Collecting Lost Bits of Wisdom
You cannot experience time fully without getting lost. The process of getting lost expands who one is, opens up new options. Being lost isn’t as bad as what the mind fears.
A Personal Tao has been around for a while, and over time as new pages arise, many old pages get retired and deleted back into bits and pieces.
A few of those lost pieces float here before fully going away. In reality, there is no lost wisdom. It is more a question if you are in the right place and frame of mind to hear and see the echoes of wisdom that are always around us.
The pages might be forgotten, but the best echoes still can be heard, long after they are gone.
Additional Tidbits and Pieces of Life
Occasionally I like to write up a tidbit page, taking my sticky notes and see what is worth sharing with others.
Looking at my old notes, I find holes in my memories; it’s easy to get a bit melancholy. It just shows how much I change over time. I have forgotten more than I have learned in life. Over the years of helping people, building planes, creating large-scale computer programs, healing others. So much I have done, and even more, I have forgotten.
The trick is to flip the sadness of forgotten moments to actively living and forming new experiences.
Our nature isn’t to only hold all our experiences. The past moves like water thru our hands. Be willing to go in new directions and enjoy life as it ever changes.
Retirement is not fixed. In creating a retirement plan allow for evolution to be part of the retirement process.
Relationship Tidbits and Pieces
Relationships are a place where we often try to hold on to forever. Is this wise?
Many relationships are about lessons learned so we can move on. Think about this truth:
99% of our relationships are practice runs for the one that lasts in the end!
Don’t try to make that 99 % of your relationships last forever. Otherwise, you won’t find your soulmate later.
Do seek a relationship to define a lifetime, but accept you may have to sort thru many broken pieces from your earlier relationships first.
Personal Tao Book – Chapter 24
A Paper Spittoon
This is a holding area for items removed from other areas of the book. These items are kept here until another point of time when it feels right to expand or merge them into something more complete.
These are raw and unedited seeds for future writings. If something catches your eye, expand it or maybe add something of your own. Comment on images that these ideas bring forth.
Adults rarely test reality. How often do you try to do things which are impossible? Every day I still try to fly, walk thru walls, teleport or some other whim which tests the universe. Children do this all the time. Yet so many adults lose this trait. If you try the impossible on a frequent basis, then consider your fortune as being pretty unique. In my informal survey of asking people, I found it to be a rare trait outside of artists, madmen, and children.
A Conversation with Julie
Is it easier to destroy than to create? Yes, but why? I believe it has to do with the combination of data, required materials and required patterns to establish something. In thought, it layers down as:
• It’s easiest to do nothing
• Next easiest just go with the flow
• Then to destroy
• Then to create
This question was posted in the Google group “Minds Eye”. Within this conversation, I liked the conclusion that creation and destruction are the same things: change. To create is also to destroy, and conversely to destroy was to create.
Written language is a powerful/useful tool. Words are used in the same manner that physics uses math to model the universe. However, both words and math are only abstract modeling mediums.
Language permits the binding of a community in the present time. Written language connects a community across the past into the future, in a stronger fashion.
The empty mind
Performing magic is to fill in the empty spaces.
A Waste of Time
“A waste of time” is an interesting statement. If life is time, then to waste time is to waste life. But if life is eternal, then we can never truly waste time. More interestingly: the saying “time is money”. If again life is time, seemingly the economic systems can then place a value upon life down to the seconds we live. But if life is eternal, then a second becomes valueless amid the eternity of our life. If people were to accept their eternal nature, it could collapse the entire modern world economic structure! Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone! I don’t want the World Bank boycotting this book. I need the revenue ;^) to buy me some of those seconds they are trying to sell me.
Words are shallow.
Orality: Morality without the ‘m’,
Speaking out human nature.
It’s too easy, to become a preacher.
This in any style: Poetry, street savior, sermons
Becomes a hollow sound: The classic noise of one hand
slapping another person down
Ever watch people walk? I am sitting in the café right now, watching:
• Striding laid back, kewl to an angle
• Stiff, pulling each leg forward
• As if he owned the ground
• As if she owned him
• Heavy steps pounding into the ground the bad day
• Planting heels, one heel at a time to step ahead
So much of who we are projects forth in our walking.
Mind Body Spirit
We can’t always have a teacher or guide. So don’t wait or hesitate; when something feels right, move to it, explore, make mistakes and grow.
Trees grow strong in the wind and weak with inaction.
Reflections of Ourselves In the World at Large
The world is not
Fair, moral, just, any other human value
The world is just the world
Even if you don’t own this book, freely write within!