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More of my world views, insights, thoughts, observations …

02/02/2016
  • Aloneness and silence are two aspects of one experience, two sides of the same coin. If one wants to experience silence one has to go into one’s total aloneness. It is there. We are born alone, we die alone. Between these two realities we create a thousand and one illusions of being together — all kinds of relationships, friends and enemies, loves and hates, nations, races, religions. We have created all kinds of hallucinations just to avoid one fact: that we are alone. But whatsoever we do, the truth cannot be changed. It is so, and rather than trying to escape from it the best way is to rejoice in it. Rejoicing in your own aloneness is what meditation is all about. The meditator is one who dives deep into one’s aloneness, knowing that we are born alone, we will be dying alone, and deep down we are living alone. So why not experience what this aloneness is? It is our very nature, our very being. Osho, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Ch 14
  • The key Australian founding myth was that no civilised people occupied this island-continent before British colonisation. From that piece of fiction the rights of more than 400 indigenous peoples, their ownership of land and their very existence could be ignored. They could be treated as if they did not exist. Based on that central myth (eventually put into a legal doctrine called ‘terra nullius’) grew an ugly garden of racist practice: the ethnic-cleansing of Australia’s fertile river valleys; the colonisation and enslavement of the Pacific Islands peoples; the ‘White Australia Policy’; racialised immigration; engagement in a string of overseas imperial wars; and unique forms of physical and cultural genocide, which included concentration camps and stealing indigenous children from their families.
  • … ‘There’s a Spanish proverb,’ he said, ‘that’s always fascinated me. “Take what you want and pay for it, says God.”’ … ‘I don’t believe in God,’ Daniel said, ‘but that principle seems, to me, to have a divinity of its own; a kind of blazing purity. What can possibly be simpler, or more crucial? You can have anything you want, as long as you accept that there is a price and you will have to pay it.’ Tana French (2008) The Likeness,  p. 396
  • I don’t believe a woman is a man without a cock. You can beat me over the head with a baseball bat. It still won’t make me change my mind. Being a woman is a bit tricky. If you didn’t find your pants full of blood when you were 13, there’s something important about being a woman you don’t know. ~Germaine Greer
  • Take a look around you. Everything you see, everyone you know, will one day be dust. All your struggles,  your pains, your insecurities, your triumphs, your joys, they are nothing but dreams. They exist only in you. Today, your dreams are real. Tomorrow, when your spark is gone, those dreams will simply… vanish. When you pass, no one will remember you. Your children will think of you infrequently; your descendants will not think of you at all. Your life’s work will be obsolete and discarded. Your possessions will decay and crumble. The sum of your experiences, your knowledge, your pride and your suffering will amount to nothing. Your grand hopes for the future, your cherished memories of the past, they will be gone. Forever. Your family will move on with their lives, your friends will have other friends, society will not even know of your passing. Lovers will continue to love. Babies will continue to be born. Tears will continue to be shed. Laughter will continue to flow. But not you. You will exist no more. And eventually, our Sun will die; our planet along with it.
  • Burning Man principle: Everyone must participate, NO spectators!
  • I say unto you, that Christianity is one of the most untruthful religions in the world. It is a disease, a sickness, a pathology, a poison. It has not been helpful to humanity in finding the truth in any sense. It has been trying to propagate lies so continuously that they have almost become truth. ~Osho
  • Vegetarianism versus carnivorism is another playing field for the battle of ‘me versus you’ and many ‘spiritual’ people will defend their right to eat the dead flesh of animals and think they are still spiritual.[now there’s a distraction for you] What they don’t realise is that the flesh of murdered animals contain fear fields, a slow and poisonous vibration that is an anchor weight and a death knell for ascending consciousness. There can be no ascension into higher moving fields of energy for a ghoul. ~Elva Thompson (23 November 2015) The Ultimate Distraction, Zen Gardner
  • There’s only one thing in your life that you’ve never yet done, but are guaranteed to do. It is our single greatest unsolved mystery and therefore causes a lot of anxiety and a lot of speculation. Some of us think about it often, perhaps more often than we realize.
  • To get comfortable with being uncomfortable, you need to step out of your comfort zone regularly. The more comfortable you get with trying new things, the less you’re going to avoid it and the more you’re going to say yes to new challenges.

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