Friday, February 02, 2007

Events in OKC

Now there is much happening in the city. How do we know what to do. Is there a single location that is easy to use that details what is going on in our fair metro?

Norman - the Chocolate Festival thing from the Norman Firehouse www.normanfireshouse.com
There is the First Friday Gallery Walk on the Paseo. We have a friend opening at the JRB Gallery at the Elms.

CocoFlow has been having a grand opening all week long.

If you know of anything of interest happening let me know. Trying to break out of the bubble that has been my life and find new and exciting things to do.

Daily Meditation:

Despite the appearance of being separate individuals, we are all connected to patterns of intelligence governing the cosmos. - Deepak Chopra
We are all connected it seems. Invisible life lines stretch out from us and intertwine with others. Unseen bands full of energy. Maybe vibrations? Like a resounding beat of the drum. The trailing of the bagpipes. The vocalization of a chant. Each of us also emit a vibration. On occasion we meet another who vibrates on the same wavelength. Maybe met another who complements our vibration. Certainly we meet those people who we just cannot mesh with. Perhaps it is that the unseen vibrations simple compete. And so there is a vibration to the universe. A universal frequency of peace and harmony. Find that vibration and stay within it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wondering why this phone is not sending email to the internet.

Daily Meditation:

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein
Knowing God. Again just a glimpse. A light. A flash. A moment of clarity. A room filled with white light and then beauty. God is in the details it is said. Knowing god. Knowing the self. Do we only traces of ourselves in this life. An Impression of who we are left on the world. Like snow angels to be filled in.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hanging out

hanging out at Sauced with Amanda Joy.

Good coffee. Organic.

Good company. Original.

Daily Meditation:

Just come to see that everything is passing on,
That nothing in your mind remains
The same for even the span of a breath.
If you see like that for even a moment,
Then for that moment you are free. - Ji Aoi Isshi
So the mind is like the river. Constant flow. Thoughts come and go like the water. Pebbles and stones in our mind cause ripples and waves. Events in our lives, memories, pleasures and pains. Each of these coming together to create a sounds in our lives. The stony brook ripples. The might river deafening. Even for a moment and the moments gone.
Can I settle my mind for just a moment. Breathe deep and let the flow wash over and not think. Just be. Breathe. School may not be the best place to detach, breathe, close my eyes and drift. It looks like I have fallen asleep at the desk. They mind wanders and drifts. Circles round and the black before my eyes is shut out with bright white light.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Daily Meditation:

Greed is preventing you to live.
If you want to receive all the blessings of existence, you will have to let go of greed.
Live for now, allow yourself to fully appreciate each moment.
Beware of the conditionings of your mind.
Greed is a weed that has been given to you
by those who are incapable of living life in its full splendor.
Buko
I wonder if greed today involves something more then pursuit of money. Greed is a desire run amok. I have a greed. I want what I want when I want it. It may or may not be a healthy thing at all. It is just that what I want. Learning today to put those desires and wants to the side.
I used to think in terms of helping others. Coming to the rainbow bridge in the Norse myth the keeper of the bridge is Heimdall. It is his duty to watch the bridge and keep it and to take those who come to the other side. I likened myself to Heimdall. For some reason I stand at that place where people come. It is my place to help them to get to where it is they are going. To help them to the other side.
Several years ago I was at a place. My own spot where I could not cross. It required a leap of faith. I was at a place where I could not move forward. I was stuck. I kept picturing Indiana Jones on the Lion's Head. Taking that step. Knowing the spirit of the universe is there and will not allow us to fall. Any of us. It is the journey. Getting to that place where we are ready to take that leap. Know we are stepping off into the abyss and that the loving hand of god will be there.
And so as I help other people work through that which they must experience I am finding too that people are helping me trudge along through the muck and mire of my mind. Looking forward to getting to the other side. Looking forward to making it through. Remember Andy Dufrain.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Daily Meditation:

The means to study oneself is self-observation.
There is no other way and no one can do this work for us.
We must do it ourselves. - P.D. Ouspensky
Knowledge of the self is key. What do I do? How do I act? How do I react? How do I think? How does my thinking dictate my actions? How does my action dictate my thinking? Where am I inaccurate in my thinking? What evidence supports the conclusions of my thinking?
That is it again. My thinking leads me to a place that is typically negative and destructive. Reality says different. The reality of a situation is rarely what I make it out to be in my head. I must continue to learn to change my thinking. To develop a positive outcome and outlook in my head and experiences.
I have learned to think through situations. I am not learning to think about my thinking and adjust it according to.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Gardes


These dudes were great. Funny as all get out. Half standup half band. I am not sure what I would call this style. I told Vince it was Punk Rock Jazz but really like surfer punk.

The company was grand as well...