“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”
— Jose Ortega y Gasset
My attention tends to shift amidst many different areas and I never know which facet of my being will come into play. Here are some of the things that tend to capture it these days:
- Whispered words and Loud conversations
- How the light falls on the leaves – Light in general and darkness and the interplay between the two
- People’s hearts – People’s eyes, spirits and stories as well.
- My Family
- Art- Both creating my own and enjoying that of others. Favourites: Dali, Escher. Alex Grey, Austin Osman Spare, Caravaggio, Vincent Van Gogh, Bosch, and lots of others including that of many friends on Tumbler and Face Book.
- Bad Jokes and Good Wordplay- I love playing with language and making it dance.
- Books- Favourite writers are Charles deLint, Spider Robinson, Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Michael W. Ford, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Wilber,Neil Gaiman and an almost endless list of others.
- Archetypes-Myths, Legends, Songs and of course Comics.
- Music– Of all kinds. My tastes tend to change and evolve. Some favourites currently and perennially: ELP, Queen, Behemoth, Metallica, Neil Young, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), Watain, Bob Marley, Animals as Leaders, Walk Off the Earth, Acherontas, Postmodern Jukebox, Emme Ya and again I could keep going endlessly
- People’s conceptions of the universe. I prefer to hear people’s unique takes on spirit as opposed to prepackaged ideas that they gained either at their parent’s knee or their latest conversion. I want to hear the kernel of truth that I believe each of us carries within.These days my studies have taken me more towards the goetia and left-hand path topics tho I am always interested in hearing and discovering truths as each person knows them.
I am always interested in learning more about the people who read this blog. Feel free to share what captures and holds your attention these days
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Questions Asked and Answered by G A Rosenberg
Building Blocks Towards A Cosmic Fractal by G A Rosenberg
“Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.”
― Ashly Lorenzana
For only the second or third time since I started doing the daily quote I am including a quote that I am having a difficult time with. Oh the basic idea I agree with that ideally we should live our lives in such a way as to express honestly who we are at any moment. Yet in the lives most of us live there seem to arise times when it is necessary to smile. Showing anger at your boss in social situations does not lend to job security. Becoming frustrated around in-laws is not conducive to harmony in marriage.
I am not advocating phoniness. In these types of situations I try to find reasons to smile. It’s all a matter of focus. Do you pay attention to your boss belittling you in subtle or not so subtle jabs or do you enjoy the decor of the resturant or the beautiful hillside and sunset? There is always something positive to focus on tho sometimes it can be difficult to do it. Tho with practice it becomes easier. For me it comes down to this Do I want to be the guy who is usually and easily frustrated or the guy who finds something to enjoy in most situations?
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Forces at Work by G A Rosenberg
“The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
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
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