Monday, March 29, 2010

Have You Felt?

An overwhelming need to share a beautiful piece of art,
a heavenly music by J.S. Bach,
an impressive drawing by a young artist,

A frustrating sense of hopelessness,
when you cannot find anyone interested

A deep, repressed anger,
when you trust,
and share your feelings,
only to be left with a naked soul,

A realization,
that people look at you as a lunatic,
a piece of joke

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some Insights Based on Personal Experience

  1. Life consists of balance points. When things do not work you may have to move from one point to the other.
  2. To move between points, you need to slow down, almost to the point of stillness and learn the new point habits and de-learn or forget the old point habits.
  3. To get proficient in the new balance you need patient practice. You need to start slow and increase your speed little by little. If you try to increase your pace too much, too soon, you will get back to old habits that would have defined the old point of balance.
This is my current understanding of the process of "Change".

Monday, March 22, 2010

Have You Felt?

That your life's truth is unfolding in front of you,
not in words,
not even in pictures,
just a different feeling
that moves in your Hara (center)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Have You Felt?

that you have opened a gene bottle
black smoke coming out of it
surrounding and suffocating you

that the bottle is part of you
but you do not know where

no solid ground to stand on
memories fading
pressure building up in your chest

and you just looking around in disbelief
but no one to talk to

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Time Perception and Age

A story on NPR that nicely fits into my involvements with mindfulness:
"Why Does Time Fly By As You Get Older?"
Link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122322542&sc=nl&cc=es-20100301

Some quotes:

when you recall your first kisses, early birthdays, your earliest summer vacations, they seem to be in slow motion? "I know when I look back on a childhood summer, it seems to have lasted forever ...

That's because when it's the "first", there are so many things to remember. The list of encoded memories is so dense, reading them back gives you a feeling that they must have taken forever. But that's an illusion. "It's a construction of the brain," says Eagleman. "The more memory you have of something, you think, 'Wow, that really took a long time!'

That may be because the brain records new experiences — especially novel and exciting experiences — differently. This is even measurable. Eagleman's lab has found that brains use more energy to represent a memory when the memory is novel.
So, first memories are dense. The routines of later life are sketchy. The past wasn't really slower than the present. It just feels that way.

Clear Shallow Water

I started reading this novel, `` The Driver ,'' by Hart Hanson , and I did not like it much and decided to stop. But then I came ba...