Monday, November 26, 2007
Wait. Was that anger? Yes, I'm angry at their imbecilic one-sidedness. This anger is the same anger they had. The anger that divided their reality into two and banished one of the sides into cardboard boxes labeled "Ignore".
Prioritize. Find out what is really important to me if I'm to get anything done besides starting a million open-ended projects. Only spend time on things that bring me closer to what I value.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
If you can think about it, it's not the full Tao.
If it has a name, it's just another thing, not the full Tao.
The Reason that can be reasoned2.
is not the eternal Reason.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name. (Susuki)
Even though you can't point to the Tao, it created everything around you, which you could point to.
The Unnamable is of heaven and earth the beginning.3.
The Namable becomes of the ten thousand things the mother. (Susuki)
When you don't want to hold on to things, you'll fully see things as they are. If you continue to want things, you'll only see things in terms of "I like this" or "I don't like this" and miss out on their other aspects.
Therefore not to desire the things of sense is to know the freedom of spirituality; and to desire is to learn the limitation of matter. (Goddard)4.
Actually, not wanting things is just another perspective. Understand how both perspectives can coexist if you want to see things clearly.
These two things spirit and matter, so different in nature, have the same origin. This unity of origin is the mystery of mysteries, but it is the gateway to spirituality. (Goddard)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Email is slow feedback. It's harder to guarantee that your recipient is in a desired state of mind to receive your message.
Even in a live situation, it's hard to get someone into an open enough state to receive. I make them feel loved before I say anything, even if its a compliment. (Compliments can easily be misinterpreted as flattery.)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
I was looking up a reference to Plato's story about Zeus cutting people into halves as punishment so that we search relentlessly for our missing half. Instead I found an interesting advocacy for homosexuality. Wasn't expecting that.
But those who are halves of a male who pursue males, and being slices, so to speak, of the male, love men throughout their boyhood, and take pleasure in physical contact with men. Such boys and lads are the best of their generation, because they are the most manly.from Symposium: Plato
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The world ain't in that bad a shape if you look at the data. The rich-poor gap is actually lessening. The problem, in my opinion, is where we are equalizing toward. I have a fear that we're being corralled into a worldwide police state of two classes: the public under constant and complete surveillance and the surveying elites.