Thursday, March 29, 2012

What is important? (updated)

What is most important, what happens TODAY, or the more timeless questions?

ttl said:

Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.

Yes, that sounds like it explains it. (See comments.)
And it sounds like what enlightened people will often tell you. They are perfectly contended, so they can't see any reason why you shouldn't be perfectly contended either.

I think many people, amazing as it sounds, are actually totally blind to the *process* which happens between not-enlightened and Enlightened. It seems to them it just happened spontaneously one days as they were walking in the park.
I think that's because the bulk of the Process happens in the much deeper mind which the Human mind does not have access to normally. But this doesn't mean that we can't influence it necessarily.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Proust on wisdom

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
           -- Marcel Proust

Saturday, March 17, 2012

About humility

I am no more humble than my talents require. 
- Oscar Levant

It may be true that humility is part of the road to Awakening. But I feel that when others demand that you must be humble, it may have more to do with the fact that a lack of humility is offensive to other egos, they may feel trampled on or looked down upon. 

"Do we praise the blade of grass which stand taller than the rest?! No, we cut it down!" 

A personal learning of truth is a different matter, of course, here you may learn that personal differences are all illusory.

Funny koinkidink: a couple minutes after posting this, I was chilling to a silly cartoon, Kick Buttowski, and in that particular episode Kick, a kid who's big raison détre is daredevilry, find's out his mom is one too, and famous too. And he's bummed out. Explaining, he says: "somehow Mom being awesomeness makes me... less awesome." His friend says: "Since when does Awesome + Awesome make Less Awesome? 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome To Reality / Adyashanti

He was born in 1962, he was almost fifty here (it seems to be rather recent), I wouldn't have guessed.
Good interview. Insight into a Driven Personality related to achieving enlightenment.

Some would say that Awakening is a one-shot thing, a decision, one thing or another. But it seems to me that almost anybody who seems to have achieved it went through a long process. Long, often intense process. And even for those who seem to not have, well, they lived half a life before it happened, and possibly many lifetimes before, who's to say a Process didn't happen in all that time, beyond their awareness?

Monday, March 12, 2012


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
           -- Anaïs Nin


I feel this nails it. 
Unfolding and softening is a long and painful process, but at some point it just become preferable. It does take time though, so we should not be impatient with ourselves or each other. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


"...Milhouse? Funny little guy. Afraid of the dark. And the light." 
- Bart Simpson

A very funny line. And as usual, no joke without a bit of truth. I think we all may be, at least metaphorically, more afraid of the Light than of the Dark. Why else would we be here instead of with the Light?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lord of the flies

Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day. 
- Bertrand Russell