experience IS patterning of attention
from an exchange on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386656665#/profile.php?
more madness. nothing more than words. empty words.
Yesterday at 4:52pm
words are as full as you imagine them to be and as empty as you invite them to be also. x
5 hours ago
Of course, words are “nothing more than words” and yet nothing less. We can use words to cultivate the madness of anger (If only you would have…, then this could not have…) or the sadness of shame (if only I would not have…, then that could have…) or the gladness of gratitude (if there is only “what would have,” then there is no “what only is,” and if there is only “what only is,” then there is no “what would have,” … unless sayings of “what would have” and resulting experiencings of madness and sadness and gladness could all be present as “what only is.”)
[Confusing? Well, consider that anger and sadness- and worry- may actually be... forms of confusion. I think the Buddhists and Hindus use the term "Maya." Could it be that millions of people for thousands of years... might be "on to something" with that?]
Thank you all for participating in the interplay of attention and energy (including language of course). Where there is mutual appreciation, there is mutual investment.
Notice what shows up as experience, for present-moment experience may be the mirror of attention. The mirror is not the source of experience, right? Patterns of attention… may be the only thing we ever experience, though of course no sooner than….
Wait… until not quite yet! Then, what a relief it can be suddenly to know that words are empty- just sets of sounds and letters, just patterns of noise and shape! People who believe in words may say things like “evil is the opposite of good.” That is so silly! Look closely at the letters: clearly, evil is the opposite of… “live.”
But isn’t that just as silly? Yes, evil and live are opposite letter sequences. On the other hand, about good and Eve….
6 minutes ago
- Word Manipulation (designbydmkario.wordpress.com)
- Week 1 – The Thin Line (leadyourselfleadtheworld.wordpress.com)
- Seuss Strategies:Tips for reading Dr. Seuss with kids (mommymanders.com)
- Slip (vpll1912project.org)
- Love: Fact from Fiction (dearshaun.wordpress.com)
- Cries For Help: The Dance We Do… (relativeevolutions.com)
- Crystal Ball (unskilledbalagtas.wordpress.com)
- The Art of Letters (musingswith305.wordpress.com)
- Work with Emotional Patterns-Kleshas using Buddhist Tools and Prajna Teachings (psychicjoystar.wordpress.com)
- Sadness as a Meditation (teachingsofmasters.wordpress.com)
- The Room You Are In Is Too Hot (answersong.wordpress.com)
- 10 Psychological States You’ve Never Heard Of… and When You Experienced Them (talkingmonkeynews.wordpress.com)
- Words I Don’t Know: Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell and Pattern Recognition (fueledbyscotch.wordpress.com)
- How to listen better (management-me.com)
- VIEWPOINTS: Does the fear of a higher power interfere with loving that higher power? (wilmingtonfavs.com)
- Entering a Holy Week: Listen to Your Sadness (ucucc.wordpress.com)