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vertical line Posted on Oct.04.2008 @ 06:30AM EDT by 9999999
you only love getting what you want
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.04.2008
06:35AM EDT 
vertical line more sleep
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Reply from 9999999
Oct.04.2008
07:30AM EDT 
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vertical line +} yessss sleeeeeepy
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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.04.2008
08:12AM EDT 
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It is a 'red flag' when you find yourself wanting something.  Anything.  Then you have to stop and ask yourself 'why'. 

I usually want to make sure I know the difference between things I need and things I want.  Needs should be kept to a minimum.  Wanting something is okay as long as it is in keeping with your Buddha Nature.

Many years ago I left the Washington DC area to move back to the Pacific Northwest where I am from.  I had always wanted to come home and open an unfinished furniture store.  I looked around and knew the business would not succeed, but I decided to do it anyway because it was in keeping with my Buddha Nature.

The business did not succeed, but I enjoyed it anyway.  I did not make money at it, but I saved people a lot of money which was also satisfying. 

And now I work in my simple job.  I don't make a lot of money, but more than I need.  And how many jobs allow time to post on this site anyway?  But I'm still not sure that posting here is in keeping with my Buddha Nature.  That's still up in the air.

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Reply from Bluerose
Oct.04.2008
09:49AM EDT 
vertical line You get what you want but you also get what you don’t want. The trick is to think more about what you do want and think less about what you don’t want. ……… Or just stop wanting.
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Reply from 9999999
Oct.06.2008
12:03AM EDT 
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vertical line full of g@rb@ge
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
12:55AM EDT 
vertical line I love giving away Halloween candy. : )
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
01:00AM EDT 
vertical line 10 years ago, you couldn't have told me that I would have ever wanted to carve talking sticks, and loved the whole process. Go ahead, I have the stick.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
01:03AM EDT 
vertical line When I've finally had it with a painting, and it doesn't sell, I put it out on the street and love to take a look later and there is just emptiness. 
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
01:04AM EDT 
vertical line I love how I can be wrong, and still work with it. 
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
01:07AM EDT 
vertical line I love it when am driving on the road and a deer runs across the road and off into hiding deep in the woods. I love then, not seeing a thing.
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Reply from 9999999
Oct.06.2008
02:02AM EDT 
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vertical line saw an owl last evening while walking
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
09:16AM EDT 
vertical line right now, there is a white moth on the floor, fluttering around
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
10:01AM EDT 
vertical line I pick up the moth and put it outside.
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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
10:43AM EDT 
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my ex gf...........used to say kill them.

id catch em and put em outside.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
10:43AM EDT 
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course i dont do it in order to be pure.

hahahhaha.

do you johny cat?

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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
10:45AM EDT 
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i think i ate a small fruit fly today. you know those ones that look like a gnat.

anyway....it was hovering on my sandwich. i shoed it away a few times...but hell i dont care if i ate it.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
10:49AM EDT 
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Quote: "I pick up the moth and put it outside. "
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in order to be pure?

or just for the sake of letting it be outside and not die.

why johny cat?

why?

do you attempt to BUY yourself into heaven?

hahahahhhaha.

so which is it?

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
10:52AM EDT 
vertical line one of my rabbits just bit me, when I was letting them outside, didn't break the skin, but... we can't have that, and was the one I liked the most. not really. I'm a dog person. And moth person. Ok, I'm startin' ta itch.
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Oct.06.2008
10:53AM EDT 
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Quote: "one of my rabbits just bit me, when I was letting them outside, didn't break the skin, but... we can't have that, and was the one I liked the most. not really. I'm a dog person. And moth person. Ok, I'm startin' ta itch. "
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it bit ya cause it smells the "pureness"

hahahahhahha

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
10:56AM EDT 
vertical line the lil' twinker
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
10:58AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "

Quote: "I pick up the moth and put it outside. "
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in order to be pure?

or just for the sake of letting it be outside and not die.

why johny cat?

why?

do you attempt to BUY yourself into heaven?

hahahahhhaha.

so which is it?

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he was still alive
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
11:01AM EDT 
vertical line this is heaven - freedom from wants

I just want that moth outside, so in putting him out I am free inside.
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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
11:02AM EDT 
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answer the question?

should i tell you what i think and observe?

hahaha.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
11:03AM EDT 
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Quote: "this is heaven - freedom from wants

I just want that moth outside, so in putting him out I am free inside.
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fair enoufe johny cat.

end of questioning.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
11:04AM EDT 
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and i agree.

THIS is heaven.

nothing more.

nothing less.

this holy life is meant to be lived.

not for the sake of serving some god.

but for the sake of living.

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Reply from shayne
Oct.06.2008
11:24AM EDT 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lzb-jYZrLE

bow down to the one you serve.

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
11:37AM EDT 
vertical line that would be a want, and I said this is in heaven, so no thanks
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.06.2008
01:09PM EDT 
vertical line I love posting! And I want... um. Can't say.
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Reply from immortal 1
Oct.07.2008
08:38AM EDT 
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Sometimes I'm just glad I took those speed-reading courses.

It really helps to drive through the drivel.

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.07.2008
08:55AM EDT 
vertical line ah, i think you mean driver's ed class
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Reply from shayne
Oct.07.2008
11:38AM EDT 
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Sometimes I'm just glad I took those speed-reading courses.

It really helps to drive through the drivel.

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we just ignore yours.

haha.

ok thats a lie.

i look forward to you posting that way i can laugh,,,,think your nuts and post something realistic.

haha.

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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.07.2008
12:02PM EDT 
vertical line tools and nuts, he's complete
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Reply from lehish
Oct.07.2008
06:09PM EDT 
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.07.2008
07:37PM EDT 
vertical line so is she
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Reply from 9999999
Oct.09.2008
05:21AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "ah, i think you mean driver's ed class

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laughing so hard eyes watering
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Reply from J onah
Oct.09.2008
07:37AM EDT 
vertical line Yeah and you could be laughing at something or someone else. You could be laughing at you but you don't know how.
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