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TRUTH, BIAS AND ACCEPTANCE THEREOF

 

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“When the light returns to its source,

it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.”

~ Rumi

When quoting those whose words are known, do I do so to spread enlightenment or to make myself more attractive? What is most important to me as I mingle with the masses? Reputation? Respect? Affection? Effectuation? When truth is revealed does it then, remain unchanged? Or is the Truth in fact, simply the path on which it travels?

Or

When I read the quote what do I read? Am I reading the words with an unbiased mind? Do I carry an image in my head of the person borrowing the quote? Am I one of many who are currently reading these words? Was it meant only for my eyes? If so, what motivated the person making the quote? What do these questions say about me? What do these questions say about you?

It is this that I seek to escape in order to fully appreciate anything addressing my attention. Everything that we know (believe) is a bias. Everything we know (believe) adds to that which seeks to inform us.

Can we remain objective?

We can, with practice become Aware.

We can, with practiced humility, Ask for enlightenment.

We can, with humility meditate with the goal of emptying our minds.

We can, with fewer thoughts, then be grateful.

To allow ourselves to Be has been described as Being Grateful.

My goal for today is to Accept the Love and Pass It On.

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ee Broom

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THANK YOU

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To feel as though we belong is a wonderful feeling but that feeling does not come from the group, nor is that feeling LOVE. It is merely a reward system for conforming to the dictates of “The Group”. Like Aladdin’s magic carpet, the rug can be pulled out from under us at a moment’s notice. Pats on the back are often the Serpent’s tongue. Sweet is the kiss but that tongue can really give us a good licking.

Everyone likes knowing they are doing good work. “Hey, good job.” But the need for being loved and the desire to know that we are respected means much more. A simple “Thank you” can go a long, long way.

And “I love you” when least expected can go even further.

Thank you. Have a happy day

 

Truth, Bias and Acceptance.

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“When the light returns to its source,

it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.”

~ Rumi

When quoting those whose words are Known, do I do so to spread enlightenment or to make myself more attractive? What is most important to me as I mingle with the masses? Reputation? Respect? Affection? Effectuation? When truth is revealed does it then, remain unchanged? Or is the Truth in fact, simply the path on which it travels?

Or

When I read the quote what do I read? Am I reading the words with an unbiased mind? Do I carry an image in my head of the person borrowing the quote? Am I one of many who are currently reading these words? Was it meant only for my eyes? If so, what motivated the person making the quote? What do these questions say about me? What do these questions say about you?

It is this that I seek to escape in order to fully appreciate anything addressing my attention. Everything that we know (believe) is a bias. Everything we know (believe) adds to that which seeks to inform us.

Can we remain objective?

We can, with practice become Aware.

We can, with practiced humility, Ask for enlightenment.

We can, with humility meditate with the goal of emptying our minds.

We can, with fewer thoughts, then be grateful.

To allow ourselves to Be has been described as Being Grateful.

My goal for today is to Accept the Love and Pass It On.

By Lee Broom.

Closing the Lee Broom Piss-off File.

Lee in Paradise

I was reluctant to greet the day this morning; however…

There is much in my gratitude file.

My brain still has a “Lee Broom  Piss-off” file but I think I’m the only one left in there.

I awoke you see, with a shiver in my quiver and a weak upper lip; however…

My awakening was to a greeting from the birdies who shared breakfast by the pool and the  warmth of the morning sun; I’m even beginning to feel my toenails grow.

How about you, my friend? 

 

Am I Grateful?

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Am I grateful?

 

For the near miss on the fifteenth of this month when my head converted a car window to crumbs, emerging with a cut 1/16th  of an inch from the outer carotid?

Or the cut near my right eye; the one which restored 20/20 vision to an orb that was nearly blind,  earlier this year?

Or the strangers who gathered around the cab of my truck after the accident and kept me posted on injuries and blood loss till the trauma team arrived?

Or the trauma team?

 

Yes.

 

And why am I grateful for these things?

Perhaps for a  chance to get to know and love the new members of my rapidly growing family?

Or for the opportunities to serve those who are not feeling grateful right now?

Or for another few walks on those canals where I ran thousands of miles in younger years, remembering……..?

 

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

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LETTER TO A FRIEND

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‘Lo Mo.

A few minutes ago I looked to see if you had answered my email about the accident. No email. Nor did I find one from me to you. So here it is.

I was in a car accident on Friday morning while on my way to the Gallery@CityHall. As I left the stop sign on McKinley and began to cross third street, I encountered another automobile who successfully wrenched from my grasp his version of right-away. Lacerations to my face took five hours to repair and missed my right eye and right external carotid artery by the smallest fractions of an inch.

With the assistance of perkoset I am able to live a fairly life by day but by evening I become an invalid. As these meds will be discontinued next week I am motivated to overcome this problem. I am unable to lie down and have devised a relatively comfortable method of rest. By stacking six or seven large pillows in my lap and as many on each side to hold me erect I then have a place to rest my head. This takes about an hour to prepare.

This description is by no means a form of complaint; I am very grateful to be alive. I am thinking about writing another book inspired by the events that took place in my mind during this misadventure. As I flew through the air I experienced a heightened sense of awareness. I am certain that I can produce 200 pages about the experience of a few seconds. I have already broken down the perceptions of less than a second into 3000 words.

I have rental car benefits on my insurance but have so far relied on friends and family for transport. I am extremely grateful. (I am not one of those who thinks that gratitude is an expression of indebtedness. That would place a price on my spared life which would then no longer be a gift.)

Lee.

 

Truth, Bias and Acceptance of Both.

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“When the light returns to its source,

it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.”

~ Rumi

When quoting those whose words are Known, do I do so to spread enlightenment or to make myself more attractive? What is most important to me as I mingle with the masses? Reputation? Respect? Affection? Effectuation? When truth is revealed does it then, remain unchanged? Or is the Truth in fact, simply the path on which it travels?

Or

When I read the quote what do I read? Am I reading the words with an unbiased mind? Do I carry an image in my head of the person borrowing the quote? Am I one of many who are currently reading these words? Was it meant only for my eyes? If so, what motivated the person making the quote? What do these questions say about me? What do these questions say about you?

It is this that I seek to escape in order to fully appreciate anything addressing my attention. Everything that we know (believe) is a bias. Everything we know (believe) adds to that which seeks to inform us.

Can we remain objective?

We can, with practice become Aware.

We can, with practiced humility, Ask for enlightenment.

We can, with humility meditate with the goal of emptying our minds.

We can, with fewer thoughts, then be grateful.

To allow ourselves to Be has been described as Being Grateful.

My goal for today is to Accept the Love and Pass It On.

By Lee Broom.