Sunday, March 31, 2013
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. M. Twain
April 1st is my favorite day of the year. Laughter recharges me with greater light and joy. Jesting transforms me from being so dense. Out of my life experiences my serious grey clouds become dissolved with new comic silver linings. Making brilliant insights from either my disasters or successes teaches me that a fool can also be wise. Comedy may transmute the negative into new optimistic mirth awakening people with laughter and folly.
Acting as a court jester gives me the courage to have fun so to better address my deepest phobias. There is a magic of not taking oneself so seriously. Comedy helps me transform my curses into blessings giving new meaning to whatever comes my way. Humor lessens my tensions of opposing truths to best synthesize amazing new possibilities giving me greater freedoms and realizations.
All over the world April Fool’s Day entertains people with laughter, wisdom and new perspectives. Every day let’s celebrate foolish wisdom.
Below are some brilliant humorous insights:
· Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast- W. Shakespeare
· The only fool bigger than a know-it-all is the person who argues with him. Anon
· It is ill-manners to a silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on- B. Franklin
· We don’t laugh because we’re happy- we’re happy because we laugh- W. James
· Humor plays close to the hot fire, which is the truth, and the reader feels the heat. E.B. White
· Humor is not a trick, not jokes. Humor is presence in the world- like grace-and shines on everybody. G. Keillor
· When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth. GB Shaw
· Comedy is a distraction, not an action. Humor takes your mind off the negative and turns it into laughter that’s positive. B. Hackett
· It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and leave no doubt. M. Twain
· Comedy is allied to justice. Aristophanes
· Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bar a thousand harms and lengthen life. W. Shakespeare
· Life is too important to be taken too seriously. O. WildeA fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. W. Blake
· To be playful and serious at the same time is possible, and it defines the ideal mental condition. J. Dewey
· If I had no sense of humor, I should long ago committed suicide. M. Gandhi
· In the end everything is a gag. C. Chaplin
· Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. M. Twain
Monday, March 18, 2013
The only devils in this world are those running around inside our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought. - Mahatma Gandhi
With the rapid increase of information and mental inquiry the unification of human consciousness is inevitable. Everyday this planet shares a common frequency of higher consciousness. At the same time fears and other negative emotions are proliferating.
An emerging cooperative neuro-network or collective consciousness can help us better navigate the complex and delicate issues of human survival. To help us best face our current crises many greater thinkers and wise being have already blazed this trail. However a critical mass of awakening is required to change our society and culture. Beyond the knowledge of art, science, education, goals and values, world views, religion, spirituality- consciousness of our interdependence is major facet in our future prosperity.
We are in a tipping point of conscious alignment of our shared connections. A unified field of awareness is evident since all things on this planet are interconnected.
We are in Collective Consciousness Paradigm right now. This inner and global transformation is happening in all parts of the world and in every sphere of life, in us and around us.
Presently this Collective Consciousness Paradigm is an extra-ordinary phenomenon of highly resonating beings. This spirited exchange, compassionate in its embrace, brilliant in its clarion call to awaken our conscience and consciousness.
This fascinating and insightful awareness revolution is elevating our consciousness from the left to the right brain. A more holistic, integrated and optimistic mind set is happening for a variety of reasons.
As Peter Russell states;
Consciousness is not something that emerged with human beings, or with vertebrates, or at any particular stage of biological evolution. What emerged over the course of evolution was not the faculty of consciousness, but the various qualities and dimensions of conscious experience–the contents of consciousness. http://www.peterrussell.com/SCG/aboutscg.ph
Russell further elaborates;
With the evolution of multicellular organisms came the emergence of specific senses, enhancing the quality of consciousness. In order to process this information and distribute it to other parts of the organism, nervous systems evolved, integrating the different sensory modalities into a single picture of the world.
As brains grew in complexity, new features were added to the image appearing in consciousness. With mammals the limbic system appeared, bringing feelings such as fear, arousal, and emotional bonding. With time, the mammalian the brain grew yet more complex, developing a new structure around it, the cerebral cortex. With this came better memory, focused attention, greater intention, and imagination.
With human beings another new capacity emerged–speech. And with this, the evolution of consciousness took a huge leap forward.
We could use words to communicate experiences with each other. Our awareness of the world was no longer limited to what our senses told us; we could know of events occurring in other places and at other times. We could learn from each others experiences, and so begin to accumulate a collective body of knowledge about the world.
Most significantly, we began to use language internally. Hearing words in our minds without actually saying them, allowed us to talk to ourselves. An entirely new dimension had been added to our consciousness–verbal thought. We could form concepts, entertain ideas, appreciate patterns in events, apply reason, and begin to understand the universe in which we found ourselves.
The expansion of the human pre-frontal cortex is proof enough that new neuro-networks of consciousness happen with greater mind/body focus. Meditation, yoga and numerous other exercises strengthen human consciousness. With today’s internet and accelerating information systems also human consciousness is shifting to a more unified or collective awareness. Our very survival depends on this.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Recently I just viewed Brené Brown’s inspiring talk (http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
She talks one of our greatest needs, the human inner-connection. How we long to better belong and empathize is the source of our very loving nature. Ms. Brown’s entertaining talk shares both her social and personal research, regarding her insights of compassion and other diverse human emotions. By exploring vulnerability, she taps into the great mystery of exploring human emotional intelligence.
Ms. Brown’s shares a wisdom that resonates with my own personal experiences of shame, breakdowns and shortcomings. When I get lost in my old stories, and inner drama I feel lonely and isolated. However, my quest to cultivate greater self-love and truth also reveals my passion for greater connection. Simply my shadows and faults are basically the same as everyone else. It is tough for me to lessen my left (inner critical) brain from not get so identified by this profound insight. However my brain becomes right if I make it right by shifting to a from my overly critical left brain.
Today I just did a two day retreat at my home enjoying the full moon, three circling hawks and the beautiful cliff and rocks of my national forest backyard. Being in this setting allowed me to fully celebrate my right brain by listening to the wonder of silence I was able to trust creative possibility. I aligned myself to a vision of pure light of still water; everything became transformed; and all is connected, loved and alright.
My courage or “whole hearted” action comes from this genuine need to see what is true and of value. Humus heart or, is how I rejoice to new peace and unity when I drop the h from “heart” and place at the end to spell “earth.”
First, I am filled with thanks for what I have and to deeply listen and follow what my heart advises. Second, through my experience I trust in my intuition and wisdom to widened my “inter”, “inner” and “outer” connections. Finally, I humbly celebrate my triumphs and lessen my disasters since this leads me to being of greater service.
Shifting from cynical to optimal, I observe from my interactions with people, places and things. Also this is act of remembering is the most important thing- I am loved. Then, kindness prevails from meanness, acceptance overcomes resistance and that concentration succeeds rather than distraction. Life is very complicated with no quick fixes, or secret formulas. My greater awakening comes from my observing the cause and effects of my actions, others and nature.
My refuge comes when I make my dreams happen and it’s my choice. Since change, adversity and flux is a given, my humor allows me to better deal with the moment to moment mysterious experiences. When I can remember to be more unconditional and let go then I become free to enjoy my mistakes and my humanness. Once I liberated myself from my rationalizations I can venture into the larger truths of my circumstances.
This is the shift from left to right brain by seeking wisdom and become ardent to this insight. Again it comes down my memory to recall what has whole hearted meaning. Such remembrance is that I am loved; here now; all is well; and yes all things are related. This lessens my primal fears and when I and thus allows me to minimize the effect of my darkest emotions.
Finally, when my individual self dissolves then my deep love expands and I experience something beyond words. Only poets can best describe this oneness, and unity allowing me infinite new possibilities of my whole heart-ness. We are loved: connected; and all is alright since the heart is whole.