Blog Off, Blog On: How Life Gets Full … Interruptions, Diversions and other seeming Eddies of Life October 9, 2007Posted by Yvonne in beginner blogger, Dynamics of Resistance.
Tags: action, diversion, full life, inquiry, interruption
After nearly 6 months (yikes!) since I last posted, Mr. Miyagi’s voice, via friend Dave, is now ringing in my ears: “Blog off. Blog on.”
Lots happening, but not why blogging?
Open for Inquiry: Why do I do what I do and don’t do what I don’t do?
Provisional Conclusion: After some weeks of wondering: because I feel like it or don’t. Sadly, nothing else really seems to matter. And yes, there are different conditions in which I feel/don’t feel like doing.
Am now inquiring into:
- The art of practice, discipline, keeping with keeping on even when feeling/emotion/some say otherwise, and at the same time the profound wisdom of following body wisdom and “just doing the next indicated thing,” as Dad would say.
- Intentionally constructing my world for committed action. www.missioncontrol.com has been my starting place.
- How to know when a choice is a diversion. Sometimes I can tell what will occur later as an interruption, a side-trip from what’s the current “mission” of my life. And sometimes I can’t tell before or even as it is happening. Main trouble is that my mind is so supple in shifting viewpoint, it can make anything “fit” … before, during and after! So how am I to “tell” when an inner direction is “wisdom” vs. “wimp out”? Where is the line between “aligned” with my chief concerns of life and “not aligned”?
And a bit of thinking about How Life “Gets” Full:
- I put things in on purpose.
- I let things in sloppily.
- Things put themselves in when I’m looking.
- Things sneak in when I’m not looking.
- Things that are in grow larger in time and space and mass.
- People I care about put things in.
- People I don’t care about put things in.
- The government put things in.
- Some bot gets my email ID and starts replicating mostly irrelevant and uninteresting things to put in.
- Time puts things in.
- I get farther “into” something that is already in and forget to come back out, which has the effect of it overtaking my time and space.
- Things that are in invite and pull other things to come in.
- I have a conversation with a friend, get a new idea or awareness that opens up a whole new and interesting avenue of pursuit. Then I go to Amazon.com or the bookstore and come home with new worlds to explore. Net: Amazon and Google find ways to intice me to put more things in.
- I say “yes” to something.
- I say “no” to something – yes, incredibly this sometimes results in more “things getting in” my life – sheesh!
- My life gets “bigger” – like some kind of expansion of concern, and then a whole new bunch of stuff shows up to include.
- I relax, and notice that there’s more here I didn’t really realize was already in.
- My care puts more things in. If I didn’t care, stuff would just bounce off.
There’s more writing to come, no doubt, and potentially not in the so far future … and some catching up regrading activities of last 6 months as well.
Potential additional future inquiries: Essence and Presence, The Art of Practice