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Interzone / Re: Change your mind?
« on: June 16, 2013, 11:40:27 AM »
Really, it's about adaptability, which is the key to balance.
This is one of the glaring flaws of leftism, which actively encourages people to never adapt again, let alone develop. Watch a leftist move, and you'll easily see the lumbering, awkward lack of balance and grace.
How you see yourself in relation to reality is the key to health and the start of wisdom.
Which is the polar opposite of seeing an external world in relation to yourself.

Everything changes, moment by moment. It is a good idea to remember that so must you.

Interzone / Re: The biggest question at the core of civilization
« on: June 15, 2013, 08:17:20 PM »
Well, let's see...
There's Frank, and there's Bert, and Al and Dave.
Lenny, Fred and Gary. Mick and Oscar, Marty and Phil.
Just to name a few.

Interzone / Re: Change your mind?
« on: June 15, 2013, 06:44:29 PM »
Step one is the awareness that what you think you know may be completely wrong.

Interzone / Re: The biggest question at the core of civilization
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:43:05 AM »
Feminism is largely to blame, here.
I notice more and more, that women no longer resemble women at all.
Men are slow to notice this, but subconsciously, they no longer give women the care and protection they once did.

Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:05:55 AM »
Sure, we all started out that way.
How many humans do you know, who still are?
If you still are, you're doing better than most.

Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:30:28 PM »
Who knows?
Perhaps it's because there are seven billion of them, and none are my friends or family or tribe.
Lily was, without a doubt, my best friend.

Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:28:44 PM »
Today I am lonely. Not in the usual sense, for I have more than enough quality company.
But today I lost the most amazingly awesome cat I've ever known.
A large female Maine Coon, otherwise known as a Norwegian Forest Cat, who wandered in from the woods about five years ago.
I feel sick at heart; my heart is intolerably heavy. This is awful.
My wife, too, is in a real state.

It must have been poison, to go from a strapping specimen, overfilled with vigor, to dead, in under two days.
I assume she's dead: she was at death's door last night, and was gone in the morning, having chosen to find somewhere quiet, outdoors, to die. I searched all day, but nothing. No sign.

Well. We'll get over it, I'm sure, although it may take a while.
I don't feel much, really, when humans die. But somehow this is very different.
It's definitely empty, and lonely.

Goodbye Lily. Thank you for the love you gave us. You beautiful, rough, tough, monster.


Interzone / Re: Zen and the art of archery.
« on: June 10, 2013, 08:07:35 PM »
I stood back 55 yards with a 35lb. recurve, today, knowing it was too far.
Didn't aim, just looked at the target.
Wheee. Plop. The arrow ran out of juice and hit the ground six inches in front of the target.
Adjust for range. Wheee...
The arrow hit the target, somewhere low.
Adjust again, let loose. I didn't see where it hit, and gave up, going to collect the arrows.
That last one hit square in the bull, at an absurd downwards angle, at the very end of its range.
All without consciously aiming.
I couldn't see that last arrow, and where it hit, because the bull is black and my eyes are poor.
What a shock to see it right where I had never expected it to go.

I've decided what I need is a 45lb. recurve. As light in heft as possible.
And some broadheads, because you never know when you'll need them, and the island is inundated with deer.
Meanwhile, while I have no intention at all of hunting, fawns are about to drop.
Spotty delights that sometimes wander right up to me, because curiosity is everything.

Interzone / Re: Misspent energy.
« on: June 10, 2013, 10:41:22 AM »
Hehe :) That was good!

Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:44:25 PM »

Interzone / Re: Misspent energy.
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:25:59 PM »
There's not a great deal to worry about when you're young, although the young generally don't know that.
They have lots of energy to spare, anyway.
The older you get, though, the less you have to spare, and that's when you really need to meter it out.

Interzone / Re: Misspent energy.
« on: June 08, 2013, 07:48:05 PM »
You simply do what you do?
Congratulations, Mr. Natural.
So many others seem only capable of contrived actions and behaviours.
I call that insanity. While others seem to equate it with being 'nice'.

Interzone / Misspent energy.
« on: June 08, 2013, 01:12:21 PM »
People expend an inordinate amount of energy carefully appearing to not be what they are, while appearing to be something they are not.
Like most, I spent many years being solely ego-driven and self-centered. While being savvy enough to know I would be better served to not appear to be these things.
Nowadays, after enormous effort, I have reached a state of not being ego-driven and self-centered, with the paradoxical consequence of no longer being savvy enough to try to appear to not be what I now am.

When one succeeds in becoming admirable in one's own eyes, rather than merely giving others that impression, one forgets the social rules that dictate that how one appears is far more important - to others - than what one actually is.

Development costs considerable energy.
Maintaining the appearance of non-existent development also costs considerable energy.
To what end is that energy best spent?

Interzone / Re: Taoism.
« on: June 08, 2013, 11:01:38 AM »
Funny the way things work...
Some years back, an Indian guru corresponded with me, regularly, seeking insight.
I told him he had it all backwards: westerners go looking for Indians, for counsel, not vice-versa.
Finally we lost contact, and years passed.
Today he shows up again, wanting to re-establish contact :)

Go figure.

Interzone / Re: Taoism.
« on: June 07, 2013, 11:15:31 AM »
That is truly beautiful :)

It may be. But it would take you to recognize it.

I was going to PM you, but I'll make a comment of it:

You have - at a stroke - ended my career. That sounds odd, but it's a very good thing.
I've been writing on the internet for years now, ever since the enlightenment I experienced in Mexico, back in 1994.
Millions of words, almost none of which were understood by anybody. I've been called every kind of bad thing, for my troubles, and if I didn't know who I was, would probably not have survived the relentless assaults.

I discovered something, out there in the Sonoran Desert, that almost nobody knows. All the evidence pointed to nobody knowing it. I found myself alone in the rarefied environment occupied by Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, and very few others in human history. Nobody had any idea of what I was talking about. Only animals and birds recognized it. And, as foreseen in a dream, my future wife, on the far side of the planet.

And then I ran into you. This feels like a relay-race, where, after having given my all, I have passed the baton, and at last, my race is run.

I hope the rest of you characters know how fortunate you are to share this site with 03-04. He is the real thing.
The Internet Guru who almost wasn't, because he was too humble to recognize how powerful he was.
Respect him. Listen to him. Encourage him. While I enjoy my new-found retirement :)

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