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Filosofen i Dig

Om någon säger att du inte tycks veta någonting, och du kan lyssna till detta utan att bli förargad, då vet du att du börjar bli filosof.” sid 54
Epiktetos – Handbok i Livets konst.


Jag är verkligen mycket intresserad av dels företeelser i vardagen och dels människors beteenden. Jag tänker om mig själv som en betraktare av verkligheten. Den verklighet jag väljer och den verklighet som ramlar på mig. Vi väljer alla våra verkligheter ur olika nischer. Men det finns även en verklighet vi inte kan värja oss emot. Den måste tacklas.
Betrakta och tackla. Vilket blir det tredje förhållningssättet. Jag vill alltid ha tre. Det måste bli tre i allt. Jag funderar. Tar Kirkegaard till hjälp – sinnlighet-innerlighet-andlighet. Ja det får bli tolkandet. Betrakta – tackla – tolka eller kanske betrakta – tackla – reflektera. Vad sägs om spåra? Betrakta – tackla – spåra … Fast spåra kan ingå i reflektera.

Den stora frågan … här … blir dock … hur vi reagerar när någon förargar oss …
Hur reagerar du?
Hur reagerar jag?
Hur reagerade han – over there?
Hur reagerade hon  …?

i våra tiders
näthat och förnedring ta fram
filosofen i dig

Det som skiljer oss åt är valet för handling. Det är oerhört intressant. Alla tider.


Epiktetos var en slav på Neros tid – en speciell och mycket klok – han blev sedan fri och försörjde sig som filosofilärare samt startade en filosofiskola. Hans lärdomar nedtecknades av en av hans lärjungar. Boken är en översättning av Anders Håkansson.

Skrivpuff: Välj en mening slumpvis i slutet av en bok och skriv om den.


 

We Think Differently!

We think differently!

And of course it is perfectly OK!

We are different … though we are more alike than different …

Thoughts need to be reflected … the more the better … words and pencils are more creative and more human than bombs and swords … (mer…)

Stuck on Top

Are you climbing to reach the top … ?

Then I think you are on the wrong way … or track …

when climbing
be sure to find your way – not
stuck on a top

… find another way … without that top … go on climbing …

If not … you’ll miss that essential … and got stuck …

Crazy Art by me - Climbing the Mountain

Daily Prompt: Climbing.


I Nöd och Lust

Jag behöver verkligen skriva! För mig är det … liksom att …. titta på mina tankar …

jag skriver
för att betrakta mina tankar
i vilsam ro

… ungefär så är det.

Jag behöver sannerligen skriva! För mig är det … liksom att … skriva det jag tänker … och ibland blir det lite tokigt … som tur är …

jag skriver
precis vad jag tänker
helt spontant

… för det får det.

Skriva är livet … för livet … i livet …

jag skriver
för livet i varje steg
lätt och tungt

… i nöd och lust.

Mural - Street Art - Balloon, Budapest.

Skrivpuff: Behöver.


Just a Life – But a Fortune

So what about … fortune … my fortune …

just a life
along the time line
but a fortune

… is my life … and my job is to live it … the way … it turns out … to be … that good … fortune.

Crazy Art by me - Lip Waves.

Daily Prompt: Fortune.


Body – Earth – Air

I get a little disturbed by god-talking I must say … I would like a totally secular world … I really would … sure of a more human friendly and earth friendly if so …
-Religions twist people’s minds! … for sure, I think.

putting belief
outside your self – unforgivable
betrayal
new gods like ancient
are for leaving behind

It can be seen everywhere … and during all times … another way is to experience the nature … the pure nature … close as macro and micro … calm and furious … friendly and aggressive … with open eyes … you will find its spirit everywhere …

in the eye
of hurricanes and bees
a nature heart

… sometimes harder to read … but there always is an understanding to find out … a problem to be solved … for new problems to find …

with knowledge
you may find wisdom to act
sustainable
for tree roots to run old
for bees to pollinate

… far out and deep down … and also in between … start close … body – earth – air ….

Now I think … I should be more poetic … relate more … picturing more … using nature … symbolic way … I should …. but …

… sometimes mood is like that … and sometimes like this …

Isn’t it amazing how the raindrops are kept … and sooner or later … running together …  down … out for life …

Blue Hidden Spider


We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further
.”
― Richard Dawkins


Raindrops for life
Click photos to enlarge.

Carpe Diem #1175 Theme Week Hafiz (1)
potted plant.


Good Feel

When I read a blog post, an article, or what so ever … I often react to something … and my brain goes spinning … with questions … or statements … or just testing different thoughts … when reading Hoods poem … one line … struck me …

so wrong
to believe desert contains
no life

… ”Or in the wide desert where no life is found” … there are so much life in the desert!

The desert is so beautiful … hard to live in … of course … in one moment so dry and looking so unfriendly … to in next moment flower in all kinds of life … so amazing …

Then I have been thinking a lot about ”the spirit of our the self consciousness” … and I found Kristjaan’s tanka so wonderful … (actually I liked it more than Hood’s) …


old barn
in the middle of the field
so desolate
a playground for the wind
deep silence of no where              (c) Chèvrefeuille


… I think … yes we are like islands … in the middle of nowhere … sometimes … we have to learn and act so we can trust ourselves … gain the self consciousness … and at the same time be aware of … that everything can be wiped out next second … we are in need for that essential … ability of … humbleness … then we earn … the silence …

a solid grain
left billions of billions
to travel
the journey of life cirkels
to meet other billions of …

… life and what it brings … wow … if you let it … the world when being young … and the world now … wow … your ‘you’ then … and your ‘you’ now … such a journey … and still are … wanting to learn more … and more … deeper and wider … from maths to philosophy … from corals in the sea to the outer universe … noticing the patterns … patterns of structure … patterns of behavior … patterns of mind …

holy three
everything’s being the spirit
life of the spiral

… my thinking … so often in my holy three … levels … body – heart – brain … and now I think of a quote by a bright lady … it’s sharp indeed …


Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


… I’m coming closer … the end … I’ve found my place for peace and silence … but I will not … yet … be quiet …

… though I am the kind … Susan Cain named …. ”QUIET” …

… and I like it so much … always have … though sometimes challenging … I like that too …

-What now! … have I written? I think … well … it turns out as i turns out … and I’ll handle it along the way … gaining some more self consciousness along the way … too …

Good Feeling - me

Carpe Diem Namasté The Spiritual Way
#5 self consciousness.


Jubilee of Life

How beautiful Kristjaan described ‘leaving’ talking about leaves … also I got a smile because I have … this season … notised every leaf … still hanging on … bushes and trees … I then thought …

– They don’t want to leave. They are still hanging on .. though so rough around!

… and I admired their strength.

Can I make this a haiku?

no wanna leave
little leaf still hanging on – strong
in rough life

I think some leaves don’t want to leave summer … I don’t either!

‘Leaving’ … mmm … some are very stuck I think … and they don’t want to leave … that safe they know about … for something uncertain … and unknown.
I myself … have always liked challenges and moving to new places … starting new projects … entering new subjects … leaving some and exploring new … leaving some and meeting new …
But …

in the essence
curiosity brings leaving and always
arises new aromas
some inner power in live cells
a push for ongoing evolution

… never leaving myself … my values … never left my watchful eyes behind … never left my deep roots … never left my curiosity … behind … so far …

leaving finally
the destiny of last journey – just
a point set
when the life is at its end
I have written my last dot

… but not yet!

I still have some question marks … and exclamation marks to write … looking forward to …

Funny also that tonight’s Philosophy Evening at the University was about life cirkels … ending and starting … leave and revive … among plants, fishes, insects, animals and humans …

A kind of jubilee of life … the philosophical way of thinking … which I like so much ❤

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carpe Diem: #1173 Leaving.