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BIRTH LIFE DEATH/ IDEA PATH GOAL

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BIRTH LIFE DEATH/ IDEA PATH GOAL

 

BIRTH LIFE DEATH

BIRTH

When we decide as children how to live our lives our thinking begins with the assumption that we will always be children. Our first observation when born is the absence of safety to which we had become accustomed prior to birth. Fortunately we are not aware during those first weeks of gestation the danger of being annihilated as the solution to an argument between prospective parents. Life will soon be discovered to be very dangerous.

LIFE

By age two we will have discovered a way to alter our behavior in a manner that will lend us some measure of safety as we live our lives among giants. We become compliant, or perfect or strong, failing at that at least noted for trying to be those things.

As preschoolers we may or may not learn about goal setting but we will soon receive our training in such matters as we answer daily roll call at whatever elementary school is nearby.

We will learn that our lives are not forever and that our focus on danger may be diminished by our careful and thoughtful search for safety. Our education will now be spent learning that our social world is made up mostly of friendly people and that by continuing to keep ourselves among others of similar beliefs as we acquire and affirm our values offers increased safety.

DEATH

Some of us discover and share our discoveries which fall within a general theme of spirituality. Though few of us have any real evidence of these discoveries our experience seems to change us. We find a source of Love, quite unlike its opposite that seems to vanquish this Fear which has till now been the greatest gift of Life. We no longer fear even death itself.

 

IDEA PATH GOAL

IDEA

The birth of an idea is much like the birth of life itself and the future of that idea is much like the birth of the individual who gave this idea life and affirmed that new life by creating a goal. This goal will be the Death of the idea.

PATH

Some say focus on the goal and some say when in doubt, do the next thing without judging, without predicting; without expectation.

GOAL
It is a popular idea to stay focused on the goal. When we do that however we are focusing on the death of the idea.

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Lee Brooom

 

BIRTH LIFE DEATH/ IDEA PATH GOAL

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BIRTH LIFE DEATH/ IDEA PATH GOAL

 

BIRTH LIFE DEATH

BIRTH

When we decide as children how to live our lives our thinking begins with the assumption that we will always be children. Our first observation when born is the absence of safety to which we had become accustomed prior to birth. Fortunately we are not aware during those first weeks of gestation the danger of being annihilated as the solution to an argument between prospective parents. Life will soon be discovered to be very dangerous.

LIFE

By age two we will have discovered a way to alter our behavior in a manner that will lend us some measure of safety as we live our lives among giants. We become compliant, or perfect or strong, failing at that at least noted for trying to be those things.

As preschoolers we may or may not learn about goal setting but we will soon receive our training in such matters as we answer daily roll call at whatever elementary school is nearby.

We will learn that our lives are not forever and that our focus on danger may be diminished by our careful and thoughtful search for safety. Our education will now be spent learning that our social world is made up mostly of friendly people and that by continuing to keep ourselves among others of similar beliefs as we acquire and affirm our values offers increased safety.

DEATH

Some of us discover and share our discoveries which fall within a general theme of spirituality. Though few of us have any real evidence of these discoveries our experience seems to change us. We find a source of Love, quite unlike its opposite that seems to vanquish this Fear which has till now been the greatest gift of Life. We no longer fear even death itself.

 

IDEA PATH GOAL

IDEA

The birth of an idea is much like the birth of life itself and the future of that idea is much like the birth of the individual who gave this idea life and affirmed that new life by creating a goal. This goal will be the Death of the idea.

PATH

Some say focus on the goal and some say when in doubt, do the next thing without judging, without predicting; without expectation.

GOAL
It is a popular idea to stay focused on the goal. When we do that however we are focusing on the death of the idea.

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Lee Brooom

 

SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE (JIM TIGHE)

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Each morning I check my file of un-posted essays, poetry and dialogues for something to post to this blog-site. recently I came across the following essay and said to myself “Did I write this?” (If it sounds like a duck…). I answered with a quick quack quack and pasted it into the “Hovering…” blog.

Today I discovered the true source; it had been emailed to me from a friend Dan P who had received it from the author, Jim Tighe. Thank you Dan. Thank you Jim. I apologize for being so quick to quack.

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Lee Broom

 

 

 

SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE
Jim Tighe

Tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment.

A loss of interest in judging other people.

A loss of interest in judging self.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)

Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen.

An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

 

 

 

SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE

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SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE

Tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment.

A loss of interest in judging other people.

A loss of interest in judging self.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)

Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen.

An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

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L
ee Broom