Assumptions or gratitude, appreciation, abundance… Choose.

What the f… are you talking about. Sophie?

Because 99% reality, 99% of all-there-is is invisible to most of us, we all developed some way to cope with that… and of those the most damaging, the most harmful is assumptions.

You assume you know. Youe assume the context. You assume what is wanted and needed.

Asking questions is below you… you think, and you don’t ask. Continue reading “Assumptions or gratitude, appreciation, abundance… Choose.”

3 profound horoscope readings of this week

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Taurus poet Gary Snyder said, “Three-fourths of philosophy and literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.” Personally, I think that many of us, not just philosophers and writers, do the same thing. Are you one of us? Your first assignment during the next four weeks will be to explore whether you do indeed tend to convince yourself that you like the cage you were tricked into entering. Your second assignment: If you find that you are in a cage, do everything you can to stop liking it. Third assignment: Use all your ingenuity, call on all the favors you’re owed, and conjure up the necessary magic so that you can flee the cage.

What is a horoscope? It sounds like a prediction, but in my view it is best considered a spiritual practice for the week, or longer if it is necessary.

How so, Sophie?

A spiritual practice, a real spiritual practice is a context. Or else it is just something you do… worthless, if you ask me. Continue reading “3 profound horoscope readings of this week”

Driftwood? Why driftwood?

There’s Nothing To Get And There’s Nothing To Fix… is that true?

A Cup Of Tea
Nan-in, a Japanese Zen master during the Meiji era (1868 – 1912), received a university professor who came to him to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured it into his visitor’s cup until it was full, and then he kept on pouring.

The professor watched it overflow until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s full. No more will go in!” he cried out.

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

Why am I sharing this anecdote? I intend to return You To Power So You Can Have Grace, Ease And Power Inside The Machine And Make the machine and your life Fly

But your cup is full… you already know the meaning of everything… in fact have known it forever… and therefore your life is fixed, and that’s that. So you merely sample what I teach, you pick and choose what you like and don’t like, even what you hear or ignore.

Maybe you can’t do better. Maybe you can only see what is visible from the singular vantage point: from behind your eyes.

What does that mean?

There is a word in the English language that is used in a limiting way: only as duty, or what you should do. Continue reading “Driftwood? Why driftwood?”

Sunday Rant or was it Sunday runt? lol

The difference between occurrence and happening

I started this article in the middle of the week, but it was half-baked… it needed to sit a few days… baking. Is it fully baked? You be the judge…

I learn where I can, from where I can.

One of these are books. Another is movies, especially series, where there is enough time for character development.

I had been waiting for this series on Amazon Prime Video, Hunters. Nazi hunters that is.

One of the things I am learning is that a wound is a wound, and it may never heal, but every time I have a chance to weep about it, it cleanses.

So far, I am only half way through the first season, I have seen masterful re-enacting memories of people who were in the Holocaust, so well, that it clean opened up all the wounds and I have been crying and weeping, and sobbing for almost a whole day now. good for me. Continue reading “Sunday Rant or was it Sunday runt? lol”

I watched this Amazon pulp thriller… Hunters

I have a few students who take pride in not getting upset or getting upset less often, or less upset than they used to.

As if the purpose of life is to have it be smooth, easy, and emotionless.

Death is smooth, easy, and emotionless. I guess they are practicing for death… or maybe they misunderstand something.

Being upset, being angry, weeping, shouting, is normal human feelings and their expressions is also normal.

Without them you are sheep… dead but don’t know it. Continue reading “I watched this Amazon pulp thriller… Hunters”

Change your perspective and get unstuck

perspectiveWhat does perspective have to do with anything?

You’ll find out that it has everything to do with everything that matters to you… So pay attention.

Even though you intellectually know that perspective matters, you, unconsciously, have the tendency to look at things the same way, every time you look at them. Result: you see them the same way.

You look at the map of reality, not reality. You saw it once, from a particular vantage point, you stored it in your mind, and now you are stuck seeing it that way.

This is detrimental to your health, mental or physical, emotional. Detrimental to your success, to your happiness. You are anything but astute… I could even call you a moron, or a machine… and you could get all upset, and it would make no difference. Continue reading “Change your perspective and get unstuck”

The curse of understanding…

If I know you well, your relationship to life is mainly through understanding. Which you either have or not.

When you do, you are happy, even though you are just as unsuccessful living well, being fulfilled as you were before.

When you hear something, when you see something, you try to understand it. When people do something, stupid, smart, hurtful, you want to understand why they did it. Don’t you?

When you read, you try to understand it.

But…

People who are successful, high achievers, they don’t try to understand, they may not understand at all.

What?!
Continue reading “The curse of understanding…”

Rebooting your life

I was on technical support for three hours this morning. Two delightful tech support people… and no results. The software that wasn’t working, kept on not working.

At some point after 3 hours, my virus protection software requested a machine startup. I restarted the PC, and guess what: the software started to work.

This used to be the case when I was still using Macintosh until some 14 years ago. Anything wrong repaired itself with a reboot.

Now, how is this connected to anything spiritual? Let me count the ways…

If you look at your life, or someone else’s life, life has been an almost uninterrupted story of… Continue reading “Rebooting your life”

We all have moments of brilliance

follyIt only takes one slow-walking person in the grocery store to destroy the illusion that you’re a nice person. And it only takes one ugly mistake to destroy the illusion that you are smart…

In preparation to my What’s the truth about you workshop this morning, I have been looking how to have the conversation about your delusions about who you are, how you are, and your abilities.

It’s a touchy issue… in fact 80% of humanity think themselves smarter than average, and smarter than they are. The remaining 16% don’t ever think about that or anything else, 4% think themselves less smart than they are. Continue reading “We all have moments of brilliance”

Energized Water: What’s in the bubbles?

What’s in the bubbles?

Some users of the Water Energizer audio noticed that bubbles start to appear in the top of the container when the water is almost coherent.

I didn’t notice it in the winter, but even mine had bubbles in the summer.

So I went to hunt for answers: what’s in the bubbles?

One of the current trends is rejuvenation, life extension, staying young longer. It’s not just old people’s, but even young people’s concern.

It could be mine, but I think I am past the point… I just want to stay alive and be able to work, walk, and have fun… too much to ask? lol. Continue reading “Energized Water: What’s in the bubbles?”