Purpose Statement

Exploration -> Experience -> Feeling -> Awareness -> Understanding -> Transformation -> Liberation

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Word Jumble

Reactive living vs. proactive living.
Emptiness, karma, and our responsibility in creating reality.
Being what we want the world to be vs. seeking an external savior (that does not exist).
Being responsible vs. being dependent.
Taking responsibility for assigning meaning vs. following the herd.
Knowing our own values vs. accepting society's vlaues.

It’s all the same thing, just different words. The words are jumbled in my head at the moment, but I hope to concisely express this realization soon and then apply it.

The Geshe Michael talk was excellent. He made the story of Je Tsongkhapa very relevant.

The mystics figured it out.

Do I use civilization to help me on my way, or do I use it as an excuse to remain stuck?

Why am I so afraid of making a mistake?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Dead Drummer

I went to see Mickey Hart's Global Drum Project last night - four amazing drummers. Bought the CD - excellent, even if you are not a drummer.

Going to see Geshe Michael tonight.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Reactive vs. Proactive

There is a phrase in Spanish - forma de ser - way of being. I've been reflecting on ways of being. Do I live reactively - crisis management, putting out fires - or proactively - constantly moving toward my values? I think reactive living is the easy choice; You don't have to think or take any responsibility or make any decisions. Proactive is difficult and scary. You could make a mistake and it would be all your fault.

I've been listening to this song a lot lately:

Reminds me of myself as a young man.

Bad to the Bone

The scrappy street fighters start obedience school this Saturday. Their theme song:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Front Porch Visitors

The day before it was a rattler.