Jottings

20.10.15

– Personality types:
1. Affirm who you are. Express & develop your strengths.
2. Be balanced. Cultivate a little of the other types in yourself.
3. Learn to love, & work with, others who are very different from you.

– How can something be both relaxing & stimulating at the same time?

– How do the Enneagram & Archetypes help one in spiritual growth?

22.10.15

– Dream:
I live in a palatial home, but it is overrun by street-dogs. And I am chasing them out…

– I repent:
1. Of spending more time on the wrong priorities.
2. Of complicating instead of simplifying my life.
3. Of my lack of discipline (balance, margin & focus).

– Spending time with GOD:
1. With Nature (outdoors)
2. In stillness (with silence & solitude). Religious ritual also…
3. With people (loved ones)
Even household chores if done in the right spirit.
Beware of letting technology, busy work, lazy wandering & anxious preoccupation steal from the above mentioned!

– Freak-out days – Thursdays & Sundays (not Saturdays)
Learn to waste without guilt!
But also learn to waste well 😉

– My strength (objectivity) is also my weakness (indifference),
And her vulnerability (sentimentality) is also her power (compassion)!

– Does a woman with whom you have had sex a few times become automatically (sexually) unattractive/repulsive to you?
Nope!
Why not?
Love?!

– Movie:
“Listen Up Philip”
Is it possible to be healthy/normal without also being ordinary/average?
I wanna be special/great. But I am not ambitious, in the conventional sense. Is that suicidal or vain or foolhardy?
Compare with “Foxcatcher”
Do I really love anyone at all? Yes, I am not rude/indifferent to most people most of the time, but……
Do I even love myself?

23.10.15

– Realities (in intimate relationships):
1. We will step on each other’s toes.
2. There will be personal hurt, pushback reactions & relational strain.
3. These can (& should) not be avoided,  but confronted & accepted as part of the game of love. Otherwise, you’re not fit to play.
So, repent or fuck off!

– Grace (spiritual) >> Nature (biological) >> Culture (human) >> GOD (divine)!

– It is okay to work in any sector if:
1. You do not become slavish to the power structure/organizational culture, & can maintain your freedom of spirit/conscience.
2. You can make a difference, in your own way, for the qualitative improvement of the institution.
3. You can have a healthy work-life balance & earn enough to meet your needs.

– Is there a bisexual hidden deep inside all of us??

24.10.15

– “Sufficient for the day is its evil.”

– Am I too self-critical? Or am I too defensive?

– Attaching headphone to the television was a masterstroke! Now everyone in the home can be free & together…  🙂

26.10.15

– There are 2 kinds of needs:
1. Natural – pre-existing basic drives that make us search for fulfillment.
2. Acquired – new ones created through higher experiences…

– Incentives/motivation:
1. Desire for pleasure (sensual > sexual)
2. Desire for sense of achievement (psychosocial)
3. Receiving Grace (neither obtaining nor attaining!)!

– Freak-out:
Download new apps, play games, music videos & movie trailers, Hyper, etc.

– Movies:
“Safehouse”
I love Denzel Washington!
The hero is great, precisely because he is also mortal, just like each one of us.
Compare:
The scene of Tobin’s death in the company of Walton, with the picture of the dead Christ on Mary’s lap.

“March of the Penguins”
Distinguish:
Humanism
&
Anthropocentrism
Spirit ~ instinct?! Not all wisdom is acquired. In fact, the most vital qualities for survival are innate, but excelling is another matter altogether!

– When the id is being released, the superego must be cancelled!
And when the superego is in control, the id must be restrained.
I think your superego is overreacting to the free expression of the id…
Work while you work.
Play while you play.
Never mix the two!

– Girolamo Savonarola – kindred spirit?!

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