Tags: consciousness spirituality the awakening
In spite of whomever or how many say otherwise, I know myself to be highly sane; no matter of how much I may suffer for it, I will not be forced to think otherwise.
Zen maybe you can address my concern about the OPPT and how it seems to be about getting out of paying morgage,student loans,and huge credit card debt.I get it and thats great but what about the “in the trenches” people like me who have NO DEBT cause we saw the Orwellian agenda and stayed below the radar? I am 53 and homeless because I have been labeled a nutter by all my family and most “friends” to the point of basic survival.
The system as you well know is rigged. I’ve lived somewhat outside of it as best I can much of my life and the more I do that the freer and happier and more in tune I am. The times I’ve dared touch the tar baby it’s taken me down like a chump. Nothing about it is honest or in the long run helpful yet we all have to deal with it to some extent as long as we’re in these physical bodies. We all have to find ways to get by. I wish you the best Debra, don’t ever give up in heart or spirit. Universe is all knowing and all giving, look for where It’s leading you and providing. Most of us are in survival mode or will be soon, and it’s not a bad thing when it’s in the rhythm of things. Keep me posted. Love, Zen
I’ve found the “key” to that 3rd place — have had to enter quite frequently. I keep thinking about that EB White Quote from the other post. It’s been my struggle also. This “Outside looking in” is truly the best place to keep your wits
“…Roberto Bedoya: I really love the shape-shifting concept. I run a public arts agency. It’s a weird mambo because I’m working with such a broad range of concerns, from the symphonies to the grassroots people, and I’ve always thought the job has been about making the space. I am perceived as an insider by the general public because of my agency’s status. Yet I have a high threshold and love for the outside. Maybe it started, as a little kid and my sister, loving Little Anthony and the Imperials singing, “I’m on the outside looking in” and later Patti Smith, “Outside is the side I take.” So, I flow in that zone. I’m comfortable there, between the inside and outside. What does it take to be a shape-shifter? How do you move in those spaces, loving the in-between, the interstices in anything that you do and being mindful of it? That’s, like, fierceness.
Who defined the world as bifurcated? It’s complex, and I live in complexity. The economy is showing us all the fault lines of our civic infrastructure, and they’re all collapsing. Not just culture, it’s railroads, it’s health care, it’s all collapsing. And my job is to imagine the plural, coming out of this collapse. You know, I feed the people who do the imagining.
Risë Wilson: I think double consciousness gets hard. I have to create a third space so that my whole self has somewhere to live, because everyone else has asked me to be either/or. That notion of a bridge, that A or B, it just doesn’t work. It’s both/and. But until we actually create a larger space where both/and can exist, then there’s this kind of third space to hold ourselves, where sanity lives.”
“the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”65
I’ll be dragging the bath tub out to the front lawn any day now – holding up my WTF??? sign from within! (I’ll start taking my clothes off when it gets warmer)
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