Today… Three for the price of one…
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“If God lived on Earth, people would break his windows.”
-- Yiddish saying
If Jesus were on the internet, someone would be blasting about him being a socialist, or some other inane bullshit. Honestly, people, anyone who finds internet drama entertaining doesn’t have a life.
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I detest chain emails because people who send them are often seeking to exonerate themselves from action. Instead of clicking a fuckin’ mouse in order to feel good, why don’t you try the following instead: the next time someone does a good deed for you, do ten good deeds. Do as in act, not click.
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-=[ Recapitulation ]=-
The secret of a warrior is that he believes without believing… to just believe would just exonerate him from examining his situation. A warrior, whenever he has to involve himself with believing, does it as a choice.
-- Don Juan Matus (Carlos Castaneda)
I’m almost afraid to post this one, but I think some people will benefit. Others might use it to torture themselves, caveat emptor (“buyer beware”).
Carlos Castaneda’s Yaqui teacher Don Juan illustrated an exercise that he called recapitulation. I’d read about it a long time ago, and had forgotten it. However, as part of my own inner work, I do a similar exercise at the end of my day.
At the end of your day, place your chin on your right shoulder. Very slowly swing it until it’s resting on your left shoulder. As you do this, review the significant events of the day in chronological order. Don’t do this as a way to relive blame or justify your actions of the day.
If you do this with an open mind and heart, resisting the impulse to judge, you will uncover habitual patterns, perhaps even see future developments, and confront your rigid belief systems (i.e., I’m always right, I am worthless). This exercise is meant as a conscious effort to transcend your defense mechanisms and perhaps obtain a glimpse of your genuine or Higher self.
I would add that when you find you have acted wrongly or unwisely just admit it; don’t waste time defending it, or compounding it, simply admit it.
Alternatively, you can ignore all this until you grow old and realize it’s all been an elaborate sham -- this internet and real-life persona you mindlessly create and defend.
Either way, you’re gonna haveta confront this ma’fucca sooner or later.