Monday, September 17, 2012

"Clarifying Values"

From "ZEN and the Art of Making a Living" by Laurence G. Boldt:
Even as the hands of a clock are powered from the
center, which remains ever still, so the universal
values remain ever at the center of human life, no
matter where the hands of time are pointing--past,
present, or future.

"That civilization perishes in which the individual thwarts the revelation of the universal."
-- Tagore

"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance: We don't know because we don't want to."
-- Aldous Huxley

There is no getting away from problems in this life. You're either going to have the creative problems that come with realizing this vision of yours, or the neurotic problems that arise from the suppression of desire. Creative problems, or challenges, test you and spur you to your best. Neurotic problems are simply the murky water of suppressed desire. Let's face it, your deepest desires aren't going away. Talk to the people in nursing homes. See if many don't still have the idea of the thing they always to do but didn't. They are haunted by regret. Their desires didn't go away just because they didn't act on them. Your desire isn't going away either. Honor it, and do your best to give it expression. Keep coming back to it; feed it more and more attention. Let your desire become so strong that no fear from within or obstacle from without can stop your commitment to give your best.
 "When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind."
 -- Seneca

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trans Form

Light feeds so much. The sun has shone a lot lately. We are surely lucky that it keeps shining.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


987-4   F.49   November 2, 1937.

Q-7. What is my worst fault?
A-7.   What is ever the worst fault of each soul? Self- SELF! What is the meaning on self? That the hurts, the hindrances are hurts to the self self-consciousness; and these create what?Disturbing forces, and these bring about confusions and faults to every nature. For the only sin of man is selfishness!

--Edgar Cayce

"Please enjoy your only life!"  -- Jakusho Kwang

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same."

--Carlos Castaneda

A letter to readers of Free Will Astrology:

"I suspect that none of us has the capacity to foretell the future of the
human race. No one -- not psychics, not doomsayers, not intelligent
optimists, indigenous shamans, no one.

There is a strong case to be made that this is the worst of times, and an
equally strong case that this is the best of times; a strong case that
everything will collapse into a miserable dystopia and a strong case that
we are on the verge of a golden age.

It's impossible to know in any "objective way" which is "truer." Anyone
who asserts they do know is just cherry-picking evidence that rationalizes
their emotional bent. The variables are chaotic and abundant and beyond
our ken.

In the meantime, I'm doing what I can to create a golden age. And you?"