“To be alive is to take risks; to be always safe and secure is death.”
~~ Edward Abbey ~~
Hajime…. It has become increasingly clear to me how important this process is to my entire being. For the past week, the only part of my day which seems to have any constructive purpose is the time I spend putting this together, along with a small period following the posting of it, during which I try to surf to my favorite blogs, & catch up on comments. Once I’ve done some of that, I have tumbled, without warning, into the abyss of depression, whereupon I start pursuing activities which distract me from that, by sending me to other places in my mind; reading, going for a walk to do chores in town, or sleeping seem to work the best. For the rest, I weep, or recover from such depths of emotional storms.
That is why I have not been getting to the comments, or reading all the blogs & articles I’d like to be able to see. It’s a pisser, to be sure, for the contact with others provided by such surfing has become valuable, and valued highly. At present, I haven’t a clue as to when this might pass; in the past it has been known to last more than a little while. I always seem to find my way back to at least close to my center, but, it can be a trying time until I find the proper path, or stance to assume. One would think, given the strength and breadth of mind I claim to possess, it wouldn’t be such an issue; such qualities don’t seem to be any more defense against it than the chemicals doctors tend to rely on for it. But, it does keep my overall chemical balance in better shape, that’s for sure, and that is a good thing.
All that is really required is patience, and time, and finding that part inside where all we know of life resides. It’s there; we just lose sight of it at times, and need to find our way back to that point. I’m almost there, I think, but, only time can tell, and it’s not ready to do so. Or, I’m not; that’s more likely, and as soon as I can figure out why, I’ll be fine. In fact, I AM fine; I’m just not enough aware of it. I will be, so I’ll just hang on until then….
Now I’ve bored y’all with three full paragraphs of expository revelations of a personal nature, I suppose we should get on with the rest of this mess. So be it. We’ll use a Tardis Toy to get us gone without any further delay; I know just the right one, too. This one is fast, and slick; so fast, you’ll have to watch close, or you’ll miss it altogether…..
Shall we Pearl?….
“The true value of a human being is determined
by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from self.”
~~ Albert Einstein ~~
I just felt like some oldies, so, here are perhaps the best example of oldies that can be found…. live. Let’s listen to the lads, like we did for so long, so long ago…..
The Beatles Live
I’m still rantless, mostly. Here’s one from a couple or three years ago; I checked it out, & it’s all still completely valid…. Go figure….
“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” — Dr. Joyce Brothers
I find this to be a fascinating statement, from a person many of today’s youth won’t recognize as a celebrity. Dr. Joyce, as we called her when I was young, was a celebrity from back in the 1950’s and 60’s, who became famous at first as a prodigy child contestant on a quiz show, The $64,000 Question; she later found celebrity as a radio and TV talk show hostess, answering questions by callers about relationships, love, and life in general. She had a calm, friendly, confident manner that was easy for people to accept, and her brilliant mind gave her answers a certain depth and cachet that otherwise would have been lost, had she been less intelligent, or less charismatic…..
What I find to be interesting here is her reliance on the subconscious mind for accurate data resolution and interpretation, and her confidence in proposing that people explore that connection. I was around at the time, and the world was NOT in a place, philosophically speaking, where the reliance on subconscious activities was considered to be a mainstream belief. In fact, it almost put her in the category of mystics and clairvoyants, as far as established society was concerned….. To many, she might have well just said that we should all become witches….
I suppose what helped in the long run toward acceptance of this kind of thinking was her documented genius, that gave what she said a certain validity. In addition, she was at her most popular right at the time when society itself was going through some severe upheaval, during the late 50’s and early to late 60’s, so her ideas found more acceptance among the young, then spread to the rest of the culture as the Cultural Revolution went on, and society became more open to such free-wheeling philosophies.
Another effect of that time, that many people lose sight of, is the polarization that occurred in society, as the two intrinsically opposite philosophies, of liberalism and conservatism (as they are understood today….), became the two camps of ideology that would engage in a struggle for control of the government, and society, for the next 60 years, right up to today….. It’s a struggle between two ways of looking at life, and neither one is aware of being under the control of a third party, one that remains in the shadows, unseen and unheard, expect at their own command…..
Okay, here is where those of you who don’t buy into the conspiracy theory of life can skip on to the next section… to your own peril, but, hey, to each his own, right?….. I’m not particularly paranoid about such things as conspiracy; most of the time I think the things the ffolkes who believe in them see, that support their ideas, are seeing examples of human stupidity, rather than conspiracy. But, I am also a scientist, FIRST, and there is just too much evidence that supports the idea that there is a small percentage of humanity that controls the majority of resources (ie, food, land, money, armaments…), and as a consequence, have far more influence and control over the rest of us than is either just, or ethical.
This small group of mega-rich fanatical egotists believe that, because they can, they have the right to hoard all of those resources for themselves, and have the right to determine who should have any access to them. They believe this because they are allowed to do so, having grabbed all the controls (to wit: the guns and money….) long ago, and have arranged matters so that the great bulk of society is not only under their control, but is unaware of being in that position….
To tie this all together for y’all, let me say this…. I have a hunch that this is true. I don’t always have evidence that I can point to that is obviously definitive in the direction of proof of that assertion, but, if what Dr. Joyce tells us is true, my subconscious mind is aware of the facts, and can show me where to find them, if needed. That hunch tells me that, YES, there are a small group of assholes who are in control of society, for their own benefit, and they don’t give a fuck about the rest of humanity…. and there is evidence to support this hunch, even if it isn’t right out in the open where everyone can see it easily.
As yet, I don’t have any viable suggestions about how to go about kicking these punks to the curb; all I know is that we need to do so, and soon, before they kill all of us with their own brand of stupidity…. This isn’t to say they are altogether stupid, or that it is their primary defining characteristic…. but, they are human, and as such are subject to Murphy and his natural law…. So, I suppose it is a matter of watching for the right moment to catch them just at that instant when their own humanity will bring them down….. and hoping that moment comes soon…..
“Do you like “TENDER VITTLES”??” — Zippy the Pinhead
Piraeus calls me, silently.
Sizzle, sizzle, crash, bang, boom.
Intellect burning with subsequent doom.
Lingering long over decisive style,
Whistling up chaos all the while.
Such frozen thoughts may shatter,
Should we infer, but, no matter.
Firing blanks is children at play
Blooded sages all gasp in dismay.
Nonsense is good sense at times
Mundane objectives trip lightly in rhymes.
Fallen angels dance on a pin
Until each sinner enters within.
Fast moments with natural rain
Bring ashes, yet still must remain.
Final thoughts clamor for more
Find them only on a far distant shore.
~~ gigoid ~~
Smart Bee is on strike, apparently; I spent much of yesterday searching without success for enough pearls to fill this section. Nothing doing. Since it’s getting late, here is one from the past to fill in for today….. Enjoy!….
As is the case in many instances, when faced with a literary conundrum in the morning, I’m resorting to default, and firing up an old school pearl for your perusal and edification (if that can ever be said to be true of pearls….)…. The following seven pearls were, of course, chosen at random, and without conscious volition, but with an eventual destination in mind…. Today, we are fortunate to note that the destination is also random, as is the conclusion to which you will be led, willy-nilly…. That conclusion is, naturally, left as an exercise for the Gentle Reader…..
“I am not young enough to know everything.” — Oscar Wilde
“Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How’s that again? I missed something.” — Robert A. Heinlein
“A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.” — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
If a cat spoke, it would say things like “Hey, I don’t see a problem here.” — Smart Bee
“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.” — Dean Koontz
“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” — Abraham Lincoln
“Do your Duty. Honor the Truth. Respect Life. Share your Love.” ~~ Axiom #7, Peruaosophy
I know, I’m a strange puppy…. If it helps, I mean well…. 🙂
I did it. I’m not certain exactly how, or even why; nonetheless, it’s done. So be it. I’ll be back again, ffolkes, to see if I can’t actually pull it together enough to do this right. Until then, y’all be strange, or cool, whichever works for you. See y’all tomorrow, given half a chance….
Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…
When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.
Which is Why….
Sometimes I sits and thinks,
I just sits.
gigoid, the dubious
The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.
PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.
“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch
À bientôt, mon cherí….
If a cat spoke, it would say things like “Hey, I don’t see a problem here.” — Smart Bee
“The Shadow Personifies Everything That The Subject Refuses To Acknowledge About Himself” Jung
Just to clarify oh, the dubious one………if I see anymore vitriol over these elections…I will turn into a cat!
Cats Meow https://youtu.be/3AwevAQzwcs via @YouTube
ps….I nicked this and put it in the appropriate place!
“To be alive is to take risks; to be always safe and secure is death.”
~~ Edward Abbey ~~
Perhaps,gigoid,the dubious …you might ‘enlighten’ me as to where this ‘person’ is located on your infamous Bell Curve..
Brendan O’Neill discusses the EU referendum vote and democracy on Talk R… https://youtu.be/yJLIT_lSKDE via @YouTube
Okay, I’ll check it out….
Oh, but, before I do, I found this, which may have a bearing on the issue of bell curves
The universe is composed of:
> 13% Electrons
> 13% Protons
> 14% Neutrons
> 60% Morons
— A very Smart Bee
I’m nicking it!
That will make me very popular!
As Alan Watts says..
Society IS A Hoax and
sure iT iS but tHere IS A reaSon
to for the insanity that one never
arrives until they die..
and it’s just humans
who are not evolved
to live in large groups
out of balance we are
and lots of people
pay the real
Nature who is
alWays the Big
BosS GOD nOW..
in terms of misery
and suffering real..
Yes.. that’s insane..
no other animal but
one with sidewalks
and books could
way of being..
anywhere but now
whole with nature one
AKA the inheritance
of the God experience..
anyway the Good News is
there IS A simple solution iF
practiced early enough and that
is touchy feely love in moving.. connecting
and creating.. and yes that probably means
homeschooling but hell if Tim Tebow can
still be a rough boy by being home
schooled.. so can other
to give and share
taking less through
mastery of moving emoTioNs
and integration of seNses sAMe..
and the best news of all is this
information as told by sages of
the ages.. is all available online
for more people than ever
around the globe..
many elitists.. are
in charge of the material stuff and
and other money bill goods.. but they
ARE NOT in charge of moving..
connecting.. creating.. or the
faith.. belief.. and hope of
the real deal of mastering
emoTioNs and inTeGraTinG
seNses wHoLE on the
individual level as even
IF THEY COULD DO IT..
THEY WOULD FIND FIND THAT
ALL THIS MONEY MAKING AND
MATERIALISTIC STUFF IS TOTALLY
ANTITHETICAL TO FULL SATISFACTION
ALWAYS BLISS NOW FROM HIGHEST HIGH
TO BRIGHTEST COLORS IMAGINABLE NOW
IN CREATIVE FREE LIFE THAT HARDLY COSTS
ANY BIG MONEY OR MATERIAL GOODS AT ALL..
NO ONE CONTROLS me as i master and integrate
all the stuff that counts in life.. which is Love
in fearless.. kind and hopeful way in
moving.. connecting.. creating
goods has very very little
to do with that as i could be
Freddy Free Loader and as
happy as i am now.. as long as
i have three feet and space to dance
and a hand to hold that holds me back
from the insanity of society that surely
(yes.. i’ll need food.. water.. and shelter too)
Hoax in my
mind and body
Balance of SoUL..
heArt SinGinG in SpiRiT..
alWays noW oNE.. graduAlly
more folks will follow suit and iF
the folks at the so-called top ever
get REALLY REALLY SMaRT
ENOUGH TO LIVE iN
they will find
fast sports cars
and other ways of
Luxury are just anoTHeR
way to say HELL NOW.. sure
the Meek have already inherited
thE Earth.. and wE rough boys and
girls thrive alive for the WiN noW oF
Fearless Kind iN hoPE oF LovE REAL..:)
Thank you so much…it was a true ‘pearl’ that followed gigoids smart bee quote…I am sure my Twittering political followers will love it! 😉 Don’t ya just love Alan Watts.
You are very welcome penniewoodfall.. Alan Watts definitely shows profound genius in the area of Philosophy/Religion and the overall existential intelligence of what can make humans balance but sadly as often what happens this genius battled his own Demons out of Balance.. Namely the disease of addiction that is almost always a disease of Emotional and sensory imbalance at core.. In his case the bottle that cut his life short.. Anyway.. to me that makes what he achieved in verbal wisdom that much more impressive.. And considering if The Jesus dude actually did go on some angry tirades turning money tables over.. Obviously he didn’t get where Buddha did in actions speak louder than words.. Both should have spent more of their life dancing.. It works for me complete as balance but an athlete sage would be Apollo.. WiNks back at yA.. Yes.. THE flesh is highly underrated in Abrahamic religions and of course a substantial source of human frustration.. Aggression and mass killings.. And even Fear.. Hate and wars.. Pan is smArter2.. The soul is real and flesh and blood.. We need more naked Miley selfies to save the World as Jesus in metaphor was too scared to do the full Monty Python.. With WiNks Again.. i imagine Muhammad did but yeah.. Umm.. He had younger issues.. Oh.. the demons of a life out of balance in emotions/senses/sensualiLiTy flesh and blood way.. The real Devil of Abrahamic religious orienTated way.. And even modern Buddhist ways in at least someways with the ’97 Dali Lama announcement that Homosexuality IS A sin.. A balance of Lust and Love is integral to Homo sapiens sapiens peace of mind and body balance in moving.. connecting.. creating.. giving.. sharing ways.. The Bonobo is the greatest genius still in Love and Peace without any FucKinG written books at all.. The body keeps the FucKinG score.. Bottom and Top line..;)
‘Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism’
CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA, BORN IN 1939, is the first of the “crazy wisdom” … Note, now, that Trungpa did not depart from Tibet for India until age twenty…
Before he died of acute alcoholism in 1987….
Western materialism is indeed infectious…
Lovely man! grin
great book,read it many years ago….
as with a glass of excellent wine….the body does indeed keep the score 😉
Thanks again to you
Too.. off to Google now
for more Cliff Notes/Videos on this man too..:)
Nice one, my friend… I doubt I can keep up with all of this; y’all exploded my comment section while I slept….LOL! I’ll just hit the like button and enjoy the back & forth….
Fred word winds
Breeze through again..
i asked Katrina off the
Recliner to come back
To bed and she said oh
My God.. Dear.. What
If we sleep to 9 or 10..
And then i sAid WTF
FTW.. The REAL Modern
FamiLY ISIS.. OsiRiS.. HoRuSzz..
Three iN two for OnE wHoLe2..
Only plays and never works for
Pay.. So we can sleep to 11 or
Even odd 13.. Wake up refreshed and Hurricane Fred and Katrina will blow again with ease of peaceful center cAlm green changing to blUe2.. and MiXinG
With Brown eYes4.. Yes.. Yes!!.. too and Blow winds and rains aGaiN and say Oops.. We jUst pLayed
Oh yeah.. my friend gigoid
and one more quick note here..
before i go publish noW a very
heavy macro verse in deed..
if you remember that then
post by Islam friend
in the comments
section alone.. per
just a video post then
about the return now of
Jesus and that was/is all..
safe to say
iN some ‘sMAll’
way.. i change the
i’Ve been and go2..2
hope you FeeL better..
the other two contenders
iN THaT debaiT.. SOHEIR..
and IMRAN.. rarely blog any
more.. like they say in the
Big Lebowski Movie..
i’LL do anything
for A SMiLe aGaiN..
iT ain’T easy being
A great White
but i try..
Those who speak truth are almost always vilified, my friend. Albert noted it several times in his quotes…. It’s their loss….
I kinda view ‘them’ as “bodhisattva” coz to hang around here ya sure need a glass or two of good red wine…all things in moderation!
The word bodhisattva originally meant something like “a being who is well on the way to becoming a Buddha.” The previous lives of the bodhisatta Sakyamuni are told in the Pali Jataka (“birth”) Tales, a collection of folk tales that later became the basis for Aesop’s fables, and that illustrate the Buddha-to-be’s development of good qualities such as patience, generosity, and compassion.
The Owl, the Raven, and the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms’ Magic Fairy Tales http://www.firstthings.com/article/2001/01/the-owl-the-raven-and-the-dove-the-religious-meaning-of-the-grimms-magic-fairy-tale
Off to check
The link out too..:)
With word search..:)
Heart IS A
He of patriarchy..
All Art to bring
Back HeArt.. All
Of Creativity to
Dull.. And now there’s
More to create forever
Now.. For those in the real
Know and Feel We really
Did it and in this way
Is heaven when
Oh Lord.. 10
Predator “Holy Robe”..
For rape associated
Miley Selfies yes..
No means NO..
To quote her..
“It’s my pussy”..
Only a distant
Many Muslim women..
And other so-called
From God too..
Oh.. when the
Of a Dick
Haha…you found it! Thought you might! grin
His book was good…I found out afterwards…and I am going back years..
Many who search for the light in religion have such profound problems over sexuality..
Repression does not serve well in religion…neither does following gurus…
I step outside .. and observe…and there will always be suffering…
SMiLes.. penniewoodfall.. i was gonna say ditto back to you..
on the free verse comment i just made back to gigoid but
this one got me out of Bed at 10:11 am.. now 10:13 am..
and i will quote you heRe for trUe and liGht wherE you
say.. “Repression does not serve well in religion…
neither does following gurus… I step outside ..
and observe…and there will always be suffering…”
and i say yes.. so true.. and what’s truly sad is
when i read about that dude’s behavior on
Wiki cliff notes.. it kinda sullies the other
stuff he did that i will research more
later.. as what i’ve come to lEArn
is ya can’t discount a philosophy
per liGht over the dArk pArts
oF it like an out
pair of pants..
as generally speaking
and potential for aggression goes
hand in hand with at least a touch
of hypomania.. to Bi-Polar.. as i kNow
all too well.. for the biggest injection
of all natural high side of thaT i’ve ever
got after this cycle removed me from the
dArkest hell i’ve ever seen too.. i’Ve
lEarned to control the balance of the
hypersexual pARt with Art thank God
in this new brave Internet world.. and
i’M hyperspiritual more than ever
but it doesn’t matter what age
or word of humankind goes
with thaT in structured
religion rules or not..
and aggression.. well.. leT’s
just say i’ve pushed the edge
in defending myself in physical
ways i’ve never done before.. and
put a lid on that too.. and am probably
fortunate that no one had a gun and
shot me dead on the dance floor..etc..
if i got all paranoid about that too..
which fortunately i don’t have
that pArt of Bi-Polar this
go around that
when my last
big UP EXPERIENCE
HAPPENED AT AGE 21..
IN ’81.. ANYWAY.. i have empathy
for the Jesus.. the Muhammad. and
lots of gurus and even this dude who
was feeling up the skirts of women who
were not exactly really into him.. although
he was never officially charged with a crime
i understand.. it happens.. i don’t condone
it.. i have always been able to control
that and generally speaking literally
fortunate as the girls have always
come to me.. and still do
in clothed ways
of dance FREE..
and hey.. being
56 slows stuff down
a little bit at least.. noW
i’m not saying being a guru
is an illness in spiritual way..
but it is a disorder no doubt out
of the norm.. per the literal definition
of what is seen in and out of order my
friend.. i’m just glad i reap the positive
liGht benefits.. and stay truly all of out
of the negative soup.. of human misery
and suffering.. now.. but the now i live and
all the advantages of what culture does bring
in adaptation for those who are smARt enough
in science and art to navigate it.. is truly a weapon
of Love in hope.. faith.. and belief.. in fearless kind
ways that is like a perfect storm too.. of prepare ye
Anyway.. thanks my
friend.. this changes the
title of my 680th epic macro
verse of longest long form poem
ever.. approaching 4M words now..
to “Pan at the Apollo Theater2”..
as the WhOle comes again
as micro and macro
oF it iN streAms
to River of
oh.. the joy of Bi-Polar
reined in with reign of rains..
in liGhTED TALK wAY oF Fred..
yeah.. and i’m WorKinG like a
mad scientist sTiLL to keep that
ego thing in artful control2.. as
Truly the grandiosity pARt of
Bi-Polar has sunk an other
wise long term story
of many a Guru2..
DArk has its
say too.. and sure
somewhere deep down
tHeRe is sTill a little bLack
Spot on an otherwise white oLd sOuL..
wHolE.. but that’s the way the Yin and Yang
diceY of Life
i’LL be back aGaiN
somenow wITh more
of you.. WitH grins oF liGht..
for what i FeeL..
sEnse.. and KnoW
all the SeNsual
ways that comeS in
and moVinG iN General
has been the miSsinG
connecting LiNk of public
religions and philosophy
way too long.. and that’s
changing in prepare ye
a way of Miley
oh.. the team work..
oh.. the team work..
OF TEaM LIGHT..
THE REAL F in
freeST verse ILLUMINATI
cAlled by A pan of
NatUre aLL as sucH
AKA GOD NOW2..
oF HUmans noW oH
so brave and FucKinG
CRAZY AS ME.. HEHE..
A DANCING SIOUX CRAZY
HORSE COME BACK TOO2..
with a little ancestral mix
of Cherokee too..
hmm. i thInk
tHeRe IS A
see ya.. as the
winds oF Y i
enJoy another glass
of red wine.. i StaYiN
aWay from aLL of thaT even
F iN coFfee or a hot toddy2..
keeps mY hiGhS iN cHecK..
another thing.. Buddha and
etc.. didn’t understand.. not every
one is as high as Bi-Polar/hypomania
folks as they then too.. Cognitive empathy..
a life long practice of understanding what it’s
like to walk in the other shoes.. no philosophy..
no religion.. no ted or fred talk works the same
for each snowflake of God.. oh so special AND REAL..
THAT’S WHY EVERYONE NEEDS TO WRITE ThEIR
OWN FucKinG BIBLE OR AT LeAST MAKE IT REAL..
the liFE JOB DonE..
per right to liFe.. libertY
and the pursuit of hapPineSS2..
and nah.. happiness wasn’t alWays
possible in joy way much of human
history but iT iS noW in heaven trUe FReED..
DO iT.. ToPs
iF ONE CAN1
AND WiLL2 NOW iN
gOlden RULE WAY3 aS oNE…:)
About>Now I’ve bored y’all with three full paragraphs of expository revelations of a personal nature-
NO YOU DID NOT!