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  21.   <title>Illegitimi Non Carborundum</title>
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  23.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;left&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt;  always feel that taking on the moniker &quot;atheist&quot; or &quot;agnostic&quot; is most often a response/reaction to that last dickhead trying to shove his/her limited perception of &quot;the mysteries&quot; on one: this limiting of  divinity and sacredness down to this person&#039;s feigned or actual certainty, perpetuated so often from a place of fear, lack, lack of imagination and/or a desperate clinging to what they hope &quot;has to be&quot;, but which mystery they haven&#039;t truly tapped into or secured into their being beyond fleeting glimpses... and certainly not to the degree that an appreciation of the perfection of all-- seeing each in their divine right place, along their personally contracted journey-- has been instilled in the zealot. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;f one can &quot;feel into&quot; gratitude, appreciation of beauty, calmness in nature, love of animals, play and so many other means of connection to &quot;more&quot;, then  believe the concept of &quot;-d&quot;-- as the idea of all and everything, from the humble place of understanding all we do not and cannot yet know... and how far there (joyously) is to go... &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;... from the place of each of us being bestowed our unique and valid piece, along our own journey of increasing appreciation...&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;... can be reclaimed. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ust as-- in their &quot;attle and um&quot; album, 2&#039;s ono introduces the eatles song &quot;elter kelter&quot; with (paraphrasing), &quot;harles anson took this song from the world; we&#039;re here to give it back.&quot; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;e know what the term represents-- as the rchetype of all possibility-- and yet we&#039;ve allowed these hall monitors for od, these finger-pointers, to steal this concept, this word from us. nd  feel it&#039;s time we take it back.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;or t is a word, a concept.. and t is an experience.  personal experience-- of one&#039;s existence. nd the intertwining between one and the onscious reative orce behind and permeating through the niverse... so many levels beyond where the hubris of those other zealots-- those champions of the scientific method conveniently sweeping their as-yet-unprovable underlying assumptions under the rug... is to be had in one&#039;s own manner... by one&#039;s own (hopefully expanding) definition, by whatever name one would invoke.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; just feel that something good has gotten tarnished through its getting lumped-in with a number of numbskulls... and the resulting disconnect has taken its toll on any who have thrown the baby out with the bathwater, more so than has occurred within the instigators. choes of the uddha&#039;s caution-- &quot;nger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.&quot; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;o the degree that one might feel some magic has been lost out of this shutdown to the notion of there being some method to the madness, and there being an ultimate enevolence infusing this ride; as one additionally might have stuffed any resentment or disappointment-- anger at od-- out of the non-understanding of &quot;why what happens... has to happen?&quot;--  can only console you with, &quot;able that for now. he jury is still out. e do not yet have all of the information,&quot; and encourage you with, &quot;t all works out. n perfect timing we come into our understanding of our sacred contract to experience all we have known in this world of illusion... that everything happened/happens as it was/is supposed to... there is a gift/reward/opportunity within every challenge... truly nothing is lost... and you will come to the place of not wishing for anything to have been different.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;; align=&quot;right&quot;&gt;eyond any impression that these are just words,  urge you to feel into the possibility that such esoteric wisdom has been uttered or recorded in the mystery schools of every tradition through all time. rom such a perspective one gains her wisdom, hones his character, increases their compassion. rom within the swirl of such thoughts we reclaim sacred space everywhere we walk; discover the hilosopher&#039;s tone; go as deeply down the rabbit-hole as we choose; awaken distant memory; begin our journey ome; and truly begin to enjoy the ride.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;urely now-- we cannot be present at the birth of a baby... and honestly believe this is a random, sterile combination of atoms over time that brings us to this moment? owhere can you honestly tell me that there is a limit to the appreciation possible, or understanding available, in a meditation on just one blade of grass or falling leaf... much less an entire field or forest? s it even possible, in distilling every -thing and -one in this world down to mere name or finite definition-- thus ending the inquiry-- to not be in touch with deep inner sadness for all of the wonder, awe and possibility lost there?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ny place we have shut down, is available to be re-opened. ny line of inquiry may be renewed. ny passion we have allowed to wither may be reignited. ll such stifling by way of these &quot;little deaths&quot; can be re-animated. y way of such rememberings we regain our center, such that that next misguided one looking to shove their limited view down our throat, need not throw us off our game.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ere we need only direct our appreciation muscle momentarily toward him, know that he too is exactly where he needs to be, give gratitude for another lesson learned-- be it how &quot;to be&quot; or how &quot;not to be&quot;, and stroll merrily along... having not let the bastards get us down. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;</description>
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  29.   <title>Thoughts on Censorship Inspired by Egyptian revolt and Ginsberg's &quot;Howl&quot;</title>
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  31.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;left&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; vents like the current revolt in gypt-- with its government&#039;s initial censorship and attempt to close-off avenues of communication by &quot;the opposition&quot; (although how &quot;the people&quot; become &quot;the opposition&quot; to those chosen (or not) to represent them is always beyond me)-- seem to offer the sides of other governments and other oppositions the opportunity to strategize end-arounds and think-ahead on how to avoid pitfalls toward victory in their own future skirmishes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; recent viewing of the 2010 film &quot;owl&quot;, focusing on the obscenity trial of awrence erlinghetti, publisher of llen insberg&#039;s famed poem, offers some insight on censorship of its own.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; put it to you that substitution of the word or concept of &quot;freedom&quot; being on trial here, anywhere &quot;obscenity&quot; or &quot;censorship&quot; appears in the following, might put a more immediate spin on this depiction of continual attempts to limit od-given rights, additionally delineated in the 1st and 14th mendments of the .. onstitution.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;very word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed,&quot; reads a card prior to the film&#039;s opening.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;utting to the quick,  offer up some of the closing remarks, summarizing this landmark censorship/obscenity case; those of ake hrlich (as portrayed by on amm), udge layton orn (ob alaban) and llen insberg (ames ranco). hese are followed with links to websites where portions of the actual court transcript may be found. t is clear that while the dialogue lifted from the film is accurate to that read in the transcript, at points it is condensed, and certain additional passages have been removed for the sake of brevity and/or effect.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;(insberg defense attorney, also, according to ikipedia, said to be the model for television&#039;s erry ason) ake hrlich: &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;he nited tates upreme ourt has said that obscenity is construed to mean having a substantial tendency to corrupt by arousing lustful desires. s the word relevant to what the author is trying to say, or did he just use it to be dirty and filthy.&quot;...&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;here are books that have the power to change men&#039;s minds, and call attention to situations that are visible, but unseen. ow whether &quot;owl&quot; is or is not obscene is of little importance, to our world, faced as it is with physical survival. ut the problem of what is legally permissible, in the description of sexual acts or feelings in arts and literature is of the greatest importance to a free society.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;hat is prurient? nd to whom? he material so described is dangerous to some unspecified susceptible reader. t is interesting that the person applying such standards of censorship rarely feels as if their own physical or moral health is in jeopardy. he desire to censor is not limited to crackpots and bigots; there is in most of us a desire to make the world conform to our own views. nd it takes all of the force of our own reason, as well as our legal institutions to defy so human an urge.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he battle of censorship will not be finally settled by your honor&#039;s decision, but you will either add to liberal educated thinking, or by your decision you will add fuel to the fire of ignorance. et there by light. et there be honesty. et there be no running form non-existent destroyers of morals. et there be honest understanding.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;udge layton orn:&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;n considering material claimed to be obscene  it is well to remember the motto -- honi soit qui mal y pense --&#039;vil to him, who evil thinks.&#039;&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;(from the transcript) &quot;herefore,  conclude the book &quot;owl and ther oems&quot; does have some redeeming social importance, and  find the book is not obscene.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he defendant is found not guilty.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;llen insberg:&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;he poem is misinterpreted as a promotion of homosexuality. ctually it&#039;s more like promotion of... frankness... about any subject... hen a few people are frank about homosexuality in public it breaks the ice, and then people are free to be frank about anything. nd that&#039;s socially useful.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;omosexuality is a condition. nd because it alienated me or set me apart from the beginning, it served as a catalyst for self-examination. r detailed realization of my environment, and the reasons why everyone else is different. nd why  am different.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;or more from the official court transcript and/or by other accounts:&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;pg=194&amp;dq=%22the+battle+of+censorship+will+not+be+finally+settled%22+howl&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=m9fzplwfezrw&amp;sa=&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0c6w#v=onepage&amp;q=%22the%20battle%20of%20censorship%20will%20not%20be%20finally%20settled%22%20howl&amp;f=false&quot; id=&quot;posts_0_000568-000038_outside_link&quot;&gt;ranscript ink 1&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;pg=174&amp;lpg=174&amp;dq=%22evil+to+him+who+evil+thinks%22+howl&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=39-5aorwu&amp;sig=iazsn1j58i56cko&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=41h4qgfpjaw&amp;sa=&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=06w#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false&quot; id=&quot;posts_0_000568-000038_outside_link&quot;&gt;ranscript ink 2&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;nd so it seems the ongoing historical tug-of-war-- between those fighting to limit the expressions of others and those fighting for the free expression of all-- continues. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;or my part-- it is all od, all part of the neness, all what makes a horse race, and if  don&#039;t like it,  can exercise my right to steer away from &quot;it&quot;... whatever &quot;it&quot; is... so long as &quot;it&quot; is taken on by the consenting (and where appropriate and necessary, adults), without being perpetuated on the unwilling or unsuspecting.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;t is my sincere heartfelt wish that that those buttinski&#039;s in the world and their legacy of control, manipulation, oppression... which they attempt to justify and rationalize under so many banners, credos, traditions... and especially under severely limited interpretations and the hubris of determining for others what &quot;divine will&quot; might be... finally, for once and for all, accord others the same degree of freedom of expressionthey demand for themselves.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; end with insberg own manifesto of the holiness of all things, excerpted from &quot;owl and ther oems&quot;.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;oly! oly! oly! oly! oly! oly! oly! oly! oly!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly! oly! oly! oly! oly! oly!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he world is holy! he soul is holy! he skin is holy!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he nose is holy! he tongue and cock and hand and asshole holy!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;verything is holy! everybody&#039;s holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;veryman&#039;s an angel!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he bum&#039;s as holy as the seraphim! the madman is holy as you my soul are holy!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he typewriter is holy the poem is holy the voice is holy&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;the hearers are holy the ecstasy is holy!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly eter holy llen holy olomon holy ucien holy erouac&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy uncke holy urroughs holy assady&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy the unknown buggered and suffering beggars&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy the hideous human angels!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly my mother in the insane asylum!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the cocks of the grandfathers of ansas!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the groaning saxophone! oly the bop apocalypse!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the jazzbands marijuana hipsters peace &amp; junk &amp; drums!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the solitudes of skyscrapers and pavements!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the cafeterias filled with the millions!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the mysterious rivers of tears under the streets!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the lone juggernaut! oly the vast lamb of the middle class!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the crazy shepherds of rebellion!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ho digs os ngeles  os ngeles!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly ew ork oly an rancisco oly eoria &amp; eattle&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly aris oly angiers oly oscow oly stanbul!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly time in eternity holy eternity in time&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy the clocks in space&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy the fourth dimension holy the fifth&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;nternational holy the ngel in oloch!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the sea holy the desert holy the railroad holy the locomotive&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy the visions holy the hallucinations&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;holy the miracles holy the eyeball holy the abyss!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly! urs! bodies! suffering! magnanimity!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;oly the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;avid artholomew&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;originator-- he ne orld lag-- an international symbol of diversity&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;onoring the alents, bilities and niqueness in ach of s, as trengths that can enefit ll of s.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;... because we have more in common as a world, than we have differences between nations.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;; 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  38.   <title>Everyone is Allowed… One: a Rant for Those Who Missed the Point of 9/11</title>
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  40.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;n attempts to provide a fair and balanced side to this eternally optimistic warehouse of writings,  take my first opportunity to really &lt;b&gt;ant!&lt;/b&gt; as the anniversary of 9/11 looms in the air, the heads of at least half of us continue to be stuck in the sand (or somewhere else where the sun doesnt shine), we still consent to the ridiculous practice of having drinking water taken away from us at the airport in the name of national security and more. onsider this the equivalent of the old practice of taking your car out on the highway once in a while, punching it and really clearing/blowing out the carbeurator of all its caked-on gook. pon completion of this we will return you to your regularly scheduled smiling &quot;heerleader for umanity&quot;&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he approach to the anniversary of 9/11 is the time of year when, for the last eight years, people have traditionally stumbled upon the ne orld lag, in the seeking out of a bigger flag to fly; that is-- some tangible representation of that higher ideal they embrace which, sadly, doesnt seem to have yet taken hold in the majority.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he most impassioned heart-testimonials arrive from those brave enough to continue to entrain to this larger idea-- of the possibility within us all-- rather than get sucked back down to the lower vibration contracted unto by those who would give away their discernment and personal power, and those who gladly continue to take and use that. hese higher-minded compassionate beings are the truly embattled and discriminated minority, more in alignment with the  persecuted, right-minded indigenous ones throughout the history of the world, than their aker oppressors (as defined by aniel uinn in his shamel-- &lt;i&gt;please read it&lt;/i&gt;).&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he reality of what is; the neverending wars with unseen enemies toward undefined objectives; the constant barefoot reminders of the color-coded need to fear the faceless other, relinquish all drinking water and any shampoo or lotion in excess of 3 fluid ounces, and continue to give personal power away to the benevolent institutional/ corporate/presidential/religious father figures of the day is as lost on us&lt;br/&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  55.   <title>Our Work Here in this Life... is to Be Happy.</title>
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  57.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;left&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; hat&#039;s not some hackneyed clich&#039; that just wants to roll off the tongue because  don&#039;t have any real thought to add. t is my core belief, instilled in me in a &lt;i&gt;perfect moment&lt;/i&gt; on a swingset as a kid (and probably much before that), and honed in 48 years of personal work on the planet. his is basically the ingrained knowledge  came in to share, and its time to be expressed seems to be now.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;here is a balance to what  will say here, but  will swing the pendulum far enough beyond center, to the side opposite and of a measure equal to countering the doom-and-gloom that well-meaning &quot;cause people&quot; have swung it to the other.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; love &lt;i&gt;cause people&lt;/i&gt;.  have been and continue to be one. ut  feel a reframing of our outlook has been in order for quite a while. o here goes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ll of this is llusion. ll of it is material we have co-created, along with pirit to work with, in order to learn all the lessons we signed on for... most of which can be boiled down to... &lt;b&gt;ur ork ere in this ife... is to e appy.&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;es we know we care. o we don&#039;t want the arth to be trashed, species to be rendered extinct, people not honored fully for who they are, treated fairly, etc. o,  am not saying, &quot;top the good work you are doing.&quot;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ut  am saying-- if you continue to do this &lt;i&gt;good work&lt;/i&gt;, and &lt;i&gt;the things that good people do&lt;/i&gt;-- do it from perhaps a different perspective, that can be developed out of the following questions:&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;li&gt;o you trust od/dess, the reative force of the niverse, so little... to think that all is not handled?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;li&gt;o you think there is no acred itness watching over others, such as has watched over you-- patiently holding the space for each of us to choose and act rightly in any given situation... working ourselves toward choosing &lt;i&gt;rightly&lt;/i&gt; (my definition: choosing the thought or act that holds the most ight, highest ibration, etc., as we all know deeply within ourselves how that looks and feels)?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;li&gt;o you think that any well-intended word or action on anyone&#039;s part... could have caused us to act, think or choose differently... prior to our time of being ready to do so?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;li&gt;f we can pull back and truly witness ife as this atrix or tar rek ext eneration olodeck or tage lay or irtual eality ideo ame, where the entirety of the experience is fabricated out of nothingness, and simply part of the program we choose to run each time out-- consenting to &lt;i&gt;playing our part&lt;/i&gt; in this virtual creation... can&#039;t we then reframe some of our angst and urgency that &lt;i&gt;all is not as it should be?&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  59.   <pubDate>Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:26:31 GMT</pubDate>
  60.   <category>Inspiration</category>
  61.   <category>consciousness</category>
  62.   <category>david bartholomew</category>
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  69.   <title>See the Thing That Needs to Be Done (including-- Managing the Size of Your But)</title>
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  71.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;excerpted from oingt!, ay, 2007&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; get together with a bunch of friends for some regular hyjinx, and each time, in order to divide the labor, we choose captains to setup and cleanup the space, bring or replenish certain items, etc. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;aking turns is, theoretically, a good way to have everyone do his or her fair share; but  have noticed something. t seems that a select few help out each time, regardless of whether their name is on a list for a particular task and others do the bare minimum, up to and including--  getting in the way and slowing things down for the assigned taskers, and perhaps even squirreling out of those times that their name is up.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;n this case  happen to have been one who tries to show up early and stay late whenever possible, out of gratitude for what  receive from these get-togethers.  realize  am able to do this kind of thing. t is suited to my strengths. nd  acknowledge that others might make up for their part in other ways more suitable to them. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ut (here is another sizeable but and  strive  to exercise control of, and manage and decrease the size of my but, to the degree possible)... once in a while a lightning fast flash of judgment bolts across my mind as  am sweeping or whatever: &lt;i&gt;hy does so-and-so need to have his/her name on a list in order to do something?&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; handle my &lt;i&gt;but&lt;/i&gt; by reminding myself that if  am not doing this task in joy, maybe  ought not be doing it. aybe  should reframe that thought before it morphs into resentment. aybe  ought to pay attention to what  am doing. aybe  ought to mind my beeswax!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;hat  do, to the best of my ability.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;annnnd in noting how  admire others who are always showing up and in being with some relatively newfound pride in accepting that  am becoming one of those people who shows up pretty consistently as well&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;  wish to enter into the minutes of this meeting of minds the question &lt;i&gt;hat would it look like if we all stepped up to such a degree? hat might things be like if we all &lt;b&gt;saw the thing that needed to be done and did it?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/i&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  73.   <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:16:37 GMT</pubDate>
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  83.   <title>On Humility: Smaller and Dumber… and Very OK With It</title>
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  85.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;excerpted from oingt!, pril, 2007&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; have been finding myself feeling much smaller and aware of being way more ignorant each passing day, and that it feels &lt;i&gt;swell&lt;/i&gt;, and &lt;i&gt;freeing&lt;/i&gt;, to be in the midst of this.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;o, this is not some masochistic tendency aimed at satisfying self-loathing on a large, reudian scale; rather, it feels like  have stumbled on a &lt;i&gt;precise&lt;/i&gt; way to regain a sense of marveling at the creative force, its process and we as examples of that which has been created. t feels like a &lt;i&gt;discipline&lt;/i&gt; that can bring us back around the wheel from the jaded, &lt;i&gt;show me people&lt;/i&gt; we have become (and there is even a whole state reserved for a certain breed of em), to the wide-eyed child discoverers we once were.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;n my meditations and prayers  continue to ask to be humbled; to know humility; to be shown how wondrous any given bit of creation is and can be; to be broken down from the sense of being a &lt;i&gt;know-it-all&lt;/i&gt; and being built back up, re-membered, into a being capable of infinitely more gratitude and awareness, with more questions than answers.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; have done this since a kid. here others wished for ponies, arbies, .. oes this is the sort of thing  asked and prayed for, having come into this world seemingly aware of a few pieces of the puzzle being out of place. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ver time  had come to realize how we worked ourselves, over time, into this spot of &lt;i&gt;managing&lt;/i&gt; our world by this elaborate naming and filing system that stripped awe and astonishment from the equation, and decided  wanted it back. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;his is the path that has brought me back into the mystery and magic of the world; back to the idea of my universe as a living, growing organism; back to chewing and gnawing on words like awe and wonder, magnificence, beauty and many more out there on the high, extreme ends of human experience. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  87.   <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:04:37 GMT</pubDate>
  88.   <category>Inspiration</category>
  89.   <category>david bartholomew</category>
  90.   <category>doing it</category>
  91.   <category>one world</category>
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  97.   <title>40 Days in the Desert</title>
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  99.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;excerpted from oingt!, pril, 2007&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;s winter is yielding to spring  bear witness that a number of people in my sphere, myself included, seem to be somewhere in the middle of a bout of &lt;i&gt;40 days in the desert&lt;/i&gt;, a visionquest, a sundance whatever equivalent of a time of immense purification and cleansing of all resistance standing between one and their deeper connection to their peace in the world. he committed ones really seem to be laying themselves bare, and having every unnecessary, unwanted thought and bit of resistance stripped from them. he hounds are barking, whispers of doubt are swirling.  time of being tested seems to be at hand, and somehow at a level of intensity beyond the curve  of what we have becoming used to of-late.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;n a more unspoken way than sometimes occurs with armonic onvergences and various significant alignments of the stars, it feels like an opening is present that is allowing much interior movement and change for the positive albeit the kind that is stretching those standing in the fire to their max. o one has put a name on this time of trial and reward that  have yet seen or heard. nd  feel it might offer a bit of relief to those going through their particular distress to know that there are a lot of us in this space wrestling right alongside of you. e truly are in it together.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ll  have witnessed are bearing up admirably.  nd immense grace seems to be the soup du jour. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  101.   <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2008 19:54:56 GMT</pubDate>
  102.   <category>Inspiration</category>
  103.   <category>david bartholomew</category>
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  109.   <title>Taking The Wheel of Life Out For a Spin</title>
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  111.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;excerpted from oingt!, arch, 2007&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;font color=&quot;666600&quot;&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ife, so they say, is just a game,&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;and we let it slip away&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;~~ e ay ever ass his ay gain,&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;by eals &amp; rofts&lt;br/&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;aving come, by a truly awe-inspiring and humbling set of circumstances, to a greater awakening of devotion&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;-- to the arth; to gifts that have constantly, consistently and continually been bestowed upon me; to recognition and increased respect for the commitment of the seeker within myself and those  have come to witness in their myriad individual reflections of such back to me; to the reative orce by all names&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;-- it seems  am now being bombarded with snippets and nuggets and moments everywhere  turn; each, one more bit of proof that more is moving toward the positive in this world than we sometimes dare to believe and certainly more than is reported to us.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; feel something is awakening in me that will result in increased words and pictures, stories, documentation that hope to be increasingly effective in mirroring back to you the divinity and perfection within you, others, our world and beyond.  hope that you are achieving your own awakenings each day and feel that you are.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he remembering of who we are and can be is available through limitless means.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;s  am writing this  am allowing an amazing documentary to wash over me &lt;b&gt;heel of ime&lt;/b&gt; by erner erzog. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  113.   <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2008 19:47:59 GMT</pubDate>
  114.   <category>Articles</category>
  115.   <category>david bartholomew</category>
  116.   <category>doing it</category>
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  123.   <title>What’s Working: Creator of Moments</title>
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  125.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;excerpted from oingt!, ebruary, 2007&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;font color=&quot;669933&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br/&gt; consider myself a reator of oments one who throws out a pinch of magic dust into an everyday situation a conversational tidbit, a zig where one would normally zag, a fat pitch of a comedic straight-line a real zinger tossed right over the sweet spot, dead over home plate for someone else to hit out of the park. y job description here is to create opportunities for us all to transcend the ordinary, ho-hum, hum-drum, mundane, same-o-same and be the better for it.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;here is no accredited training program for this. ne must become a journeyman and test it out on the journey, man.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;s a reator of oments  have been pleased to see that  must descend from a line of them as  am witnessing the work of my brethren and sisters (sistern?) shaking it up all over the place.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;n a run of work out est of-late  have stayed on-occasion in currently-under-construction opanga anyon. his windy road has been being repaved section by section, curve by curve, to the consternation of many, for a reasonably long time.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;n the opposing corner, however, has been this saint of a fluorescent safety-vest wearing, road crew goddess who has blessed, and wished good and great days, and smiled a cloud-clearing smile and waved happily at everyone who has driven past her.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/font&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  127.   <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2008 19:35:36 GMT</pubDate>
  128.   <category>Stories</category>
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  135.   <title>A Blank Slate</title>
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  137.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;i&gt;&#91;excerpted from oing!, anuary, 2007&#93;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;our consciousness slowly, hazily, fades up from black stirred back from somewhere by a gentle rocking and the click-clack along the track of a well-worn ew ork subway car methodically easing its way toward oney sland. radually  the strobing effect of abstract light and shadows outside the window re-member themselves into recognizable images. ort of. our cheek is cool, and sticks slightly as you wrest it away from the window amidst coming to an odd revelation.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ou dont know where or who you are. t is only days later that you find out your name is ouglas, and after coming to the realization that complete amnesia is not-- along with evil twins and car chases ending in toppled produce cartsperhaps the realm of latenight suspense movies alone. his is not a dream. ou have just awakened from &lt;i&gt;the fugue state&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;hanks to a etflix referral (&lt;i&gt;those who liked such-and-such, also liked ______&lt;/i&gt;)  got turned onto an amazing documentary on the recent life of ouglas ruce, as directed by a former/current, old life/new life friend of his, upert  urray. &lt;b&gt;nknown hite ale&lt;/b&gt; (2005) purports to be a recounting of the true events of ruces life since awaking on said subway in 2003. ome oogling on this also stirred up some potential conspiracy theory on the authenticity of all this. nd it remains for the viewer to decide on which side of the cloudy shower curtain of this authenticity/hoaxissue they stand.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; can only say, this film was done extremely well-- in either case, and inspired incredible directions of thought-- in either case. et against a backdrop of many of us assessing a year drawing to a close and another promising to tick into being, my timely viewing of &lt;b&gt;nknown hite ale&lt;/b&gt; has delivered us a white rabbit which taunts us to follow by asking, f you lost your past, would you want it back? &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;more &amp;gt;&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  139.   <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2008 19:28:59 GMT</pubDate>
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