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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Life Always Gives You Exactly What You Need, Exactly When You Need It

From one of my favorite guerrilla ontologists, Rob Brezsny:
OBJECTIVE: To explore the secrets of becoming a wildly disciplined, fiercely tender, ironically sincere, scrupulously curious, aggressively sensitive, blasphemously reverent, lyrically logical, lustfully compassionate Master of Rowdy Bliss. 
DEFINITION: Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia. It's the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly. It's a mode of training your senses and intellect so you're able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. 
HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring. Cynicism is idiotic. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is your birthright. Receptivity is a superpower. 
PROCEDURE: Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination. Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be. Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings. 
GUIDING QUESTION: "The secret of life," said sculptor Henry Moore to poet Donald Hall, "is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is — it must be something you cannot possibly do." What is that task for you? 
UNDIGNIFIED MEDITATIONS TO KEEP YOU HONEST: Brag about what you can't do and don't have. Confess profound secrets to people who aren't particularly interested. Pray for the success of your enemies while you're making love. Change your name every day for a thousand days. 
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  1. re:questions to ask. It resonates with the text
    Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every byway, til you find your dream.
    A dream that will need all the love you can give
    Every day of your life, for as long as you live----Oscar Hammerstein
    The Chihuley photos are wonderful. They appear to be similar to the display he provided to a botanical garden park in South Chicago. Thanks for finding them

  2. Where's the Chihuly from? Have you been to his museum, under the Space Needle? Mind-blowing. Stunning. Words cannot describe the beauty...

    1. The Chihuly sculpture was exhibited at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2002. I've not been to the new Seattle museum, but the Tacoma Museum of Glass also has a lot of Chihuly and is otherwise well worth a visit.


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