Over the years I have collected different things I wrote down at different times, and here are a few passages from one especially prolific month. Enjoy. Redolent of Lao Tse here, of New Age drivel there. But I don’t actually think it’s drivel. What do you think it is?
January 2, 2010
The invisible is the source of the visible.
The unknown is the source of the known.
Therefore mysterious things don’t make wise people nervous.
Whatever our life condition, we radiate it wherever we may be, causing all sorts of ripples and reactions and interactions that can become quite dire if our energy is sufficiently negative. Therefore it greatly behooves us to raise our life condition as high as we can as soon as we can, and keep it there, and growing better, as long as we can.
January 9, 2010
Attend to your soul, for it is the only thing you really get to keep.
The angels always stand ready to respond with love when a heart opens to love.
January 10, 2010
Rest your eyes upon whatever lights up your eyes.
Take to your heart whatever lights up your heart.
All is a part of divinity.
Whatever you really love can bring you closer to God.
January 15, 2010
We are being called into a new way of being.
January 18, 2010
When people accept Jesus, they’re really just accepting their own divinity. Worshipping Jesus is just a way to try & activate the Christ inside each of us.
What we call demons are just our own fear of our own insides, a creative projection of our own distrust.
In fact, our insides are pure divinity, seed-kernels of future universes in the making.
I think about how creative we people really are. We really are gods in gestation.
While playing a computer game (Diablo II)
What makes the game exciting is the knowledge you might die.
What makes the game relaxing is the knowledge that the real you can never die.
January 22, 2010
There is a greater spiritual being that lives and breathes inside this physical body. I regard that spiritual being to be my true self. Perhaps I am deluded, but I feel that my spiritual being communicates with other spiritual beings not currently in bodies, and we communicate not with voices but with feelings and ideas.
How can we move joyfully through this world, except with profound love for all around us? If we feel profound love for all around us, how can we not move joyfully through this world?
And if we are not joyful, what’s the point?
January 24, 2010
If we live in conflict and base our existence on conflict, they take our money – “they” being lawyers, doctors, law enforcement officials, weapons manufacturers, gun dealers, private security firms, and the Republican Party. If we learn to live in peace, then live in peace, we get to keep all that money, and what’s more we don’t damage or endanger our health and happiness.
For me, this world is like an art class, where all the materials we need are available to create almost any art project we can imagine, along with multiple teachers & teaching assistants to guide us, and classmates to inspire us, along with bad teachers who can discourage us or limit our thinking – telling us we’re stupid and/or talentless and our ideas are foolish, or who guide us into creating bad art – as well as nasty classmates who make fun of us for trying something different.
January 26, 2010
The only way I know to salvation is to simply love—not trust necessarily, for physical creation and the human race are tricky—but to love all and everyone, unconditionally, without restriction.
January 30, 2010
“Good” is really whatever makes us happy. Societies deem “good” that which makes people happy over time. Health is conducive to happiness; therefore it is “good.” Illness can make us unhappy; therefore it is “bad.” Illness is “bad” health. Wealth within reason is conducive happiness; therefore it is “good.” Poverty makes us unhappy; therefore it is “bad.” Sex makes most people happy—at least for a while—but careless sex can cause a lot of unhappiness; therefore careless sex is “bad.” The following things, which have been called “good,” are also conducive to happiness: helping others; eating healthy foods; forgiveness; loving thy neighbor; not fucking thy neighbor’s wife; not coveting. Almost everything taught in scriptures of every religion is conducive to happiness, and its contrary is not.
January 31, 2010
Human life is defined as a dance between the internal and the external, the spiritual and the physical, the eternal and the temporary. In the past these were poles in a conflict that could become quite destructive; now they can become more harmonious. These days, external standards are being demanded—first in quality control of industrial production, then in education—with greater and greater insistence and urgency.
I propose a movement in the opposite direction.
In fact, such a movement is already nascent, as seen in various spiritual and social movements that emphasize conscience, personal spirituality and individual rights and freedom. The Quakers, the TM movement, and many other examples abound.
Of all polarities, the one most essential to human growth, progress, and happiness is not between so-called good and evil, but between love and fear, as Neale Donald Walsch so well presented in his “Conversations With God,” and as others in the so-called New Age Movement have proposed. Essentially love comes from, leads to, and is of the spiritual. Fear comes when physical senses and sensibilities dominate, when people identify mainly with the physical, temporary, limited and limiting aspects of human experience.
Having done the work and play we came to do, we can happily head back home.
Caution is love, heedlessness is a form of avoidance, which is feer. Mindful presence is an expression of love; absent-mindedness is perhaps born of fear of our insides or the world.