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Paying Attention…

November 8, 2011


I scribbled this on my note-pad last night, so will reproduce as is:


“The flow of time and attention into machines.

Used to go to Nature.

Now nature stands ignored.

We are clearly in the Winter of our relationship with nature, yes?

Now machines consume our Time and Attention and therefore impact their qualities. Naturally!

No wonder nature is withering away. Dis-Appearing? Only an Appearance can Dis-Appear. See how that works?

Virtual reality meanwhile grows ever-richer, in every dimension. Data expanding geo-metrically, Guzzling material, power, attention, money, currency…to stay alive and thrive.

The loss is real and the gains are ephemeral.


Attention, the sum total of our sense-awareness. Where is your attention? What are we individually and collectively pouring our attention into?

Quite simple, see what is growing (industrial dystopia) and what is shrinking (Nature).

iPad, EyePad, my pad or your pad?

I live in a flat. A box. no shox.

Predictable. Safe. Uniformity.

Since eternity.

Same is safe and safe is same,

same old game

over and over.

See how?

Over and over and over again.

How about the over and under?

Rule book torn


There is NO opponent

Except the other

Side of you

or me

As the case may be

It’s a battle

Not a fight

See how they did it? Right is right and left is wrong.

Left behind.

Right ahead.

Any surprise 95% of the world is conformingly, comfortably right-handed? And thus left brained.

I have a feeling I’m a closet ambi-dexterist and also have an equally strong feeling that we might all be.

Can you juggle? Learn how. Three ball, nice and simple. One of life’s exhilarating a-ha’s when you “get” it. And you’re on your way to ambi-dexterousity! 😉 The three ball Juggle.

Can you imagine the balancing impact on the world if all the natural lefties were allowed to be free?

We are living in an uber-conformist world. And the conformity is no accident. Statistically, does that make any sense at all?

The Industrial revolution needed conformity at every level to grow like the cancer it has been. The similarities between the industrial revolution and it’s spawn and Cancer are quite staggering. Of course, because cancer IS a disease borne of the IR. Unlimited growth. Case closed, right? Unlimited growth in total dis-regard of bio-spherical impact.

Self-cannibalizing. Cancer kills it’s host, see? So does industrialization.

Conformity, uniformity…. they are everywhere. Culture’s awesome power, got the world’s attention captured, only like deer in headlights.



Some food for thought on this Tuesday night. The Day (in the hindu calendar) of the Egregore Hanuman. Saying his 40 verse poem verbatim for the last 8 years, every day… changed my life.

His egrogre is built from tremendous tales…




10 Comments leave one →
  1. blindman permalink
    November 8, 2011 5:32 pm

    Earth Pilgrims – John Craig

    • November 8, 2011 9:46 pm

      Thank you for this video. I wasn’t familiar with John Craig and found this preview compelling.

  2. blindman permalink
    November 8, 2011 5:34 pm

    The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Full Length – English Subtitles)
    found these today over round keiser ville.

  3. neil permalink
    November 8, 2011 6:07 pm

    thunder and vibrance
    electrified through
    harmony starcaps
    willow and blue
    intensified instance
    around and devout
    wondered on waves
    through in and out
    glowing and forming
    afar and near
    reaching and raising
    winding and clear
    weaving the colors
    arising a truth
    by thew wind and the sunlight
    of essences root


    good poem vivek,quality stuff as usual……

    respects to yourself

    • November 11, 2011 6:31 am

      Nice Neil, I’ve been reading your work on deepintoartlife west. Thanks for sharing here and yoru appreciation is much appreciated. 🙂

  4. Ray permalink
    November 8, 2011 7:50 pm

    That we share oneness ~ no doubt !
    This……..came my way today.
    And then, just for Contrast……This ~

    What an Amazing Universe !

  5. dwm permalink
    November 8, 2011 8:34 pm

    One is born into the thoughts and actions of others around one.
    Nature is not far if one looks.
    One’s self-perception is where trouble starts.
    Machines are a boon to some and should be a boon to all, as nature can provide or kill without qualm.
    Is it an unending process of realization or a diversion from the understanding that some things are unknowable….gasp…, it’s real.

  6. Philip Payson permalink
    November 10, 2011 11:28 am

  7. November 10, 2011 9:10 pm

    For myself, nature is the source of inspiration and revelation, while technology the means of exchange and transmission (sharing of that which was inspired).

    I appreciate having this medium of expression, while focusing the majority of my attention towards what I call “the what is real goodness” …. the Divine Mother.

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