Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ek/One



Let's see how long this lasts.
My first blog.
I feel like I should share/say something profound to kick off this grand opening; so here goes..

The greatest achievement is selflessness.The greatest worth is self-mastery.The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.The greatest precept is continual awareness.The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.The greatest action is not conforming with the world's ways.The greatest action is transmuting the passions.The greatest generosity is non-attachment.The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.The greatest patience is humility.The greatest effort is not concerned with results.The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.

I have this on my computer at work. When I find my self holding on to what ever I delude myself into believing is important or concrete, I read through this passage. Feels like taking a deep spiritual breath and losing 10 pounds in stress.

December 11th, 2008: Who am I, right now?

Happily married to my best friend, Frankie.
Decorated a Christmas tree for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Asking many many many questions.
Seeking the truth, the real truth, not the exaggerated, lustful, disconnected, one sided version of the truth. This means, I'm trying really hard to listen; not judge or mentally prepare an argument while the person is still speaking, but to listen and understand every word. Yeah, not so easy. I'm not there yet, but I'm sure as hell practicing.
Practicing religious tolerance. My personal religious journey has left me feeling a bit sour. I am letting go of that.
I am quite intrigued by Intelligent Design. Just watched the documentary Expelled. It is a very interesting comparison between Darwin's theory (not so much the evolution part but the origin part) and Intelligent Design.
I am also intrigued by Jacque Fresco's Venus Project (http://www.thevenusproject.com/). I would HIGHLY recommend the documentary Future by Design.
I am reading How to see your self as you really are by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
I will be reading Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

My goal at the moment is to recognize that form is empty and emptiness is form..
Easy peasy, yeah?

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