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Philip “Mole” Rowney
Purple Preferring Polemic Polymath Pirate (Cyber specialist: Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan 'n' Derelict)
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[ ed ] Fragmented, Uninformed and victims of 'echo chambers'!

On the #MSM in the UK, I waste little time listening to their #microOpinions but rather look at the broad strokes, as a media channel it was the only one set up with the remit of #mildDistruption ...

...and I like Jon Snow [ and Dan come to that, real people IMHO ]

#whatsIt ?

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C'mon guys...

Get it together, you've been 'warring aspects' too long, the Monkey has to ride the Horse, sorry Hestur, but, you will always have a Monkey on your back, because you keep pushing him away too hard, he's only the dude with the book, Hoss.
Complete acceptance of ourselves as we are ~ Pema Chödron

Meditation takes us just as we are, with our confusion and our sanity. This complete acceptance of ourselves as we are is a simple, direct relationship with our being. We call this maitri, loving-kindness toward ourselves and others.

– Pema Chödron

from the book "Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion"
ISBN: 978-1590300787 -


Pema Chödron on the web:

Pema Chödron biography:

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On #BrExit and it's current 'idea' status...

To further clarify my argument, let’s imagine that prior to the election and when considering the text of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, Parliament had done precisely what Wolchover asked of it, namely, that it made an express statement that a decision had been made to withdraw the UK from the EU and on that basis, the Prime Minister was authorised to give notice under Article 50(2). Imagine further that following the general election, and with a change of heart, it was decided by Parliament that the UK would not withdraw from the EU. A new domestic decision would have been made. And it would make not the slightest difference to the operation of Article 50(2) because – as an EU and not a domestic procedure – some act at EU level would be required: revocation of the notice. Again, as I have argued elsewhere, the UK can revoke its Article 50(2) notification unless and until it is acted upon by the UK finally withdrawing from the EU.

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I'm still working on that one Master Thay.

There are as many obstacles in my way as is humanly possible, my Karma, I know.

In 2005 Thich Nhat Hanh was asked,

You will be 80 this year. Do you plan to retire as a spiritual teacher at any point?

This is the answer he gave:

“In Buddhism we see that teaching is done not only by talking, but also by living your own life. Your life is the teaching, is the message. And since I continue to sit, to walk, to eat, to interact with the Sangha and people, I continue to teach, even if I have already encouraged my senior students to begin to replace me in giving Dharma talks. In the last two years, I have asked Dharma teachers, not only in the monastic circle but also in the lay circle, to come up and give Dharma talks. Many of them have given wonderful Dharma talks. Some Dharma talks have been better than mine. I see myself in my continuation, and I will not retire. I’ll continue to teach, if not by Dharma talks then in my way of sitting, eating, smiling, and interacting with the Sangha. I like to be with the Sangha.

Even if I don’t give a Dharma talk, I like to join walking meditation, sitting meditation, eating in mindfulness and so on. So don’t worry. When people are exposed to the practice, they are inspired. You don’t need to talk in order to teach. You need to live your life mindfully and deeply. Thank you.”

Some of us will never retire, because our life is what we do and cannot explain to others it is not work, it is life.

Understanding the Roots of anger ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

When you understand the roots of anger in yourself and in the other, your mind will enjoy true peace, joy and lightness.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

from the book "Teachings on Love"
ISBN: 978-8176211673 -

Thich Nhat Hanh on the web:

Thich Nhat Hanh biography:

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BTW I got an #Aspergers diagnosis and that has been nothing but the same bullshit with different people, even cutting off some of my benefit after a serious misunderstanding.
When it came to me I was in London 150 Minories, 4th floor, UniSoft Ltd and it was fucking horrible, I didn't have the cash to just fuck off to France and hide, I had to keep doing the 2 hour commute whilst all the time getting worse and worse and worse...

...doctors sent me to anger management...

...gave me anti-depressants...
A year later I was driving a van, delivering parcels [ King of Queens style ] because I didn't have to stay with people more than 30 seconds if I didn't trust/like them...

I have still had no clear diagnosis after trying to tell the doctor the problem for 19 years and getting no-where can make a man a little worn-the-fuck out...

The rest is in another post in this collection.

I got a bus to catch...

#manicDepression #BiPolar

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Some people hear music, some feel it, the rest of us live it.

I can't play a single note, but, know this is some of the best music ever written.

#callas #madamButterfly

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+Pat Duggan has posted 2 #opera pieces I have found hollow, sorry, brother-of-mine but, it's time for the big guns...

...4 hours and nothing like it, I may have to get some #Lanza out soon...

....for now a little #Callas.


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Rabbits, avoid France!!!!

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Hey, all you 'drug resistant' people, you ever wondered why?....

'smart' folk will question.

'regular' folk will argue.

'thick' folk will compare the opinions of thier fave stars and agree or disagree then fold under questioning.

Pick your 'tier' and choose if it's worth joining in this debate....
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