Archive for November, 2022

Seasoned ending

Finding a final answer is not the seasoned ending.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 28th, 2022 | No Comments »

Revere the between

to revere the between
this conversation’s role

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 28th, 2022 | No Comments »

Fresh young old wise?

Is that indeed what conversation seeks: that the world perpetually seems fresh and young and old and wise?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 28th, 2022 | No Comments »

Progress, but where?

This is some good progress. The thing about it is, I do not know towards where. That might be good: It tells me something else I do not know about conversation. Maybe even we.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 27th, 2022 | No Comments »

Perception large enough?

If attention is narrowed perception, how then can we ever get a large enough perception to find reality?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 27th, 2022 | No Comments »

Great boys and great magnets

Possibilities of what happened:

1. A great boy is experimenting and causes an explosion. After a bit he tires of the thing and wanders off to new mischief. The question is, What sort of boy?

2. Another great boy makes an explosion and stays with it, feeding the conflagration, stirring. Same question.

3. The explosion, or singularity, happens like oily rags self-combusting, only this “time” without oil, without rags. The shards continue going out, colliding randomly without end. The question is: Is there a why for the explosion?

4. A great magnet of sorts, more ethereal than physical, draws all forth and out, and if you logically follow it where “you” have been, you arrive at an explosion, a singularity, leaving you with a question: What sort of magnet?

5. It all never started, will never end either: It is like a perception in, or manufacture of, your mind. You see Mom as good, some other sees her as the personification of evil; there is no way for you to ever know if the color I see as the deep blue of the sky is the color you take in from the same sky. The question raised is: Is there a reality? What matters and why? It is all random and absurd? Where is love?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 27th, 2022 | No Comments »

Negotiating to express a need

Negotiation is an expression of a need to come together, to find one another.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 27th, 2022 | No Comments »

Whom they bring

What insights I gain now are not to be weighed. Received. Added in. Grown. See what and whom they bring.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 27th, 2022 | No Comments »

Offer to you

You are giving yourself to me in these few minutes. It is my responsibility to offer myself to you—fully, without reserve, with abandon.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 26th, 2022 | No Comments »

Discovery difference

If we “sell” by having the other sell themselves, can we use this principal to find Thou in one another? How are we to do that? We can ask one another, “What does it take for us to find the person in one another, for you to open to me and for I to open to you?” “What is common between us?” “You’re probably asking yourself, ‘Can I trust this person with something as private as this?’ I’m asking myself if I have the courage to truly open up to you. And then I say, ‘Here and now are only the two of us, and in a hundred years the risk makes no difference, but the discovery might make a difference.”

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 26th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2185–Dialogue is a sacrament

Footprints in the Windsm # 2185

Dialogue is sacrament. It is an engagement that binds upon the participants an obligation each to the other. It is thus a visible or audible sign of the grace between. This grace is mystery to be sure, but an everyday possibility.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 26th, 2022 | No Comments »

Not what you feel

Love is not what you feel
Love is what you do
Despite what you feel now

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 26th, 2022 | No Comments »

Something real

There is something real when persons gather.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 25th, 2022 | No Comments »

So fat

We’re so fat these days from trying to feed our scrawny souls.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 25th, 2022 | No Comments »

more or less than two?

Can meaning be made for, or found by, more than two? Can meaning be meaning for me if it means not me, this me? If I must mine the meaning, work it, to make it mine, then is it of lesser worth than that arising between you and I, just these specific two of us? Can meaning be made for, or found by less than two?

And yet in my writing, in my dreaming, don’t I seem to try?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 25th, 2022 | No Comments »

and this third

Instead of analyzing what the other person says—instead of combining something of yours with it—could you find the person? Could you enter their essence? Could you become the between?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 24th, 2022 | No Comments »

Voices once & only

Voices
allow betweens
once & only
making conversation
making persons you and me

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 24th, 2022 | No Comments »

response to place and person

We grow out of this placement, among these people, in the betweens of this people, not simply out of dirt and stars. We cause this place to people. It is what we do, and our responsibility: responsibility to the place and to each person.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 23rd, 2022 | No Comments »

Venture with them

We have an opportunity, not so much to draw people into spiritual conversation, as to venture there with them.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 23rd, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2184–Shape the door?

Footprints in the Windsm # 2184

Do you enter
into relation
or do you shape the door?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 23rd, 2022 | No Comments »

Separation as art form

Just because we grow out of a common universe does not mean we are all one and same. We humans developed separation. Separation may be an art form. Separation so we may join together, collaborate.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 23rd, 2022 | No Comments »

Foals from the donkey

We are not merely inserted into this world as aliens, but grow out of it as foals from the donkey. We belong here though we kick our heels and refuse our work.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 22nd, 2022 | No Comments »

The way, persons

Conversation is the way we become persons
The way, that is, arising out of betweens
Persons, that is, to stand forth and do our work

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 22nd, 2022 | No Comments »
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