Month: February 2007

mind mirror

Ben:  “Let go of your conscious self and act on instinct.” Luke: “How am I suppose to fight?  I can’t see!” Ben:  “Your eyes can deceive you.  Don’t trust them.”   Inner space If we spend time only working with our rational mind, then we are only ever likely to get half of the story.  If …

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they call me the seeker

I want to go prowling in the wilderness to hear the voices of the siren’s call, to feel the pull of the stars, to prowl the spaces between and betwixt.  The night calls…

my girl, part II

(Picture:  a sketch I did from an advertisment for cars of all things!) My girl’s a pretty girl She is a city girl And I’d do most anything To keep her in style My girl has a long long nose Just like a garden hose But I’d do most anything to keep her in style …

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living on purpose

I attended the Professional Speakers Association meeting the other night and one the keynote speakers gave a presentation on purpose.  His theme was that we should live our lives on purpose not on accident.  He said the way to find your purpose is to align your true core values with your true insecurities.  Once you truly …

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life is a mind game

  “The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.  The player on the other side is hidden from us.  We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient.  But also we know, to our cost, …

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pleasure is good

  Whatever happened to good old fashioned hedonism, you know, the doctrine that states that pleasure is good and that pursuing anything other than pleasure is absurd and irrational? The only thing we pursue these days, it seems, is work, work, and more work, so we can buy more things we don’t need or have the …

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consumer units

(Picture: Birmingham, New Street) We live in a consumer society and it runs on a simple principle – our lives will be better if we buy this car, own this home, eat this food, use that mobile phone, drink this beer, or wear this brand of clothes.  We have allowed ourselves to buy into the illusion …

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