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.)