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Shorties (2)…

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Saying you live in the here and now still involves measurement and, as such, is still of time and limitation.

The bucket of the transitory has a hole in it… that is eternally pouring out.

When you are truly deep in the woods, you are not in the woods… the woods are in you.

If we are mostly conditioned, then free will has very little place.  However, we are still responsible for bringing orderly behavior and getting things right.

Deep intelligence, compassion, wisdom, and real love are not four separate things.

We are all like the fingers of a hand… different, yet not really separate.  (This, as was mentioned before in one of my postings, was told to one of the parrots who lives with us… and she said, “You are right!” At least some may understand me, different species or not.)

Veronica. Photo by Thomas Peace c.2016

Veronica. Photo by Thomas Peace c.2016

 

 

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Shorties…

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Foolish people eat unhealthy foods and swallow foolish thoughts.  The wise man is beyond such indelicacies.

True meditation is beyond will and methods.  You can’t, in a mental framework of conditioning, make meditation happen any more than you can make God come to you in enlightenment.

Profound awareness goes beyond the separation between the perceiver and the images perceived.

Except for moments of pristine insight, every thought (including the thought of “I”) is a conditioned response reaction.

Perception merely through the mental screen of learned and absorbed thoughts and images isn’t really much perception at all.

Most think way more than they feel.  It is best the other way around!

The historical Christ was killed because he didn’t follow hierarchical orthodoxy… and now, many hundreds of years later, orthodoxy claims him as their own.

The purpose of life is not merely to feel good but to make a meaningful difference in this world.

How can you be free and perceptive if you are behind the gilded cage bars made of rigid beliefs and fabrications?

Nothing you can accumulate in your lifetime is worth the price of your integrity.

Reaching Still. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Reaching Still. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Reaching Still. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Reaching Still. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

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Tweetie Pie’s Christmas Wish

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So, I am cleaning cages, and getting their food ready.  Tweetie Pie (one of the parrots that lives with us) is standing on a perch right near to where I am.  (We don’t call them “pets,” as — I’m sure like a lot of you dog, cat, and bird caretakers know — we turn into more “their personal servants” than “pet owners.”)   I turn to Tweetie and ask, “What do you want from Santa for Christmas?”  “Do you want a new learning video, a new toy, extra peanuts, pizza cheese, or maybe a lot of carrots, or tasty grapes, or apples?”  “So, Tweetie, what do you want?”

The following is what Tweetie’s response was (which we did not teach her… and which she also had said around a week prior to this when I had asked her the very same question):

“Everything”

She learns things from watching others interact, not only by teaching her directly.  I have (with Tweetie nearby observing) said things to the other birds like, “Wow! Your bowl is empty; good job!  You ate everything!”  (Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who does extensive research with parrots, says many of them have the mental understanding of a 5 year old and the capacity to verbalize of a 2 year old.)

Afterwards, as I keep cleaning, I said,  “If you want all those things, you better be extra good, because, as you know, Santa sees everything, he is always watching everything you do at all times.”   As I said this, one of the other parrots enthusiastically said, “Yeah! Yeah!,”  and Tweetie Pie looked up scanning her eyes all around the ceiling (as if wondering how Santa could see everything at all times).

They really like Christmas oriented videos, like Polar Express, and I’ve been playing those a lot lately.

Happy Holidays!  🙂

Tweetie Pie (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Tweetie Pie (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Tweetie Pie (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Tweetie Pie (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

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Looking with the antiquated past… (Multi-Photo)

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Don’t fall into merely accepting hand-me-down thoughts, beliefs, and systems.  If you do (absorb and become them), you’ll see what you are programmed to see… which (though seeming comfortable and safe) may not really be seeing whatsoever.

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Mostly Yellow. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Mostly Yellow. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Mostly Yellow. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Mostly Yellow. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015