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Principles of Interaction — Intent

 

“If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”
― Richard Bach

 

No one else determines my happiness or sadness.
I am responsible for what I feel and when.
I will not blame anyone else for what I am feeling. I will not surrender my power in that way.
If I react badly to something another person does, that is my responsibility and a gift for it shows me my shadow.
If someone reacts badly to me and they communicate it, it does not mean I have to change. It is my choice. That does not mean I won’t modify my behaviour just that I don’t have to.
No one has to change for me.
I will be open to learning from all.
Since kindness and love brings me and others joy, I will be kind and loving as often as I can.
Curiosity is better than anger always.
Open communication is better than silence.
From time to time I will screw up these practices. I will not beat myself up.

 

Blessings, G

 

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Opening Night of The Theatre of the RoseOpening Night at the Theatre of the Rose by G A Rosenberg

 

Halucinatory Test PatternHallucinatory Test Pattern by G A Rosenberg

 

“Awe is What Moves Us Forward”

“The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward. ”
–Joseph Campbell

 

What fills me with awe?

  • Seeing flowers in the garden that weren’t there the day before

  • Seeing babies of almost any species

  • The extreme acts of kindness and helpfulness that people are capable of

  • The extreme acts of insensitivity that people are capable of

  • Every night when I look at a finished blog entry after the initial trepidation of  a blank screen

  • So many pieces of art and music and writing. The creative mind is a wonderful thing and I have been so fortunate in being exposed to the creative talents of so many.

  • Love in all forms

  • Appreciation for the things that I do from people.

  • Life on this planet

Blessings, G

 

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Island in the StormIsland in the Storm by G A Rosenberg

 

CrimsonsmCrimson by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 20 2013

“It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”
― Aldous Huxley

 

I’ve watched The Horse Whisperer and the Dog Whisperer. They teach people how to communicate with their animals and understand what the animals are communicating. Tonight I saw a book titled the Teen Whisperer. That’s great. I want to be the Heart Whisperer, the Ego Whisperer, the Self Whisperer , someone who can communicate my needs to myself and understand the blocks. Once I can do that, I’ll no longer need a dog whisperer or a teen whisperer or any other kind. Once I’ve removed the blocks to communication from the inside, I will be able to understand the hearts and selves of others with no problem.
Blessings, G

 

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Haunted by Her ShadowHaunted by Her Shadow by G A Rosenberg

 

Next Atomic LevelThe Next Atomic Level by G A Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Day – October 23 2012

“One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”
― Jack Kerouac

 

Tonight I’ve been contemplating humanity with both awe and reverence. Oh there are times when i do it with amused derision or shame but tonight seems a night for hope and amazement. I also realize that there seems to be a human relativity to things such that any one of us from the viewpoint of at least one other person is totally nuts . So in this way its perfectly accurate to say we’re all crazy but then there’s a corollary to that rule that is at least as true. There is no one so insane as to be totally unrelatable to at least one other person and usually several. Explains how some of the more famous psychopaths in our history have need up with adherents.

I have spent most of my life learning to live with my own insanity (and that of my family and friends tho that is another story) and have worked at exposing my being to as many different types of people as possible , enough so that now I would be  hard pressed to describe what I would find outside the bounds of acceptability and have long ago given up the idea of normal. I delight in our craziness both individually and collectively and learn from each one…
Blessings, G

 

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Born of Magick and the Lotus by G A Rosenberg

 

Looking inside the Crystal by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 8 2012

“One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”
― Jack Kerouac

 

Today I found myself having a couple of conversations about kindness and compassion, what they mean and what they don’t mean. I’d like to share the questions that came up even more than any answers. Often questions seem more useful.

1) Is it kinder to point out someone’s blind spot so they may have the opportunity to grow or to act like it doesn’t exist?

2) How do we discern the difference between attacking an idea that someone has espoused and attacking the person? How do we realize that it is what we have said that has been challenged and that there was no personal attack at all?

3) What is self-development worth to us. Are we willing to sacrifice what we are for what we may become>

4) If you help a person to grow through extreme means and they thank you afterwards (retroactive consent) , have you violated the person they were?

5) How many of these questions have different answers based on the situation?

Just some food for thought.
Blessings, G

 

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She Holds Her Children Close by G A Rosenberg

 

Exploring Shapes on an An Exploded Ruby Abstract by G A Rosenberg