Posts Tagged ‘spirituality’

Wedded Or Divorced?

January 4, 2014 2 comments

Wedded Or Divorced

So, which do you prefer? A wedding or a divorce? If you prefer the latter but are stuck in the former 24 X 7 (like BD00), what’s your strategy for achieving the transition, even if only temporarily? AFAIK, the practice of meditation is one healthy approach for distancing oneself from one’s thoughts. Is it the only way?

Categories: spirituality Tags: , ,

Distance From The “Source”

August 4, 2013 Leave a comment


As you can see, BD00 is waaay disconnected from “The Source“. How far away are you?

Categories: spirituality Tags:

They Do Us!

Armies Of The Preposterous

April 18, 2013 2 comments

Cover of "The God Delusion"

Similar to many of BD00’s posts, this one is most likely to offend some people who stumble upon it. Why? Because BD00 felt the need to hoist these eloquently concise snippets from Richard Dawkins’The God Delusion“:

Faith is an evil precisely because it requires no justification and brooks no argument. Teaching children that unquestioned faith is a virtue primes them—given certain other ingredients that are not hard to come by—to grow up into potentially lethal weapons for future jihads or crusades.

Because each new generation of children is taught that religious propositions need not be justified in the way that all others must, civilization is still besieged by the armies of the preposterous. We are, even now, killing ourselves over ancient literature. Who would have thought something so tragically absurd could be possible?

To be fair, much of the Bible is not systematically evil but just plain weird, as you would expect of a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and ‘improved’ by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists, unknown to us and mostly unknown to each other, spanning nine centuries.

OK, so now it’s time to open myself up to a counterattack. I believe, but not unquestioningly, that we are all unique, individual manifestations of a universally distributed life force that permeates all things. We are like waves in the ocean of life. We rise up, we create, and then we return home again.

Actually, we never leave home. We just “think” we do.


September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I don’t know about you, but this quote seems magical to me:

So, in the midst of the relentless erosion of integrity of all matter over time, how in the hell does anything ever get organized in the first freakin’ place? While something is being created  in real-time, be it you or me or our own creations, the 2nd law of thermo is magically suspended from doing its damage.

It takes “work” to create something. As soon as the entropy-defying work stops, the disintegration of that something begins.

Dependence Over Autonomy

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Matthew Gill’s “Accountant’s Truth” provides a fascinating analysis and expose of the attitudes and culture of the accounting industry through a series of in-depth interviews with practicing accountants. As I’m reading the book, I’m using the Kindle’s marvelous “share” feature to tweet snippets like this one out into the ether:

Now, compare this excerpt with the following pair of tweets from one of my fave spiritual teachers, Byron Katie:

Interesting, don’t you think?

Peace And Despair II

What causes your “delta” to increase? Decrease? How does your delta vary with time? Are your delta’s mean and variance both close to zero? What do you think the Buddha, Lao Tzu, and Jesus’s deltas were?

Peace And Despair

May 10, 2012 2 comments

Existential despair is the painful discrepancy between what is and what should be – Paul Watzlawick

Your despair can be my peace and vice versa. On the other hand, my despair can be your despair and my peace can be your peace.

Spiritual Google

May 8, 2012 1 comment

Wow! I can’t believe I stumbled upon this. What’s “this“, you ask? It’s a video of a talk given by Eckhart Tolle at Google. Yes, Google.

I know that religion is a deeply personal issue, but if you’ve never seen Eckhart Tolle in action, please indulge BD00 by at least watching a few minutes of the video with an open mind. Lemme know if it tickles something inside of you. If you get a “meh” feeling, then that’s OK too. Do you think he’s the real deal or just another Swaggart/Bakker clone?

Glide On The Peace Train

May 3, 2012 9 comments

The other day at work, while diligently plying away on an interface design, I just happened to notice that I was singing the (artist formerly known as) Cat Stevens’ tune “Peace Train to myself. Not out loud (thankfully), but to myself – in my head. This is just another example that reinforces the fact that “we don’t think; thinking happens to us“. No?

It may be scary to some to discover that thinking unconsciously and automatically happens to us, but the saving grace is that at least we can consciously choose how to react to those thoughts. Well, most of the time. Well, some of the time?

What was the last song you sang to yourself?

%d bloggers like this: