Thursday, May 08, 2008

Morning Zen

Ever read the Knight in Rusty Armor? Protecting ourselves from unforeseen harm building up that armor. The Armor is false many a time. That protection becomes really that which imprisons us. In an effort to be safe and from psyche harm we in turn trap ourself in a world never accessible to others and then eventually not accessible by even ourselves.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nope, never read about the Rusty Knight, but I once built a mental tower complete with moat with gators and serpents. No windows or drawbridge. Took me months on my morning walks. Saw each brick go into place. I think it took damn near a year before I put in doors and windows. You got to do what you got to do sometimes to protect the little prince/princess inside. And armor does happen accidentally; it is created for protection, escape, something....

m

Anonymous said...

sorry, armor does NOT happen accidentally. lousy proofreader, good tower-builder....

Anonymous said...

that's 1989....humm...I was um...ahhh....ahhh...41 years
on the Earth at that time...
haven't read it...
but the armor, the parnoia...or maybe is it part of the "best defense is a good offense"..or was that the other way around?
..its the superstition of experiences, the paranoia induced by experience, and the social induced 'self protection ' "necessary" to survive in our society...like telling a young woman she needs to carry mace....and telling all that they need to beware of those who may appear to be well intentioned but are really trying to do harm...
good example...the priests of the churches, the "holy men" with good intent who did harm...or who do harm....
once there was a day when children and parents as well, know their neighbors....today they are worried about them and looking up their names on the television news channel internet sites to see if they are pediphiles....
the armor is induced by the society in which we live.....with those exceptions being the schizophenic born with the abnormal brain function...the chemisty set and its connections are faulty....
armor is an unfortunate reality of survival....
best wishes for
happiness, harmony, and health....
jj