Friday, September 15, 2006

Dodge Coronet For Sale

Dodge Coronet For Sale
I am thinking about trading in the Tacoma and getting a station wagon. Good cheap auto with storage and a nice ride.

Daily Meditation:

In order to see birds its is necessary to become a part of the silence. - Robert Lynd
I was thinking this to be rather cryptic. A code for a way of being no could comprehend. And then I thought no, the guy just is a birdwatcher and in noise and haste the bird will fly away. The metaphor - the beauty of life is all around us. abounding. I move to fast for the beauty. Slow down. relax. take time to reflect. take time to see the beauty of the world around. breathe in the nature. breathe in the beauty. Still. quite. Peace. It is really okay to just be. let everything else fall away and be.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Daily Meditation:

Let us live gladly! Quite certainly we are free to do it. Perhaps it is our only freedom, but ours it is, and it is only phenomenally a freedom. 'Living free' is being 'as one is'. Can we not do it now? Indeed can we not-do-it? It is not even a 'doing': it is beyond doing and not-doing. It is being as-we-are. This is the only 'practice'. 'All Else is Bondage; Non-Volitional Living' - Wei Wu Wei
This is great. Live gladly. Be happiness. When we live as we are, as who we are we live free. And thus it is imperative to free ourselves from ourselves. Free ourselves from the thinking that makes us sick. Free ourselves from the bondage of self. We must practice being free. It is a natural state but it has become subjugated to the self. The lies and deceit of our minds and our pains block the healthy and the free and the gladness. Breaking free we are allowed to be. Breaking free we are able now to achieve a state of being that relies not upon others, their opinions and actions and needs but to rely upon the relationship we have developed between ourselves and our creator. Once we know the freedom of who we are and living an authentic life is it possible to live any other way? Why would we choose to live in that bondage again. Many reasons I suppose. Let us remember today that we do not need to. We have no reason or desire or want to go back to that place. truly it is live free or die. Not just free as men and women, free as Americans, free as citizens but free within. Free of that bondage of self. Free to create a future for ourselves as anything we please. Free to create a present for ourselves that is indeed a gift. Live life as a gift to yourself, your family, your friends and the world.
When we live gladly everything else melts away? When I think about it there is nothing that effects it otherwise. We choose how we want to live. We choose how we feel. It is not right for us not to feel anger, pain, hurt, sadness, confusion...these things we must feel and walk through. Getting stuck in anger is dangerous. Getting stuck in anything is not healthy because we are stuck, being stuck there is no movement.
Well, that is about it for now. I am tired.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Daily Meditation:

All human activity is behaviour. Through the centuries we have developed codes of conduct, these become laid down by the society, by the culture, in which we live, and by the so-called saints and religious teachers; this code or pattern, this norm of behaviour, becomes traditional and automatic, that is, mechanical. - J. Krishnamurti
I am wondering this aspect is what I have been going thru and the revelation of yesterday. I had become functioning in a mechanical way. Going through the motions. Doing what needed to be done, and yet not taking an active part in the process. I do what I do and do it well. The Creative has been awakened once again within and that has been most pleasurable. I understand about mores and norms in society. That was always of great interest when studying in Dr. Ford's sociology classes. Those things we accept and propagate in society that become that which we live by in code, action, thought, and communication. Our norms and mores and values shift and change and are dynamic. We are not as our parents were just as the youth today are not us.
So deeper we go past the mores and the norms of society to that which drives us as human beings. Are these things learned and dictated by society as well? How much over the time of man have we been dictated to evolve to where it is we are today. How long have we continued on probably not even aware of something else or another way as we have always done this thing we do as people. Maybe over time things have been forgotten and may or may not come back to us as a species. Okay, tradition. You do not step over objects in your path. You do not step over sleeping people. You do not step over a dog. Why? Because you will trip and hurt yourself. Easy. Tradition says that it is bad fortune. You will interpret the dreams and visions of the man asleep by breaking the connection to the infinite. You step over a dog and at that moment he will rise up and trip you and then bite your ankle or tush. We learned long ago ways to avoid getting hurt. We create a folk lore and series of prescriptions we pass along to help perpetuate the beliefs. We lose the why behind and it just continue on unquestioning until it becomes time to question. We learn our lessons (hopefully) and do not necessarily repeat the mistakes. Or we do not learn what it is we needed to and that lesson continues to come back into our lives. It is said we have a series of lessons we must complete in our lifetime. Hopefully today we are learning those instead of just walking through life hardly aware of that which goes on around us and within us.
Thanks for listening.

UCO Art Showing on Thursday

Dr. Palmer (UCO) will be showcasing his mural work in "The Big Picture" and presenting a Gallery Talk at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, his reception is from 4-6:30 on the 3rd floor of the University Center.
"Odyssey of Love" is an exhibit with works by Mary Hines, Megan Landa, Nick Bayer, and Andy Boatman. Glass work, Paintings, and Photographs will be presented in this exhibit.
RECEPTION TIME is 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Sept 14th.
Location: 4th floor of the University Center.
Both Shows will run from Sept. 14th - Oct. 15th, 2006.
Visitor Parking is east of the University Center which is the building directly north of the main entrance off of 2nd Street.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Main Page - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki

Main Page - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
This is a good site. Tons of information.

Daily Mediation:

Live your life in happiness, owning nothing. Feed on happiness like lustrous gods. Be Happiness Itself. (Happiness, v200)
Happiness is within. Happiness is effected by things on the outside but it is ultimately a state of mind and of being. Ownership in objects and ownership of others in our minds leads to disappointment, heartache, and pain. Grants that ownership also leads to great joy, love, and transcendence with another but in not owning, giving up those things, it seems that happiness comes and flows easier.
It is time we let go of our pain. It is time to let go of our anger. It is time to be filled with happiness and joy and peace and love. It is time to remember those things that shaped us and helped us grow but to be tied down to them no longer.
You are the change you want to see in the world. Just as you are the peace and happiness you want in your heart.
Let go of your fears and trust.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Daily Meditation:

In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow - and that is likely to hurt. 'Posthumous Pieces' by Wei Wu Wei
Truth hurts so it is said. We know the truth, you speak the truth, you seek the truth. Does truth change? Is it evolving and growing and situational or is the truth firm and universal? Do we share truth with some and then with others only partial truths are known. To protect someone from the pain of the arrow we often times do not tell whole truth. Is the pain really lessened? temporary pain of the truth leads to the future pleasure of knowledge whereas the lessened pain in a partial or comfortable truth may lead to a future unrest.
I must interrupt to include in this discourse a thought to this day and what it is and what it brings.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5784518 This is a link to a radio show called this I believe. Frank Miller is an artist and author. His work is beyond the pale of that which we know and he had ushered in a new era to the genre of comic book.Take a look at his words if you get the opportunity. Listen to his voice. It was a rare pleasure to hear. I think too then at truth we have what we know and believe and then something happens and those things change. We change through internal or external measures and then our truths and values and beliefs shift. We sometimes alter our whole being as a result of that event.
I am open for the truth today. I am ready for the truth. I am preparing myself, the flesh of my soul for the piercing barbs to come. I hope I am capable. I am. I hope I am willing. I am. I hope I can act upon the new truths. I can.