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August 9, 2012

Greetings,

Hope you are well.

In parting (this is the blog’s final post) I wanted to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey. It’s been wonderful, has brought me a few dear friends and 13 brave souls who pitched in to help with the Electric Car Project. I’ll be in touch with you personally in terms of the Book/DVD/CD.

I also wanted to let you know that in a world of givers and takers, it’s good to lean on the giver side. As I look at the echo chamber (monolouge) this space has become, I seem to have surrounded myself with takers.

Thus it’s perhaps best to use the wisdom of the Fremen once again:

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife — chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: “Now it’s complete because it’s ended here.”

Last but not least, as the PLAN linked above comes to fruition, please visit the re-done website for ANDC (this is what the 13 brave ones are a part of now).

 

 

ANDC

Take good care, deepen your journey, pay attention.

Or don’t.

😉

It is complete.

In Truth,

Vivek

31 Comments leave one →
  1. blindman permalink
    August 9, 2012 12:27 pm

    v,
    thank you for your work
    and your expressions, the many
    insights and comments. ….
    dissapointment may be just
    temporary.
    best to you.
    Talkin’ Fishbowl Blues

    .
    p
    ps. mp, mike akablindman
    .
    pps
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TomWaitsNYC

    • August 13, 2012 4:39 am

      🙂 Thanks Mike. Good to place a name to anonymity! Thanks too for all your sharing here over the years.

      And yes, it’s a phase change for me, for Us?

  2. Anastasia permalink
    August 9, 2012 1:26 pm

    Very wise. Thanks for the lesson.

  3. Judah Ruddy permalink
    August 9, 2012 2:55 pm

    When did your journey begin?

  4. August 9, 2012 3:22 pm

    NO!

    [i]As virtuous men pass mildly away,
    And whisper to their souls to go,
    Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
    “Now his breath goes,” and some say, “No.”[/i]
    John Donne

    [i]Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.[/i]
    Dylan Thomas

    No….please.

    • August 13, 2012 4:48 am

      *Hugs*, *Hugs* and more *Hugs*. Your passion is so palpable Susanne. We will work together to make a difference. I know that 🙂 If nowhere else, then at least to our “selves”, eh? 🙂

  5. August 9, 2012 3:23 pm

    Awww…hypertags did not work….

    =(

  6. blindman permalink
    August 9, 2012 10:58 pm

    Shared: People with Rakim Brooks / Ethical Doctor
    Thursday August 9 1:00pm
    http://archive.wbai.org/#ankor5
    .
    allan watts presentation for you on this post.
    came up on the radio today, appropriate and fitting.

  7. August 10, 2012 12:45 am

    I feel the same, Susanne.

  8. blindman permalink
    August 10, 2012 12:51 am

    ” style is ( nothing more than ) getting from one note to the next. ”
    dizzy gillespie

    • August 13, 2012 4:46 am

      Perfect metaphor for where I am in life right now Mike. Just Purrrrfect, watermelon cheeks aside. 🙂

  9. Bruce permalink
    August 10, 2012 2:54 am

    Hi Vivek,

    Sorry to see you are going. Thank you for all your insights, they have helped me on my journey, I have been using your line the last few days, it helped me open my mind trying to use it to open others. You only see what you believe, how true. How can you see any different?

    Didn’t mean to be just a taker, but sometimes it is hard to commit to words especially when you are not even sure if you have your head wrapped around it. I wish you all the best.

    • August 13, 2012 4:45 am

      Isn’t that so true Bruce? Glad my own journey (reflected here) was resonant with yours. And I hear what you are saying. 🙂

  10. August 10, 2012 2:56 am

    Don’t delete the blob, you might change your mind.

    • August 13, 2012 4:44 am

      Dub, was blob a Freudian slip? Hmmmm? But it was becoming a tad blobby. Time to shift gears I think. And thank you for all your sharing here. Awesome. 🙂

  11. Lost in no man's land permalink
    August 10, 2012 6:22 pm

    Hi Vivek,

    I am sorry to hear that you are shutting down the blog. I can understand your frustration.

    What I realized is that it is impossible to have an open dialogue regarding seeking reality and truth in public as so much of the world population has been enslaved by lies and falsehood and delusions. That we are enslaved by a double lie. Two denials which people believe is truth. That two delusions make up reality.

    I stopped posting here a long time ago when I got attacked by others who keep getting flipped between two lies and unaware of the hidden third lie. That our brains have been programmed into compartmentalizing between 3 points and always unaware of the third pole. That we have been programmed to attack others to keep ourselves in our prison and misery of denial of denial.

    You asked a question in your recent post. What to do with fear which is the key. I see fear as both the key and the lock. That in going into the fear, we find the truth, which is that the fear is an illusions bound by denial.

    I think what helped me is that it isn’t a black and white world as they say it is. It isn’t binary. But the lock is that they bound us by having a binary world flipped between 3 points of falsehood.

    I think each person has to get to a point, if they ever get there, where they are willing to face what seems more scary and painful to see that they are wanting to leave the delusional world and see reality. That in the end, reality is much less painful and scary than the delusion we have been forced to live in. But each person has to get to that tipping point on their own and it ends up becoming a solitary journey as if we involve another person in it, we tend to project our own denial and imprisonment and resentment onto others, rather than facing our own prison that we force ourselves to live in each day.

    That the way out is through, rather than running away from it. And the realization that we have been lied to that going into it is more painful than running from it. That what has been defined to us as reality is nothing more than a double delusional denial. That two opposing denials must be the truth.

    I think more and more people are wanting out of this delusion, but the only way out is for each person to take the painful journey to find the strength and courage to face the fear and delusions and to see that in the end, the only way out is to face oneself directly and not project it onto others in the name of “help”. That it is too easy to not face one’s own lies to oneself when someone else is involved. That the way out is to face one’s own irrationality, delusions, and lies and denial to oneself. That each person has the ability to find truth and reality and to ask others to do it for them or guide then will only end up in failure and back to where one started. That each human being has the ability to reason and find reality and the courage and conviction to believe reality without the validation from those who live in a double delusion.

    I wish you the best of luck.

  12. August 11, 2012 11:04 am

    Very sad Vivek, to see you stop. From a selfish point of view I will miss your words, there is not much on the web I enjoy reading, now there is less.

    Whatever you do I wish you well!

    Much love and hugs

    Rob

    • August 13, 2012 4:43 am

      Rob, you know well, a plane can only fly so many hours before a re-fuel and only then again so many between a good over-haul.
      Over-haul time here. 🙂

      I’ll be back, so hopefully we’ll all be back together somehow, more….richly.

  13. blindman permalink
    August 11, 2012 12:04 pm

    http://www.aapsonline.org/brochures/isaiah.htm
    ISAIAH’S JOB
    by Albert J. Nock
    .
    passing this along as a link
    in the chain.

  14. blindman permalink
    August 11, 2012 12:43 pm

    Bonnie Raitt – Million Miles (2012)

    .
    ” you took a part of me
    that i really miss …” b.dylan

  15. August 11, 2012 1:38 pm

    Hello again and Goodbye, Vivek! I do hope you leave the blog up as it is a treasure trove. Love always to you.

    • August 13, 2012 4:41 am

      🙂 Like wise to you Alex. Hope you are doing well!

  16. ole permalink
    August 11, 2012 4:18 pm

    I trust you have fully thought this out. I want to thank you for your writings which, among others, helped me tremendously on my own path.
    Goodbye then !

    • August 13, 2012 4:41 am

      Grazzi ole. Goodbye from this format/medium. When new ways of being connected arise, I’ll post here,. Glad to have had you along. 🙂

  17. blindman permalink
    August 11, 2012 10:56 pm

    Sun Ra – Circe

    .
    Tom Waits – ‘Young At Heart’

    .
    i may go on like this for a while ……

  18. Stephen Baze permalink
    August 12, 2012 6:31 pm

    As I said a short time ago , your time will come when it it is NECESSARY and apparently you believe or accept that time is now………………….learned a lot here from many sources and greatly appreciate them all . major events are just around the corner for ll to see in living color and many here will be completely devastated for a lack of understanding and believing in the illusions . sometimes violence must be used to defeat evil . we very close to that time and well past in the simple understanding of it ………………………. few have the courage to grasp the truth/courage of this as most have been mind effed into acceptance of the status quo for far too long to even have an inkling of the depth of it ………………………Remember INki and Enlile ? HIstory proves all every time .

    Good luck Vivek in all of your endeavors and thanks for all the info !

  19. August 13, 2012 12:06 am

    Vivek, I am proud to be of the thirteen. I build data-driven software (i.e. there is no spoon.) How can I be of help in the future? Thanks for your blog (your thoughts). I feel this is the beginning.

    Thank you for your time and where ever our journeys cross, may the path and friendships be eternal.

  20. August 14, 2012 11:33 pm

    Your words have meant so much to me. But when a season is over, it is over. Be blessed, with much love. And there are stil the cats.

  21. toxic8 permalink
    August 25, 2012 10:26 pm

    Hello Vivek,

    I was the one who wrote to you about my Mystical Experience in NYC.

    I want to earnestly thank for your time & advice – and your posts throughout the years. I have enjoyed and learned much.

    Further, at least partly thanks to you, I have now started on a path of meditation and thoughtfulness, hoping to reach an everyday awareness that had only been offered in glimpses before with the aid of teacher plants.

    My Firefox toolbar is now filled with entries such as Ramakrishna, Mahavatar Babaji, Swami Vivekananda ( :] ) and myriad words: Siddhi, Vedana, Shaktipat, Equanimity, Sadhana, Kundalini, etc. Much to learn… but this is an omnipresent quality of existence.

    A pilgrimage to India is overdue, surely. Yet, heeding your words – it may be desired, but is it “necessary?” For where is the need when there is an entire uni-verse enveloped within, is there not? 🙂

    Thank you for your unique perspective which has helped me see how connected everything is.

    -A Brooklynite

  22. dublinmick permalink
    October 20, 2012 4:01 am

    Come on back guy!

    • October 22, 2012 5:58 am

      🙂 Thanks for the cal Dub. Soon, in a new Avaatar, literally and figuratively. I see you are going strong. Good stuff.

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