Kabbalists say: the bible is code. They, of course, mean: the Old Testament, the 5 books of Moses.
If the Bible is code, then it is not a story... or if there is a story there, it is itself code: meaning an illustration of a principle.
Egypt stands for slavery. Slavery to whatever people are a slave to: riches, significance, sex, entertainment, desire to receive for the self alone, their racket, the racket with which they extort goodies from others, justify their nastiness, their domination, their haplessness.
If you want to become more, grow, evolve, self awareness is important but it is not enough. Meditation is not enough. Having a person to model yourself after is not enough. Reading is not enough. Understanding is not enough either.
Something is missing, the presence of which would make the most difference, and could take you through the barrier to full knowledge of your machine.
What machine, you ask?
This is the same as when you mention to someone that their little voice is always talking... What little voice they ask?
The walls of the groove cover up what the groove is really about.
I have two students with the same soul correction, both want attention. What they don’t see, what they will have a difficulty seeing is that attention is the wall of the trench… not the cause: an effect. The effect that prevents them from seeing the cause, and prevents them from living a full life.
Your world view is hidden from your view, hidden from your awareness.
And it is, of course. World view is how the world IS for you, not how it seems.
If you have a fixed world view, than all the King's Horses and All the King's Men Could Not Put a new world view for you... unless you are willing to become flexible.
Cognitive flexibility has been more broadly described as the ability to adjust one's thinking from old situations to new situations as well as the ability to overcome responses or thinking that have become habitual and adapt to new situations.Continue reading "Are you flexible?"
As a "writer" I struggle with one thing: It is hard to be funny in writing. For me.
I can be funny in conversation, but writing is different: I imagine the echo. And imaginary echo doesn't echo, does it? While when I talk to a living breathing human, it is in a particular state of emotions, so I know where I throw my volley... and I know what havoc it wreaks... so it is easy for me. I can shock, I can mortify, I can wake up, I can do a lot of things that make what funny does... make you pay attention by jolting you.
I am in the process of downloading nine seasons of Seinfeld. My teacher says that a lot of his funniness in writing comes from Seinfeld. We shall see. One thing is for sure: Seinfeld, the person, can be funny. Exactly that "jolting you" kind of way.
"I have always felt if you know what you're going to do in advance, then you won't do it," he says in the video, promoting his (Frank Gehry) tutorial series for the Masterclass online learning provider. "Your creativity starts with whether you're curious or not."