Wait for it to settle

SriSriYogiBaba's picture

Judging by what I've seen of your inputs, there's a lot of integration to be done.
You'll know it's happening when that hard stare leaves your eyes, enlightenment sickness passes and you can enjoy your mind once again. Maybe you could benefit from a bit more protein in your diet too.
Good luck.


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Agreed...

"Judging by what I've seen of your inputs, there's a lot of integration to be done."

That is a very wise, astute observation on your part :-). Reading some early mailing list stuff (don't know if you did that or not) would probably clarify that as well.

What folks don't seem to 'get' is a choiceless love that shows up - you are my own Self. Thus, this interest in communicating something, although words are pointless, useless and helpless to communicate any sort of reality at all. But the 'fact of communication' isn't pointless - it is love expressed, love in action. Not to mention there's nothing to wait for - it's now or never ;-).

"and you can enjoy your mind once again"

Quite frankly, its absence is much more pleasant - something like ceasing to pick at a scab.

Also, the body's diet is fine, thanks for the concern :-). There is no 'hard stare' here at all, but would be interested where that idea came from. Is it from some photo? Perhaps it's just poor digital graphics ;-).

Omkaradatta | Mon, 07/21/2008 - 01:33
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Poor Digital Graphics

Ah, yes, choiceless love, long may you cherish it, and an apparent absence of mind, and "the" body.
I dearly hope that your environment supports this perspective, at least long enough for you to feel safe enough to reintroduce possessive pronouns into your life.
Just looks like you don't have any shoulders, from your photo, but if "the body" is eating well, great.
I like the "it's now or never" line, I might use that.

SriSriYogiBaba | Mon, 07/21/2008 - 19:18
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Heheh...

"Ah, yes, choiceless love, long may you cherish it, and an apparent absence of mind, and "the" body. I dearly hope that your environment supports this perspective, at least long enough for you to feel safe enough to reintroduce possessive pronouns into your life."

I've got no problem with my possessive pronouns, nor my I's or my me's :-p. But where am I supposed to reside within my body? Am I in my arms, or my voice, or my brain, or my actions, what? Maybe I'm in my self? Or myself? Or my insurance policy, perhaps? That'd be great if either I or my body died :-p.

"Just looks like you don't have any shoulders, from your photo, but if "the body" is eating well, great.

As far as shoulders go, I'm leaning forward toward the webcam... it may not be clear from the shot, as it's rather small and the coloration isn't the best (I oughtta update it, but haven't gotten around to it).

I like the "it's now or never" line, I might use that."

Oooh, an ego boost as a message closer - very coo-wul. You are hereby promoted to Head Disciple ;-P.

Omkaradatta | Tue, 07/22/2008 - 04:30
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White Flag

I'm going to stop teasing you about your photo, or anything else for that matter, it's not very constructive of me.
I would like to wave the white flag and ask you a real question, if I may.
How are you finding living from your new perspective ( or however you would like to call it ),
in relation to your society and environment?
How does it affect your motivations & personal, family and vocational relationships?

SriSriYogiBaba | Wed, 07/23/2008 - 18:51
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Not easy to answer...

"How are you finding living from your new perspective ( or however you would like to call it ), in relation to your society and environment?"

It's not an easy question to answer, as this perspective is too simple/basic to use to create some story about 'how things are now' vs. 'how they were then'. It is basically just living fully and completely in the moment, completely present, although that isn't very descriptive...

"How does it affect your motivations & personal, family and vocational relationships?"

I live a really simple life... after rent, I'm living on ~U.S. $540/month. Not working, no car, unmarried and I have few relationships (family is all back east, except for my brother, who I talk to maybe once/week at most). But this is a continuation from 'before'. It's really a matter of just being conscious and happy, and that being enough - anything else is really icing on the cake.

http://www.omkaradatta.info

Omkaradatta | Thu, 07/24/2008 - 04:00