The Something Monologues

TSM92 : Speech and Language, Shared Agreements - Part 1

Sometimes I make a TSM that I scrap or I edit out bits that have no purpose. In today's monologue I piece together a few scraps of old monologues and present you with something you might not be expecting. You'll have to listen to part 2 for this to make any sense at all.

Enjoy,

Brightus Lunicus Garlicus. 
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TSM91 : The Illusion of Control and the Power of Surrender

One of the unsaid rules of life is that we all want control and believe that we have control. But control is just an illusion. We only seem to see the illusion when the things we take for granted are taken away from us. Recognizing that we have little control sometimes forces us into a place of surrender. In today's monologue, I explore how losing control can bring us to our knees and help us to accept what is, while handing over the script of our lives to something far greater than our individual lives. 

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TSM90 : If Only…A Game of Interconnectedness

We've all had that sense that everything happens for a reason ! 


In today's monologue I play a little game of 'if only', using some events from my own life and some well known historical events, to demonstrate how everything is connected and how one thing leads to another. 
I'd be curious to hear your own list of personal and collective 'if only's'.

PS. I'm lousy with history - Robert Bruce is actually Robert The Bruce. 
PPS. I had to edit out a bunch of personal stuff I shouldn't have put in this monologue, so it shifts a little abruptly early on, from one thing to another. 
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TSM89 : What about me ?

Sometimes we all wonder 'what about me ?". In today's monologue I explore the feeling of 'what about me ?' and how we can honour and alleviate this feeling that we all experience to different degrees, at different points in our life. 'Scuse the sound of my noisy gum boots !

PS. In the lyrics of the song, I say "need" at the end. It should be "give". That lyric was stuck in my head for so long, that I often forget the actual lyric. Maybe 'need' means something more to me ?

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TSM88 : Does God exist ?

In this morning's monologue I introduce you to my own history with religion, spirituality and finding belief in god, explore some of the ways that humans conceive of and experience god and ask the question 'does God exist and how can we know ?

Deius Garlicus. 
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TSM87 : A rambling on indigenous and colonial history and how history will remember us

In today's rambleathon, which begins with a walk across a small hill, I take you on a discursive meander through some local indigenous and colonial history, the development of Australia's botanical gardens and wonder at how history will remember us individually and collectively.
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TSM86 : Hows ETs can Time Travel and Enter the Afterlife

In this brief monologue, I explore how some ETs seem to be able to time travel and enter the afterlife. I offer a metaphor that I think might help you to make some sense of how they do this, using my own experiences with my ET friends as examples. 

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TSM85 : Everything You’ve Been Told About Chronic Illness is Wrong - A Systemic View of the Root Causes of Disease and Chronic Illness

In this monologue I challenge the current paradigms of western and alternative medicine, with a systemic view of the root causes of disease and chronic illness. I use my own illness as an example and demonstrate how one thing connects to another, in the development of illness.

Further information :
Gabor Mate's "When the Body Says No" :
Lawarence LeShan's "Cancer as a Turning Point" : 
Additional :
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TSM84 : 10 Questions for God and 5 methods for connecting with God

In this evening monologue I talk a little about my recent struggle and how it arose out of my hypersensitivity to drama and others suffering, how the idea of asking ETs a set of fixed questions is only a nice idea and is never a reality. I offer up 10 fictional questions for God and 5 spontaneous methods that you can use to connect with God and ask your own questions. 

You'll gain more out of this monologue, if you approach it with an open mind and an open heart. I encourage you to go and experiment yourself and develop your own methods for connecting with God. This monologue probably has little to offer atheists or materialists ! 
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TSM83 : The use of sound to alter consciousness

I made this monologue a few weeks ago while waiting for my son to run an errand. In this talk I explore the idea of using sound to alter consciousness, in particular the ideas put forth in David Hendy's book "Noise".

Relevant links :
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TSM82 : Ruminations on the nature of light

In this monologue (which I recorded before my going into hospital) I ruminate on the nature of light - what it might be, how it works and what it does to us.I don't know anything about physics but I have a sense that our scientists have it all wrong. 

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TSM81 : Audio as a medium for story telling

In today's wofflathon, I lead you through some thoughts about the value of the audio medium for story telling. In so doing I discuss why we share stories and podcasts, what's behind our drive to tell stories and to share them, the value of stories, the power of audio stories, audio as a carrier of memory, sharing through audio, audio signatures of places, people, animals and plants and the engineering of soundscapes. 

Relevant links : 
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TSM80 : Choppy school, faith and trust in the power of life, The 5 Remembrances, life’s impermanance and uncertainty

In today's monologue I explore the issue of faith and trust and reflect on what we can learn from young lambs and old ladies, about the power of will and our desire to live. I also reflect on the 5 Remembrances, life's impermanence and uncertainty. 

Relevant links :
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TSM79 : Social memory and recording, the future of information storage and personal and family archives

In today's monologue I talk briefly about our need for social memory and how we record different parts of our lives and reflect on how information storage is likely to change and what this means for our personal and family archives. Think of this as a simple introduction to the subject. One man rambling on about how he sees things ! At a future time I'll go into detail about the potential nature of future information systems as I see them and the potential implications of super storage systems and super fast technologies.  

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