Friday, July 22, 2011

Ze Joy of eet All, yes, yez

this moment

it is already gone

we don't know what the
will be
to surf that moment

is a thrill

an always available thrill

the ultimate cure for

and the only way to love

because if we love
we have to be seeing,
the person in front of us,
right now,
otherwise we are interacting with
our story of them,
our mental construct

that's not love
that's the head
make a match
maybe even a "this is love"

but without the present,
smelling that rose,
you don't love
the rose,
just the idea of the rose

we are alive
this instant

that's an idea
until you experience the sweet amazing
of YOU

right now.

That's the new title page to me website:

The world is to the living

Without the Now
we are mindless creatures,
maybe in high grade automatic,
but still
mindless or mindful

and what's more fun?

wake up to this moment
and you won't even need to tell

the reward is there,


hey, if we want a better life:

more free in body,
thinking better,
contented soul

where to start?

where else can any action
come from
ze goot ole NOw

The Joy of Living Dangerously

PS to Sis: Address stuff fixded, I hope,
check to right

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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Joy of Divorce

I am deepening and broadening my work.

I will be including the Anat Baniel method of working in
groups and privately with people to upgrade their nervous systmes
to undo pain,
transcend limitations,
become more young, free and intelligent in their bodies


the work of Byron Katie
to transform
pain, hurt, anger, resentment and confusion
peace, freedom, joy, love and happiness


the "not really work"
more the life path
of Being Present

to help us all recall the everypresent
as a way out of suffering
into pleasure, creativity, potency, and lifelong vitality


some work/ play/ discovery I've taken
from Gestalt Therapy
and refined to make a marvellous path
to taking the juice away
from both our Inner Critic
and our Inner Victim
and bringing it back
to the calm, happy, smart and loving Real Self
who is us
without the baggage


Conscious Communication
patterned on Speaking Circles,
with the goal and pleasure
of real talking
real listening
being present in both ends of the conversation
and the delight of all that

So, I'll say more on this here tomorrow,
but I wanted to get started

If you are a sister of mine,
or someone who might want to write an old fashioned letter
to me:
my new address is to the right.


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Saturday, July 09, 2011

One of life's great joys: the overcoming of dificulties

"The overcoming of difficulties 
is one of the essential parts
of the pleasure of living" 
is a part of the second to last sentence in The Potent Self.

This is a book worth reading,
either front to back
of bit by bit.

There are tremendous sections on the problems
of how most of us were raised, most specifically
the "oh, that's so good" praise/ conditioning when e
were "good". This seems so kind, and yet, the message is
always there:
Stop the rewarded/ approved behavior and you are
not so good
which can quickly and easily be felt and expereienced
you are bad.

Tremendous sections of how the central feature
of humans is that they learn,
here with the upside of becoming Pablo Cassals or Michael Jordan,
and the downside of become the same sort of neurotic that
Mom or Dad was.

And then, this is Moshe Feldenkrais, right?
Huge amounts of the book talk about real posture,
which he calls acture,
and the use of the back and spine to further
mobility and ease

and potency.

Sex is important to life
and to Moshe.

Good sex is one of the essentials of a good life.
He shows how his work compliments
and even transcends traditional talk therapy
for dealing with potency issues,
and gives examples of people who
under his guidance where able to go from
impotence to potency.

And then, of course potency
is potency is

And one of the great and glorious things to do with potency:
dive into the pleasure of overcoming difficulties.


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Friday, July 01, 2011

the purpose of "bad days"

suffering is either an addictive junk food,
or a very precise kick in the rear:

wake up, suffering says,
you are fighting Reality

looking around at What Is
look inside at your demand/ complaint/ whine/ judgment

see the difference

feel the suffering?

try this:
stand over here
stand in your belief
really, really believe reality should be, or should have been different
write down a big fat list of how
that makes you feel
in emotions
in body
in actions
in breathing
in being present

stand over here,
a new place
and see what it's like
without the story
about how reality should be different
no story it should be what it
no story it shouldn't be what it is

just observe, taste, experience

how is that

and if suffering gets you to compare the two
stand in the two places

it did a good job
for you
didn't it?

have a happy fourth
i'll be travelling all that day,
ferry from Orcas to Annacortes
shuttle from Annacortes to Seattle
plane from Seattle to Austin

this is good

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