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Data is an Addiction and something something….

June 18, 2014

Greetings,

Spent the last two weeks sans interweb access. Close to 11-12 days at any rate.

Very interesting life-shifts.

Realization: by VivEkta…

 

I got more done. Had a day or so of minor with-drawl symptoms.

Read 2.5 books, long with me but un-read.

Truly.

No wonder it is called the world wide web :-)

What a set up we have set up for ourselves.

The only one who remains un-trapped in the web is the spinner, a spider.

Now who sends out spiders in the world wide web?

Yesssss……..

Search Engines….

“It’s called the world wide web,” said the spider to the fly

Very real experience folks, not to be dis-missed lightly. ;-)

Everything got cleaner, sharper.

Too much data blunts us.

Of course, someone has come up with what just flashed through my mind…

Thor, they name is:

THE DATA HAMMER!!!!!

Self-discipline, stemming from self-awareness, stemming from a deep desire for self-awareness….

There-in lie the lock and the key.

The only way to climb the ladder is to make sure you can and then take the first rung.

One key in-sight, some moons ago, posterized by Ekta….

So, there you have it….

And ISIS? Please……

Truly the theatre of the absurd.

That we have war on-going on a massive scale in most known history, to even kid ourselves, momentarily that humanity as a whole is on an ascension path is laugh able.

But we should know better, because war is peace and ignorance is strength….

A dear and deep but only occasionally contacted friend from OZ sent me a link to The Secret Doctrine, Vol. III by Helena P. Blavatsky. I am so grateful.

Intense times call for slowing down even harder. Contra-intuitive as that may sound. While we still have the time/chance, we should…….

And that key is the breath…..

Deeply, slowly outward….that is all. Breathe deeply, slowly, outward as consciously and often as you can…..

;-)

i

 

 

12 Comments leave one →
  1. izzy permalink
    June 18, 2014 2:55 pm

    In 1961, Newton Minow called television a “vast wasteland”. Ah, the Good Old Days! He had no idea what was coming.

    • June 18, 2014 5:01 pm

      He didn’t, but I think hollywood knew izzy. The progression has been too swift and obvious and obviously controlled.

      Like the TV in every home and room almost now, is a fractal of some giant screen in the sky…flashing red, green and blue.

  2. Jorge permalink
    June 18, 2014 11:51 pm

    I can relate to the picture of the mobile phone handcuffed to the arm. I have been feeling like my mobile phone is a chain, like I am enslaved by it. I have been slowly moving away from it. I have even hand-written letters to friends recently. It takes so much more time, but is so much more thoughtful.

    • June 20, 2014 9:27 am

      Hand writing letters Jorge, what a great practise. Even just writing. I’ve written pages and pages and books of repetitive writing as a practise, amazing, as opposed to keyboards and staring at screens, fascinating as that might be/seem :-)

  3. teslark permalink
    June 19, 2014 4:03 am

    ORI.

    i’ve been reading your comments for years now and even watched a video of you .

    i am or have been a web addict myself and have taken the week off on meditation retreats etc…
    handcuffs are an interesting metaphor. other such metaphors also get at the addictive and trap like nature of the data on the web.

    like the essential emotions unlocked by a powerful drug, the data gives half of a truth to ones mind while it’s danger and ‘cost’ lay in the understanding of that portion of truth it leaves out—the truth of action and the information of direct experience.

    the same could be said of a library of books that traps a reader away from the world. but this library is beamed through a mesmerizing screen at ones eyes, and gives the reader the illusion of participation by commenting and writing on other people’s boards.

    it is the cultural extension of a victorian age of letter writing , not on steroids, but something even more aggrandizing. and more enervating at the same time.

    the idea of asserting ‘balance’ through some type of discipline with the web is self evident and yet, this fountain of data by its very nature seeks to throw of balance in the nature of it’s relationship with anyone who drinks from its addictively sweet waters.

    • June 20, 2014 9:30 am

      Very well said all around teslark (nice handle by the way). I can only add an interesting little insight that in hindi (and sanskrit) one of the words for the great father up there is also Daata :-) I see all this as a way the machine is somehow denigrating/atrophying the body…..is this by design? Is the machine finally or actually aware?

      Have we been had?

  4. Dublinsmick permalink
    June 23, 2014 6:14 am

    Newton probably did not realize that teevee would soon become government policy :)

    • June 23, 2014 8:16 am

      New Ton is now an old ton….out dated, mechanical…New Done :-)

  5. Dublinsmick permalink
    June 24, 2014 4:19 am

    Zh is a hoot. I think someday the Rothchilds will receive the Nefilim medal of honor for smelting and stacking all the gold so they can take off with it at a future time. Like those boys say, possession is everything! :)

    • June 24, 2014 5:11 am

      Isn’t it just Dub? I’ve learned a lot from being there. Top notch minds in the comment section :-)

  6. tom kauser permalink
    July 1, 2014 12:48 am

    ZH is too newsmax for my taste

    • July 1, 2014 5:00 am

      It’s the comment section that is the magic there Tom. I’ve learned a lot from some of the acerbic but brilliant people who flock there. The articles have been getting more and more tabloid. You know what they say, on a long enough time-line… :-)

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