Discussion in 'Graveyard' started by doswizard, Feb 14, 2018.
sorry to say this but your WRONG! its my humer
Okay, I'm wrong.
Now show me right with your sense of humour.
At any rate, I grow Sour with controversy. This is not my thread. I don't Own anything or anyone. Say what you feel; I'll listen.
Listen to this seemingly innocuous and inoffensive quotation concerning the oncoming
"We arrive, at last, at a social order where everything from outer space to psychic health, from
public opinion to sexual behavior is staked out as a province of expertise. The community dares
not eat a peach or spank a baby without looking to a certified specialist for approval - lest it seem
to trespass against reason." - Theodore Roszak
This was all written over 30 years ago, yet isn't that where we are at today? At any rate, one needs
to stay grounded so that they can have for themselves a point of reference. We can notice that
looking back through the years is not exactly a sure thing when it comes down to putting things in
perspective. We have no recall of this particular day one year ago today, however, certain holidays
are somewhat easier to remember. The mind moves forward all of the time in a series of hours,
days, weeks, months, etc. One simple way to deal with this motion is to imagine what one year
from today will seem like and then the true nature of human fear comes to the surface. We are as
uncertain about the future as we are remorseful about our own past. This is why it is so important
to continue living in the here and now of things. It is not so much a question of facing the
inexorable passage of time, as it is of being pulled through it all by a force as irresistible as gravity
itself. When we actually take a very close look at how little time there is left over for the things we
love, it is no big surprise that people should seem so reserved about their own personal
conception of time. The irony is that we continue to jump forward to what is happening next week
or next month, etc. I suppose it is only human nature to seem so concerned with the future,
however, it is not difficult to realize that an hour in the day is merely another hour in an eternity.
The tough part is actually holding onto the swift passage of years in a lifetime. Day by day it is
simple. This is why we are somewhat envious of those simple minded folk who are ignorant of
calenders and clocks. There is a blending of the days that is completely in harmony with human
instinct, however, we do all tend to rely upon time itself in order to accomplish certain tasks.
The real problem stems from people taking a certain advantage of each others time. One needn't
look far to see examples of this superficial wasting of such a precious commodity and we are
beginning to discern the outlines of a larger pattern here. It seems as though most of the confusion
arises from out of the arrival of new phenomena; for example, a new release or a new edition. The
public tends to connect with this in an almost desperate fashion rather than allowing time for the
percolation of a perfect brew. We will all experience this zenith of activity and interaction, but then
when it comes right down to being human about the entire affair, we are for the most part left
confused. That is alright if one is matured enough to understand that every dog has their day and this applies to bad days as well as good.
Yet, not everyone is so concerned about developing themselves spiritually. We are put here on this
Earth with people who could care less about higher levels of awareness, or if they do, it is only for
the momentary high they get from being around others who are apparently more enlightened than
themselves. This eventually bears down on us all like a weight from above and that is where
frustration, despair and intolerance spring from, however, we must not regard it with such
seriousness that we deprive all life of any meaning whatsoever. These lost people are a real test of
our perseverance, for they tend to dominate any situation they come into contact with. It would be
ideal to think that the power of human love is strong enough to dispel these negative energies, but
it is not. Especially when the negative types outnumber the ones who are truly and sincerely
One solution is to play this game as though it were meant to be viewed as utterly skin deep and yet
not allowing the apparent superficiality to separate itself entirely from the actual reality. We can
compare this shallowness to bubbles of air rising towards the surface of water. They are
momentarily separated whilst submerged, but upon reaching the surface they pop and become a
part of the air all around. This is how we might view things whilst observing so many bubbles of
activity separated under the surface of everyday life. Eventually this seemingly cursory behavior
must arise and return to it's own true nature.
We need merely try to remain optimistic because knowing how horrible things can get, we don't
want children to become aware of this until they are matured and wizened by life's experience. This
is also how we might view these immature souls when crossing their path. We might try treating
them as though they were mere children in this universe without ever allowing them to realize it for
the sake of their own pride. The problem we are inevitably facing on this road to freedom is that
these childish types are very clever and find ways to manipulate even the most sincere of our
efforts to aid them. They never cease to find ways in which to channel anger into a reactive mode
and of course, we will lose our temper from time to time. The unfairness of this all is that obviously
the closer we get to the fire, the greater chance we stand of getting burned. It is as though these
immature souls did not realize that they are on fire and tend to go about their own business
without caring what or whom they might burn. I'm pretty sure the solution lies in either distancing
oneself from them to a certain degree or in calling for aid in extinguishing their fire. This can be
done for instance, as an analogy, with suffocation; fire will not burn without air, or also with a good
solid splash of cold water.
Either way, one needs to make judgments and this is why we rely upon each other. It is important
to make the right decisions at the right times; like a controlled burn of oil in an accidental oil spill
and we need to regard such spiritual hazards as real life dangers.
The changing weather also has both a profound and subtle effect on human temperament because
some things can be done in only certain types of weather. We can slowly learn to trust in our
surroundings even when surrounded by people who are seemingly untrustworthy. Sometimes
there is equilibrium, but there are also times when the entire herd gets nervous and scatters or
runs away. The most important thing at this point to remember is in having ones own sense of
personal space. When in ones own space it is a simple task to discover our sense of inner
motivation, but whilst visiting with others in their own particular space, it is mindless and easy to
be polite, yet very difficult to develop ones own need for fulfillment as far as the real motivation is
concerned. The situation can usually evaporate into a clash of egos and a strutting about of status
symbols. These status symbols might even be intellectual or personal achievements and our egos
will grasp onto just about anything in order to maintain control, but the point is that the motivation
is not lost. It is merely hiding within our own sense of personal space and freedom.
I need some Ground here and I'm going to have it. I am only sharing first thoughts in a Zen like
practice and right now I am thinking about Anger. I'm thinking about how out of control 'social
anger' is becoming and I am Bewildered by the level of assumption surrounding me that is
concerned with what is real. Is this some new Brand of warfare; because Honestly............
I have never in My God given existence experienced such levels of Hatred and Discrimination against
Other people who are Honestly and Simply trying to live out their Daily lives.
I predict INTP
Your were close. I'm a bit more extroverted than introverted according to the test, but it's pretty 50/50
Thanks for the input!
I lost My Train of Thought as well......
The Truth is, My Train of Thought Ran Away....
These things can not always soothe, but they are Good suggestions.
Thanks for the Support!
Now for some New Stuff!
I'll be Sharing My Thoughts along with a Fresh Cup Of Coffee in the Mornin!
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