Is desire both
good and

Can desire motivate us to great achievements and also put us in the future again and again causing us to miss the nowness by not being aware here and now?

We desire the awareness and the nowness for a while then forget them but keep trying to feel our connectedness through and through to the universe.

The awareness and the nowness are not ours and are parts of our being’s universalness: life; all life have the two. We are lucky to have sadness and pain because they give us the wonderful other halves and the possible mountain top…. Going after it again and again. Enjoying the adventure only when it’s part time.

is the thing which
got us started, and later,
not desiring (not having to have) the ultimate
opens the door, but we have to walk through the door or
leave frightened for our survival.
The door’s name is 

Who could be afraid to surrender to
nature, the being’s creation?
Nature’s scaredy cat?
All of us?

an open letter

Just in case, The Slight Edge is the name of the book we talked about, and it’s by Jeff Olson. The information and actions one needs to take to stop moving downward and how to start upward and how to keep going upward is there. His supporters are legion. Doing his daily protocol takes about 60 minutes and can be spread out over a day. His ideas of human potential grab you. My main point from the book, besides all the good stuff and there’s plenty of it! Are the ideas no one is destined to do anything and we are shaped by our surroundings and most of all by our thinking. Which is basic as it gets. The book is a trip of the best kind. I recommend it for old coots and everyone else who’s not afraid of long-term thinking. I’m wondering why I’m just now hearing about it. I needed it, Marvin



the difference
between the past and future?
We can try but we
can’t change
the past

And the moment
can’t be any

This last statement looks to me to be a semiautomatic handgun. If you squint, it’s easier to see. I didn’t mean for it to happen. The wording created the shape. And I happened to notice it and thought it to be appropriate because the statement is like an invisible gun pointing at us constantly.