Pay attention to the amount of times that you use the word “it” in conversation today and then tomorrow try to go the day without saying that word. Or don’t. I don’t actually care if you do or not.
David Boehm, a theoretical physicist and one of the leading quantum physicists of our time wrote a book called “wholeness, and the implicate order”. Brilliant book. I get lost in the math, but the ideas are what drive my brain.
The notion of ‘it’ in our language begins in our thinking. We as humans, now know that ‘reality’ including what we call ‘us’ and everything in the world around us is quite simply light. (sorry for all the ‘quotes’). Light, is a singularity in functioning and only creates the appearance of duality for convenience sake. We can tune into that fundamental oneness if we would just be still long enough to observe everything without judgement or concept. While this is not a simple task, the reality is attainable.
The problem with the mental automation of the word ‘it’ is that the word is fundamental in objectifying every thing. The use of that word creates the illusion of separateness between the observer and observed. For example, “it is raining”. What is raining? The sky? The cloud? The more accurate presentation of this statement would be “rain is happening”. I understand that you would sound like a nut job in saying this but the statement is more accurate as a verb rather than a noun.
It’s 9:32 pm. What is 9:32 pm? Time is an illusion anyway but that is an entirely different post.
This exercise can be quite fun if you’re into experimenting with biases, assumptions and ways of thinking.
Otherwise, forget about it.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a picture with words on it in order to emphasize the point worth? And could you please pay me that amount like, stat?
A few moons have passed since I last created a blog post. This is indicative of the amount of down time I have these days I suppose. Perhaps it’s to balance out the year I took off to drink wine, do art, go for walks and write blog posts? Who knows? Still not sure what it means to “do art” but I did it!
As I walk this Earth with all its beauty I can’t help from time to time to notice the world. The world is a very different place than Earth. An example to clarify would be that the world does its best to pave over the Earth with concrete, strip malls and stupid people.
A slow-growing cancer developing in North America is the pink campaigns partnerships that make no sense. I’m all for cancer cure research but I question how many gazillions have gone into actual research vs. administration.
The last major disease cured was Polio back in 1950, magically coinciding with the “captured” Nazi chemists being brought to America to work for the what would be, major pharmaceutical companies. Treatment is far more profitable than cure. Cancer, these days, just seems to be a marketing hot topic.
Here’s one of many articles linking sugar to cancer. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130201100149.htm
I don’t know about you, but to me, it makes no real sense to pay $3.00 extra for pure sugar “pink” tic tacs in order to fund breast cancer research when we know for a fact that sugar is food for cancer.
… but this is the world.
That being said, I’d buy and eat tic tacs if they cured cancer, but I still wouldn’t enjoy that gross pasty coating that they leave on ones tongue.
Life is generative. Nature is generative. This means that we are generative.
That thought is still unfolding in my mind as I write this post. Often times, we tend to neglect that we are nature when we say things like “oh it feels good to get back to nature” or “I love just walking in nature”. YOU ARE NATURE.
When we as humans take from life or nature we take from ourself and a resulting emptiness ensues. Don’t get me wrong, we are to use the fruits of life and be great stewards. Taking, however is a mindset and when we come from this place, we are destructive to everything. Nature simply gives so does love. So if you we align with our true nature, love then we are constantly giving without self concern.
Dear fellow blogger,
When I set out to do the post a day challenge I started to panic after a week as to what I had committed my time to. Some days I had no idea what I would write about but I found it amazing how something can come out of nothing. Just begin. That’s part of my mediocre advice.
One exercise that I found useful was to sit down with a pen and paper to come up with a list of 50 blog topics. I gave myself 10 minutes. You can come up with 50 topics in 10 minutes. If your blog is random, the topics won’t matter. My theme was “the profound to the profane” so that was my focus. If your focus is Jennifer Lopez then I say two things: Really? Jennifer Lopez? That is what you choose to invest your time on? Really? You do realize that you don’t get that time back and will die at potentially any moment from now until whenever that moment is right?
The other thing I have to say if your focus is Jennifer Lopez is to write her name as a title then brainstorm 50 topics around your title. Dresses. Boyfriends. Husbands. Childhood. Recent diamond purchases.
You get the point.
Have fun writing. It is a process of creativity, discover and improvement.