.

any over-drag one may be experiencing is generated not so much by the power of will, as the absence of won't.

such is the interplay of temptation and desire.

(for the purposes of demonstration, of course.)

Anonymous said...

Beautifully put and simply put. Just the way it should be. Thank you Les once again for helping me see what's important and just as importantly, what is not.

tonybinca

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up-

The Halitosis Winds from the Corruption Choir.

bholanath said...

Could the focus on "my evolution" and "getting out of here" be yet another temporary, passing phase, a 'landing place', a campsite on the way up the mountain, more 'me/mine'?
There's more ahead on the journey. Has anyone 'arrived'? at 50, 60, 70, 80?
"Seva"? Yatra/Pilgrimage?

respects

brokenbeat said...

Ray B. , Wednesday April 4, 2012, 12:17 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome! Please feel free to let me know if I blather on incoherently and I'll do penance by swabbing the deck or scrapping barnacles off the hull. I've only witnessed a few around here that were forced to walk the plank or got keel-hauled and I think I will manage to avoid that fate!

Namaste,

John V.

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish-

The Kings of the Highlife and the Cannibal Pigs.

Anonymous said...

pierre said...

nice post. I know I'll switch suddenly and see the whole world differently (I don't take the acid option, even if it takes a million years). direction and attitude are the things, feed the chooks, clean the cage (I actually need to get around that one), harvest the egg-a-day, thank the chooks and that great big rooster up there.... nothing to crow about, most people seem decent enough , given the state of our cage.