A guy once told me, in the process of training me to teach meditation, "If you encounter a person in your talks who consistently wants to start an argument with you, *don't* argue with them. That's what they *want*. It's part of the mechanism they have developed for staying miserable. Nothing you can *say* will get through to them. Just teach them to meditate and then come back in a year or two when they've had a chance to become more sane."
For once, Maharishi was right about the theory, even if he was off in his time estimates by thirty years or so. :-) :-) :-) --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> > > wrote: > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> > wrote: > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> > > > > wrote: > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> > > > wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > Where the person who experiences this flow > > > > > > chooses to believe it flows *FROM* is another > > > > > > question, one that is all wrapped up in personal > > > > > > beliefs and/or religion. > > > > > > > > > > Did you really take my notion of a "muse" literally?? > > > > > > > > No. I was speaking of writers I know who > > > > choose to interpret these periods of flow > > > > as "receiving help" from other agencies, > > > > be it God or angels or "higher powers" or > > > > whatever. > > > > > > > > > ROTFL!! > > > > > > > > I'm happy you're amused, but it's based on your > > > > own oversensitivity and tendency to interpret > > > > almost everything said to you as an insult, not > > > > on anything I actually said. > > > > > > > > > None of my writer clients who have this experience > > > > > attempt to identify a source; they just report > > > > > the experience. > > > > > > > > Many of my writer friends and many who are far > > > > more famous are on record as very *much* > > > > "identifying a source." That's who I was > > > > talking about. Lighten up. > > > > > > I'll just quote you in context (since you snipped > > > what you said that I was responding to) and let > > > readers decide who you were talking about. > > > > > > I wrote: > > > > > > > I'm not entirely sure there isn't something to that > > > [i.e., my "muse" notion]. > > > > > > You replied (emphases added): > > > > > > WHAT YOU'RE DESCRIBING in writers is commmon, > > > but it's also open to interpretation. ANOTHER > > > WAY OF SEEING the same phenomenon is just > > > "getting out of your own way." When you do, > > > the creativity flows. > > > > > > "Another way of seeing..." > > > > > > Another way than what? > > > > Yeah, right, Judy. You're laughing. Right. > > > > You're so attached to feeling insulted that even > > when I have no intention of insulting you, and > > explain that clearly, you have to try to cling > > to the idea that you've been insulted. > > Nope, your "explanation" was actually a backpedal > attempting to cover up the fact that you *had* > taken my "muse" notion literally--as the quote > above clearly shows. > > I wasn't "insulted" by that. Why on earth should I > have been? And you were being oh-so-tactful in > suggesting "another interpretation" that wouldn't > have been insulting even if I *had* meant the "muse" > literally. > > Face it, Barry. I was laughing at your dumb goof. > > Were you insulted by my laughter? Did you feel > attacked by it? > > > > > > > Y'know babe...someday that tiny little self you > > live in will get too small even for you. When > > that happens, you might actually be a tolerable > > human being. But I'm not holding my breath > > waiting for it to happen, *especially* when > > that self is so small that it has to imagine > > insults and criticism where none was present. > > > > Cult paranoia syndrome, in spades. "I am > > important because I'm being attacked." > > > > You weren't being attacked. You imagined it. ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/