we are looking or not

Leave it.
Say good by 
and don’t promise
yourself you’ll not be back;
it’s one moment at a time time.
It’s a highway. One
could say
we’re
moving
and conscious
and our view is 180
degrees in all directions
and things happen as change
moves through us in one direction.
Is the future always behind us and reveals itself automatically
because its future world needs no props.
And the view is always here
whether we are
looking
or
not…

It’s what one says or does, and
it’s what the other gets out of it
that’s a new creation.

its everyday use

The
constant
wishing to have
and do what others have and do

makes us miss looking after ourselves, and
what’s more, we are entranced 
by this language habit.
All the while,
away it
goes, our
precious time.

As a steady stream of time comes from a hole in
one’s time balloon, does our being
in the language trance make
us too busy or so lost
to notice it?

The
idea of
time comes up
once in a while, but
what about its everyday use?

Would having better health lower the volume
of time escaping daily, all things
being equal for
tendencies
sake?

Are all
things tending
one way or another?

wasting time

Does time have a cost?

Does time cost a lot because the normal use of time takes time away from more important things?

What are these more important things? Are they opportunities? And opportunities usually have a time limit.

Is wasting time a luxury most of us think we can’t afford, but we do it anyway? Why? Don’t we need to be able to waste time or have some sort of downtime?

Does it turn out that “wasting time” is good for us because quality insights are more likely to come about when others might say we were wasting time? It’s common during a period of relaxation when we aren’t straining to come up with our breakthrough idea for “the idea” to show up.

Having some type of recording equipment close by is a good idea. “You never know what the tide will bring in.” (A quote from what movie?)

We never know what

may pop out of

a prepared

brain.

is time a fountain

Do we actually know something if we

aren’t changed in some way?

Does mindfulness equal

meditation with

our eyes

open?

Is

time

a fountain

for each of us and

do we naturally

balance at

the top

in the

froth like

a beach ball?

One day will we

fall from the fountain?

Has one never fallen from a

fountain? Nor anyone ever drowned in a mountain?

wrong about God

This was a response to an email a friend sent to me which had only a poster presenting this slogan:

“If I am wrong about God,
I’ve wasted my life,
but
if you are wrong about God
you have wasted your eternity.”

This was my reply to my friend:

“ If you are wrong about God,” you haven’t wasted your life. Being a Christian is a legitimate and positive (for the most part) way to live. That Christians desire to do good and participate in making this a better world is proof of their good intentions, and so should be respected.”
(End of response.)

Choosing to not fear what may come after death is not a 50/50 choice as the poster would have us believe.

The magical god of the old testament has left a terrible trail through history. So it’s hard for me to believe in it. But who knows, there may be something or a situation which created our universe by accident, and it’s very doubtful we will ever know what was happening before its creation.

Maybe some type if entity created our universe on purpose and enjoys checking up on what has occurred since the last time it took a look-see. So I’m an agnostic technically because there’s no convincing evidence for or against a creator. But there is evidence that an all powerful god is not necessary to explain our situation in the universe. So I feel like an atheist.

Maybe the universe created itself or just happened as a natural occurrence or by accident. Not knowing for sure is not comforting but learning to live not knowing for sure is an interesting situation.

Reason leads me to think the god of the Bible was probably invented in the same way the other thousand or so gods were created, and it needs to be mentioned that the followers of all those other gods believe as just as sincerely as the followers of the god of the Bible believe that they are believing in the only true god, having the only true scriptures, and the only true faith.

So who’s right? Could it be none of them? Can sincerity of belief create a real all-powerful and all-knowing god? If a person believes with the highest possible sincerity he or she is headed south but is actually headed north, do the thoughts in everyone’s mind automatically change to accommodate this mistake? Do all maps also magically change to accommodate this sincere belief?

If one religion could actually prove its god is the one true god by having their god show up and — instantly and at the same time — create a county-sized governing palace in every country on the earth and be a visible presence in all of the palaces at the same time and making speeches based on “love your neighbor as yourself” and taking away the freedom of all criminals until they have sincerely promised to change their ways, etc. etc.

So, how long would it take for there to be only one religion in the world instead of thousands when each new member gets perfect health and plenty of energy and a sound mind as side effects? What good news! No promises only a wonderful present.

Leaving fantasy land behind, what are the odds of my going anywhere when I die? Is godly magic going to keep me alive so I can be rewarded or punished forever? I no longer believe in real magic, but I know how it feels to believe in real magic, and it’s not a bad feeling knowing you are right and knowing for sure you will exist in bliss forever. This is a very compelling dream from which I have awakened.

I’ve given my trust to science because it deals with evidence, and tries to disprove its own latest findings. Science uses facts and gives really good odds for my future non-existence after death because the “I” in me was created by and is supported by my human animal which has all the goodies: senses, intuition, memory, creativity, etc.

The idea of an eternal human soul is a very clever invention and is used as leverage to control folks and to get some of their money, but the soul does not exist: it’s an idea, a magical idea.

If you can produce convincing evidence there’s a soul dwelling in every human and it will exist forever, write a book and set science straight. You would make a fortune and be famous. People have tried to convince science the soul is real but have come up short when trying to produce convincing evidence. So the preachers say “You will be rewarded for your faith.”

Every group of religious fundamentalists believes their own set of facts because they believe they have the truth and no one else has it.

I have only opinions based on educated guesses. Here’s one. The odds of us identities not making it past the death of our human animals are as close as one can get to a sure thing.

always

Is life a series of gettings and givings? A series of decisions made up of refusals and grantings?  Can one give oneself the gift of more time by becoming more aware, by taking more notice on purpose?

When I’m thinking, am I distracted from what’s going on around me to some extent? To observe deeply must I be silent?

How to spend time? Is now always the time to do what needs to be done? Does everything that is, have to be?

Where does time happen? Only in the now? Is there any other place? When does time happen? The present? Is there any other time? How does time happen? Is it that time doesn’t happen, it just is? Is it not linear but vertical and everywhere?

Is the real, here and now, and the not real, there and then? Is everything humming but we can’t hear it? Is time always an individual experience?

Is always so powerful a word that it should always be used carefully? Will the earth always be turning? Always seems to be at its best when used with questions.