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February 23rd, 2016

Spiritual Meme Question Fourteen

14-- Talk about dysphoria (social, bodily, etc) in relation to your own gender id. Do you experience it? If so, how, and what means do you take to fight it? What kind of affects does it have on your mental life? What would you say to others who have dysphoria too?

My first reaction was to skip these questions.  I am a heterosexual, white male who was always about as comfortable with who  i was as decency and conscience would allow.

But i knew that  i was "strange."  And various labels were placed upon that strangeness by myself and by  others.  When, at age 74, i began to apply the label, "autistic" to my self.  i was finally "at ease" with a label that "fit."  I became almost "euphoric."  Does that mean that i was dysphoric before?  Probably not, but.........

Writing prompts: only ones that would be hard for you to answer please! {FULL!} - the eclectic ecstasy of an ecphorizing eccentric

Spiritual Meme Question Fifteen

15--While embracing criticism and critical analysis, as well as optimism, describe how media has impacted your life. What benefits have you and do you take from media, and how does media hurt you? Focusing specifically on few different categories (treat each category as if I asked the question about it individually): a. journalism/written news (including your favorite news sources and something like Fox News written stories) b. TV/radio entertainment (music, shows, commentary on "news" channels); c. Art, social and mass communication media (films, music, email, LJ, Facebook)

I don't know what my TV choices say about me: I watch Jeopardy, Criminal  Minds, and Grimm.  I watch NBC news.  My favorite shows were Longmire, The Bridge (autistic hero!), Murder:Life in the Streets, and The Wire.  I also watch RT. Al-Jazzira, and Free Speach TV/.  Again, i control what i watch to minimize TVs influence.  Criminal Minds and The Bridge are "guilty pleasures."

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Writing prompts: only ones that would be hard for you to answer please! {FULL!} - the eclectic ecstasy of an ecphorizing eccentric

Spiritual Meme Question Sixteen

16-- have you ever had a spiritual mentor? if so, what was the relationship like, and if you are no longer close or in contact, was there anything specific that caused the disconnect (aside from moving away from the religion/spiritual practice in general)?

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Writing prompts: only ones that would be hard for you to answer please! {FULL!} - the eclectic ecstasy of an ecphorizing eccentric

Rasakhan - Effortless Worship

Listen to everyone, but don't say a word.
     In this manner, remain in the world.

Perform your vows and practices with sincerity —
     they will carry you across
          the mind ocean.

Greet all without negativity, and
     remain in the illumination of
          devotional association.

Rasakhan says,
"Worship Govinda the way a village woman
     balances a water jug upon her head,
          with effortless concentration."


-- from Treasure House of Love: Poems of Rasakhan, Translated by Shyamdas
Poetry Chaikhana | Rasakhan - Effortless Worship

I don't recognize Govinda as one of the names of the Divine -- but. oh!Read more...Collapse )

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