Journal 1/6/13

CITY OF ROCKS SP, NM—More Ice, Weekly Organizing, and Mental Confusion.

Date: January 6, 2013 8:08 AM 

The water was off again today.

I’m wondering if the freezing is doing any damage. If ice is forming in the line between the tank and the pump, couldn’t that burst the line, or would the ice just push up the line? Dunno.

Real life (as opposed to theoretical life which seems to get confused by most people) is like that, it is full of questions and with very few answers.

I think the trick with being comfortable with all this “unknowing” is in weakening old habits of self-importance. I just gotta keep reminding myself, “It’s Her life, not mine.”

Date: January 6, 2013 9:02 AM 

Sunday mornings are for organizing my week.

Every Sunday morning, a set of tasks appear in Omnifocus (a program used to organize your personal or work life). I’ve been using this program for years, but I’m sure there are plenty of simpler and cheaper options out there now.

Every Sunday it tells me to back up my hard drive, empty my inboxes (places I record thoughts and tasks so I don’t forget them), review my goals, answer my weekly emails (emails from readers that require a longer than normal reply (or which I was just to lazy to answer right away)), and review all my projects (outlined previously in Omnifocus) to see if I want to work on any of them this week.

I am (currently) stuck with both a creative and forgetful mind, so organizing tools such as these are invaluable to me. Makes me much less forgetful, and much more productive.

Date: January 6, 2013 11:05 AM 

Wisdom in weird places

During a walk around the campground, I was drawn to one of the many placards displaying information about the planets and galaxies (kind of a thing they have going here). The one I was drawn to turned out to be about Pluto no longer being classified as a planet. On the plaque, it said the following:

“…planet-hood is a product of the human mind. Humans strive to categorize Nature and Nature resists simplification.”

I wrote earlier today that most people confuse real life with theoretical life. Synchronistically, the above quote sums up exactly the difference: Theoretical life is when we confuse classification and categories (ideas) with Reality itself.

Changing the category of Pluto didn’t change Pluto one bit.

All these wars and killings over God, from today down through history… didn’t change Her one bit.

All the countless deaths and violence over religious beliefs and dogma were driven completely by Man’s confusion of his mental concepts with that of actual Reality.

Taking our thoughts too seriously is at the core of 99% of our problems.


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9 thoughts on “Journal 1/6/13

  1. I lived in Albuquerque for years. No doubt about it, New Mexico can be plenty cold in the winter. But come morning, old Sol is usually there to warm it up. Springtime comes early, by the beginning of March the days are usually warm especially down south near Las Cruces.

  2. You put it perfectly, Wayne. No matter how any religion tries to describe or change Him/Her, God is now and always has been the same!

  3. If you leave a 12 watt bulb on in your water pump bay, and crack a drawer near water spickets you may avoid having your water freezing. I use this method and it generally works. No guarantees though.

    • Good stuff Larry. My tanks are all underneath, insulated, but I like the idea of the hand warmer maybe taped to where the water line comes into the trailer (which, just below that is where I suspect the freezing is occurring). That would probably solve the problem.

      Thanks Larry!

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