One Emotion

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October 29, 2007

inside/outside heaven

It is amazing/interesting how we believe in heaven: any place of complete bliss and delight and peace. Whatever your image of it is, it is mostly some vague idea inside your head. Inside your head. Inside your head.
What is your heaven outside your head? Your heaven in “the real world”? Is it the same as the one inside your head? Which one is true or truer?

Now, which heaven is more important for you? Would you be willing to risk your outside heaven for your inside heaven? or the other way around?

Here’s something more interesting, providing the heaven inside your head is rather different from any outside heaven you might experience (which usually is the case, or you are a very happy person now):
Where does your idea of heaven - your inside heaven - come from, if you never really truly experienced it nor seen it in the real world?

My best answer is that it’s something that you constructed inside your head from multiple happy events, happy situations and happy ideas in your life.

It’s just an idea.

It’s just not real.

It’s an illusion.

Want something more interesting? Re-read the post replacing “heaven” with “hell”, “happy” with “sad”.

October 26, 2007

I Know, I Alone

I know, I alone
How much it hurts, this heart
With no faith nor law
Nor melody nor thought.

Only I, only I
And none of this can I say
Because feeling is like the sky -
Seen, nothing in it to see.

~Fernando Pessoa
'Selected Poems' translated by J.Griffin.

October 25, 2007


Life is nothing but a dream, I will dream my own Life.

A dream is nothing but a life, I will Live my own dream.

October 19, 2007

“Even though flowers fall, don't regret it.
Even though weeds grow, don't hate them.
Don't arouse the passions of attraction and repulsion, hating and loving.
If only we don't arouse the passions, the falling of flowers and the growing of weeds as they are is manifest absolute reality.”

~ Hakuun Yasutani

what are we without our passions? ...

Only the curious will learn,
only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning.
The Quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

~ Eugene S. Wilson

October 17, 2007

Just a castaway...

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea.
Another lonely day, with no one here but me,
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair.

Three years has passed since I wrote my note
But I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life but
Love can break your heart

adapted from: Message in a bottle - Sting / The Police.

October 15, 2007

emtpy it and refill

Letting go is freedom,
no-self is transcendance,
its nothingness is sweet and light.
who is it that lets go in the first place?
to become who afterall?
let go? for what? why?

Empty the cup and it is still a cup,
Empty the cup and it loses its utility, not its function,
Emtpy the cup to fill it up again,
A cup it is.

"let go", I hear them say.
forgetting (and neglecting) is what I see them do:
Like a cup forgetting is it a cup,
a cup forgetting to be filled !?!
How can it be?
for it is a cup,
How can you be?
For you are what you were,
emtpy it and refill;
For you are what you might be, what you will be,
just emtpy it and refill.
You are a cup.

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
~ Alan Watts
was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion.
He was best known as an interpreter and popularizer
of Asian philosophies for a Western audience.

Cogito, ergo sum
(Latin: "I think, therefore I am")
~ René Descartes.
is a translation of Descartes' original French statement:"Je pense, donc je suis",
which occurs in his Discourse on Method (1637) and which became a
foundational element of Western philosophy.

I think Descartes thought too much.
I think I think too much.

October 08, 2007

It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know
what indeed we are.

~ "The Tenth Man"
by Wei Wu Wei

October 06, 2007

Everything you do,
Everything you feel,
Everything you think

... is a choice.

October 02, 2007

"I worked for a menial's hire,

Only to learn, dismayed,

That any wage I had asked of Life,

Life would have willingly paid."

~ Anonymous poet,
quoted by Napoleon Hill