“Why are you always laughing? Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re laughing about! Sometimes it’s just mean!”
- Didn’t you get the memo?
“What? What memo?”
- It’s all a joke.
The Laughing Buddha
One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?”
Smiling as usual, he instantly swung the sack over his shoulder.
“How does one realize Zen?” Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.
From Siddhartha “…Siddhartha replies that for every true statement there is an opposite one that is also true; that language and the confines of time lead people to adhere to one fixed belief that does not account for the fullness of the truth. Because nature works in a self-sustaining cycle, every entity carries in it the potential for its opposite and so the world must always be considered complete. Siddhartha simply urges people to identify and love the world in its completeness…”
I was with my mother, but she doesn’t dive so I went by myself, along with other divers and local dive masters.
I sat on the boat silently as we waited to arrive at our dive point.
The local dive master stood in front of me as we were both at the front of the boat.
He stood, head high with his arms crossed.
I was looking at the water.
“Don’t be afraid,” he calmly said to me.
Amidst my silence, he saw right through my cloak of defence… No one else in the boat seems to have noticed… Or maybe, no one else in the boat knew how to speak of things that people like to hide from others as well as ourselves.
To put something in layman’s terms is to describe a complex or technical issue using words and terms that the average individual (someone without professional training in the subject area) can understand, so that they may comprehend the issue to some degree.
Instead of saying:
“You need a new piston, valve guides, stator, and counter-shaft balancer”
In layman’s terms you’d say:
“There are some internal parts that need replaced”
– Urban Dictionary
The most typical psychological term for functions carried out by the prefrontal cortex area is executive function. Executive function relates to abilities to differentiate among conflicting thoughts, determine good and bad, better and best, same and different, future consequences of current activities, working toward a defined goal, prediction of outcomes, expectation based on actions, and social “control” (the ability to suppress urges that, if not suppressed, could lead to socially unacceptable outcomes). - Wikipedia
A couple of nuns talked to me about my paintings the other day. They seemed real nice, you know. Calm demeanor and such, but my guards were up…
because I had to filter out a memory about my grand aunt who used to be a nun.
She got kicked out of the convent because she was caught sexing it up with another nun.
I was able to maintain a pretty good conversation though because I just kind of told my brain to “keep moving” when that came up in the database.
An in-house helper started to see a soldier around the house. Apparently following her around, waving, smiling, and whistling.
She was pretty creeped out by this and went on to tell my grandma…
She tried to point him out to her, but my grandma saw no one.
So they got more people in to find out what’s going on… And apparently, no one else can see this soldier but the helper.
They called in witch doctors and the conclusion was that it was a dead soldier who was probably killed during the battle.
The helper was from a rural area in the Philippines. They decided to send her home for her own safety. Before that though, they tried to heal her and shit… Like, at one point they brought her to a convent and all sorts of crazy shit happened… Apparently, at one point, they made her drink holy water and it got stuck on her throat for a while. It wasn’t until she could swallow it that they sent her home.
…is a documentary about Steve Jobs: Apple founder (USA)
“The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually, you know if you push in, something will pop out on the other side…that’s maybe the most important thing.”
– Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)