Friday, November 22, 2013

chasing tail

chasing tail [1]
by chase n. tail & tall tale 
(inspired by wayne dyer's fable 
[in his book: your erroneous zones
about the cat who chased its tail)

dog (he chases tail)
chasing (round and round)
thinking (when he catches it, that happiness is found)
even in success (the process sets him up to fail)
round and round (no happiness is found by chasing tail)

round and round, no happiness is found (by chasing tail)

* but… it does keep the dog occupied.  :)

* but (II)… what if (instead of focusing on the catch) she enjoys the process of the (present moment) chase?

* question: is s/he chasing tail 24-7-365 (obsessed), or does s/he chase tail for the intermittent thrill of it?

* if we can chase a (‘live the’) dream... while letting go of the attachment to actually catching it, maybe we can enjoy happiness (mind-fully).

* maybe the present-moment process can be just as thrilling as the climax.  in Yoga, for example, isn’t the process of ‘tree pose’ the experience of ‘attaining’ it?

[1] martino, j. (11.22-1.2013).  book 77 round trip. © 2013 by image found online by googling 'dog chase tail image' (yahoo images).

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


...and a Peace-full speech.  well worth re-visiting:
(he starts rockin' at about 2 minutes [or so] in)

" makes no sense..."


"... for we are both devoting massive sums of money to weapons... 
that could be better devoted... to combat ignorance, poverty and disease..."

"We are both caught up in a vicious and dangerous cycle...
with suspicion on one side breeding suspicion on the other..."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

self (dual)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

round trip

round trip [i]
by a. round & a. round

he drove away this morning
she walked back home, at noon
they left (and then, came back again) and not a bit too soon

a journey of a lifetime (a delicious-cycle script)
we go away, come back again, play ‘let’s pretend’:

round trip

* what if a ‘round trip’ is shaped more like an infinity symbol?  re-turn-ing as it r-evolves, learning as it re-solves, and yearning – the very force that powers the Whole trip.

* life strives ever-onward with one, Soul purpose: to feel better.

* let’s Play:
  • re-move
  • re-see-ve
  • re-Cognize
  • re-Member
  •  re-valuate
  •  re-mind
  •  re-gift
  •  re-treat
  •  re-Union
  • re-solve
  •  re-miss
  •  re-sis-t
  •  re-noun-ce
  •  re-plenish
  •  re-Creation
  •  re-Play

[i] martino, j. (11.7-1.2013).  book 77: round trip. © 2013 by
* photo of pages 90 & 91 of 'Be Here, Now' by ram das.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

nobody knows nothing

nobody knows nothing
by norm oliver body

nobody knows nothing
nothing is the same
no one cares if anything is anybody's game

no one knows if history (if his story) is true
nobody knows nothing
no, not me, not you

* in a time when anybody can comment on anything, it becomes even more obvious that nobody (really) knows what anybody is talking about.  that includes this.

* the fun thing -- is that we are talking, communicating, learning, growing, mis-taking, understand-ing, trying, living.

* we are all just products of what we've been told, what we've seen in the media, and what we've read in books (all of which are someone else's interpretation -- often of what they've been told, what they think they've seen, and what they've read).

think about it: as young kids, we were convinced that there was a white-bearded man (somewhere in the sky) who would bring happiness (if we were good) but would deliver coal (if we weren't good).

"he knows when you are sleeping, 
he knows when you're awake, 
he knows if you've been bad or good 
(so be good, for goodness sake)!"

* our psychosomatic makeup (the neuromind) is such that we tend to 'see' what we already believe, so it becomes very difficult to change perceptions without major paradigm shifts.

maybe we can become more comfortable with an 'i don't know' mindset, opening the way for more learning, more growth, and even more communication.

:) -the beginning.