The Meaning of Life



A brief message to you Salmon swimming urgently up the rivers of the North West:

Hi ...



picture of Salmon spawning in Salmon Creek, Issaquah Washington, after having swam upstream form the ocean.
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  "Thank you , Salmon" -- Bozo Faust 2012

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  2. meaning of death
  3. upstream
  4. my struggle
  5. food
  6. meaningless
  7. go with the flow
  8. gowiththeflow
  9. bozos law
  10. salmon days

Comments


Seth says
upon reading this ...
source:LoA glossery

Upstream: Refers to the state of having a preponderance of negative feelings and struggling with life. It is a metaphor for "paddling upstream", "going against the current", and not "going with the flow" while working way too hard at something (figuratively speaking.) In Abraham Hicks circles, when you are upset or angry you are said to be "going upstream".
... i immediately flashed on my love of salmon swimming upstream to spawn.  The salmon run really has to be seen to be appreciated ... they actually inspire me.   LoA has made struggling against the current a bad thing ... but that is just their presumption.  It is also interesting to note that swimming with the current almost always profits one's ego ... not other.  So this upstream/downstream polarity is a choice that me, I Bozo, intend to balance ... not always assume I should be going down


Seth says
source: mark
Go for the upstream all you want!In OCS the saying on good days & bad days was "some days you get the bear & some days the bear gets you"!

... well thanks for your permission ... i actually intend to .

Sometimes i will get eaten ... sometimes i will get stronger.  Competition makes stronger ... somtimes it kills and depressess.  Getting the world to cooperate with me is not something I can do ... it is something the world does.  That is the edge that i am upon.  I think we are all on that same edge.  Don't you?

EiammyHeart says
2015-06-03 13:56:41 16241
You assumed that there was permission being offered in the first place - you brought it up & I continued somewhat in humor.

I am on no balanced edge as your ontology seems to suggest for you.  Sometimes I am going with the flow & sometimes not. LOA attempts to go with the flow, but not in the normal (pejorative?) sense of the words (laziness, not caring, stoned on pot etc.) - more like Michael Strong expresses it : Be the Solution


EiammyHeart says
EiammyHeart 2015-06-03 14:10:19 16241
2015-06-03 13:56:41 16241
You assumed that there was permission being offered in the first place - you brought it up & I continued somewhat in humor.

I am on no balanced edge as your ontology seems to suggest for you.  Sometimes I am going with the flow & sometimes not. LOA attempts to go with the flow, but not in the normal (pejorative?) sense of the words (laziness, not caring, stoned on pot etc.) - more like Michael Strong expresses it : Be the Solution

Another book on FLOW is here at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/os3z28b looks interesting.



Seth says
EiammyHeart 2015-06-03 13:02:09 16241
seth 2015-06-03 12:07:52 16241
source: mark

Nope!

That's how you built your selfie ontology though.
Well yes certainly that is the story i am telling myself now ... it continues to ring true .

What story are you telling yourself that is quite so very different that you would deny mine?
I allow yours I don't deny it FOR YOU!

Well your permission is, obviously, something that is not needed.  In this case, and in all other cases where you imply that kind of approval, these belie your birdie.  You must know that it is meaningless to me ... it serves you only to imply that you are still playing my big brother.

I hasten to add that this is not about me being right and you being wrong.  No, this is about us becoming aware of the how our egos interact.  That said ... your distraction realized ... you did not answer my question ...

Which i actually was very interested in knowing about you.   Are you not on this same balanced edge between cooperation with, and competition against, the outside world?  Do you sometimes go with the flow, other times oppose it?   Do you think, like the LoA people apparently do, that we should always go with the flow?

Seth says
EiammyCock 2015-06-04 09:12:20 16241
seth 2015-06-04 08:27:04 16241
EiammyHeart 2015-06-03 14:10:19 16241
2015-06-03 13:56:41 16241

I am on no balanced edge as your ontology seems to suggest for you.  Sometimes I am going with the flow & sometimes not. LOA attempts to go with the flow, but not in the normal (pejorative?) sense of the words (laziness, not caring, stoned on pot etc.) - more like Michael Strong expresses it : Be the Solution


Well then, sometimes you do go with the flow, and then sometimes you go against the flow, consequently you are doing the same thing I am.  I just call it balancing on an edge for the sake of a description ... it is just a manner of speaking. 

For example, you usually object  to my manner of speaking.  That is a flow that you seem to be always  against, almost by habit.   Strange though,  you don't always need to align yourself that way ... you could learn the trick of hearing someone else's flow.   That would, according to my manner of speaking, be you tipping a balance.  In my manner of speaking you get a choice not to follow your habit.

Nathan on the other hand always goes with what excites him ... he goes with that flow.  If doing something presents extreme difficulties where he looses that excitement, he just does not do it.  LoA encourages that kind of behavior ... it is right there in all of their literature and talks.  It is a fine way to be ... don't get me wrong ... i just think it is only part of the story.
Yep, enjoy your re-interpretation of what I said (permission granted ), interpretation is always about you; rarely anything else exists in conversations.
Below enjoy a quote from Dr. Seuss via on PR's latest Exploring Consciousness
Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is youer than you.
- Dr. Seuss


Well, yes yes , that is what we humans do when we interact.  ... er, you do it too .

Love, being never needing to grant permissions .

Seth says
EiammyCock 2015-06-04 09:45:31 16241
seth 2015-06-04 09:38:52 16241
source: mark

interpretation is always about you
...

Well you are always what interprets. 

But I find using "about" here is too ambiguous, for we know that someone who interprets everything to be about themselves is delusional ... do we not?
read the referenced book about how selfies are created - & go for the primary root (bottom line) of it all - it is really all about you - but of course you have to disagree since agreeing would negate the selfie & a selfie interprets the world so as to protect itselfie


thing is, i know it is not really all about me.   refer to Alan Watt's, "The Book on the taboo against knowing who you are".  Apparently your books are telling you a different story. 

So that is just the differences that are in our separate minds.   Which difference might inform us, but certainly is not cause for us to fight.

Seth says

"For every meme, there is an anti-meme" -- Bozo's Law



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