Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Zen and the Art of Listening

The concept of God and Listening to What He Has to Say! 
If you are going to ask you should listen.  
It is the only polite thing to do. 
In our endeavor to understand reality, not our reality but reality as it actually is, we are caught in a conundrum of being stuck within the system we are trying to study.  It is somewhat akin to man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch. 
We can see the face and the moving hands, we can even hear the ticking, but our problem is we have no way of opening the case to see the inner workings of the mechanism.  We have to go on faith that it works and it does so in our best interests.

If we are ingenious, we can form some picture or working model of a mechanism that for us explains what it is that we think we are observing. The problem with this model we developed is, we can never be absolutely sure that this model we now have is the only model that explains what we are observing.

Neil Tubb (RCC)
Into the Light 
Co Dependency a Healing Journey

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Zen and the Art Of Appreciating Introspection

EXPERIENCE has taught us that self-realization is born of, and matures in, a distinctive kind of awareness. Although, it hatches in the joys of the Drama and Trauma in our lives. Understanding that Drama is what happens to us and Trauma occurs when we don’t have either the Tools and/or the Space to process our feelings about what happened.
Doctor Richard Morris Bucke referred to this place of self realization as Cosmic Consciousness[1].
Bucke and Walt Witman were good friends and shared these thoughts. This distinctive kind of awareness seems to be more of the subjective rather than objective.  We are in it more than we’re noticing it. 
It is an awareness that has been described in many different ways by many different people. The mystics, for example, have spoken of it as the awareness of the divinity and the perfection. 

Refers Not Only To The Extraordinary,
But Also To The Commonplace.
For Absolutely Anything Can Evoke This Special Awareness.
... Provided ...
If We Pay Close Enough Attention To It.
Neil D Tubb
Extracted from Experience Has Taught Us: 175 Missing Pieces

[1] Cosmic Consciousness:  Dr Richard Bucke … published 1892
[2] Higher Creativity Liberating the Unconscious for Breakthrough Insights: Willis Harman Howard Rheingold – Published: Jeremy P Tarcher/Putnam