In Uncategorized on 16 June, 2011 at 23:44
Man: My life is a burden.
Reply: You are burden to life.
The thought here is not a condemnation but a neutral gaze at what we consider weighing us down. It is fluff. Or an incomplete point of view. We are being taught marvellous things along our way.
So the Octopus has said.
In Uncategorized on 25 November, 2010 at 16:00
I get troubled by states of affairs.
Anxiety is for personal things and is as intermittent and unreasonable as passing waves. Finances, direction, relationships lack. It is a flip that turns the world black in a shudder but with attention can pass.
Troubles are more coupled to despair. The language bankers use. The inextricability of the state. Newspapers, conversations, a depression at others lives.
They seem to be getting on OK. Holidays, employment, drinking sessions. Is there something I have missed?
Their reluctance to probe, to solve, to explain over and feel.
To read the same books as 1000 million others.
To find no pleasure in the extreme but replicate with a deluge of novelty, fascination and “Oh! How lovely!” as diminished dreams idle amongst impoverished offerings.
Under the surface I am not convinced we are free. Rather: deluded and reminding ourselves we are at home.
In Uncategorized on 16 September, 2010 at 17:01
Sometimes I blog as Arjuna, sometimes as Octopus. Arjuna battles a bit while Octopus has longer arms but both are hoping to realise clarity and both are delighted you dropped by.
Arjuna and his Octopus