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Humanity Ascending

"I believe evolution is attaining consciousness of Itself via the undifferentiated brain of the human being. That as people we are insignificant to the unfolding of the universe, but as single units awakened to and open to the possiblities of co…"
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What religion or philosophy, if any, do you adhere to?
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My question for the OSR community:
I am a piece of information.
I am comprised of bits of information, made from bits of information, made from bits.
I send information and receive information continually.
What am I?

Dust of the World

For the same reason that
So many times, I could not laugh
Bring myself to laugh, to cry
To cry—now
I can’t stop crying
And don’t know why
The reason, that is
Oh, I’ll stop crying when
It ‘tis the season
Once again, for window shopping
At the windows of my own soul

I squint my eyes and blink
Not for tears, but for the terribly
Dirty pane that hides a world
Of, wonder what I cannot see
This willed-in pain holding
Not even a reflection of me
Yet I keep on holding—on
To die
But I’d rather lie—here
And cry, my eyes now dry

Dry rain
Rain washes away the day
And day’s unhappy day
I would each tuck away—within
Not to win, but to wound
Wind—tightly—around my heart
That slightly—with each breath

I start
To stop

Breath in!
And out, and in again
And again, gaining strength
Growing stronger, that I might
Be strong enough to lose
All my self-importance, which I use
To suffocate myself

No longer
No longer myself but a living, breathing
Being of light—laughing and crying
Watching in wonder as
The world dances
Not before,
But through my eyes, my soul
Now clear, clearly allows the
Light of the world to shine through my eyes
—my mind—
Shines like a diamond, which
No dust of the world can cling to
Just as I will not cling to the world
The world is all dust
The dust in my eye
The reason I cry

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Evolution & Spirituality

This is today's reading from 365 Tao, a book by Taoist author, graphic designer, and martial artist Deng Ming-Dao:

“[Day] 207:::: Evolution:

Organic molecules from cosmic clouds,

Millions of years in the midst of eternity.

We sprang from the primordial;

Our spirituality came in the evolution.

There is strong evidence that human beings evolved from basic early molecules.

Those molecules were formed from…
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Posted on July 26, 2009 at 8:44am

Tao道: The Tasty Beverage…

It was recently put to me to describe "why Taoism is different". My response:

Why Taoism is Different::::

The question or idea: “Why is Taoism different”, is immediately translated in my mind to: Why Taoism is so refreshing…

First, there is no deity with subjective and selfish ends to serve. There is wuji, or Hun-tun, the Primordial Chaos. Ineffable and beyond comprehension, I don’t need to worry about it. Outside any equation, it is the grand ultimate formula… Read More

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 2:24pm

"Don't Worry" (ca. 300 BCE)

“Great knowledge is all-encompassing; small knowledge is limited. Great words are inspiring; small words are chatter.

“When we are asleep, we are in touch with our souls. When we are awake, our senses open. We get involved in our activities and our minds are distracted. Sometimes we are hesitant, sometimes underhanded, sometimes secretive. Little fears cause anxiety, and great fears cause panic.

“Our words fly off like arrows, as though we knew what was right and wrong. We… Read More

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Great Quotes from C.G. Jung

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical… Read More

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 2:50am — 3 Comments

:::Seven Simple Words::::

The following recounts a vision I had around March 7th, 1996.

Prior to this dream, I was at an impasse with my belief system. Five months earlier, I had dropped out of my senior year in high school after being caught at school with a significant quantity of l¥sérg¡ç åç¡d d¡é†hlåm¡dé, and following a parental ultimatum, had gone to live at a Christian retreat for young men with substance abuse issues. During that five months I had read the Bible through for the first time. This was…
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Posted on June 2, 2009 at 8:19pm

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At 11:33pm on June 14, 2009, Jeffrey Lee Rynearson said…
Thank you, the compliment made my night.
At 8:18pm on May 22, 2009, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
I love that version of Between the Bars. I have it too.
At 4:30am on May 5, 2009, BastetAsshur said…
"I am a piece of information.
I am comprised of bits of information, made from bits of information, made from bits.
I send information and receive information continually.
What am I?"

What an amazing question? My only immediate response is; all that is, ever has been, ever will be.
At 10:57am on January 31, 2009, Capt. Zeston Norelco said…
Heya Zijan,

Thanks for the comment, our views on the Multiverse are incredibly similiar. :)

I spend more time on My Mythos than on God Redefined, come on by and you'll read some of my blog there. :-)
At 6:29pm on December 9, 2008, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
It's called Myriad Roman and I really want to get a hold of it.
I've scoured the internet to no avail so far. See what you can gather from this document I received.Brochure_Directions.doc
At 3:21pm on December 3, 2008, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Zijan, I'm setting up a great new addition to the My Mythos program here. But I need you to type up a blog (with the Gaiaskrit pics) that explains Gaiaskrit to the people.
At 9:19pm on November 19, 2008, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
Featured you here.
At 12:11am on November 18, 2008, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
I don't know what the deal is with the pics on your slideshow. You might try adjusting the slideshow settings or else reupload.
At 10:27pm on November 16, 2008, Sidian M.S. Jones said…
You are an intellectual badass. More on that later. For now, welcome to the family.
I'm wanting to hear what the others here have to say about Gaiaskrit. Again I'll have to delve into this later. No time at the moment.

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