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  1. An opinion or observation of madness

    As to the civil rights aspect, my feeling is that we all have a right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness, first and foremost. It's hardwired into the constitution, not an amendment. If somebody messes with your right to Life by refusing to go along with health directive during a pandemic, this is a type of reckless abandon that does endanger lives. I think it goes far beyond whether someone has a right not to wear a mask, or whether mask wearers consider non-mask wearers to be selfish, self involved people who care about nobody but themselves. It is Common Sense, just like not yelling Fire! in a movie theater. I think everyone knows instinctively that the right thing to do is to at least to be a good citizen and care about the person next to you. I just think the right to Life overrides our precious civil rights in this case. I think the answer lies in our hearts.
  2. twenty twenty vision

    I think there's going to be a pony under all this fecundity. I think we will of necessity have a chance to rearrange everything more equitably. I think that the Dao will find it's perfect solution (it's already in place seeing as linear time is an illusion) and things will happen in accordance with goodwill and the benefit of all - around the world. Certainly this would be where the Dao would be going in the long run? And we are experiencing a serious shake-up; an indication that things of the past are no longer working, that necessity has outgrown the old white male ruling class. And we are trying desperately to loosen the bindings and shake that system off. Hopefully we have the strength and the will to do what it takes. Birth is messy. It appears that the water has already broken.
  3. Emotions are the path

    best cutely profane word ever. I may borrow it. Nice to see you CT!
  4. An opinion or observation of madness

    That was my first thought too. About the laptops being in for repair. Do they actually repair those any more?
  5. Emotions are the path

    It is, at first. The terrain must first be surveyed for blockages by merely standing aside of yourself and trying to see yourself as you really are. But in a matter-of-fact way, (as in, 'oh, that's interesting). To look at your own participation in arguments or events that didn't end well. Somebody mentioned buttons earlier. These buttons get pushed and create a reaction. But the buttons can be used as a tool. When you find yourself getting angry about something, see if a childhood memory pops into your head around the same time. It would be very helpful to be able to just 'see' the origin of the dynamic which created the button. This can be done. But if someone doesn't have luck that way, then following the emotion down to the source will get you there. It might not happen all at once, it might be a longer process. But you will be in awareness that the button is there; and once that happens, it's just a matter of time before your inner guidance system, in manifesting mode, will get rid of that puppy for you. That's assuming that you want to. Many people are unwilling to dive within unless their back is up against a wall. Or if one is seeking self-realization.
  6. Emotions are the path

    The hole in the donut.
  7. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    That's great, lol. I actually got that very same picture texted to me by my sister in law (with her true knees) laying on a beach in Hawaii, when I was up in Alaska at 36 below waiting for the aurora borealis to appear. I was so cold it almost made me angry.
  8. An opinion or observation of madness

    Initially I wasn't a real fan. She seemed a bit like a show pony to me. But I've come around because of her strength and ability to cut right to the heart of a matter (both she and Joe seem to do this). I think it's highly likely that Trump will be prosecuted on RICOH charges (organized crime), plus he's already named as Individual 1 on an indictment. She'll have the energy that Joe may find in short supply, and she'll have the prosecutorial know-how to keep things on track, although she wouldn't be handling anything. I think it would be a great help to Joe. As to likeability? Eh. I wouldn't vote for her as homecoming queen, but I think she may be just what this country needs right now. It'll be a challenge for Joe to keep her ego under control. But I think it'll work.
  9. Emotions are the path

    I think too that we are all approaching the Void, but from our different traditions. Personally, I love the mixture because of the dynamics of many paths meeting together in the void hub of the wheel. The utility of the wagon wheel is because of the void in the center. The utility of the cup is in the void. (Lao Tzu) So it may be desirable to be willing to blend viewpoints together because us moths are getting mighty close to the flame. I think the real truth can be seen (and felt) in the connection of all, and we all dwell in the place of metaphysical understanding. The action of the Dao is reversion. Back to itself. As the dao gets closer to reunion, time seems to speed up. Things are totally upside down right now. (buckles seat belt)
  10. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    Oh. You found my readers. No, weisenheimer. the wooden structure adjacent to the dragon appears to be a chitter.
  11. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    Laughing face times ten, Ms. Meow, on the sitting kitty. I had other posters on my tail so I had to pull out of the lane onto the shoulder. But I'm back now, a little less shaky.
  12. An opinion or observation of madness

    I just happened to hear Trump at a rally (he was at the rally, not me). He was tearing down Dr. Fauci, and he reverted into this nasal, mocking voice that could so easily have come out of an 8 year old bully. This is truly the most flawed human being in the world. After I heard those few sentences, my PTSD jangling is at such a high decibel. I can't believe it. Or maybe the K energy is interfering. (Actually, I just hope Biden stays with us long enough to take over. Kamala would be very strong)
  13. An opinion or observation of madness

    Just to make sure it stayed that way? I would've. Your approaching 14,000 posts! You're almost 3 times more talkative than I am.
  14. An opinion or observation of madness

    What I really love is when Ron Reagan refers to 'freedom FROM religion'.
  15. Inequality

    What a beautiful post, Creighton. At this point in my life, I don't worry about balance either. When you know what you actually are, you are perfectly balanced within. You are a part of everything and everything is part of you, there is a sense of being 'settled' and content. We can act, react, or not-do according to our wishes. Personally, it has taken over 40 years to get here. And such a big part of it is to have control over our thoughts. We can choose to run with a thought or dismiss it. We are courageous and often do what others will not. No longer straddled with the monkey mind, the balance issue is almost moot.
  16. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    Look again. Actually, it's not a doggie door or any type of door. It's the top of the chair below. Which really makes it interesting, because there are 2 arms on the chair, which means it's not merely steps up to the bed. The fact that the pillow may be covering a toilet chamber occurs to me as a possibility. If that were the case, I wonder if they were usually pushed up against the bed like that right next to the pillow? There seem to be some inherent problems with that. Maybe if it were more down toward the foot of the bed.... And who cuts a square hole into their bedroom door, anyway?
  17. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    It's about time. Observed in a catalog, printed onto a pillow: Saying, "and shit" after anything can make it sound gangster. For example, "I like to clip coupons and shit".
  18. Emotions are the path

    Interesting advice, especially in the extremes. Standing up and living, to me, was a haze of drunkenness. But even at that, it led to the path.
  19. Emotions are the path

    Maybe like a Tibetan singing bowl.
  20. Inequality

    The Dao considers us ceremonial straw dogs. The rain falls equally on all. I think that we're talking on two different dimensions, trying to merge the light with the physical. As I see it, in order to get into Consciousness, one stills the mind and transcends the physical. Into the metaphysical. It is from this perspective that we realize the oneness, the connection of all form, seen or unseen. If one sees that everything is part of everything else, the concept of inequality isn't pertinent. Misfortune (which probably isn't misfortune at all) and fortune become one and the same. Our inner Self is aware at all times that that is our true essence has nothing to do with our bodies, our appearances, our life stories. It's always Just Fine. And it will always be Just Fine. That, we can count on.
  21. Emotions are the path

    and something tells me that you know just fine. I tend to see things in symbols in my terciary oculus. That's when I meant when I said cosmically. It's more an impression of liquid - like the impression of spaciousness. Not as much a feeling as an impression. But yes - I do 'see' it as liquid because all has ultimately melded together, and character hasn't gotten in the way. In liquid all angles are possible, no restrictions. Nothing to hamper the movement. I see it as the peace of soul I have looked for my entire life. I have finally found me.
  22. Emotions are the path

    If you are K-active as I am, I feel the vibrancy as well. I intentionally carry the mental image now of that vibrancy being the essence of 'shine'. As in aura, or emination. To integrate the vibrancy into your being is to not be distracted by it.
  23. Emotions are the path

    it also 'cosmically' feels like a liquid.
  24. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    I think it's something else. I think the dragon is about to spirit her away because the wing is coming out of a door. On the other hand, she doesn't look alarmed. In fact..... eh. You're probably right.
  25. An opinion or observation of madness

    Are you going to be decomposing for the vultures on top of one of those indian lodgepole platforms?