In today's walk and talk I explore the idea that the house we live in isn't necessarily a home and speculate on what makes a home. This is a very personal monologue, in which I take you on a tour through 37 years of some of my own houses and the one place that has always felt like home.
In today's walk and talk I explore the self through the Buddhist concept of the 5 Aggregates and Process Fields (my own idea, which is simlar to Alfred White Northhead's Process Philosophy) and ask how we are to live when we can embrace a wider concept of self.
During the early part of this walk, I examine two dead sheep - who provide a real life example of the nature of the self. Don't look if images of death frighten you. These things are a part of my day to day reality and reguarly remind me of the nature of the self.
More on the 5 Aggregates here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandha and Process Philosophy here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_philosophy / https://archive.org/details/AlfredNorthWhiteheadProcessAndReality.
I dedicate this monoluge to Frédéric for his ongoing support and his enthusiasm for taking responsibility for his own development and for his efforts to be a better father, partner and human being ! I also dedicate this monologue to Astrid for her ongoing kindness and her continuous efforts (despite her own illness) to help others living and dead, to be free of their suffering !
In today's stroll through the land, I explore the process that some have called Direct Knowing. There are several interpretations of this concept and in this monologue I explore what you might think of as a lower level form of DK, that I believe has greater value to us in our ordinary life. I provide you with working examples of how to develop DK through all the senses and then through the collective 5 senses.
Expect to hear lots of talkative sheep !
Relevant links here :
TSM121 : The Agony of the Human Condition - Part 3B : Recognizing and Honouring the Needs of the Daimon
I dedicate this monoluge to Frédéric for his ongoing support and to Mauren for her recent donation and for being a long time reader/listener ! Thank you both very much for reaching out to me and for making a difference and for showing your appreciation for what I have to share !
In today's monologue I pick up from where I left in TSM114, exploring the Daimon and how we can recognize and honour the needs of the Daimon for a healthy and fulfilled life. After listening to this recording, I realised that I didn't say enough about how to recognise the needs of the Daimon - so I might take that issue up in a future monologue. I might add as well, that I wonder if the Daimon has different needs at different times in the human life cycle.
For those of you who question whether or not a Daimon really exists as a distinct entity or aspect within us, I think that's a reasonable thing to have some doubt about. My thoughts are that as an alternative to the traditional view of the Daimon, we consider that the Daimon is as a driving force, a set of urges that arises from the way different processes that arise from the interaction of mind and body. Think of it as a unique force of it's own, that emerges from the interaction of mind and body. It may have a transcendant timless nature that exists beyond each individual life or be bound to each individual life. Perhps there are many possibilities. No one can prove or disprove the existance of the Daimon ! But each of us will know whether the idea resonates as true or false.
We might also consider that it's nothing more than an idea ! An idea with great power !
We're all waiting for something ? But what is waiting ? Why should we wait and when should we move ? Waiting may well be the one great virtue we must all learn to master.
I dedicate this monologue to Sandor for his seemingly endless support for yours truly ! Thanks buddy for caring from so far away ! May you discover the light within !
Many of you have heard me talk about my experience of being taken to merge with the light on an ET craft in 2011. In today's monologue I ask "What Does the Light Want From Us ?" and suggest an answer. An answer that coincides with what I believe we ought to want from ourselves.
Enjoy Dudes and Dudettes !
The human condition is a strange beast and one that we all try to understand at some point in our life. The human condition is a condition of existence that is constantly in flux, where one thing always leads to another. Sometimes we experience things that we see as good (positive) and sometimes we experience things that we see as bad (negative). If we had perfect awareness we would probably only choose good things and omit bad things. But that isn't reality ! (As Buddha said we are all addicted to like and dislike). How boring life would be if everything unfolded exactly as we wanted it to ! So what then are the implications of experiencing bad things and what does it mean when we experience 'the left hand path' (the path less desired) ?
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Hey folks, I'm back after my getaway to Queensland.
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.
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.
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.
Well, this monologue is different ! Stay focused, as you endure my cat meowing incessantly and the wind blowing against my iPod.
In this monologue I talk you through a hard choice involving a sheep and ravens.
In this monologue I take you on a journey to my spirit tree at Hollow Lightning Mountain. I tell you a little about the history of the tree and my connection with the tree and the mountain, before embarking on connecting with the tree and opening myself up to a series of visions.
In this monologue I take you on my walk and unpack many some of the great spiritual questions which face all of us at some point in our life - what are you, what is your purpose and what is the meaning of life ?
In this monologue I talk about the memory of the body and how we function by suppressing feeling or expressing feeling and how we are all affected by collective memories and how collective memories affect us.
In this monologue I take you through the only two questions worth asking : Who/What am I ? and What is it that is asking 'Who/What am I ?'?.
A little monologue on fulfillment.
This is an earlier brief TSM that I forgot to post. In this post I put it back on you the listener to provide Sen with an answer to her question.
- Trauma : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_trauma
- Robert Grant : http://in-sigththerapy.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/trauma-and-spiritual-journey.html / http://in-sigththerapy.blogspot.com.au/ / http://in-sigththerapy.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Professional%20tools
TSM27 : Toas seizures, a dying friend, mating kangaroos, Developmental Assetts and relationship styles
In this meandering monologue I reflect on Toa's recent seizures, talk about my experience of being with my dying friend, stroll past lots of kangaroos and talk a little about relationship styles and the concept of developmental assets.
In this monologue I talk a little about electronic Psyops and how certain agencies infiltrate, monitor and persuade; followed naturally, by a discussion about prayer; intermingled with some observations of naughty Kangaroos.
Here are some relevant links : https://app.box.com/s/bqokiqt5l7g9eu0gzb5s .