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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Power of Attention AND The Vancouver WA Orb of 3-2-11

I present the thoughts of Robin Smith --- a great thinker and strong writer - LOTS more at the link following the tease:
As we keep at it, year after year, what else could we do to increase the power of our attention? First of all, from an Intellectual Center point of view, it is crystal clear why it is so important for us to pay attention and be present -- or do I need to go over this again?
Could you go over this again, please?

Right. I can think of five reasons. Let's spell them out:

1) Fundamental Pillars. As we've seen repeatedly, attention and presence are the foundations of most spiritual practices throughout the world. All the great religions of this world advocate their practice as captured in the admonition of Christ to his disciples, "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh..., lest... he find you sleeping." (Mark 13:35-36), or that of Buddhism and its emphasis on Mindfulness.

2) Bases for Self-Observation. Attention and presence are the only means that will enable us to observe what is taking place both within and outside of us and in so doing, unearth and expose our innumerable 'I's. Gurdjieff once said in this regard: "There is no attention in people. You must aim to acquire this. Self-obsevation is only possible after acquiring attention."

3) Achieve Our Aim. They are the only means we have as we struggle to reach our ultimate goal of self-division and self-remembering on a continuous basis, and ultimately, develop a permanent I, True Will, and the ability to transform ourselves.

http://ridingaspiral.blogspot.com/2010/11/power-of-attention.html
Give your mind with Robin's thoughts today. TAL approved.

 The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff


Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (All and Everything/First)

The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff
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Excellent UFO video shot this week in Washington (state) - UFO - March 2, 2011 Vancouver WA - @8,500 views

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Meanwhile ........... Cactus Walking On 20 Legs Found In China - Great NPR Robert Krulwich read.
NPR Funniest Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go [With Headphones] (Playaway Adult Fiction)

ROBERT KRULWICH
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And, how about some real Time-Travel - via today's Shorpy - turn back the dial to 1865 - Home Sweet Home:
(Click the above picture to enlarge)
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/03995a.jpg
http://www.shorpy.com/node/9850?size=_original (with comments)
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Oh, BS (barf stew) did another tongue-in-cheek `Time Traveler found in oldtime picture' goof again yesterday - see that here - http://barfstew.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-time-traveler-hipster-found-in-1915.html - seems a `Hipster' has been found again, this time in a beach scene from 1915.
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