MISCELLANEOUS

22.7.17

– Add self-help to critical theory

– Intellectual exploration

Physical moderation

Emotional numbness

Volitional empowerment

Social isolation 

Relational intimacy

Spiritual transformation

World revolution

…the politics of self!

– “Suicided by society”

– Posthumous apology – SORRY to all the Spiritual Formations Meetup members!

RIP (aborted) 🙏

24.7.17

– Gross and net income

Financial & assessment year

Form 16 & 26as

EPFO & UAN

TDS & TAN

– TV series:

“Black Mirror” Season 1 episode 1-2

– From the seminar on Death to death of the Seminar!

25.7.17

– “Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns! See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me, and lead me in the reliable ancient path!”

‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NET)

Beliefs ~ desires ~ values ~ worries ~ preoccupations 

Nature ~ tendency/predisposition 

No reflective/expressive journaling, no self-knowledge >> self-deception >> self-destruction

Painful ~ vain ~ idolatrous ~ destructive ~ alien

– 1Thes. 5:18-24

Useless/waste/distraction/irrelevant ~ evil 

Balanced routine (menu of disciplines & optimal rhythm) help you maintain a good attitude & stay healthy.

Your lifestyle shapes your outlook and vice versa.

Are you ready for the new/eternal world order??

Fighting fit

Be careful that you do not become insensitive to the whisperings & nudgings of the Spirit. Find out how, & do whatever it takes, to keep your ultimate destiny in sight always.

– Where is Doklam?

What does “Hurriyat” mean?

South China Sea

– Is your life,

Busy & boring or

Busy & interesting or

Idle & boring or

Idle & interesting?

– https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/10/23/10-years-of-brain-pickings/?mc_cid=c7f9956a1e&mc_eid=5a1152760f

– “Real time”

walleye

Mobius strip

– Creating demand with a new kind of supply

– https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/19/patti-smith-m-train-loss-time/

– YWF – young & wild is fine, but you can’t be free too…!?

– Do you budget for time, energy & space too?

Why not?? 

26.7.17

– Audiobooks

Poetry recitals

Interviews and conversations

Panel discussions

Scintillating podcasts

– A few weeks back, when I was walking back home, I pissed on myself (in the street just in front of my house), because I couldn’t hold it in any longer!

I don’t think anyone else saw…… 😥😛

– “Burned alive by time”

– Ask yourself, in each area of your life & then as a whole, are you healthy, sick or dead?

– Caedmon’s caesura 

Middle-earth

Multiverse 

Concept art

Mead hall

Family feud

Riddles & puzzles

Wars & games

– If Heorot is the contemporary West, & Grendel is Islamic terrorism, then who or what is Beowulf??

– Distinguish:

Busyness

&

Productivity

Idleness

&

Contemplation 

– Can something be both disgusting & inspiring?

– Triduum rhythm/cycle:

Day 1 – crazy/freak (includes Sabbath) – Sunday, Wednesday 

Day 2 – work on yourself (includes fasting/silence/unplug) – Monday, Thursday 

Day 3 – chores (includes ministry)

Minimize external requirements AFAP, so that (almost) all activities can be directed inside-out! – Tuesday, Friday

Saturday – work/chores/freak

– Movies:

“John Wick Chapter 2”

NOT as good as part 1.

– Paganism (so-called) & Christianity are inseparable!

– Boredom, day-dreaming, meditation & sleep

27.7.17

– Free period

– Vocation – distinguish between (your) core/essence & capabilities/strengths, and focus on the former! 

– TV series:

“Preacher” season 1 episodes 1-5

– Met Fr. Antony Kalliath & Anil Thalakottur in Vidyavanam.
And also visited Ram Menon with Sarasvatti G. C. @ School of Ancient Wisdom

Self-drove Maruti Celerio (automatic gear) from Revv Cars

28.7.17

– “Dont embarrass me (before them).”
“Fuck you (& them)!”

– This is the meaning of life.
What is that?
It is whatever!

– The only way to salvation is by overcoming the messiah complex……
To be free of the desire for freedom!
To be cured of the need for health.

– Heavy metal disco dance

– “One is one, and two is three”
(“Baby” – Royal Republic)
Is it any wonder that the girlfriend/wife is called “baby”?!

I would like to add – one is nothing, and one is all. 

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Author: jimmanueljoseph

This is a collection of my journal entries, & anything that catches my attention... So, no full articles, just "glimpses" - sparks to light your FIRE! For original contributions, refer the category Journal. DISCLAIMER: Not everything I post is mine (including opinions & experiences) _____________________________________________________________________________ Immanuel Joseph (Male; Born - 11.08.1979, Madurai) Chennai, India What am I doing?? Actually, nothing much! But I am a self-employed, part-time, freelance spiritual worker. What that means exactly, I myself don't know...... I don't have a job. But I have a main hobby. Lay, maverick, eccentric Christian thinker & spiritual friend (MBTI - Insightful Facilitator) - passionately seeking to better experience, understand & enjoy life! Reclusive & contemplative autodidact. Controversial conversationalist Married to Salome Divya _____________________________________________________________________________ My LinkedIn Profile: http://in.linkedin.com/pub/immanuel-joseph/37/82/824/ My Ministry: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_I6S6xhYBtcZThlQXd0TFZBU0k/edit?usp=docslist_api My Testimony: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_I6S6xhYBtcX25mUHVrcm5jeTQ/edit?usp=docslist_api Twitter Email/Google Plus jimmanueljoseph@gmail.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jimmanueljoseph YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmanueljoseph Cell Phone/WhatsApp +919840227977 My Framework for Spiritual Formation Groups Resources for Spiritual Formation Group

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