Oct 1st 2016

saturday, new month, a new part of this year, sunny here today, the wind softly plays with my face, my imaginary hair, and i am typing this, and i wonder why I am bothering with typing this at all, there are other things in life than typing into the internet. 

ciao

06:09

Six AM. Been awake since 04. Tried to sleep again. Couldn’t.

Watched some youtube videos. Made another one myself. Unlisted, of course. Like everything else.

What would inspire me to really start making videos again?

An obsession. I don’t have any at the moment. And since i am a very on/off person… Well, if the switch is not on, it is off.

Let’s see if I can get obsessed with something again. Maybe sounds? Hmm. Considering.

VR test #1

20160719

Testing 20160719

Just a test for today!

idriesshah:
“ Attraction and Importance
Q: The great Sufi Bayazid is reported to have said: ‘All that I desire is that I shall have no desire’. This looks like the kind of ‘mystical’ remark which Eastern thinkers are famous for making. Does it mean...

idriesshah:

Attraction and Importance

Q: The great Sufi Bayazid is reported to have  said: ‘All that I desire is that I shall have no desire’. This looks like the  kind of ‘mystical’ remark which Eastern thinkers are famous for making. Does  it mean anything at all? If it does, what is the meaning?

A: Desire means, for ordinary people, wanting  something, and it is always concerned with selfishness, however much  concealed or socially sanctioned. It has often been noted, for instance, that  people who seem to be altruistic are in fact obtaining satisfactions from  this posture. Now, according to the Sufis, you cannot be paid twice for the  same thing. In this context, this statement means that if you desire  something and take pleasure in feeling that desire, you have been paid. Even  if you are deeply emotionally stirred in what seems to be an other than  pleasant way from desiring, you are still being ‘paid’ by the emotional  stimulus.

The Sufis also hold that desire of this kind  holds people back: they obtain satisfactions or feed their desire until they  are either satisfied or chronically dissatisfied. But, they continue, beyond  this there is a way of progress, understanding, perception, which is ‘veiled’  (obscured) by desire. For this reason, Bayazid seeks the avoidance of desire.

Mundane things, and this includes emotional  stimuli which are often imagined by very devout people to be religious, are  pursued by means of this desire, this coveting. It is evidenced by the fact  that the thing desired acquires a great importance in the mind of the victim,  rather as one desires possessions, importance, recognition, honours,  successes. To distinguish real objectives from secondary ones the Sufis have  said: ‘The importance of something is in inverse proportion to its  attractiveness.’

Seeker After Truth

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Privilege

Often, I realize that I take too much for granted.

Originally posted by upworthy

Powerful/Powerless

I am interested in power. How people use it, abuse it, and distribute it.

And in how power is seen as an external Force, while it most often is a very internal state. State of being.

Those who are powerless are also interesting to observe.

Power Less. Less power, less powerful, less power in Acting.

Power
External
Internal

What creates people’s sense of power?

Is it mastery of a field?
Being able to convince others?
Having money?
Being tall, beautiful or handsome?

Large hands.

Above all, I am fascinated with people who move from a feeling of power-less to power-ful. How is this shift accomplished? How do they view themselves differently at the different phases?

Don't Lose the Question, by @dltq