Friday, December 23, 2011

No. 1 Joy

The number one joy in life is breathing. There is no question about it. When given the choice of any two things one might do, exclusive of the other, breathing wins, hands down. Especially if the exclusive length of time is more than, say two minutes.

So, if you are willing to give up breathing for something else, then that is something! Giving up breath is giving up life. If there is something you love more than living itself, then that something IS the meaning of your life. It is a simple equation.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Silence Rules Negativity

Silence rules negativity - absorbs it, transforms it.

Scissors, Paper, Rock. I don't know if I read or heard this somewhere, or just made it up -- intuitively, anyway, that game works if you take the "Rock" for silence.

Paper covers the Rock. If you take "Paper" for that which is temporary, and illusory, then, yes, Paper can appear to have victory over Rock. I never understood that one before. I thought they just made paper win over rock because you had to do it that way, for the game to work.

If you take "Scissors" for that which cuts, and is therefore painful and negative, then it makes sense that the Rock can destroy the Scissors. Otherwise, why not think of the Rock as that which sharpens scissors?

Scissors as negativity, is negativity in the positive sense. Cutting away that which is not needed, creates the masterpiece. Scissors also cut through the illusion, which is the paper, which covers the rock.

I am trying to remember Silence, the Rock, and let it absorb all negativity. As Jesus did. I don't need to cry out to my God, for God to know what I need. And I also can cry out, and the holy spirit can cry out from within me. If the cry comes from Silence itself, then let it.

On a less serious note, you can't lose traditional Scissors, Paper, Rock by choosing "Rock" all the time - why? Because, unless the person is a practiced "Scissors, Paper, Rock"  competitor, they are likely to forget to punch you, if they win with something other than "Rock." You, on the other hand, already having a fist balled up, are likely to punch them every time. (Note, for documentation on traditional Scissors, Paper, Rock, see any" Charlie Chan" movie scene where No. 1 Son and  No. 2 Son are waiting around, or trying to decide something.)

Friday, December 9, 2011


Being ready to die at any moment.
When your thinking gets to the end of its framework, it is time to let go, and receive more input.
Your experience of life is not constrained by gravity, and thinking does not hold it up. There is no place to fall to, if you let go of thinking.