……and talking of books

I understand these 2 have done a collaboration ….hot off the press ….well last month …it’s called ‘The Book of Joy’….and my god do we need some of that in the world right now

Yep …some folks think they’re a little bonkers …but JUST look at them:D:D:D   They’ve been around a LONG time these 2 …throughout ALLSORTS of troubles and been very influential in their own quiet way … you HAVE to admit just by looking at them that they must be onto something …..look at the folk in the background:D:D:D …..it’s certainly a book I’m adding to my  own collection ….you can get it via AMAZON ….one of the wonders of the Internet:):):):):):)

The Power of Pooh final installment ….

So ….here we are at the end of the series …and in actual fact I NEED to implement its practice in some way:D:D:D ….and maybe more than just in the investment of my next notebook ….I’m thinking of a holistic lifestyle choice SERIOUSLY …I would LOVE to get all creative …wouldn’t it be WONDERFUL to build your own house like that? ….Hmmmmm yes somewhere near the sea would be just PERFECT:):):):)

(I’m loosing it aren’t I? …no no …am not …others are doing it so it’s not as outrageous as it might seem)  ….is there anyone out there who would like to start up a pooh project that I could join maybe? :D:D:D

There’s a book too ….yes indeed there IS!!! ….one of my early posts states it as one of my favorites …it’s called …..Ta DaaAH!!!


Now you may have read it already …it’s quite a popular book …it explains the concept of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Tao through the children’s book character ‘Winnie the Pooh’ ….basically at the time of publication it was making the concept more accessible to a western audience who because of our somewhat toxic lifestyle tended to struggle with it …like Yoga …complex in its simplicity ….simple in its complexity …the art of just ‘be’ ing ….if only we were ‘ALLOWED’ to eh?

ANYWAY …it’s a FABULOUS little book …the sequel being the Te of Piglet …kind of rounding off the yin/yan thing …although the second book is not quite as good if you ask me ….however, once read you can tackle a translation of the authentic texts if you like …it really ISN’T heavy if you enter the spirit of it :):):):):)

OK here’s a few quotes from ‘The Tao of Pooh’ just to get you into the spirit so to speak …


THERE!!! …..are you getting it now?:D:D:D

SO ….there we are ….I’ve kind of condensed this little series from what it first was in the pre blog days:D:D:D ….chopped a bit out and updated a bit too …but ANYWAY I’m sure you ‘get’ the gist ….and WELL DONE!!! if you have actually checked out any of these posts ….I hope you’ve enjoyed them ….got you ‘contemplating’ a little maybe?

What I …and many, many, many others LOVE about the ancient philosophies …the Yoga Sutra’s ( Indian origin) …….The Tao ( Chinese) ….Aboriginal, Native American,African and Pagan too I believe….ANYWAY they strip away all the hype …explain ‘life’for want of a better word in a way that takes it down to its very essence ….’essential’ teachings if you like ….the very ‘fundamentals’ that money CAN’T buy ……..you don’t NEED a figurehead to ‘hero worship’ or effigies and paraphanalia ….it helps if you have a teacher ….the best ‘teachers’ are practitioners who simply ‘guide’ like my original yoga teacher:):):):):):)…and I am STILL trying to find a replacement ..hmmmm but maybe I’m trying too hard
Anyway …forget Religous effigies, Designer Labels, Celebrity, Politicians, Money all that ‘stuff’ to blindly ‘worship’ ….Ok then don’t if you don’t want to BUT if you want to ‘worship’ anything …hold something in ‘reverence’ it might as well be THIS:D:D:D


…..as not only does it contain its own little universe of organisms …it can be utilised by man in MANY ways that are totally harmless to the ecosystem, tying it in with BOTH ancient and modern…think the aboriginal painting in a past post which depicts what modern science is starting to PROVE ….AND because we are ALL full of shit ..we HAVE to take a LITTLE time out daily to contemplate and let go …yes it could therefore, be safely said that accessing the power of pooh comes from within :D:D:D 😉

Phew ..that’s better all done and dusted then ..and no I haven’t just been for a Pooh …have been out today marching up hills in the fresh air tho just ‘be’ing LOVELY …have been fed and watered and ….mmmmmmmmm ….ok might go and contemplate now:D:D:D ….and then settle down to read:):):):)

Ha!!! …..seems I am not alone

So ….the post preceding this ( or should I say see link below)  made my day ….YES the NOTEBOOK  is apparantly alive and kicking …the beautiful, tangible paper variety that you can hold in your hand, pop in your pocket and have an organic relationship with that flows and is not going to stick ..block ..or disappear into the ether …

I KNEW it …have ALWAYS loved them, and according to the article they are big with the tech head and creative types …HUZZAH!!!   I MUST tell the boys :D:D:D

There’s somthing about a notebook isn’t there? …and it’s funny how we choose them …at one time I was into the minimalist, japanesey organic paper kind that had that woody paper smell …these days I seem to be going for the opposite extreme …the more luxurious and flamboyant the better:D:D:D

Now we ALL know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover …but in the case of notebooks I feel it’s safe to throw THAT rule STRAGHT out of the window …its no good buying a cheap WH Smith pack of four ….it’s an intimate relationship we have with our notebooks …we have to LOVE it:):):):)……

Now I’ve posted a pic of Eric in his sophisticated SLIGHTLY flamboyant jacket before …(yes I even buy my IPad nice jackets to soften his cold hard edges) ….WELL …get a load of THIS!!!

Yes …it’s my current notebook …GEORGEOUS is’nt it? …it has a smooth, shiney texture like warm chrome …and the pattern and little jewels are in relief….YES …you can close your eyes and feeeeeeel them …and the cover snaps shut with a little magnet …well ..more a gentle little  ‘thunk’ than a ‘snap’ ….it’s very tactile ….BEAUTIFUL:):):):)

Hmmmmmm …if anyone looked inside they would  be a bit disappointed tho …it’s FULL of jottings,arrows and scribbles that only I can decipher:D:D:D

I would LOVE to get comments from any other notebook users out there …see if the activity is indeed flourishing and why …maybe send a pic of your current notebook

Oh dearie me ….have just read this back and am laughing

What a ‘saddo’ am I?:D:D:D

Oh well …maybe there are similar ‘saddo’s’ out there

‘Saddo’s …do not be ashamed …be bold and come forth …share your notebook experience

Come out of the closet and UNITE say I :D:D:D

Have we lost ‘intelligence’?

If you look at the links to the 2 posts published previously you will see that one is about Wolves being re introduced to Yellowstone Park in the US and how in a short space of time …with not too many wolves …a great ‘healing’ took place ….the damaged Ecosystem of the nature reserve COMPLETELY restored AND flourishing further.

I’ve ALWAYS thought wolves were misunderstood but special creatures ….something about the ….well I’m not sure what …it’s more than their ‘appearance’ ANYWAY watch the clip ….it PROVES that wolves are tuned into Om ( or have an ‘intelligence’) WAY beyond us humans

The second link is to the blog ‘Rationalising the Universe’ which explains the repeating coil pattern occurring EVERYWHERE really:)

I am following some AMAZING blogs …’Maths by a girl’ is another favorite …this young woman is both VERY clever AND creative …she does detailed pen drawings of the microbiology of the brain which are the most WONDERFUL works of art:)

I honestly believe that there is a HUGE shift in thinking occurring …..a recognition that EVERYTHING is connected ….a systems theory where each part relates with the other kind of in an osmotic way ….the ancients KNEW it and I think it’s very nicely depicted in this …. one of my FAVORITE images ….it’s an aboriginal painting ….it not only depicts the blurring of the internal and external but also the vibrancy and energy which kicks the whole thing off …..’God’ ‘Allah’ ‘Om’ or WHATEVER you want to call it …an ‘intelligence’ higher than ours which you could argue has been lost in ‘development’ ….we are starting to acknowledge it again now tho :):):):)

Ether to Blog On….Ether to Blog On….Do you read me …. Over

Erm …..what? …..I mean hello? …..who’s that? …..does this mean I’m connected? …..are you going to stop messing about now ether? ….am getting a bit fed up of this sticking, blocking …things disappearing and total crashes ..do you hear me?

…………….

Sorry ….heh herm ( coughs, sits up straight and adopts serious tone) blog on to ether yes I read you …..I think …..I mean over

Ether to blog on you now have full connection over

HURRAH!!! …about bloody time!!! …( holds nose) count down to connection ….fastening seat belt for lift off ….five …..four ……three ……t..

What are you DOING???

Counting down …you know li..

Yes …Yes …I know …STOP being ridiculous and just be happy you now have wifi and can post to your blog

Well I should bloody well think so after what I’ve been thro

Are you NEVER satisfied? …you now have top speed fibre optic broadband so there should be no more trouble ..you and the boys can happily use all your tech to your hearts content

And thank god for THAT ….I’ve only had to sell my soul to the devil to get it

What do you mean?

I’ve only had to get sky ….putting my money in the pocket of the corrupt media moguls Murdoch …

Oh dear

Yep ……am paying with both hard earned spondoolah AND concience ….feel like I’ve sold out
C’mon …you’ve got fibre optic broadband …ALL your kit connected …and what’s all this about ‘concience’ …who gives a shit ?

I do!

Well nobody else does

Thanks ….you’re not making this feel any better

Didn’t intend to ….

Oh ..not you as WELL ether …..I thought you were bigger and better than that

I am

Well what are you talking like that for?

I just feed back based on the messages I receive …put out based on what comes in

Well maybe you need to try ‘recieving’ different messages then

Hey ….don’t blame me …it’s not top down management here …it’s a collaborative …reciprocal carry on …I keep dropping hints but if they ain’t being picked up on

Oh ….I’ve had enough of this …I’m off ….where’s my cushion?

Oh that’s right … running off again to feel sorry for yourself and lol about on your cushion

YES! ….over and OUT!!!

 

https://youtu.be/gbMnuqX_P-g

 

Hmmmmm being a bit melodramatic aren’t we?

Blog on to ether …I said OVER and OUT …and I like this version better than Jon’s original because she sounds as tho  HER energy is completely sapped and her voice is out of sinc …

And hmmmmmmm is she smoking or is that a chip on her shoulder?:D:D:D

Let’s do yoga with Mr Modi!!!

I don’t care what ANYONE says ……this is the man for me ……well not literally:D:D:D

BUT anyone who practices Yoga can be trusted …..Mr Modi ( Indian Prime Minister) is reclaiming Yoga ….it is NOT a commodity ….it is an ancient all encompassing practice …..you can be ANY religion or NONE  ….you can be fat ….thin ….old …..young ….black …white ….yellow …you might already have health problems ….it’s NOT about being a supermodel dressed in designer ‘Yoga Gear’ tying yourself in knots ….it costs 0 …..the benefits are now being proven by scientific research …..all you need is maybe a mat …enough space to lie flat with your arms outstretched and an ability to breath …and yes these guys are sitting in the lotus position …but if you can’t it doesn’t matter …us westerners having spent years sat in chairs often struggle with it …just sit cross legged or however is comfortable to meditate ……

Let’s join the ‘Yoga Revolution’ …….Ommmmmmmm:D:D:D

https://youtu.be/ZMTberFK48w

Oh and the link was sent to me by my buddy Rahul ….it’s cheered me up no end :D:D:D

Still want to read those ‘Panama Papers’ tho …..go knocking on a few doors taking some teabags a la Satish Kumar …saying

‘ Hello my names Fijay …I’ve brought you some teabags …how about popping the kettle on so we can have a nice cuppa and a chat’:D:D:D

Tune into Om a DIY job …….then just let the magic happen:)

I KNOW I said I was having a break from blogging and I AM ….but THIS I HAD to post ….got this from my ‘bus buddy’ Rahul late last night ……it was like going to sleep after a warm and snuggly bedtime story as a child :):):):):):)

Rahul is incredibly special ….the work he is doing …the mind he has …his joy and his soul …I am fast viewing him like a ……I was going to say like a kind of third son ……but think I will say younger brother:D:D:D;)

I am ever hopeful ……I reckon we are at the start of a major shift in thinking a REVOLUTION….AMAZING possibility ….but CRUCIALLY the ability to ‘Tune into Om’ and ‘Karma Currency’ to ensure the motivations remain sound:):):):):):)

Oh ….and guess what? ……have just got a mutual ‘follow’ from a young Venuzualan musician who I think has managed to get out …..need to spend some time translating Spanish tho so I can understand

ANYWAY …..

Watch …..Enjoy …..Move in this direction:):):):):):):):)

https://youtu.be/AXwLsba2TOY
https://youtu.be/K-g_sxCbhvs

Let’s keep things in perspective ….

So where shall we start ….Ooh I know lets go into space:D:D:D


Now it’s been in the back of my mind that I need to briefly critique my recent reading ….yep old Hawkins is vey interesting but reads a little dry if you ask me ….hmmmmm he is a scientist and android afterall BUT he must be commended on possibly being the first making some of the bigger scientific thoughts accessible to the public ….breaking down barriers and all that  ….in actual fact he’s the first real android….so YES I like Hawkins and as a fan of the Simpsons I doubly respect him for having made a guest appearance on THAT particular show a number of years ago  …….yes Mr Hawkins if you fancy employing a new aide let me know …..I am adept at hooking folk up to various  adaptations, have operated suction and I.V apparatus in the past ……hmmmm may need refreshers and would DEFINATELY need further training in the electronics department …..would hate to think I would forget to plug you in ….but if you’re prepared to take a gamble just drop me an e’mail 😉 :D:D:D

HOWEVER it has to be said that I LOVED ‘The Elegant Universe’ by Brian Greene …so thanks to Joe for the recommendation ….THIS book goes a step further than Hawkins books in my view ….it presents the crazyness of various theories in the quest for the ultimate theory (  string or multiverse) to explain what the hell is going on both on the microcosmic and universal scales and fits very nicely with my very own ‘soup theory’ if I say so myself:D:D:D ..including the bizarre time/space….. waves which are actually particles …the as yet unseen …including dark matter…. black holes …. AND that we don’t have the numbers to go there which has the scientific world in a state of frustrated flux as they HAVE to fit everything into mathematics as it is the LAW ……Oh dearie me ….this book is written with such humour it had me laughing out loud at 2 pages in:D:D:D  He also advocates the different scientific fields all pulling together to work in multi disciplinary teams which makes sense doesn’t it? ….collaboration and all that

But how to summarise when I am a barely literate non scientist or academic!!!???:D:D:D

WELL it just so happens that when exchanging polite chit chat with a stranger on a bus recently I happened at one point to mention this book and what it was about ….last week I was sent a link to this video which I only saw last night ….another good explaination of current thinking in the world of Physics which takes it to yet ANOTHER level in terms of the ‘Ever so simple theory of everything’ …….the title alone of which speaks to my soul ….Oh and they think they’re about to solve the numbers thing with the recent invention of quantum clocks ……oh dearie me ……all this is amusing me no end:D:D:D

Who needs drugs? …..just go with this stuff …..you will be amazed …..amused …..and realise how crazy and insignificant we actually all ARE:D:D:D

Anyway if you’re interested here’s the link …..it’s a bit dry but just bare with it …..you may need to watch it in chunks to digest each little segment …stop …think …laugh …then watch the next bit:D:D:D

Buggar! …it won’t let me post the link …will have to try again later ……..but anyway …..

We ALL know there is a kind of ebb and flow to everything ….a reciprocal arrangement …..think of anything in nature …all the energies needing to function cyclically, rythmically to maintain the whole …..BUT I LOVE this idea of all the energies eventually being pulled back together untill it is a teeny tiny mega super energy that can no longer contain itself and implodes forming a black hole …..but here’s my hypothesis ..yes ….yes ….I can have one on my own blog …. what if at the point of implosion of the tiny dot forming the black hole …there is then another explosion at the other side …..another Big Bang which they’re now not sure WAS a Big Bang ..maybe as the dot sucks in and disappears it pops out again in a kind of black bubble …kind of lava lampish to start all over again ….am I going off on one here?….where was I? ……oh yes…and as there are black holes ALLOVER the place ….this could in fact be going on all the time …. ANYWAY this ‘Simple theory of everything’ does indeed accommodate all theories including that of the apparantly random multiverse …EUREKA!!!  ….it IS just one great big soup that can be taken down and down and down to the teeny hyperenergy dot ..or God particle …or Om ….or whatever you want to call it ……OR following explosion it can be taken up and up and up on a vast scale …and we therefore ARE made of AND create this universal energy WHICH if you think about it …CAN therefore accommodate the principle of karma …tuning into Om IS a DIY job:D:D:D  There  are certainly no men with long white beards proclaiming us saints or sinners …No just tune into Om and all will be fine …it’s there ANYWAY whether we like it or not:D:D:D

So there we are ….SOLVED!!!:D:D:D

Oh I would LOVE to visit the giant hydronic collider in Switzerland and chat to folk there ….maybe meditate together ….maybe I can accompany Steve when I take up my new employment:D:D:D   Hmmmmm YES this is my dream …then   I will retire to Jaipur ….join the book club and hang out with the art crowd untill it’s my turn for my energies to be dispersed from this human clump ….hmmmm I fancy being a cosmic ray but better not get ideas above my station ;D :D:D:D …could end up coming back here as a slug or a bluebottle or something:D:D:D

Anyway for now let’s bring it back down to earth ……that’s it …..doooooooown we come ……grooooooound ourselves:D:D:D

Yes …I’ve ALWAYS found these humble little ‘weeds’attractive


Today I ate one ……..Euuuuugh!!!  Blah!  Blah!  spit spit     blaheuuuuugh …..

Day 10 of the detox

Day 5

Now I don’t know whether it’s in my imagination ….. possibly Antra’s comments urging me on ( Thankyou Antra :):):):):) ………or maybe it’s because I looked at the pic of myself wallowing in self pity …..I DO tend to lol about like that milking it to to the nth degree when feeling ill … they had run out of ‘stoicism’ when they got to me on the ‘feeling ill’ front ….it’s why I don’t drink above a couple of glasses of alcohol when out socially :D:D

Alcohol does not do me good …don’t even like the taste really ….BUT THIS!!??? ….I thought I was pretty healthy for my age …… caught unawares by how AWFUL I have actually felt starting this detox regime ….reassured slightly by googling ‘symptoms’ but rather than thinking positively about the ‘purging of toxins’ …..which seemed to affect every inch of my being INCLUDING MY VOICEBOX AND EYES!!!  I have spent the last few days lolling around going ‘woe is me’ at every available opportunity

ANYWAY I woke at 6am this morning BEFORE THE ALARM ..it was like the lights had been switched back on ….yes …yes …I’m still a bit snuffly and muggy headed BUT the aches have gone and I fair bounced out of bed …… the thing is I had felt so bad I had not been meditating …AND THIS IS PRECISELY WHEN YOU SHOULD … detox the mind as well as the physical body …..the 2 going hand in hand ….the double whammy rebalance so to speak …I could go further into the interconnectness on a microcosmic level etc etc but let’s not get carried away ..folk only think am bonkers when I go off on on one like that

AND …AND ….it’s not a ‘regime’ is it ….well actually that’s part of the problem …the 21 day detox kind of LOOKS like one and I’m not very good at those ……maybe it’s the terminology …..

SO …I’ve  decided to view it differently ….and ok I haven’t miraculously turned into some radiant beaming beauty so joyous am I re this experience (I still want to whack those women with my cushion …in actual fact have been looking at them again and the blond one is viewing the bananas with a very a strange expression if you ask me ….. she looks a bit wary …..the other woman is wallowing in every available fruit EXCEPT bananas …..the last one has clearly been admitted to some kind of clinical institution in what looks to be a sterile environment free from all visible organicmatter and WHAT on EARTH has become of Ms day 21 !!!?? From where I’m sitting she has been reduced to a shadow of a being who although clearly bendy has the substance of what looks like watermelon with a singular protruding limb of spring onion …and thank goodness for THAT say I …I mean watermelon is all very well but it’s consistancy is just watery mush…WHERE would that pitiful being be without her Spring onion:D:D

Anyway I digress …where was I …oh yes:D:D …

BUT considering I’ve never done this before and there is hmmmmm what? ….let’s just say over 21years of build up of ingesting allsorts in there …it’s just 21 days of drinking this ere ‘tea’ and eating fresh fruit and veggies etc….ok so no bars of Galaxy chocolate or almond croissants AND I really need to prioritise having lunch rather than being soooo damned  busy I find myself wolfing down a family bag of revels at 4pm when sat in the car picking up Sam from school ( I MEANT to share them but they just DISAPPEARED ok?:D:D;) …..BUT once its done ….just need to do a mini every now and again to prevent the build up getting this bad …maybe a weekend a month….it’s a piece of cake really ……..

Oh God  ‘cake’ mmmmmmm…..no …no …..NO CAKE!!!!   not just yet anyway:D:D:D

And SO to quote one of my faves who not only speaks to my soul but makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside …


Keep it simple ……Don’t sweat the small stuff …hmmmmm well actually yes do in this situation but ANYWAY just 16 more days to go
Aaaaagh!!! …see… just saying that makes it sound like purgatory:D:D:D

No ..No ….THINK POSITIVE!

NO …NO …think NOTHING  …..just tra la li and see what happens:D:D:D