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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: JUST SITTIING ...
vertical line Posted on Oct.31.2012 @ 05:11AM EDT by Sam Hardy

Just sitting doing nothing when there’s so much to be done: so many jobs, so many chores. I don’t care. I enjoy just being who I am, being in the moment as I sit and watch the rain streaming down the window pane and release myself from the tenacious habits of the doing mode of mind and learn to gently free myself from its grasp, moment by moment.  

 Still,  my wife’s going to beat the crap out of me when she gets home.

 


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Reply from football
Oct.31.2012
05:33AM EDT 
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vertical line Clear understanding
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.31.2012
08:26AM EDT 
vertical line Is there any difference between the football that is, the football that does, and the football that is done?
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Reply from Avisitor
Oct.31.2012
10:32AM EDT 
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vertical line Get your work done first and then sit in peace
You can also set your mind to watch your actions
That is also a form of practice .... hahaha
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.31.2012
10:34AM EDT 
vertical line Piece work.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Oct.31.2012
11:01AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Clear understanding"
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If I cleared understanding what would be left ?
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Reply from football
Oct.31.2012
11:08AM EDT 
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vertical line Your left shoe.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.31.2012
11:12AM EDT 
vertical line I must stop reading this crap.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Oct.31.2012
11:18AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "I must stop reading this crap."
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Never mind. You didn't waste that much time ..
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Oct.31.2012
11:20AM EDT 
vertical line Time will waste you.
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Oct.31.2012
12:23PM EDT 
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vertical line i resist the urge to bite my lip anymore

the truth is coming, already here, letting go of consumption
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Oct.31.2012
03:33PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Clear understanding"
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If I cleared understanding what would be left ?
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An empty register
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Oct.31.2012
07:44PM EDT 
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vertical line Simple, subtle.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.01.2012
08:07AM EDT 
vertical line Try some Taoist seed retention.
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Try some Taoist seed retention."
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You have enough fertilizer for the both of us ... haha
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Nov.01.2012
10:21AM EDT 
vertical line Irrelevant.
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Nov.01.2012
10:28AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Try some Taoist seed retention."
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You have enough fertilizer for the both of us ... haha
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Not saying it's true, but it's pretty funny.
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Nov.01.2012
10:30AM EDT 
vertical line Try it.
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Nov.01.2012
10:39AM EDT 
vertical line You won't need fertiliser. To penetrate the veil, and sow your seed invisibly, your best friend is a full sac. So squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!
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Nov.01.2012
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You have enough fertilizer for the both of us ... haha
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Not saying it's true, but it's pretty funny.
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In all of nature, only humans have the ability to laugh .... haha
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Keep on searching and Google will find you.
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line In your seat of awareness it goes as it goes.

How's it going?
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Thank good I got my allowance this month.
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Nov.01.2012
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vertical line Quote: "In your seat of awareness it goes as it goes.

How's it going?
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I've got a lot of problems ... back pain, lousy job, etc. ...
But, I would say that everything is going well ... hahaha
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Nov.02.2012
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How's it going?
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I've got a lot of problems ... back pain, lousy job, etc. ...
But, I would say that everything is going well ... hahaha
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We all know who you really are.
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Nov.02.2012
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How's it going?
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I've got a lot of problems ... back pain, lousy job, etc. ...
But, I would say that everything is going well ... hahaha
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We all know who you really are.
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Please tell me who I am ... I've been asking that question for over a month now
And, I still can't get the answer .... hahaha
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "In your seat of awareness it goes as it goes.

How's it going?
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I've got a lot of problems ... back pain, lousy job, etc. ...
But, I would say that everything is going well ... hahaha
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We all know who you really are.
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Please tell me who I am ... I've been asking that question for over a month now
And, I still can't get the answer .... hahaha
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You're reading this.
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "In your seat of awareness it goes as it goes.

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I've got a lot of problems ... back pain, lousy job, etc. ...
But, I would say that everything is going well ... hahaha
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We all know who you really are.
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Please tell me who I am ... I've been asking that question for over a month now
And, I still can't get the answer .... hahaha
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You're reading this.
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But, the person reading doesn't know who he is ... haha
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line You're Mr Nasty. Remember?
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Just sitting doesn't need a reason. Just do it.
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Dinner's the reason; Pasta's the season.
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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line "Pasta" is pastry in my language.I read it pastry.
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Nov.03.2012
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Nov.03.2012
04:33PM EDT 
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Where?

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Nov.03.2012
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vertical line Quote: "You're Mr Nasty. Remember?"
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No, I don't remember ... who am i??
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Reply from starduster
Nov.03.2012
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... my wife’s going to beat the crap out of me when she gets home.

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After my wife moved out, that was our deal that I kept the house and the debt, we were way in the red, good deal for her, I was looking around and came across my *honey do list*.  1 and 1/2 pages, single spaced on a legal pad.

I wadded it up and burned it.  It was like burning the mortgage. 

That was 20 years ago.  Ive had a lot of opportunities to get married again, and passed them all up.  I would do it again for *true love*, but not just to get into a domestic situation.  Thats more liability than asset to me.

But then I must admit, whoever or whatever the Spirit is, I am married to It.  She says, *You are It for me just as much as I am It for you.  We are It together.  I am you, and you are me.*  I just say, *Thanks for being you for me.*

You see, its all illusion, except what you believe in, which is delusion.

If you are going to have delusions, pick them yourself, for yourself.

Otherwise you may end up mad as a hatter.   hahahahaha hahahahaha hahaha

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Nov.03.2012
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Common Sense is the All. That's where you should be.
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Nov.04.2012
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vertical line Common sense isn't that common. Ask Mr Nasty Brutish & Short. He'll tell ya!
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