My personal "Interpretive" Lens!
"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour
"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon
"What is true today may be reevaluated as false not long after. Judgements are frequently based upon a set of "temporary" circumstances surrounding them. Conflicting ideologies can exist simultaneously. Antagonistic dualities are complementary aspects of a unified whole: are seen as mutually dependent mirror images of each other." - Nahum Stiskin
Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.
Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.
A person's heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while the blood circulating is similar to the Sun and Moon yet the manner of drinking and spitting is either soft or hard while a person's unbalance is the same as a weight and the body should be able to change direction at any time as the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself and both the eyes must see all sides as the ears must listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction.
A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while circulatory system is similar to the cycles of the moon and sun yet the breathing methods are either hard or soft while one’s posture should allow one to advance, retreat, engage, and disengage as the body should be able to act in accordance with time and change so that one must enter a state of emptiness (mushin/zanshin) allowing the eyes must see all sides and the ears should listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. - My rendition per translation from Andy Sloane Sensei.
Seek and Ye Shall Find …
Explain you say, ok, we are a universe unto ourselves and within that Universe we are connected to the Tao which is the Universe consisting of Heaven, Earth, Sun, Moon, and stars to to forget all the myriad things that have created existence.
As a Micro-universe with a even more conglomeration of mini-universes within each of us we are our own perception and we have total and complete control over how it all plays out with only one caveat that on a very basic energy/vibrational level we are connected to all the myriad things of life which provide us the insight we can either use or not to form our self.
No one can do it and we can project onto others fault when it does not meet our goals but reality is that the only one who can influence the self is the self. If the self chooses to project outside itself then it suffers. Sometimes the self MUST accept the fact of it and the suffering it encounters in its decisions are our own and are growth, accept it.
We are driven by that which the Universe encoded within us under the guise of "survival" but we retain the ability to bend and manipulate that which is instinctive into something more allows us growth, accept it.
Each encounter psychologically or reality based, if what we perceive is actually reality, has potential, use it, accept it.