Quote of the Day – November 30 2011

“We have forgotten that our sovereign duty is to leave the world in a better condition than when we each entered it”
–Michael Tsarion

 

In Atlanta GA, after a day of enjoyable flights both of fancy and in the air but somewhere 3 hours if not the whole day seems to have vanished. Still, saw a beautiful crimson sunset as we were flying into Minneapolis and some really nice reflections on what it means to own and take responsibility for our lives and some great meditation letting thoughts, images songs pop in and out, then landing and meeting with friends, all in all a pretty excellent travel experience. I plan to write more tomorrow when internal and external times and rhythms catch up a bit
Namaste,
GAR

 

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Starseed by G A Rosenbergt

Quote of the Day – November 29 2011

“Do nothing that is of no use”
― Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

Do Nothing that is of no use. A broad statement indeed. Does not everything have its use? I must ponder on that one. At the very least I feel it may help me with my time management skills. Tho I know it goes much deeper than that. How much of our daily lives could we use better than we do? How many unnecessary conversations? How many unnecessary or even harmful snacks? How much of my FB time is of use? Those are just for instances..More time could be spent on yoga and meditation. More time with family. hmmm much pondering

Note: My blog entries might be a little bit curtailed and more focused on writing than art as I am traveling during this next week. Oh I’ll have an entry every day. Tis a commitment I’ve made and I find the time I spend working on this and making art of use indeed. I was talking to a friend last week about how art was definitely part of my practice and it seems a good one
Namaste

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Reflections – The Bay by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 28 2011

“The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
–Alan Watts

and what we focus our attention on prospers so may haps the ego has function after all. It must otherwise why would we have it? Have been thinking a lot about subjective reality. When we communicate what do we communicate to each other? We communicate our own subjective reality, no more no less. By sharing our experiences, thoughts, senses with others, we both increase our understanding and elicit theirs with the end result being that we gain greater understanding into whatever parts of reality we share. The better our communication, the more accurate our view of objective reality may become. Perhaps why honesty becomes so highly valued. A liar can fuck with other’s reality to the extent that they let themselves believe him
Namaste, GAR

Two versions of the picture tonight with vastly different colour schemes

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Soup’s On by G A Rosenberg

Soup’s On (Gold-Green Variation) by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 27 2011

“Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It’s a paradox that’s at the heart of any kind of storytelling.”

–Jeremy Northam

Thinking about storytelling tonight, our stories as well as the ones we read, watch, hear from others. It stopped surprising me a long time ago, the truth and insight that can come from a fictional story, a myth or a legend. The mask of fantasy becomes an armour that even the most vulnerable of truths can wear at least until midnight when the masques come off and the truth becomes revealed. How many of us run off Cinderella like before that can happen? Or is that mixing metaphors? Perhaps tho, someone has found the clues we left behind (and every fiction as well as every truth leaves clues behind) and cares enough to follow us home…Sometimes it may be part of ourselves that hasn’t seen the light of day in way too long…
Namaste,
GAR

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Intersecting Planes by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 26 2011

 ‎”Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”
–Buddha

Thinking about language and how some words have become so charged that people when hearing them will react to the words used rather than what is being said. Some words seem to break communication stopping intelligent discourse dead in its tracks just by uttering them. These words (or terms or images (see Hitler or the Swastika) over time seem to have had their meaning so charged both positively and negatively that once you say them, you take on the charge and depending on how the person hearing them wishes to magnetize or polarize themselves, they will react. Examples of these words: socialism, communism, democracy, new world order, religion, Hitler, nazi. I go back and forth whether to add the words love and spiritual to this list. I know that there are many others that can be added. In my more paranoid (or lucid depending on  whom you talk to) moments I wonder at the social engineering that have resulted in these words being unable to be heard.
By demonizing communism during the cold war and then making sure that anyone who warned against it was seen as extreme or crazy (the term McCarthyism becoming synonymous with witch hunts) and miscarriages of justice, the nwo suckers make it very easy to discredit people like Charlotte Iserbyt

Another method to manipulate people with language:

A) Demonize a word (whether or not the word defines something evil or not is irrelevant at this point)
i.e. Communism in the 50’s. Was the Soviet form of social collectivism masquerading as Communism a bad thing undoubtedly as it becomes a very easy tool for manipulating / exploiting the masses

B) Once the word is demonized, have someone , in a position of power like Senator McCarthy et al take it to insane degrees (seeing communists everywhere accessing everyone on the smallest amount of evidence of being communist. and then persecuting them (i.e. the blacklisting in Hollywood

C) at this point at a fairly slow rate, you can bring in whatever you have been demonizing, calling it by other names (social justice, oneness, democracy in action (anyone who points out that this is actually socialist collectivism or what passed for Communism / Socialism will be seen as insane, People will not react in a logical thoughtful way to what they have to say, they will react to the use of the word branding the person using it in all kinds of unpleasant ways missing the point of anything they have to say

Sound familiar?
Blessings,
GAR

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Fire Mountains Under Storm Skies by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 25 2011

“It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet”
― Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

Wow so many great quotes from Musashi’s work, much wisdom and these days it seems everyone exists in a state of conflict, internal if not external. Have we been conditioned to this state? Well, i don’t believe that any government has ever found it in its interest to lower the anxiety level of its populace. An anxious and fearful population does seem much easier to control.
–gar

 

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Drawn in by G A Rosenberg

Drawn in Blue by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 24 2011

“Knowing’s easy; everyone does that ad nauseam. I just sort of hope.”

        –The Doctor;  (Doctor Who-State of Decay)

Couldn’t let the 48th anniversary of Doctor Who go by without mention and since last night I used a JFK quote, then  I figured today would be the Doctor’s turn. Besides this quote describes something I feel quite often. So few things that I know for sure and most of those I only know to be true for me. Hope tho  I have in abundance. Hope that things can and will get better. Hope and weary faith in our species. Hope in more and more people choosing some form of path of awareness. What most people describe in a perforative sense as waking up. I believe I see that happening now.Miracles can and do happen every day.
Namaste,
GAR

Oh yeah a bit about the images for tonight. I started out playing out with gradients and pens and textures and ended up with the second image.I found it kind of cool and evocative but possibly needing something more. I played and played and ended up with the first one. Overall I feel happy with it (or at least satisfied) tho it may be a bit garish for my taste.

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River’s Mouth by G A Rosenberg

Colour Flow by G A Rosenberg