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A Fleeting Prayer

“Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.”
–Robert Anton Wilson

Ganesh break me through the barriers
of the quicksand in my mind
Hermes free me
from crippling beliefs
and help my thoughts fly mercurially.
Oh cross road beings
widen my mind
so I can see that other roads exist
and honour them as I wish mine honoured
and see them as valid choices I may one day make.
Let me speak when others put their hand to my mouth
and that bars of thought are all illusion.
May I use what I have to free others
and may my travel be swift.
Aughm HA!
— G A Rosenberg

Blessings, G

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Golden HummingbirdGolden Hummingbird by G A Rosenberg
WrathWrath by G A Rosenberg
Approaching the Unknown with Totemic AspectsApproaching the Unknown with Totemic Aspects (Bael)  by G A Rosenberg

Open Questions

 

“Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.”
— Robert Anton Wilson

 

Are you letting your life flow? Are you remaining open to possibility? Do you accept every person as they are as a gift that the universe and or your higher self has given you? Can you shut off the inner voice that all too often is saying “yes but…” and turn it around to say “yes and…?” Do you reject dreams and hopes or do you encourage them? The intellect tends to discern and discriminate showing us the differences between things, breaking them down. Our intelligence operating at peak capacity accepts all and encourages us to bring it all together. How open can we be? How open can we afford to be which also begs the question how open can we refuse not to be?
Blessings, G

 

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TeacherTeacher by G A Rosenberg

 

Frosty CoronaFrosty Corona by G A Rosenberg

 

Study With and Without Desire

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

 

Probably one of the most egregious failures of most western systems of education is that of motivating students to learn. Indeed most are based on extrinsic grades rather than the ability to generate an interest in the material at hand. This is due to many factors. One of them is the focus on classical intelligence and the prioritizing of that over artistic, intuitive and or social intelligence. Another is that most school systems have not evolved beyond the 1950’s idea of training people to be factory or office workers, drones in work environments that have long since become outmoded.
Imagine how it could be. People encouraged to follow their passion and to find ways of utilizing that in innovative ways for social benefit and construction. Imagine the increase in knowledge that becomes possible when one explores one’s passion.
Blessings, G

 

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MythMythos by G A Rosenberg

 

Orange FlameOrange Flame by G A Rosenberg

Rambling Intelligence — A Thought Stream

“An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. “Can they be brought together?” This is a practical question. We must get down to it. “I despise intelligence” really means: “I cannot bear my doubts.”
― Albert Camus

 

Every idea followed to its end will eventually lead to a paradox. I believe its possible that a symptom of various types of maturity is one’s ability to be comfortable with paradox. The witness watches it all. Our thoughts flow and chase each others’ tail and the witness sees. We cry because our own sense of personal injustice came into conflict with that of a loved one and the witness sees that too. We have so much knowledge at our finger tips and we spend so much time clinging to ideas and thoughts to the exclusion of others, trying to decide right and wrong rather than to try to integrate and learn from it all. Lewis Carroll had it right. Believe six impossible things before breakfast. But then ask. Why do I believe that these are impossible and does believing them affect how possible they are? Perhaps that would be a question best asked of your local clergyman tho the answer may be lacking. My thoughts tonight bounce around like a pinball tho occasionally the machine lights up.
Blessings, G

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Night ShadingNight Shading by G A Rosenberg

 

Atomic CentreAtomic Center by G A Rosenberg

Make Something Beautiful

” If no matter what is given to you, you can make something beautiful out of it, that is intelligence.”
— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

 

Funny, I read this quote and I knew it was what I wanted to write about or at least what I wanted to share for tonight. Yet it starts a whole string of quotes off in my head and its tempting to just list the words of others to show why I am moved by this one but I feel I want to tackle this one. I have seen people who have been given so much yet their lives were ugly things, lacking in either appreciation or integrity. I have seen people with almost nothing, beautiful in their pain and this beauty so truthful it made me weep.
So in this I definitely see beauty as being a function of integrity.

What about intelligence as Sadhguru says? Fostered by archaic systems of education many of us tend to have very fixed, very limited ideas of what intelligence is. To me, it goes beyond tests of IQ or the ability to do complex maths or be able to analyze a block of text tho all of those things may be a part of it. To me, its a matter of aesthetics.

It’s one thing to know that a squared plus b squared = c squared, its quite another to have an appreciation for how this relationship works in our physical universe and another to be able to create using this principle. This expression of mathematical understanding to create is beautiful as is any form of pure self-expression. Perhaps integral sext-expression is the link between beauty and intelligence. I find that concept pleasing.
Blessings, G

 

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Shooting FlameShooting Flame by G A Rosenberg

 

Spiralling FountainSpiralling Fountain by G A Rosenberg