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Attention Is Inseparable From Interrogation, by Michel de Salzmann

FaceBook  On Nov 6, 2018 Quacinda Jodyne Topkok wrote:

 Attention Is Inseparable From Interrogation   Response to title:  What a play on words... How POWERFUL a word can BE..   Q.) How do you relate to the notion that our responsibility is to inquire into the meaning of our being?    A.) Not much.. because everyone must ask that question.. I believe that all we are alive to do is to enjoy ourselves, but we are taught to please others - authority, the voice of experience, the educated voice, tradition, etc.    We all do well to ponder that question time to time because we do forget to keep focus - Who am I? What am I alive for? We loose the meaning of our existence.    'Responsibility' is a heavy word for me and in that respect something I want to avoid. So.. If someone tells me I should do this or that or not do this or that.. What they suggest tends to trip-me-up; because I know in my heart already.. I don't need the voice of knowledge to tell me.    But anticipating a joy-filled existence, and an exciting life.. this is a MUCH more looked-forward-to existence.    I just am. As a baby I was completely authentic, but as I grew older I begin to live to please others to try and make them happy, and even to fear them as well. I begin to live for the approval of others instead of my self. I guess we might say our first responsibility is to be our selves and it's easy to do when we were mere children but we are also weak and powerless, and we learn to loose our focus on our self and to live for others instead.    It is my understanding that we have all that we need within us. We can make the right choices in life. No one was created that cannot not know truth or recognize it. Our hearts contain the blueprint for successful existence but our minds are prone to lead us astray.    Q.) Can you share a personal story of a time when you felt free enough to question yourself while answering?  &nb  See full.

 Attention Is Inseparable From Interrogation

 
Response to title: 
What a play on words...
How POWERFUL a word can BE..
 
Q.) How do you relate to the notion that our responsibility is to inquire into the meaning of our being? 
 
A.) Not much.. because everyone must ask that question.. I believe that all we are alive to do is to enjoy ourselves, but we are taught to please others - authority, the voice of experience, the educated voice, tradition, etc. 
 
We all do well to ponder that question time to time because we do forget to keep focus - Who am I? What am I alive for? We loose the meaning of our existence. 
 
'Responsibility' is a heavy word for me and in that respect something I want to avoid. So.. If someone tells me I should do this or that or not do this or that.. What they suggest tends to trip-me-up; because I know in my heart already.. I don't need the voice of knowledge to tell me. 
 
But anticipating a joy-filled existence, and an exciting life.. this is a MUCH more looked-forward-to existence. 
 
I just am. As a baby I was completely authentic, but as I grew older I begin to live to please others to try and make them happy, and even to fear them as well. I begin to live for the approval of others instead of my self. I guess we might say our first responsibility is to be our selves and it's easy to do when we were mere children but we are also weak and powerless, and we learn to loose our focus on our self and to live for others instead. 
 
It is my understanding that we have all that we need within us. We can make the right choices in life. No one was created that cannot not know truth or recognize it. Our hearts contain the blueprint for successful existence but our minds are prone to lead us astray. 
 
Q.) Can you share a personal story of a time when you felt free enough to question yourself while answering? 
 
A.) In solitude is where I learned to be aware and to dream dreams and develop vision, a goal. A choice is often all I need and that creates volition and energy. Creator God helps me along the way.  
 
Q.) How has questioning helped you in your life? 
 
A.) When I am still.. I can know.. 
I then remember to trust God to lead me, to guide my thoughts and actions. 

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No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing, by Tom Maxwell

FaceBook  On Nov 4, 2018 Quacinda Jodyne Topkok wrote:

 No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing Q.) What does being fully unified with your experience mean to you?    A.) To be aware of and appreciate life to the core..  to live in the moment, right now.    It's really quite logical and simple.. the past is past and nothing can change it. The future is always in the future no matter what. Not even emotion can change that fact.    Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually I 'know', with and without words the truth about time and place.    More specifically.. It means to be aware of my own domestication. To be aware of teachings and trainings I've been taught since birth; to be aware of whose approval I am seeking.. and surprisingly.. to [basically] be aware of language and the power of words (because whatever they mean to me may mean something different to anyone else and this can really add to our confusion in life); and why be aware of this? Because what we know and understand affects our values and beliefs and how we see and experience life. And even our our choices.    When I am aware of all these things then I can choose to ignore or forget it all, otherwise I am living automatically, I am living by my domestication (I had no choice regarding how I was taught and trained, how I was domesticated).   I can live by spirit more fully, I am aware of who I really am, I can live by truths and not by [the] lies that make me miserable.  I live by what is real.    Q.) Can you share a personal story of a time you got the feeling of the eternal present into your bones?    A.) Yes; exploring the woods behind our house in summertime. Watching my cat hunt in the never ending twilight of the Arctic region. Watching the birds within their nesting territory as they fly back and fourth gathering food for their babies. Just sitting and watching for hours, or wandering around for hours at place and tim  See full.

 No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing

Q.) What does being fully unified with your experience mean to you? 
 
A.) To be aware of and appreciate life to the core..  to live in the moment, right now. 
 
It's really quite logical and simple.. the past is past and nothing can change it. The future is always in the future no matter what. Not even emotion can change that fact. 
 
Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually I 'know', with and without words the truth about time and place. 
 
More specifically.. It means to be aware of my own domestication. To be aware of teachings and trainings I've been taught since birth; to be aware of whose approval I am seeking.. and surprisingly.. to [basically] be aware of language and the power of words (because whatever they mean to me may mean something different to anyone else and this can really add to our confusion in life); and why be aware of this? Because what we know and understand affects our values and beliefs and how we see and experience life. And even our our choices. 
 
When I am aware of all these things then I can choose to ignore or forget it all, otherwise I am living automatically, I am living by my domestication (I had no choice regarding how I was taught and trained, how I was domesticated).   I can live by spirit more fully, I am aware of who I really am, I can live by truths and not by [the] lies that make me miserable.  I live by what is real. 
 
Q.) Can you share a personal story of a time you got the feeling of the eternal present into your bones? 
 
A.) Yes; exploring the woods behind our house in summertime. Watching my cat hunt in the never ending twilight of the Arctic region. Watching the birds within their nesting territory as they fly back and fourth gathering food for their babies. Just sitting and watching for hours, or wandering around for hours at place and time with nothing but created Nature around me in their wordless influence upon me. THIS is what is REAL.. not manmade the chaos around me among other humans. 
 
Q.) What helps you avoid resisting the present?
 
A.) To take time and know.. to be aware. To quiet the mind and open my heart, and to reflect upon eternal truths.  

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Love Is Not An Emotion, by Barbara Frederickson

FaceBook  On Oct 25, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 I understand that we are made by love, and.. love is who we are. It is not something we get, it is something we give away. It is not just a feeling.. it is much more then that.. it is what makes life worthwhile and life has no meaning unless we are sharing it (giving it away).  So.. it is love coming out of us that fulfills our purpose, and not the feelings we have that we can experience when someone else gives us attention and love.  

 

Intentions And Effects, by Gary Zukav

FaceBook  On Oct 18, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 When I see the words 'intentions and effects' I remember that humans have a powerful source of power called 'the will'. When we are aware and apply the will we gain volition and can proceed from a beginning towards a goal.  Every day, even several times a day we can meditate (at least remember) our goal and apply the will again. In time we see the results of our persistence. 

 

You Must Shout From The Heart, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Oct 12, 2018 Jodyne wrote:

 How do you relate to the notion that you are in fact the entire world, in all its triumphs and tears?    For me, I had to be pushed into the world before I could identify that I was a viable part of it. I had to see and experience pain and pass through confusion to clarity. Without vision, without volition, without persistence, without determination, I could not have stepped into my new role of responsibility; and this was motivated by pure love.      Can you share a personal story of a time a transformative shout roared from your heart?    Yes; for months I became aware that my preteen daughter and my husband had entered into some sort of conflict. At first my reaction was to be a peacemaker, but when the unresolved conflicts grew to big and so powerful I became aware that I could not manage the situation playing the part of peacemaker any longer. I despaired, and I prayed, and every moment the situation between the two reached out to engulf me I reached out to my source of Power (to God), and then one late evening It came to me that even though our kids had two parents, neither one of them was protecting and guiding them. My parenting style had been one of taking responsibility for them, but who was teaching them to be responsible for themselves... no one.    It was time to teach my daughter that no one could live her life for her, and it was time for her to take hold of life or it would take hold of her.    Now I knew it was time to show them how to take care of their own personal issues and problems as much as they could and teach them what I already knew and entrust them to take action for themselves and I would begin to hold back and let them handle their own lives and challenges.    This was not anything I read or had heard about and moved to action by head knowledge, but I just 'knew' without words.      What helps you proceed carefully with  See full.

 How do you relate to the notion that you are in fact the entire world, in all its triumphs and tears? 

 
For me, I had to be pushed into the world before I could identify that I was a viable part of it. I had to see and experience pain and pass through confusion to clarity. Without vision, without volition, without persistence, without determination, I could not have stepped into my new role of responsibility; and this was motivated by pure love. 
 
 
Can you share a personal story of a time a transformative shout roared from your heart? 
 
Yes; for months I became aware that my preteen daughter and my husband had entered into some sort of conflict. At first my reaction was to be a peacemaker, but when the unresolved conflicts grew to big and so powerful I became aware that I could not manage the situation playing the part of peacemaker any longer. I despaired, and I prayed, and every moment the situation between the two reached out to engulf me I reached out to my source of Power (to God), and then one late evening It came to me that even though our kids had two parents, neither one of them was protecting and guiding them. My parenting style had been one of taking responsibility for them, but who was teaching them to be responsible for themselves... no one. 
 
It was time to teach my daughter that no one could live her life for her, and it was time for her to take hold of life or it would take hold of her. 
 
Now I knew it was time to show them how to take care of their own personal issues and problems as much as they could and teach them what I already knew and entrust them to take action for themselves and I would begin to hold back and let them handle their own lives and challenges. 
 
This was not anything I read or had heard about and moved to action by head knowledge, but I just 'knew' without words. 
 
 
What helps you proceed carefully with your transformative shout?
 
We should always be aware that we are spiritual beings as well as physical. That we live by the heart as well as by our head and what we know, and the two should be balanced, that we cannot live just by knowledge but also by our hearts and by a 'knowing' without words to explain it. 

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