Friday, September 08, 2006

Star Wars

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Rigney Graphics | Lunch Meat

Rigney Graphics | Lunch Meat
This is a great site. I do wish I was creative some times.
A

Daily Meditation:

Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role! - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei
Such is life. comedy or tragedy. Those things that occur to us make up who we are but we are not those things. Divorce, death, desertion don't make us bad or worthless or unlovable those things happen and make us human. Love, relationships, and family do not make us strong or whole or complete they do contribute to that who it is that we are. I am different in various situations. I play a role that fits a group or situation. It is not that I am not myself in each situation it is just that I am not my whole self. Parts remain buried or hidden and unseen. When the whole of who I am is exposed then I am vulnerable and scare and that fear holds me back. Learning to open the whole self is a task and in safe places with safe people it can be done. We all need safe places to really be who we are. So the role I play is not the whole or real me but the role is necessary to keep going.
I need to think more upon this.

Eternity

Lyrics: Willie Dixon

Music: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman


Played by Bob Weir with the Dead, Ratdog and Weir/Wasserman


I'm lookin' out my window

I watch the clouds go by

I look to see eternity

The endless rolling sky


You cannot think of eternity

Think of it like time

You try to think, you try to count

You just mess up your mind


Eternity, eternity

Honey, I love you, you love me

Let's love each other through eternity


Since before man could see

There was eternity

After man is come and gone

Eternity lingers on, eternity lingers on


Everything crawl, creep, or fly

Just live until they die

I love you, honey you love me

Let's love each other through eternity


Eternity, eternity

I love you, you love me

Let's love each other through eternity

Through eternity


Well I think about life, we don't know

Whether it all could be in vain

Look through time, it's for sure

It's the greatest gift to man


Music and Love, you can't explain

Try and understand

The greatest thing could ever be

We make love through eternity

Make love through eternity


When the world think our defeat

Think that we are gone

We'll still have our place of peace

Our love will linger on, linger on


We won't care just what who said

If it's truth or lie

We'll still have our greatest gift

Our love won't ever die

Love won't ever die

Love won't ever die

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Daily Meditation

By means of meditation we can teach our minds to be calm and balanced; within this calmness is a richness and a potential, an inner knowledge which can render our lives boundlessly satisfying and meaningful. While the mind may be what traps us in unhealthy patterns of stress and imbalance, it is also the mind which can free us. Through meditation, we can tap the healing qualities of mind. - Tarthang Tulku
This it seems is what it is all about. The state of being calm and balanced and in touch with the spirit of the universe. Going with the flow and letting the waters wash over us and carry us forward with complete trust in the process. Letting go of all those things that plague daily living and just accept where we are, who we are and where we are going. When this happens it just seems all is right with the world and our relationships within it. There are the times when I do step in and the ego takes over. Fear takes over. The lies I tell myself are there and come to the surface and the unhealthy thinking, acting and reacting take over and no longer am I centered and free and at peace. Those thoughts that lead to feelings that lead to actions that are all based on lies and misconceptions lead not to a place of understanding and growth but instead lead to a empty place. It is then necessary to change. To look at these things, yes to meditate upon them. To understand where they are coming from and thier nature. Evaluate the impact of them on daily living and be willing to either give them up altogether or change them or to keep them and keep going the way we have always gone. Through the meditation upon those forces I believe we will be able to make the changes that will help us to become that who it is we are supposed to be today.
Peace.
A

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Daily Meditation:

Live your life in happiness, even though those around you lead lives which are unhealthy, and wish to spread their illness to you. Be Happiness itself. - Buddha
Happy happy joy joy. Be happiness. Be the ball. This is a difficult one. after the melancholy of yesterday happiness is like a great oasis in the middle of the dessert of emotional vastness. Happiness is a retreat, a place to go inside for healing and peace. The Oja Cliente of the soul. We do not have to accept today everything coming from other people, that is when someone is in pain and suffering we do not have to take on all those things personally. Those things from another person are theirs. Empathy, care, listening, compassion yes; codependant, unhealthy, caretaking, fixing no. So as we do not contaminate ourselfs with the emotional garbage of the other. We are happiness.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Daily Meditation

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley
That is what it is. We are the sum of our experiences. Walking through life events, situations, adventures, people, places, things, all manner of who we are comes from these encounters; these things are what make up the whole. Little bits of the other transferred into me. So I have all of these things within and what do I do with them. Typically nothing. but then I listen to others. Learn from their experiences? Is everything I am and believe just from experiential learning. That is to say and I wanted to get into this yesterday...
I believe that the relationship with creation is one that must be experienced. Our communion with the universe requires of us action. It is not just thought and prayer and listening to another; it is the active role we must play in order to fulfill our destiny within the whole of being. That is to say without action - faith without works is dead. The whole - if you are going to pray for potatoes you best have a hoe in your hand. Our being requires action. I did take little to no action for a long time. I am ready for action today. Maybe not ready but at least I am willing to do something different and willing to grow and willing to change and willing to accept the things that are necessary for that change. Preparing for the changes that are coming and trying to keep an open mind and heart and spirit to those changes and implement those into life. Implement. That is the application of those experiences into my life. to really apply the belief to my daily being and activity. Possible indeed. ready I am to go forth into the world and become the man I am supposed to be today. Ready to cast aside all the thinking and being that holds me back from the journey the walk to the center.
Thank you all for coming and reading and communing.

Monday, September 04, 2006

amidabuddha.org - Daily Meditation

amidabuddha.org - Daily Meditation
Faith. Oppertunity knocks? The door is open the voices are calling and all that is needed is the faith to get up off the couch. What happens when faith is converted to knowledge. It is not longer necessary to have faith in existance when we know that existance.