Friday, May 14, 2010

The experience versus the hype...

Kyle, congrats on the marriage again...but...I didn't find your post here confusing at all, but there is the possibility that I've entirely misunderstood it.

It does remind me, regardless of my experiences.  As I reflect on the past week, I realize that a couple of "big questions" got answered in my own mind this week. I also observed a rather ordinary week in which I appreciated my eight year old son - holy crap! - he's eight already. I once cradled him in my arms.

And I think about that.  

One's awareness, one's experience, consciousness is very precious.  Your attention is the most precious thing you can give another person, it is the most genuine gift.  But in order to give it you've got to be in harmony with that person and with yourself. 

Thing is, though, the way to do that right now is to get that there's nothing fundamentally wrong with you or them.  Things are exactly as they should be. There is no "shadow" to dispel.


5 comments:

Kyle Lovett said...

Never said there was anything wrong with them. Things are as they are supposed to be.

Anyway, I took down the post.

Mumon said...

Kyle:

Too bad. Any post with Orson Wells applauding or someone that looks like him can't be all bad.

Kyle Lovett said...

Mumon - This is kind of why I have cut back on writing dharma stuff on my blog, because it is so easy to misinterpret what is being said. Do I have great understanding, nope, of course not, but I certainly never hinted that self is some shadow to dispel, or that self or thoughts are bad, or even good for that matter. They are what they are, but it is the bare attention that is special. And Depak Chopra? That hose-bag? I mean come on, that is a pretty low blow...I'd rather be linked to Genpo.

Then again, most folks, like myself aren't lucky enough to have a Zen teacher anywhere nearby. We end up having to do with what we have, which ain't a lot. But we are all doing are best to have better understanding, with what tools we have around us.

Mumon said...

Actually I was thinking what you were writing was quite deep, as opposed to Chopra's bilge.

I liked that post very much...

Kyle Lovett said...

LOL Being deep and being correct can be very different. Chopra...wonderful spokesman he is...ugh