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Basic Training July 17, 2007

Posted by whatacharacter in body, just my blogs, mind, spiritual, useful.
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Life is full of wonder. I wonder why we easily fill up our lives with needless schtuff, and quickly forget or take for granted our key essentials. It’s a wonder how helpless and defenseless we can be in the face of the cultural conditioning onslaught we receive from our parents, peers, and society’s media which allow us to “fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.”

Sex, eating, breathing, thinking, feeling, imagining and sleeping reveal more about our shared human condition than we might give credit to. I’m attempting to re-capture a big picture sense of the commonplace universal essentials of life, and elevate them to their noble, sacred positions for re-consideration and re-integration.

This is said to simply re-dedicate this blog. Where I am coming from is to offer an artist/philosopher’s insight, for what it’s worth. I can do no less, given the weight years of experience and contemplation have given me. I am eager to offer these ideas, and discuss them whenever possible. These blessays (blog-essays?) will become my personal record of thought ether and techno pixels, to live and stand out here in cyberspace on their own merits. I’ll attempt to order them in a sort of sequencial revelation of relevance and importance, hoping that helps.

The “Heart” page tab above will become archives for these “thinking points” which I’ll try posting once a week (along with other blog stuff). Unless I get comments, I’ll just remove them from my home page and list them down in chronological order on the Heart page.

Never stop learning, expanding, growing, sharing, giving …

Like Erasmus once said “The more I learn, the less I know.” He carried it to its logical conclusion in that he learned so much that he recognized that he knew nothing. There it gets down to simply being – a fully integrated, fulfilled creature of Life.

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1. alistair - July 24, 2007

hmmm. basic training. the repitition of simple movements or gestures to prepare for programming.
like in music or athletics or rehabilitation or the military or pre-adolescent life with niggling parents.
in music or athletics or rehab or the military, the movements and gestures are objectively driven.
in families the motivations are subjective and maladapted.
i feel that our life begins as we emerge from the parental programmming and we cast off that which was installed subjectively so that we can install more effective programs.
that`s my basic training.
every day.

2. whatacharacter - July 25, 2007

Every day is Day#1. It’s all we have. From beginning to end.
growth. physical conditioning. mental education. self control.

plus the school system. the hand-that-rocks-the-cradle. the internet.

thanks for understanding.
– Greg

3. Maximus - December 20, 2007

I would like to see a continuation of the topic


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