Thursday, May 3, 2012

Invitiation - "Recession Talks"

This blog is to explore questions of historical political and economic significance and how it can be relevant to our inner musings toward the relationship we have with ourselves as Labor - employed, self-employed, unemployed, retired,or never-employed; the relationship we have as proud, voluntary, involuntary, or expatriated citizens of a state, nation, and world. Might come to consider the following questions: How have these relationships developed? How are they connected to institutionalization of the state and its constituents? How are we related to capital accumulation in the business cycle? What can be said for spirituality in a "dog eat dog" world?

I would like to invite anyone to email me - - with questions or interests on this topics to create what I will call, for today, "Recession Talks."

I dedicate everything to my most loved masters who have loved me and loved me and loved me - Osho (Shree Bhagwan Rajneesh) and Lama Choden Rinpoche.

**Please note all my views are mine and not those of anyone mentioned - I offer them as fresh discussion pieces and additional considerations to the reader... for fun.

Negotiating Time.

On your own time ...

If I attend,  but pretend, I am on my time.

If I am not listening, but to my Inner, then that is my time.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Money Tree

Money is a sword that can be made into paper flowers that cuts and divides even the most intangible: Divorce, mutiny, war, murder, suicide, class, yes over no, able vs. disabled, meditation vs. starvation.

 "Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer. So it goes."  (Kurt Vonnegut from Slaughterhouse Five)

The Covert Underground

Society, as we know it, is based on covert intents from all sides which lead to underground explosions -- repulsions, pain, fear, and anger.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Everyone deserves money.

Everyone deserves money.

Because we have been jaded by the abuses of money, prestige, accumulation, consumption, violence, destruction either against us or our own participation we hold tight to money for the perceived protection: what it can give us, what it can be for us, what it can mean for us. In other words, we have constructed a "fiat self" in which we have used paper, or "fiat currency," to symbolize our Being; paper now having the power to destroy our Being just as quickly as we have created it.

So, what about the homeless, destitute man/woman/child at the intersection, by the liquor store, at the bus stop, in the welfare line, at the SSI building, food bank? We have erected conditions like the IMF and World Bank, "I will give him money if he buys food with it or uses it to get back home but not for booze, not for drugs, not for cigarettes." WHY NOT? Why stop "3rd world" countries from nourishing their local industries and support internal infrastructural changes, possibly finance a few mistakes? Why police others to live ascetic lives? -- Maybe to manage and monitor the money to fund more essential needs for more people-- but we don't even do that (at least I don't when I drive by trying not to make eye contact).

EVERYONE DESERVES MONEY. Just as we all deserve the dignity and integrity of birth and exploration.

Could, Should, Would

The momentum of accusation, fear, and rage.

" You could have done this."
" You should have done that."
" I would have done..."

How to let go of involving yourself in the Other?

Climbing the Ladder

Our Inner Ladder is the only real ladder in this rat race.

The moment that we set aside our ever-silence for being heard; once caught on to the ambition of achieving, being understood, recognized, appreciated, loved, liked, to-gathered...
All must have to be lost.