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Four words -  four clues
Posted: 27 October 2011 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

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Posted: 27 October 2011 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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unsmoked - 27 October 2011 09:18 AM

Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

Relaxed he was
In his normal way
An empty scotch
and a quiet smoke
to contemplate
the end of day.

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Posted: 28 October 2011 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Meditation…

Try to be relaxed...Breath normally...Empty your mind…Remain quiet

then set your alarm or you will sleep through your favourite programmes.  shut eye

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All right, no one is to stone ANYONE until I blow this whistle! Even… and let me make this absolutely clear… even if they do say “Jehovah”!

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Posted: 28 October 2011 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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burt - 27 October 2011 10:45 AM
unsmoked - 27 October 2011 09:18 AM

Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

Relaxed he was
In his normal way
An empty scotch
and a quiet smoke
to contemplate
the end of day.

Burt, if you had been there you could have saved the cat.  Martin, you can’t try to be relaxed.  More zazen.

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Posted: 28 October 2011 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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unsmoked - 28 October 2011 09:33 AM
burt - 27 October 2011 10:45 AM
unsmoked - 27 October 2011 09:18 AM

Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

Relaxed he was
In his normal way
An empty scotch
and a quiet smoke
to contemplate
the end of day.

Burt, if you had been there you could have saved the cat.  Martin, you can’t try to be relaxed.  More zazen.

I know I can’t, but how did you know…??

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All right, no one is to stone ANYONE until I blow this whistle! Even… and let me make this absolutely clear… even if they do say “Jehovah”!

  shock

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Posted: 28 October 2011 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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MARTIN UK - 28 October 2011 09:47 AM
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unsmoked - 27 October 2011 09:18 AM

Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

Relaxed he was
In his normal way
An empty scotch
and a quiet smoke
to contemplate
the end of day.

Burt, if you had been there you could have saved the cat.  Martin, you can’t try to be relaxed.  More zazen.

I know I can’t, but how did you know…??

When you can swallow the Mississippi in one gulp I’ll tell you.

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Posted: 28 October 2011 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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unsmoked - 27 October 2011 09:18 AM

Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

Relaxed he was
In his normal way
An empty scotch
and a quiet smoke
to contemplate
the end of day.

Burt, if you had been there you could have saved the cat.  Martin, you can’t try to be relaxed.  More zazen.

I know I can’t, but how did you know…??

When you can swallow the Mississippi in one gulp I’ll tell you.

Oh…might have to wait a while in that case…  confused

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All right, no one is to stone ANYONE until I blow this whistle! Even… and let me make this absolutely clear… even if they do say “Jehovah”!

  shock

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Posted: 28 October 2011 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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“suspending all judgemental thinking and letting words, ideas, images and thoughts pass by without getting involved in them.”

I try to empty my mind of all thoughts, but to allow them to pass by without getting involved must take some mastering.

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All right, no one is to stone ANYONE until I blow this whistle! Even… and let me make this absolutely clear… even if they do say “Jehovah”!

  shock

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Posted: 28 October 2011 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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MARTIN UK - 28 October 2011 12:38 PM

“suspending all judgemental thinking and letting words, ideas, images and thoughts pass by without getting involved in them.”

I try to empty my mind of all thoughts, but to allow them to pass by without getting involved must take some mastering.

A Zen master once said, “It’s like walking through a village where all the wells are poisoned.  You don’t allow a single drop to touch your lips.”

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Posted: 29 October 2011 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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unsmoked - 28 October 2011 09:05 PM

A Zen master once said, “It’s like walking through a village where all the wells are poisoned.  You don’t allow a single drop to touch your lips.”

They are wise words indeed, I suppose I must lack the control over my thoughts on that level, shame really, being a witness to your thoughts opposed to being the originator must deliver real objectivity, which we can all lack at times.

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All right, no one is to stone ANYONE until I blow this whistle! Even… and let me make this absolutely clear… even if they do say “Jehovah”!

  shock

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Posted: 29 October 2011 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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unsmoked - 28 October 2011 09:05 PM

A Zen master once said, “It’s like walking through a village where all the wells are poisoned.  You don’t allow a single drop to touch your lips.”

They are wise words indeed, I suppose I must lack the control over my thoughts on that level, shame really, being a witness to your thoughts opposed to being the originator must deliver real objectivity, which we can all lack at times.

A related Zen expression, aimed at our idea that we can dabble with our thoughts without getting swept away by them is, “Like a snowflake landing on a red hot stove!” 

Or, “One thought about it and you fly into hell like an arrow!”  shut eye

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Posted: 29 October 2011 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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unsmoked - 28 October 2011 09:33 AM
burt - 27 October 2011 10:45 AM
unsmoked - 27 October 2011 09:18 AM

Four words -  four clues:

relaxed

normal

empty

quiet

clue  n  2 :    something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties;  specif  :  a piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem (Webster)

Relaxed he was
In his normal way
An empty scotch
and a quiet smoke
to contemplate
the end of day.

Burt, if you had been there you could have saved the cat.

But that would have killed the rat.

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Posted: 31 January 2012 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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MARTIN UK - 29 October 2011 12:44 AM
unsmoked - 28 October 2011 09:05 PM

A Zen master once said, “It’s like walking through a village where all the wells are poisoned.  You don’t allow a single drop to touch your lips.”

They are wise words indeed, I suppose I must lack the control over my thoughts on that level, shame really, being a witness to your thoughts opposed to being the originator must deliver real objectivity, which we can all lack at times.

My favorite zen lesson is from the American baseball great, Yogi Berra.  He explains that he was in a hitting slump so he increased his batting practice.  The batting coach told him to think about hitting the ball.  He struck out on three straight pitches, then realized, “You can’t think and hit at the same time.”

Thoughts wreck things.  Just be.

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