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NOW YA SEE IT – NOW YA DON’T

NOW YA SEE IT – NOW YA DON’T
(A conversation between Xero Aticus
and the Psychedelic Toad.)
Lee Broom

 

Psycho:  Hey there Xero, what alleys have you explored today?

Xero:   Oh, hi Psycho. I got my feelings hurt.

Psycho: Was it something you said…again?

Xero:   Probably.

Psycho: Sooo…

Xero :  Well I was in a conversation about God and I mentioned that                   God has no will and offered evidence thereof.

Psycho:  That must have gone over well. Or perhaps I should say like                      you  order your steak? Burned to a crisp.

Xero:   I’m a vegan.

Psycho:  You have spinach on your incisor.  Okay, so who nailed ya?

Xero:    Magic man, okay?

Psycho:  Shoulda seen that coming. When in Rome…you silly man.

Xero:    I know, I know. But it took me 36 years of at least 2000                                words a day and hundreds of thousands of hours of                                        research to discover these awarenesses.  His remark was                         simply to   quote the  opinion of a very large group.

Psycho: So, why do you go to this meeting every week; you have no                         support for your love of research?

Xero:  I go because I helped start this group. I go because I have                           friends there whom I have known for decades. I want to be                       around friends.

Xero: So start a new group. A discussion group for thinkers, artist,                   scientists. Make more friends.

Xero: I like being around religious folks; they’re nicer.

Psycho: More tolerant, don’tcha mean?

Xero:  I suppose. .

Psycho: Then how about presenting only your view; leave out the                           discovery part.

Xero: I guess so. Yeah I can do that. I still say that this idea of God                        having a will is inane. A will is a condition, after all.

Psycho: Nice start Ab. Why is this so important to ya?

Xero: Aren’t you the guy who’s always saying “Never ask why”?

Psycho: Nope. You’re the guy who’s always saying “Never ask why”.

Xero: Oh…yeah…okay…see ya.

Psycho: No ya don’t. What did Magic Man say, anyway?

Xero: He said that God’s will is Love and to pass it on..

Psycho: Sounds  right to me.

Xero: Ya think?

Psycho:  I think.

Xero: See ya.

Psycho: See ya.

 

NOW YA SEE IT – NOW YA DON’T

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NOW YA SEE IT – NOW YA DON’T

(A conversation between Curious Abner
and the Psychedelic Toad.)

Psycho:  Hey there Abner, what alleys have you explored today?

Abner:   Oh, hi Psy. I got my feelings hurt.

Psycho: Was it something you said…again?

Abner:   Probably.

Psycho: Sooo…

Abner:  Well I was in a conversation about God and I mentioned that                    God has no will and offered evidence thereof.

Psycho:  That must have gone over well. Or perhaps I should say like                      you  order your steak? Burned to a crisp.

Abner:    I’m a vegan.

Psycho:  You have spinach on your incisor.  Okay, so who nailed ya?

Abner:    Magic man, okay?

Psycho:  Shoulda seen that coming. When in Rome…you silly man.

Abner:    I know, I know. But it took me 36 years of at least 2000                                    words a day and hundreds of thousands of hours of                                          research to discover these awarenesses.  His remark was  simply to   quote the  opinion of a very large group.

Psycho:  So, why do you go to this meeting every week? You have no                         support for your love of research.

Abner:   I go because I helped start this group. I go because I have                              friends there whom I have known for decades. I want to be                        around friends.

Psycho: So start a new group. A discussion group for thinkers, artist,                   scientists. Make more friends.

Abner:  I like being around religious folks; they’re nicer.

Psycho: More tolerant, don’tcha mean?

Abner:  I suppose. Certainly more so than I, apparently.

Psycho: Then how about presenting only your view; leave out the                             discovery part.

Abner:  I guess so. Yeah I can do that. I still say that this idea of God                        having a will is inane. A will is a condition, after all.

Psycho: Nice start Ab. Why is this so important to ya?

Abner:  Aren’t you the guy who’s always saying “Never ask why”?

Psycho: Nope. You’re the guy who’s always saying “Never ask why”.

Abner: Oh…yeah…okay…see ya.

Psycho: No ya don’t. What did Magic Man say, anyway?

Abner:  He said that God’s will for us is to help each other.

Psycho: Sounds  right to me.

Abner:  Ya think?

Psycho: Too deep for me.

Abner: See ya.

Psycho: See ya.

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ee Broom.

THE DISCOVERY

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THE DISCOVERY
The journey to superiority reveals no truth.

The search for proof serves only the seeker.

Those who teach, learn little.

Those who encourage others to learn have taken steps toward peace, knowledge and self-respect.

Those who seek power over others enslave themselves.

In order to experience love one must love one’s self.

In order to love one’s self one must know self-respect.

In order to respect one’s self one must be willing to serve others with no expectation of reward.

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SAFETY FIRST AS ALWAYS

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From Lee Broom’s diary, 7/1/1981

SAFETY FIRST AS ALWAYS

Rarely do we allow ourselves the awareness that our every move is influenced by the subtle, undertow of danger or that every cell in our body is devoted to living our lives in safety. Safety  never quite describes the moments we spend together. And every day we are bombarded with reminders of the dangers of complacency.

From the television and the billboards and the infomercials we hear “You need our product to be healthy, to lose weight, to improve your sex life, to earn more income, to smell better, look better, be better.

Vote this way, demonstrate, fight back, demand this or that , its your right to be free, to be treated fairly. Our religions offer relief which we must wait and die for and in the meantime…

I tell myself I am not getting old, that I will live forever, I demand respect, and complain when I get it.

Today I fell and landed on my right hip which is held together with two pins and I remembered…I was at a roller skating rink one Sunday afternoon in the eighties.  I was one of a handful of adults in a rink full of pre-adolescent children. Suddenly I found myself distracted by a group of racing youngsters, mostly boys, competing for recognition as the eventual winner of something or other.

“Suddenly I saw feet flying. They were attached to the legs of a seven year old boy whose flying form was obeying the phenomena known as inertia, the body of this kid following those feet. Without thinking, my arms reached out and encircled the child and we fell as a single unit; I was below and though I was turning to the right , a mistake which would land me a broken hip, my move kept the lad safe. I released him; he landed on his feet and he returned to join his racing companions as though nothing unusual had happened. And,  though in pain I would remember later that during that moment of risking my safety in aid of another, I had felt no fear. And, that it was the obvious absence of fear  that revealed the constant, well hidden anxiety that ruled my life.”

On that day I accepted God’s Love and passed it on. I vowed to do it again.

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PLEASING GOD

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PLEASING GOD

Knowing how to please God requires one to “Be” God.

Knowing how to please others requires the same skill.

Learning how to please one’s self may take a lifetime but even if we fail, we will have come a million times closer to success than with the aforementioned choices.

Another choice: Accept The Love and Pass It On.

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