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gene roush
Location: wisconsin
Gender: Male
Born: 1953
Interests: physics, theology,sports
Member: Standard
Joined: January 2013
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‚??I am that I am‚?? from the Torah
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gene roush: i imagine what my departed brother would say



Conversations with Jimmy
I was sitting on the screen porch reading when Jimmy dropped by.
It was serious Jimmy -- sometimes it's hard to tell serious Jimmy from sarcastic Jimmy. (That skill has cost him a lot of friends over the years.) But this for sure was serious Jimmy -- I think his eyes are bluer when he's serious, and today his eyes are sapphire. I'm sure of it. I mean I never actually saw them.
That would be crazy.

"I've learned something important recently, Gene.
I learned why I never married. It was because I wanted too much.
I wanted someone to be me. Not because I was
such a fucking prize. But I wanted someone to be me so I could be her.
That's what it's all about.
There is no you. There is no me, or we, or us. And there sure as hell isn't any them.
We are all Me and every other Me that has ever been or ever will be.
So when I hurt someone or something, I hurt me.
Hurting Me really is crazy."
March 21, 2013 at 9:55PM
    William Walz: I'm not exactly sure what your message is, but I sure like all the question marks in those little black boxes.
    March 21, 2013 at 10:07PM
    gene roush: I don't know either those are supposed to be apostrophes. I think I cleared it up now.
    thanks for making me aware
    March 26, 2013 at 4:34PM
    Preston McWhorter: Good dharma even if not quite in accord with the Bhuddist view as I understand it.
    April 9, 2013 at 3:15AM
    Preston McWhorter: How about responding to my request for a discussion of the virtues and faults of society on my profile.
    April 10, 2013 at 2:53PM
    Itdoesntmatter: I once told a non-believer that if his belief was truth that I would lose nothing in my believing of a higher power, but if I spoke the truth, he would lose everything. Then the question becomes, is it worth the gamble?
    April 11, 2013 at 12:22AM
    Preston McWhorter: Yes. You can lose intellectual integrity.
    April 13, 2013 at 9:56AM
    gene roush: I fear that intellectual integrity has become an oxymoronic liability in society.
    April 14, 2013 at 1:04PM
    Preston McWhorter: So change society. I prefer enlightened society.
    April 22, 2013 at 4:47PM
    Selina Stambi: I'm just popping in to say hello ... my head is all a-whirl with this intellectual discourse!
    April 25, 2013 at 12:14PM
    SueZen: TOTALLY WITH YOU...INTO THE LIGHT, etc.
    LOVE Sue x
    June 4, 2013 at 10:52AM
    SueZen: I think its important to become aware of how our egos are 'formed' through conditioning & what enormous consequences that has on all levels of existence, everyones's journey through this, former & future lives (incarnations).
    A book I read about 20 years ago & think should be on school's curriculum is: "Narcism" by Alexander Lowen.
    One that is being read increasingly by many today & I personally find of great value is: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (as also his talks, discussions on Youtube.
    Shall take a look at what Brian has to share, just noticed this & that...captured my interest ! Enjoy this new day, Salut Sue
    June 23, 2013 at 4:35AM
    SueZen: As for changing society, Preston, that is not possible, as also impossible to change another person's conduct, behaviour, mindsets, attitudes and so forth...in my view & experience the only way we can contribute positively, constructively to the WHOLE is through awareness, personal/spiritual transformation, growth, action, mindfulness, example, etc. in our daily lives with understanding, compassion, love, service & insight...Quote Mandela: "We must BE the CHANGE we want to see in the world". Any form of fighting whatever will only create more friction, disharmony in ourselves as also overall, as only ADDS to negative personal karma as also collective worlwide...all is ENERGY...every cell/nutron in whatever living organism, so in Gaia too, reacts to positive as also negative energy: positive attracts positive, negative negative, a law of Nature,
    Scientifically proven ! Look via Youtube wonderful proof of: how water reacts to energetic 'vibes' & consequently morphes to a beautiful crystal or 'chaotic mess'...Test by Prof. Emoto...wonderful !!! Enjoy, Salut Sue
    June 23, 2013 at 6:06AM
    gene roush: A smile can do more to affect one's world than a word.
    A question can elicit more knowledge than a fact.
    Take care of mindfulness that it does not dismisses the subconscious.
    June 24, 2013 at 12:31AM
    SueZen: True of first lines you wrote !
    I mean mindfulness in the sense of 'alert', awake to ALL; the body, the workings of the mind, the subconscious, feelings/emotions, the movements/motion & sounds of the physical world around us, etc. without THINKING about, going into discussion about, simply observing neutrally...and consequently, if/when necessary, taking action intelligently...
    Pure intelligence has nothing to do with knowledge accumulated from books, study, etc. The NATURAL WORLD is HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, aware, alive/awake !
    June 26, 2013 at 4:19AM
    gene roush: It's my view, that mindfulness -- as you define it -- moves a spirit beyond acquired characteristics such as karma and wisdom to the One of which we are each an expression.
    This is a position beyond the physical limits of ego and time.
    A place that my brother expressed with his dying breath as, "so much love".
    June 27, 2013 at 3:08PM
    Antonin70: I always think Pascale got it right when he said there were only two possible explanations of our existence. One is that natural evolution and this life is all there is. The other is that God created us to love each other and so earn a place in heaven for eternity. Given this choice, when deciding how to live, only a raving madman would choose not to try to do what God wanted. Well the 1653 edition of the Pensees in French doesn't translate quite so simplistically but that is the undeniable truth behind the argument.
    July 16, 2013 at 4:18PM
    gene roush: I think it can be both.
    Are you familiar with de Chardin?
    July 23, 2013 at 12:17PM
    SueZen: I think we should think less (haha) & discover, NOT BY THINKING, but by 'recognizing' who we essentially ARE, i.e. our authentic Nature, which has nothing to do with our intellectual capacities, study of whatever, education, etc., no, simply with 'insight'...that cannot be learned from books, what is per definition 'second-hand' knowledge ! Insight is 'God'-given & ours to receive & employ...on many levels ! Another 'word' for can be 'Universal Intelligence', straight from the prime source of all...
    October 3, 2013 at 1:55PM
    gene roush: Is any human capable of that?
    Thought is merely training for the acceptance of insight
    without thought, insight could never advances past the necessities of life.
    November 8, 2013 at 7:35PM

 
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