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I turned 57 a month ago and I would not want to be younger again. One of the lessons I learned in life is that much of what I was seeking on the outside was on the inside. Since I have started regular meditation, many years ago, I am coming more and more in touch with what I have been seeking on the outside. But the fascinating thing is, the more I can find it inside the more it is also manifesting on the outside. Hope that makes some sense.

And of course one of the great things that came into my life was this community. :-)

by Fran on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 08:39:31 AM EST
Does it make sense!  Meditation! is always on my unwritten list and it is time I give it real priority and make time for it.  It would help me focus and clear doubts, I know.  Although sometimes I can manifest life mirrors and symbolic reminders, that make me want to run away and become an air head.  Don´t you?

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 04:06:45 PM EST
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bin there, tried that...

taking your feet off the ground too long is cheating!

besides, whatever you run from is always waiting wherever you're going.

elastic-

meditation is so vital, i always am chastened when i try to wing it too long without

and the welcome is always so warm, it beats me why i wait to get back into it.

playing out the prodigal myth, i guess.

it's as basic as any other simple hygiene, gives so much and asks only peaceful attention in return.

om.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 06:53:41 PM EST
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Not so much anymore - the mirrors I am creating in my life have improved - thankfully. But I know what you mean - I used to have those moments too.

Maybe you should put Meditation on your written list. :-D

by Fran on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 02:55:36 AM EST
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you are such a rock, fran.

beautiful words about the inside/outside..

you have expessed the first and only law of successful thaumaturgy..

that's 'white magic'

once the horse gets back in front(!) of the cart, you have to wonder why everyone doesn't just get it...boom.....flash...

duh

or do you see it as a long gruelling road of painful initiations, leaving behind bleeding chunks of ego as you battle onwards and upwards?

didn't think so...

did seem like that sometimes though, huh?

it's a constant mystery to me

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 06:45:30 PM EST
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Thanks melo for enlarging my vocabulary - thaumaturgy, had to look it up. Very interesting!

once the horse gets back in front(!) of the cart, you have to wonder why everyone doesn't just get it...boom.....flash...

duh

or do you see it as a long gruelling road of painful initiations, leaving behind bleeding chunks of ego as you battle onwards and upwards?

didn't think so...

You are right it was neither of them. No boom, no bleeding, but more like a series of small flashes, which over time turned into a accumulation of encouraging warmth. I mean it is still not peaches and cream everyday - but then who wants them everyday....

by Fran on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 03:00:34 AM EST
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the world as jigsaw...

gotta start at the edges...

corners, even better

that big hole sure sucks attention.

piece by piece,, the intention emerges, embedded in nested unfolding cores of meaning.

lots of apparently unconnected moments and feelings fit, in such unpredictable ways

always liked jigsaw, did you ever do the night sky one?

pleasant way to learn.
 fun

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 04:40:24 AM EST
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