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Current Jargon — some silliness


“If you leave the pool you have dug for yourself and go out into the river of life then life has an astonishing way of taking care of you, because then there is no taking care on your part.”
–Jiddu Krishnamurti


Swimming in a river of words
I tend to fill my pool with familiar textures
and phrase, the better to feel at ease
but what if i was to let go
venture outside acceptable parameters
into dark swells of under-utilized expressions
warm touches and feels unknown
I tread and I trust
and let befuddlement steer my passage
strange cadences
in unfamiliar rapture
my existence caught up
by eerie linguistic spectres
yet still i stay afoot
baptized in new jargon
beholden to the weaver of words.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Soul CompanionSoul Companion by G A Rosenberg


Gothic EveningGothic Evening by G A Rosenberg


Yes and…


“You want to know what my secret is? You see, I don’t mind what happens.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti


One of the best lessons that I’ve been learning from my improv class is that of “Yes and…” In most of the exercises, someone else in the class will say something and I have to build on it. The easiest way to do this is to somehow negate what the other person has said and throw it back to them. However it is much more interesting and makes for a better (and often funnier) improv is taking what the other person has said and build on it.
“You smell funny.”
<em"Yes its this new musk oil I've been trying. It's supposed to make me impossible to resist, sexually."
This gives the first person something to build on. It also has helped speed up my reaction time somewhat.
Yes and fits in well with Ken Wilbur’s idea that everyone is right. There is no wrong thing to say, we are creating something together. Even if I find myself disagreeing with something that someone says or writes, I can take it and build on it in a way I do agree with. I find this to be a useful skill indeed.
Blessings, G


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Holding Strong Under FireHolding Strong Under Fire by G A Rosenberg


Blue Fire TapestryBlue Fire Tapestry by G A Rosenberg

The End of the Known


“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti


Where on your map of reality does it say “Here there be Dragons?” What mental guardians do you place to guard your comfort zone so that you avoid straying out of it?
Far too often I use what people think of me or will think of me to keep myself in my place of avoiding risk, of avoiding growth. This remains true despite the fact that time and time again I have demonstrated to myself that I can take risks without risking the ill feelings of others.

It has become a truism that only outside of our comfort zone do we grow with any form of rapidity. Yet we place these fearsome playful pets there anyway. Why? When did trying new things become frightening? As kids we love to explore and many of us lose that somehow. Is it that as we get older we have so much more to lose? Not only in a material sense but in a personal story sense. “I have told myself that this is how things are for years, if I start believing they are another way, then how will I ever be sure about anything?” BINGO!!!! The truth is when it comes right down to it, that we can never be 100% sure tho by a combination of examining new ideas and comparing our old ones against it as well as employing a bit of sense and the wisdom of discernment we may evolve truer understandings of the nature of reality. Of course to do that we have to be willing to open our minds to possibility and yes vanquish some dragons along the way.
Blessings, G


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ApproachingApproaching by G A Rosenberg


Sun WebSun Web by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 21 2013

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


Having a rainbow moment
feeling colours cascading
around a stillness I
have yet to attain
confusion so easy to feel
yet a luxury
for shouldn’t confusion be earned somehow.
Love, I struggle with
Oh its there and I feel it
for the few and for the many
yet in this one area
I become a perfectionist
and I have yet to learn to love perfectly
Fear and anger?
Not so much
yet I frustrate myself
which I’m told grows hair on my palms
Hope? Ambition, Drive? Desire?
Oh I can find those shades in my
box of crayons
yet still leave some colours out
for the rainbow is never quite complete…
tho one day the hues will combine magically
— G A Rosenberg  (a mid-winter’s ramble)


Blessings, G


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Perceiving the Matrix

Accessing the Matrix by G A Rosenberg


Energy FieldEnergy Field by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 15 2011

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
–Jiddu Krishnamurti


Listening to a room, empty except for love and enjoying the fullness of every moment.
the cat purrs and it becomes a melody
as does the screaming of my son’s computer in the next room
or the ring of the telephone
or the dog’s bark at the stranger at the door..
listening and allowing those moments of love
becomes an exercise in joy
–G A R


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Furnace of Creation by G A Rosenberg