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Quote of the Day – June 25 2012

“The you that you think of as you (and that thinks of you as you, and so on) is not you, it’s just the character that the underlying truth of you is dreaming into existence. Enlightenment isn’t in the character, it’s in the underlying truth.”
–Jed McKenna

Compare this to:

“Perspective – Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you’re forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that.”
–Richard Bach

Sometimes its so easy to get caught in our lives like a fly on a fly strip. We take things so very seriously. We forget that the play’s the thing and we are here to work things out, experience it. We find ourselves in relationships with kids and it becomes so easy to believe that that is us. When things go wrong, we bemoan our fates or at least I do and have…I feel glad that I can also shift perspectives..eventually and realize it is all an act. Funny I have done the same thing in parenting moments with Zev. I start out by giving him a talking to and then at some point we both realize that father and son are roles we are playing and we start smiling. Then the talk resumes but at a much more comfortable level.

I have also fallen prey to the opposite effect. Getting so into trying to live the underlying reality that I forget that quite often the people around me are taking things a lot more seriously than I am. That can as I’ve realized in others and myself can come off as quite insufferable. So I strive for balance and hope one day to achieve it in this as in so many other things. At this point I figure the point of balance will probably come about five minutes before I leave this body. Perhaps that’s the way it should be.
Blessings, G

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Fire Nymph by G A Rosenberg

Radiating Spectrum by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 7 2012

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
― Carlos Castaneda

“You’re nuts!” She told me. “Totally strange, I never know what’s gonna come out of you”.
“I’m a Libra”, I replied “The most balanced sign.”
She just shook her head. In reality I misstated the truth. Well, besides the fact that the Sun being in Libra when I was born is just one of many influences in my chart. Libras aren’t the most balance sign but the ones who strive for balance the most. Sometimes I think it comes naturally. When things seem to be going too well in any one aspect of my life, I tend to find a way consciously or unconsciously to upset it in another. Note I said consciously not intentionally. I tend to have an intense curiosity about different viewpoints and have gone out of my way to understand different lifestyles by experiencing them from the inside. In my youth, this led to experimentation with religious cults, substances (tho oddly enough no drug ever attracted me enough to cause addiction tho a few I had to decide to stop), economic status and just about everything else I could try. Most of these ended, I wouldn’t say badly but definitively.
Blessings, G

Day and Night by G A Rosenberg

Mech Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 10 2012

“You have little time left, and none of it for crap. A fine state. I would say that the best of us always comes out when we are against the wall, when we feel the sword dangling overhead. Personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
― Carlos Castaneda, Tales of Power

Many of the most difficult lessons I’ve had to learn in my life have come from people (teachers, friends, relationships) that I have felt greatly challenged by. So many times I have been knocked on my ass metaphorically (and once or twice literally ) by people and I’ve hated it. Many of these people I’ve been able to go back and thank and give both my retroactive consent and gratitude for the lesson learned.
Now when I find myself challenged by someone and feeling put upon , I take a closer look at what is really going on. In what way do I feel challenged? Which of my buttons is being pushed? More importantly, what is the intention of the person whom I feel challenged by? It is rare indeed that anyone has the intention of upsetting me tho there has been several times that I’ve had to be shaken out of my complacency.
Sometimes I have learned to appreciate the verbal form of what in Zen Buddhism is known as ‘grandmotherly kindness’.

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Balance by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 14 2011

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
Ram Dass

Some Random Thoughts

..and so I continue to walk around the elephant, honouring each description i hear while never losing sight that a greater truth exists, one that I may never know fully but each person’s truth enlightens me further.

Recognize the moments of joy, beauty and love each day and focus on them..Yes pain, corruption, greed and much much ugliness exists and those we tend to hold close doesn’t the good stuff deserve equal time?

— G A Rosenberg

 

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Cosmic Shower by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 11 2011

“If you don’t find true balance, anyone can deceive you;
Anyone can trick out of a thing of straw,
And make you take it for gold
Don’t squat with a bowl before every boiling pot;
In each pot on the fire you find very different things.
Not all sugarcanes have sugar, not all abysses a peak;
Not all eyes possess vision, not every sea is full of pearls.”
–Rumi

Tonight I feel oddly balanced. I have come to an end of a few chapters in my life and my hand stands poised ready to turn the page to see what comes next. I feel complete and anticipatory. I feel joy with a bit of melancholy for spice. Most of all I feel grateful and have been finding many more reasons to feel this way. — G A Rosenberg

 

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Purple Star Healing by G A Rosenberg