Quote of the Day – August 31 2012

“We’re all just walking each other home”
— Ram Dass

I’ve been lost in the woods of my being for so long. I see but do not understand. I have so long ago lost my way that home has become an abstraction. Then I meet someone who describes their home to me and I get it. I now know what home is. I am still lost but now I know that somewhere there is home. I want to go with this person to home but he tells me he cannot. His home is not my home. He leaves and I am devastated. I now know home exists but I cannot go there

She sees me devastated and asks why. I tell her and she ruffles my hair and tells me of her home. Only the home she describes differs greatly from the one the man told me about. Yet they are both home. How can that be? It seems that home can be more than one thing. She tells me that I cannot ago to her home either yet we have walked quite aways. I hug her and thank her. She leaves with a smile

One by one, you all come to me and tell me of your home. Some things sound so nice and I believe that for me they mean home as well. Other parts sound rough and I know that my home can never be like that. I walk with each one and step by step my home creates itself in my being.

Finally someone comes along and says to me “Beautiful home you have there” and I realize with everyone’s help I am home

Blessings, G

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Synoptical Journey Reversed by G A Rosenberg

Forestal by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 30 2012

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett

 

Journeys can take many forms. The most obvious of these would be the physical. We leave. We experience and we return in a spiral like fashion as we never truly return to where we started. It has moved on.  We admire how the people we left have grown and perhaps they see something new in us.

What happens tho when physical journeying becomes more difficult. Work and life responsibilities get in the way or financially we can’t pull it together and so at least physically our ability to leave becomes at least temporarily curtailed. Well we can take a retreat, a day away from our lives so to speak where we can recharge and renew. We can take a peace pause, a break from everything in which we can meditate or find another way of journeying within. There too, we leave, we experience and we return further along the spiral. Our outlook has changed so the way we see the people we ‘left’ changes also. Does the way they see us also change? Does observation change that which is observed?
Blessings, G

 

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Circling Around by G A Rosenberg

Expansion by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 29 2012

“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
― Nikola Tesla

 

(I’m rifting a bit tonight, just talking)

True that, great ideas may be suppressed but they always reemerge. Gandhi said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win and ideas often seem to go through similar cycles…These days the idea of personal liberty seems somewhere in between being laughed at and being fought, let’s hope that it get’s fought tooth and nail so that we can finally win our freedom…. I was just talking with a friend who asked me what the best way to solve circular logic and I replied either breaking out of it or using the solution Alexander the Great used on the Gordian Knot…a knot that was unable to be unraveled…when brought before Alexander he cut through the know with his sword.  My friend asked ‘thus rendering the knot useless’? and I asked him what use he saw in circular logic… he asked me for an example of the Alexandrian solution in speech and I referred him to Marx Brother’s movies…Groucho Marx’s specialty seemed to be his ability to derail any and all conversations…Something which I tend to enjoy as well…


The Moon pulls my thoughts
Distractions follow the stars
Disjointed entry

Blessings, G

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Labyrinth by G A Rosenberg

Green Time in Esher Space by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 28 2012

“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, El Principito

 

I consider myself fortunate to have stars that laugh, cry and love…each one lit by people who have touched my being at one time or another. Aleister Crowley channeled that “Every man and woman is a star” and so I believe that they are.. Stellar beings who light up our sky and who’s orbit we are fortunate enough to be able to find ourselves in for moments or lifetimes…

The above may sound corny to some. But still it seems in our day to day existence it becomes so easy to look down on people, suspect their motives and otherwise belittle them if only in our own minds…but if we can see them and ourselves as stars burning brightly through the heavens then even the ones who irritate us, the ones who piss us off continuously become something magnificent

It might not make it easier to like them or what they represent but it lends perspective.

Blessings, G

 

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Last Dance by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 27 2012

“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream”
― Jack Kerouac

 

By great, of course, Kerouac was not speaking of a qualitative judgement but of size and importance, a dream filled with awe and sometimes mundanity but filled to the brim with faces, reflections of ourselves that sometimes appear strange, locations that change faster than we realize and sometimes faster than we feel we can adjust to and a sense of unreality that comes and goes with startling regularity. I don’t feel alone in perceiving it this way. Still when I decide I’m going to surf the waves that come my way, immerse myself in the dream while realizing that’s what it is… happiness and its wonderfully wise older sister joy can ensue… Feeling this and knowing this is a gift of the universe. Tho like most gifts it tends to come to those to whom it belonged to already… Tho I feel at the same time it is everyone’s birthright.
BLessings, G

 

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Faces in the Purple Fire by G A Rosenberg

Llama with beautiful Eyes

Quote of the Day – August 26 2012

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.”
― William James

So as I type this, are there two people here, who i am and who i perceive myself to be (that in itself may be multiple as how I see myself tends to change) or are there even more. one or more of me for each one reading this? What do we have in common? If I have integrity then perhaps my selves do not vary that much yet I believe we see things and others as we are not as they are therefore I partake at least by proxy and become at least a bit all of you. Of course then if the act of being observed changes the subject of observation than I become altered by your view of me. Interaction used to seem a lot simpler =)
Yet I can’t control how you see me or even how i see myself, ego and emotions being what they are so therefore I shall have to focus on being myself as clearly and as focused as I can. After all are you not all as I perceive you to be?
Blessings, G

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Eye of the Fire by G A Rosenberg

 

The Path Ahead by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 25 2012

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. ”
— Robert Frost

I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to use this quote. In ways it reflects my life more than most. Not that I have actively sought the road less traveled as much as that has been where my footsteps have fallen. Somehow the travelled roads have always felt more constricting. Still in reality each of our roads tho they may cross have only been travelled once and forged each step of the way. Even when we tell ourselves, “ah this is the road of my ancestors” or “I follow in my parent’s footsteps” in reality the different times and circumstances change things. The footprints from the past get washed away either by tides rolling in and out or by the dust of paths crossed.

Funny I have met many people who see choice or free will as being an illusion. From my perspective anytime we complain about lack of choice we are kidding ourselves. There are always choices and we can go anywhere. Oh there tends to be consequences. To use another cliche, the cost of what your life can be is what your life is, almost always a fair trade. Enjoy your road never before traveled and
blessings, G

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Wheel in the Sky by G A Rosenberg

 

Loving Cup by G A Rosenberg