A few days ago, I wanted to blog about commitment but didn’t get to it. (irony) Then I heard a talk on how such ideas were just the ego, wanting or not wanting to engage. But it does lead to a deeper thought on the concept.
Commitment really speaks to our role in the world and to relationship.
What are we committed to? To ourselves, to our obligations, to the bigger picture? As Yoda famously said, Do or don’t do, there is no try. Sometimes we have this idea that if we don’t decide, we don’t commit, it may work … Continue Reading…
“Memories, like the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were”
— Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Way we Were
Put another way, memories are the patterns in our mind, put down by our response to our experiences. They are the structure of our individual reality. This is why so many live in the past. Or the dreams of the future, extrapolating those memories.
Note also how they are … Continue Reading…
No, I don’t mean the TV show. I’m talking about the satisfying life, well considered.
For many of us in North America, we’ve fallen into the cultural trap of consumerism. Our culture is awash in images of the impossibly thin, rich, and perfect. Our heros have become examples of excess and despair.
Sometimes, life throws us a curve. A challenge. And a place where we can stop and smell the roses. Reconsider what is important for us and who we really are. Are we condemed to run the rat race to buy ever more consumer goods, chasing a false God … Continue Reading…
This was part of a discussion on what is real.
The way I see goes like this. We are consciousness. Pure, unbounded, silent, transparent consciousness. The only reason this is hard to grasp is that we try to experience it in our habitual ways – through the mind & senses. But how can something silent and transparent be perceived? It cannot. We can only remember it. We are That.
Consciousness, being everywhere, experiences Itself. The process of that experience creates mind. A field created by the relationship of Self with Itself. Note that the mind is not the subject nor … Continue Reading…
Here’s an interesting little video clip on perception. A simple explanation of how we confuse our sensory view of the world with what is actually going on. The ending includes a little ad for the Kabbalah.
“The biggest, most unquestioned answer of our culture is our relationship with money. It is there that we keep alive–at a high cost–the flame and mythology of scarcity.”
— Lynne Twist, author of the unexpected “Soul of Money”
Lynne has been a long time fund raiser for charities like the Hunger Project and has worked with the very, very poor and the very, very rich. Most suffer from the same illusions of scarcity.
In her book she outlines the 3 toxic myths of scarcity:
1) Theres not Enough
2) More is Better
3) Thats Just the Way … Continue Reading…
On a computer, full colour images are know as “24 bit” and have 3 “channels”, one each for red, green, and blue. These colours are blended to create the 16 or so million colours on your screen. But you may have noticed that you can set your computer screen to “32 bit”. Thats another “alpha” channel, just for setting values of transparency. To allow space without content. To perceive values of emptiness.
If we consider transparency further, we discover that all objects sit in transparent space. If space (and air) were not transparent, we would perceive a much smaller world. … Continue Reading…
In this article Adam, the Dreamhealer, talks about his University studies of molecular biology.
“Through studying Molecular Biology, I am increasing my understanding of healing as I “see” it. Many people seem to be under the impression that “modern medicine” understands almost everything that is happening in our cells since the sequencing of the human genome was completed in 2003. While studying molecular biology and biochemistry it has become apparent to me just how little we actually know.”
[article removed] http://dreamhealer.com/
It’s a truth that while you can influence what you experience each day, you cannot control what happens. However, you can control how you relate to what happens. This simple idea can bring you great freedom!
When things are not to your liking just accept them as they are, even get to like them because they are part of your life journey – like them as they are. If you are dissatisfied with things as they are and discontented because things are not to your liking, you are in effect standing in your own way. You will … Continue Reading…
Here is a brief review of technology development and how Steven Vedro relates it to chakras: (from his blog)
Chakras: transponders (transmitter-responders)
1) I am – Telegraph, binary, RFID
2) Relationship – telephone
3) Gut, power – radio
4) Heart, codependence – TV
5) the grid, interconnectedness – Internet
6) attention, codes, encryption – Media files, security, DNA
also, deeper seeing, global perspective – Google earth
7) Divine, oneness – Pervasive computing
One of the speakers at the recent IONS (Noetics) conference was Steven Vedro (www.srvedro.com), author of Digital Dharma (Quest Books).
His blog covers some of the content and his view of the evolution of technology reflecting the evolution of consciousness, relating it to the 7 chakras or energy centers.
It also mentions some of his talks, but not the local one:
Steve will have an Author Talk and Book Signing
Saturday, October 20, from 3 to 4:30pm
at the Ayurveda Centre, 3636 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver
“There is an electronic web … Continue Reading…
For as long as we have had records, we have sought to discover the ultimate truth. The basic facts on which everything else is based.
Over the ages, the most commonly held fundamental truths have varied widely. Today we consider ideas of a flat earth at the center of creation laughable. Science seeks the holy grail of physics, a single theory that covers all of the known laws, Unified Field.
The only problem is, they are leaving out huge hunks of our experience, such as the simple experience of who we are. How can a theory be ultimate truth if … Continue Reading…