Everything is dependent on things it receives and the world endures through a variety of balances. The world itself recognizes two states of being, hunger or want, and peace or compassion. We give of ourselves according to how we see the world, and we see the world how we see ourselves.
You have to pretend before you will allow. So if we allow the dream to at first be a fantasy, we find it easier to keep with it, to give it our attention and company. There is no getting, only giving, no trying, only doing. Receiving is just giving space and time to experience.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)
“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” Arab Proverb
I will open with a question. What is best in life? Peace. Variety. There are no wrong answers to this question. It’s the question itself that matters. I have a strong urge to give Conan’s answer. To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of de wimmens (in a thick accent). Well, even crushing your enemies has a variety of potential interpretations. If they are made dead then they can’t really be driven before you. I think the best in life is relationships with others. So, what is the best thing to do in life?… Seek More
It can be an uneasy feeling when someone showers you with gifts. Indeed it can, for a variety of reasons. So shall we question giving in general? Why do we ever give anything? What has ever moved one of you to give something or some time to anyone at all? Even space? Why give space? To see something used in a new way. Excellent answer. We will go into that also. One time I asked my uncle if we would be exchanging presents at Christmas. He said no, but then when Christmas came he had a present for me. It… Seek More
Everyone familiar with hypnosis? The principle of suggestion? Simple repetition is the root of it and is why even the most mind numbing and annoying commercials still lodge themselves in your memory and still come up in your thinking. Hypnosis itself is just the induction of trance, but people tend to identify the operations practiced during the hypnotic state as well. So what is the most common message you ever hear from anyone in your average day? I want … please give … people should, you really should … What are all these messages really? Is ‘you should’ also some form… Seek More
We do all give, often despite ourselves. Does it always go well? This is why we get caught up in the nightmare prison of getting, acquisition, objects and inventories, score keeping and budgeting. I only got out of that prison by a harsh breakdown. I’ve been doing the career thing but ten years ago I got schizophrenia. I learned many things from it, but it took almost everything as well. There is some speculation that condition has an epigenetic trigger. Stress and possibly other issues set off what amounts to a virus. For me, it showed the breath and peace and… Seek More
Bah humbug! Bah humbug is a popular idea these days. The word humbug was a slang term meaning nonsense. We declare everything these days nonsense. It’s a very popular attitude, no? There are so many people who speak untruths. What of your personal life and attitude do you know for certain is an absolute fact? Do you know for a fact that your own beliefs and attitudes are anything other than fiction? Something you make up in your head? Does anyone you were with ever remember things exactly as you did? Things can be tested. I often do experiments. Experimentation is a wonderful… Seek More