MMMark's Whycandoo Room - Category: Thoughts    
 War Stuff6 comments
category picture10 Apr 2003 @ 00:14
I imagine that there have been many postings about the war-mongering going on, some pro and some con, so I make this post to place my picture of center in the log annals of NCN.

I believe that the human race has to find a different way of living, where competition and squabbling over natural resources is handled in any way that is healthful, hopeful, non-aggressive, and of course non-violent. At the same time, citizens must not empower their governments to make war, in business, technology, or with political support, or we will remain buried in our destructive stupidity as a species. The wave of new consciousness has revealed once again the undeniable reasoning that Love is all you need, not to mention that you can't be here without it. Let us keep our hearts tuned to cocreating a society of peace, specially after the dust settles from this immediate skirmish.

My heart is particularly touched by those mislead and ungrounded family members who are willing to prepare for and die in a violent conflict. Most are impressionably young and ignorant of the consequences their actions will bring to generations that follow. I see no glory in wasting any life, nothing is won, yet much is lost.

I rest now in prayer of thanks for all those selfless warriors risking loss of life and to those relatives that no longer dwell in the body.

Namasté > > > Mark  More >

 Social Consciousness3 comments
category picture30 Jan 2002 @ 21:15
This is not my creation, but I made one small edit to Andrea Kulbacki's observation:

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth.

Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana.

Why not?

Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around here.

And that my friends, is how social consciousness HAS been formed en masse!  More >

 Greatness & Friendship0 comments
category picture26 Jan 2002 @ 03:50
I will interpret the essence of the word "greatness" to mean all things wonderful, meaningful, sustaining, positive and fulfilling.

Greatness is not found with out seeking the knowledge of what it is.

Great minds are made of GREAT thoughts and great communities are made of GREAT minds.

As friendships are great chemistries of sentient spirit, they are found to provide wonderful, meaningful, sustaining, positive and fulfilling support of liberal mutual allotment. Some say they are merely relationships of mutual admiration, but they are also honest, truthful and whole, respectful enough to heed loving advice in potentially embarrassing situations.

We are many wounded souls longing for connection in friendship and support for the greatness of our dreams, and so I conclude: I would rather live in a great mutual admiration society than a great mutual defamation society.

 Negative Energy1 comment
picture7 Dec 2001 @ 09:52
At this time more than any other, I am thinking most clearly about matching energy when faced with frustration and disappointment, or ignorance, mine or someone else’s. Whether one is justified in issuing negative speech, is not of relevance. What is important to see is that negative expression in any form only sends that energy out into the noosphere and greater Cosmos. I catch myself always moving to a critical position to identify the trouble, which is a habit of the artist, of poor mental training, and leads to the propagation of negative verbal vibe. I am attempting to retrain that habit and cut to the chase in a deeper level of consciousness, at least to formulate a loving response before opening my mouth. I want to think that I am being successful at this, and yet, my desire for self improvement does not automatically insure that I can control my negativity at adverse levels of challenge. I say this in advance of any occasion when I might do that accidentally to any of you here on NCN and ask for forgiveness ahead of time.  More >

 What Are We Doing Here?3 comments
category picture6 Dec 2001 @ 02:14
By the grace of Ming and just a few other coincidences we are joined to address the jungle we have made. It is more difficult to negotiate than the natural realm, a result of our willful choices not external conditions, the product of being irresponsible beings. I am not here for entertainment, but rather to contribute common sense to improving the quality of our society. As technology has empowered us to falsely believe we are independent creatures, those powers also give us more influence to be healthy. I spend most of my mental energy looking at the whole system, and for the never changing truths about success and joy. You’d never know by reading this that I do have a sense of humor.  More >