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Top 10 signs of Integral Junkies

Last post 07-29-2007, 10:19 AM by Mascha. 45 replies.
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  •  07-26-2007, 4:10 PM 26415 in reply to 26412

    Re: Top 10 signs of Integral Junkies

    Real  poseurs wear their hair long. You should know that.

    I'm going to look like this:

     

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  •  07-26-2007, 4:24 PM 26416 in reply to 26415

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    From the front?



    A concerned netizen,

    M



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  •  07-26-2007, 4:51 PM 26418 in reply to 26416

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    That was the interior view.

    One Strand at a Time

    Once more,

    Love is pouring down my ceiling

    and my walls.

    Once more, it's the night of the full moon,

    it is time for madness.

    All my immense knowledge

    cannot help me now.

    Once more,

     

    Insomnia took my patience.

    Rain washed away my intellect.

    The Lover made me lose my profession.

    What good is my work anyway?

     

    Once more, rise, rise, rise,

     

    Like the way a garden burns

    in a hundred shades of orange in the fall,

    A Lover's heart shrivels for a sense of the Beloved's touch.

    Now the face of that charred garden

    is my field of flowers.

     

    Look, two hundred Jupiters

    are dancing around my moon.

     

    My love business is booming,

    but don't credit the consultants.

    I am done with the consultants

    and the pundits,

    they call you Jafar the imposter.

    Little do they know,

    that you are my Shams the Flyer.

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  •  07-26-2007, 5:05 PM 26419 in reply to 26418

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    "O moon-faced Beloved,
    the month of Ramadan has arrived.
    Cover the table
    and open the path of praise."
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  •  07-26-2007, 5:11 PM 26420 in reply to 26419

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    You Worry Too Much

    Oh soul,
    you worry too much.
    You say,
    I make you feel dizzy.
    Of a little headache then,
    why do you worry?
    You say, I am your antelope.
    Of seeing a lion here and there
    why do you worry?
    Oh soul,
    you worry too much.
    You say, I am your moon-faced beauty.
    Of the cycles of the moon and
    passing of the years,
    why do you worry?
    You say, I am your source of passion,
    I excite you.
    Of playing into the Devils hand,
    why do you worry?
    Oh soul,
    you worry too much.
    Look at yourself,
    what you have become.
    You are now a field of sugar canes,
    why show that sour face to me?
    You have tamed the
    winged horse of Love.
    Of a death of a donkey,
    why do you worry?
    You say that I keep you warm inside.
    Then why this cold sigh?
    You have gone to the roof of heavens.
    Of this world of dust, why do you worry?
    Oh soul,
    you worry too much.
    Since you met me,
    you have become a master singer,
    and are now a skilled wrangler,
    you can untangle any knot.
    Of life's little leash
    why do you worry?
    Your arms are heavy
    with treasures of all kinds.
    About poverty,
    why do you worry?
    You are Joseph,
    beautiful, strong,
    steadfast in your belief,
    all of Egypt has become drunk
    because of you.
    Of those who are blind to your beauty,
    and deaf to your songs,
    why do you worry?
    Oh soul,
    you worry too much.
    You say that your housemate is the
    Heart of Love,
    she is your best friend.
    You say that you are the heat of
    the oven of every Lover.
    You say that you are the servant of
    Ali's magical sword, Zolfaghar.
    Of any little dagger
    why do you still worry?
    Oh soul,
    you worry too much.
    You have seen your own strength.
    You have seen your own beauty.
    You have seen your golden wings.
    Of anything less,
    why do you worry?
    You are in truth
    the soul, of the soul, of the soul.
    You are the security,
    the shelter of the spirit of Lovers.
    Oh the sultan of sultans,
    of any other king,
    why do you worry?
    Be silent, like a fish,
    and go into that pleasant sea.
    You are in deep waters now,
    of life's blazing fire.
    Why do you worry?

    (Rumi again)

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  •  07-26-2007, 7:53 PM 26426 in reply to 26420

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    That was so unexpected, it shook me right out of my tree, Mevlana.


    On this ground I fall silent. You sing and we dance


    Whirling Dervishes



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  •  07-26-2007, 8:24 PM 26427 in reply to 26426

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    Be Melting Snow

    Totally conscious, and apropos of nothing, you come to see me.

    Is someone here? I ask.

    The moon. The full moon is inside your house.

    My friends and I go running out into the street.

    I'm in here, comes a voice from the house, but we aren't listening.

    We're looking up at the sky.

    My pet nightingale sobs like a drunk in the garden.

    Ringdoves scatter with small cries. Where, Where.

    It's midnight. the whole neighborhood is up and out

    in the street thinking, The cat burglar has come back.

    The actual thief is there too, saying out loud,

    Yes, the cat burglar is somewhere in this crowd.

    No one pays attention.

     

    Lo, I am with you always means when you look for God,

    God is in the look of your eyes,

    in the thought of looking, nearer to you than your self,

    or things that have happened to you

    There's no need to go outside.

     

    Be melting snow.

    Wash yourself of yourself.

     

    A white flower grows in the quietness.

    Let your tongue become that flower.

     

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  •  07-26-2007, 8:34 PM 26428 in reply to 26427

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    Do you think I know what I'm doing?

    That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself?

    As much as a pen knows what it's writing,

    or the ball can guess where it's going next.

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  •  07-26-2007, 10:01 PM 26432 in reply to 26428

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    Re: Top 10 signs of Integral Junkies

    Oh monkmonk! Thank you for "You Worry Too Much" from Rumi. I'd best go give it a re-read.

    And dear Mascha, I too am having a bit of Zaadz withdrawal -- actually it seems to be mostly up now but there are still bouts of slowness and occasional error messages as they move to a new server-thingy or whatever ...

    Okay, so I have another sign of integral junkiedom. Or perhaps, more specifically, integral forum junkiedom:

    You fear that some catastrophe might occur which would wipe out all electrical power on the planet (it could happen, people, haven't you seen that Discovery Channel Doomsday "It Could Happen Tomorrow" docufiction on Solar Storms and the Magnetic Field Flip-Flop Thingy that the planet goes through every few thousand years?) which would mean that you would lose contact with all the wonderful minds and ideas on these here forae . . .

    With love (and dread),

    Mary

    Moon [mo]Storm [st]Right Hug [}]Broken Heart [U]Zip it! [:#]

     

     

     


    Let the beauty we love be what we do.
    There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

    ~Rumi
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  •  07-27-2007, 1:39 PM 26453 in reply to 26432

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    You're welcome, Mary.

     

    Quietness

     

    Inside this new love, die.

    Your way begins on the other side.

    Become the sky.

    Take an axe to the prison wall.

    Escape.

    Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.

    Do it now.

    You're covered with a thick cloud.

    Slide out the side. Die,

    and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign

    that you've died.

    Your old life was a frantic running

    from silence.

     

    The speechless full moon

    comes out now.

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  •  07-27-2007, 3:19 PM 26458 in reply to 12617

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    pelleB:
    Top ten signs of an integral junkie:

    10. Still thinking about how your scalp would look shaved.


    Arthur/adastra says:
    Gave up on wondering about that long ago...here's a recent pic:

    me, july 2007

    People may as well have a recent picture to project onto, lol.  Big Smile [:D]  (Or to see with undreaming eyes, if that be the case.)

    Y'know, Pelle, according to your Top Ten list, I'm some kinda hardcore integral junkie fiend.  But hey, I've learned to live with that.  Stick out tongue [:P]

    Since the thread has taken a poetic turn, I'd like to share a couple of poems by Robert Augustus Masters.  More poems of his available here.



    O Father of my soul, O Breath of my breath
    Taking me through death after death
    O Guide me, guide me on, guide me free
    Guide me, guide me on, guide me into Thee
    O May I be a vessel for Your Light
    As I sail through the night
    Ever dying into You am I
    Like clouds into endless sky

    O Mother of my soul, O Cradle of my every birth
    O Green, green heartbeat of my earth
    Your Love the ever-virgin Mystery
    O Guide me , guide me on, guide me free
    Guide me, guide me on, guide me into Thee
    O May I make room for Your Embrace
    As I awaken to You in every place
    Ever dying into You am I
    Like clouds into endless sky

    O Source of my soul, O Joy beyond desire
    Is not Your Welcome all I require?
    O Lover of my all, O Joy that cannot die
    Are You not forever, forever here?
    And is not this how You must now appear?
    O Great Heart, we are never, never apart
    O Guide me, guide me on, guide me free
    Guide me, guide me on, guide me into Thee
    O May all things awaken me
    Until there is only Thee





    This the open ground
    This the pure eagle’s sound
    This, this the breathing Earth
    This, this the timeless dream
    This, this the crystalline stream
    This, this the breakthrough supreme

    Take the grief from your brow
    Wash away the revenge from your now
    Go, go where the river is dancing white
    Go, go where you left your Spirit-sight
    Do you not feel the sacred feather in your hair?
    Have you forgotten it’s still there?

    Fly, fly the eagle’s sky
    Dive, dive into what’s most alive
    But do not, do not long for the old
    Do not, do not let your mind paddle those ruined lakes
    Do not, do not drown in those bloody heartbreaks
    This, this is the time to let fly
    This, this is the time to say goodbye

    Chant, chant your rivers down to the sea
    Chant, chant your heart free
    Chant for every bird and every tree
    Chant, chant the Truth of the Supreme Mystery
    Take your hurt where the river is dancing white
    Take your past where the drums beat all night
    Take your undressed soul into the firelight
    Until you are no longer bound
    This, this your farewell to a dead shore
    This, this the open ground
    This, this the holy day
    This, this the Invitation that will not go away


    ~~~~~


    spiral out,
    arthur


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  •  07-27-2007, 3:32 PM 26460 in reply to 12617

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    10. Still thinking about how your scalp would look shaved.

    Every time I ponder The Shaving due to my receding hairline, my wife says, "NOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!"

     

    Comb over, comb over?

    No, Slay the hair crop!

    Why worry about style

    When it's easier to lop?

     

    The Zaadz pod is sorta slow, and I'm bored. So I'm here to write bad poetry.

     

    Friday afternoon at work

    With no work to do

    Why not head over to

    The intregral zoo!


    To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. - E.E.Cummings
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  •  07-27-2007, 4:17 PM 26462 in reply to 26460

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    Well, it's a barbershop's poetry palooza now.

    Dear Colin, listen to the wife! Click on this hairy link for men first.

    Arthur, you can carry it off in all quadrants it seems. But don't get too cocky, for cockiness comes before a shrink.

    Sagely,

    M




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  •  07-27-2007, 4:29 PM 26463 in reply to 26458

    Re: Top 10 signs of Integral Junkies

    Adastra/Arthur:
    Y'know, Pelle, according to your Top Ten list, I'm some kinda hardcore integral junkie fiend.  But hey, I've learned to live with that.  Stick out tongue [:P]


    Arthur dear, the easiest way to make the list was by thinking about you Stick out tongue [:P] Stick out tongue [:P]


    Pelle
    (so far only fulfilling 6/10 criteria on the list. You guys do the guess-work! Devil [6])



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  •  07-27-2007, 6:13 PM 26468 in reply to 26462

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    Mascha:
    Arthur, you can carry it off in all quadrants it seems. But don't get too cocky, for cockiness comes before a shrink.

    Sagely,

    M


    Arthur/adastra says:
    Yeah...too true!  I've long since noticed that whenever I start to feel inflated, a karmic prick isn't far behind...  Surprise [:O]



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