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A Lever, and a Place to Stand

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Apr. 28th, 2004 | 03:20 pm
mood: contemplativecontemplative
music: The Polyphonic Spree - It's the Sun

I can't speak for anyone else, but I gained a lot of breathing room and happiness when I stopped fighting and embraced my "weaknesses" as part of my identity, and directed my energies more into creating workarounds that were compatible with that identity.

Aikido and Taoism have taught me a lot about the power of harmonizing with the momentum of what is around you and within you and selectively adding to or redirecting that.

Both also emphasize being centered and grounded; having a place to stand, with a relaxed -- even amused -- but alert mentality.

That said, training and discipline are clearly useful, when that they allow you to take "right actions" without spending mental energy. I suspect that each person differs in which patterns can be trained -- delegated -- into the subconsious level, and which things will always require conscious effort.

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from: webnesto
date: Apr. 28th, 2004 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Both also emphasize being centered and grounded; having a place to stand, with a relaxed -- even amused -- but alert mentality.

And Buddhism is teaching me that there is no where to stand and that there never was.

;)

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Triple Entendre

Your head is there to move you around

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 28th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
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I have some more playing to do before I take the sandbox away. ;-)

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from: anonymous
date: Apr. 29th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
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Oh yah? Well, Buddhism is teaching me that there is no me and nothing to teach. So there!

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from: anonymous
date: Apr. 29th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC)
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atheism has taught me that we create our own world from the big, black beautiful void.

-kim

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