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Awakening
November 14, 2010
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Awakening.......what does that mean? What does it mean to awake?
What are signs of a person awakening to more inner truth or to
reality as something different?

So many *&^&*^ people don't realise that the process of
awakening is a fine line like a tight rope walk.
Many of them are people on the verge.
The insanse. The sick.

What has happened that many no longer try to understand
other peoples life, the care and value of heart, the connections
with other peoples hearts that can change absolutely everything
for another persons well being and future.

Why do we always try to seperate instead of make
relations with what is good and bring it out even more.
Maybe because many times we cannot find what is good?
We can not find that place to hold on to inside of ourselves
and always live through it?

Just some thoughts I'm thinking for a minute here.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

November 14, 2010
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And just as I was wondering how qmark was doing he shows up on the board.
Well miss you q and hope all is good.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

November 14, 2010
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"sandra" wrote: What has happened that many no longer try to understand
other peoples life, the care and value of heart, the connections
with other peoples hearts that can change absolutely everything
for another persons well being and future.

Why do we always try to seperate instead of make
relations with what is good and bring it out even more.
Maybe because many times we cannot find what is good?
We can not find that place to hold on to inside of ourselves
and always live through it?

Just some thoughts I'm thinking for a minute here.

I think the problem is we are all about ourselves, we do not think of others first. We want to be served rather than serve. We don't need awakening, we need a good dose of humility.

All is good, thanks. I just need some time to recharge the batteries.

November 15, 2010
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Yeah I would agree with alot of that.
Humility can go a long ways.
And I have needed time to recharge also..
find my way back to the flow of things.
Seems like alot of us have been doing that.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

November 15, 2010
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Words like awake, enlightened, intelligent, beautiful are quite vague.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

November 17, 2010
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"at1with0" wrote: Words like awake, enlightened, intelligent, beautiful are quite vague.

What would you define awake as?
To be awakened? What are some of your thoughts
on being awakened, or being awake, spiritually?
Anything to add....

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

November 18, 2010
6:11 pm
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I know I didn't contribute much to the discussion there by citing the ambiguity in the word awake.

I can tell you that in the fall of 2002, my personality and outlook radically changed. By "outlook," I mean I went from being an agnostic to being a theist though at the time I was still sorting out exactly what type of theist I was to be. Up until about then, I was overboard on how rational I was, expressing emotions in only a limited way. That all changed almost, it seems, overnight. In truth, over a few months my whole way of being had changed.

I had a good career going as a full-time lecturer at a university but I suddenly resigned mid-semester with the intention of walking the earth to solve people's problems like David Carradine's character in Kung Fu. Laugh

I began writing prolifically and was moving massive amounts of energy that up to that point I had never come close to encountering. For some stretches upwards of 10,000 words in a 24 hour period with little sleep.

My point is that in that period fall '02 to summer '03, I feel I was awakened. Dormant parts of me came alive, parts I didn't know existed. It took years to adjust to the new me. Over the course of those years, it became apparent that there aren't two states asleep and awake but varying levels of awake.

Awakening then seems like a sort of activation. Like the flipping of a switch to kick it off. Awakening to me is dormant things becoming no longer dormant.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

November 19, 2010
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Perception is everything. Awakening is a change in one's perception. Sick minds are just cruel & sadistic. They don't care about others. Most people do care about others but perhaps for selfish reasons. Perception determines the personality. Some religions believe one can reach a higher state of perception, Buddhism, Gnosticism.

At1, your sig is interesting. Focus is one of the prime causes of my disease. That plus high salt diet. I focus too much and for too many hours. It takes it's toll. A similar condition is what killed Mozart.

November 28, 2010
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but I suddenly resigned mid-semester

You resigned?

I would hasten a guess that many of the students missed you and many of your potential students didn't get the option. You can research yourself, and see the five star reviews you got.

Remember Sotex? Some of our conversations, back in the day, I mentioned the best prof I ever had. They always come in the most unusual places, and then...I can't realize it until many years later. Sotex wasn't my prof, but both had run-ins with the "church"...shall we say.

Just remember, there are many ways to teach...what we must do is remember how to learn. (ah 😀 that is a drunken nesaie original...)

Sorry for the commercial interruption. Now, back to the originally scheduled program. 😎

Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

November 28, 2010
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Meanwhile, I was doing well in mathematics. It was fun to solve mathematical problems, but in a deeper sense mathematics was boring and empty because for me it had no purpose. If I had worked on applied mathematics I would have contributed to the development of the technological society that I hated, so I worked only on pure mathematics. But pure mathematics was only a game. I did not understand then, and I still do not understand, why mathematicians are content to fritter away their whole lives in a mere game. I myself was completely dissatisfied with such a life. I knew what I wanted: to go and live in some wild place. But I didn't know how to do so. In those days there were no primitivist movements, no survivalists, and anyone who left a promising career in mathematics to go live among forests or mountains would have been regarded as foolish or crazy. I did not know even one person who would have understood why I wanted to do such a thing. So, deep in my heart, I felt convinced that I would never be able to escape from civilization.

--Ted Kaczynski

Not that I entirely agree but it might be amusing.

I have had success at teaching in the past, yes.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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