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October 26, 2019

 

 

The Will you Should

 

Logic dictates - Senses rebel

 

1

 

- Write down 10 things you took for granted this morning.

 

- Regularly, in your head, name 

5 things you can see

4 things you can hear

3 things you can feel

2 things you can smell

1 thing you can taste

 

- Look around you for a success story which is not related to financial gain.

 

- Think of one way you can help somebody today and do it. Today.

 

- Art is not the answer. Enjoying art is the answer.

 

- Give thanks to 'I Don't Know'. If we 'knew' we would die of boredom.

 

- Free will is the greatest gift we have.

 

- Mix free will with the five senses and we are back on track.

 

- Get good at being you.

 

- Don't look at your feet when you walk. Look up for a day.

 

- Dress light. Dress well.

 

- Watch Wings of Desire - Wim Wenders

 

- Liber AL vel Legis, commonly known as The Book of the Law, is the central sacred text of Thelema, allegedly written down from dictation mostly by Aleister Crowley, although his wife Rose Edith Crowley is also known to have written two phrases into the manuscript of the Book after its dictation.

 

- Saw man teaching photography to blind people.

 

- Thelema is a religious, spiritual, psychological, and philosophical system that was essentially founded with the penning of Liber AL vel Legis by Aleister Crowley in 1904. Thelema (θέλημα) is a Greek word meaning "will," which is used in the New Testament to often connote God's will.

 

- "You cannot jump over your knees." G.Gurdjieff

 

My intellect dictates that feelings are the way to go....

 

2

 

Painless breath

Clear vision

Breakfast easily attained

Inspiring conversation

Pain in knee gone

Woke in warm home

No workmen upstairs

Monthly income attainable

Clear head

Single

 

Huge photo of smiling face holding a glazed cherry on a fork

Conservative looking man drinking coffee from a bowl-shaped porcelain cup

Morning light hitting Windows and roofs of Prague buildings

Black mirror of phone reflecting pop art wallpaper

Oven burn on left hand forefinger

 

Unknown, forgettable pop song

Muted chatter of cafe customers

Spoons in cups

Door squeak and clap shut

 

Hard wooden table top

Uncomfortable chair seat back ache

Heat of one layer of clothing too many

 

Coffee

Greasy food

 

Bitter coffee beans

 

 

Girl opposite found a friend who makes her laugh and smile like that

 

Find weekend entertainment for parents' visit 

Help move furniture

 

3

 

Witness the distractions

Observe the people around you in the midst of their distractions

Offer respite to both them and yourself with your presence

Let your presence be light

Receptive

Understanding

 

If you can achieve all these things then ART has done its job.

If you can achieve all these things you are truly enjoying ART.

 

We are blessed with 'Not Knowing'

Feel it, don't rationalise it.

We cannot rationalise it.

If we could, we would disgust ourselves.

Destiny would poison every choice we make

We would be useless automaton.

Be grateful that we are ignorant to the meaning of it all.

Meaning cancels out the need for ART.

 

Fall in love with 'I Don't Know'

Trust your WILL

Use your WILL

Enjoy your ART

 

When travelling alone it is wonderful not to have that pressure to enjoy oneself. We also do this to ourselves. Pressure ourselves to be having a 'better' time. Two layers of bullies to be peeled off.

 

Feel your way into being your best self

 

....and remember, don't take taking yourself seriously too seriously.

 

....and just one more thing....

look how good Assem made me look ;-)

 

 photo by assem al-sabban

 

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