Utterly Useless Verbiage

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Fluidity, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Anything written or quoted by me in this journal is nothing more than utterly useless verbiage...
  2. "It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order---and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order...''

    Douglas Hofstadter; Godel, Escher & Bach
  3. If I could sell my trading 'experience' for what it has cost me -- my trading accounts would multiply five-fold...
  4. "Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."

    - General Patton
  5. "Sanity's a handicap and a liability if you are living in a mad world"
    Anthony Burgess; The Wanting Seed

    "Art begins with craft and there is no art until the craft has been mastered..."
    ~Anthony Burgess~
  6. "Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time."

    - Goethe
  7. Fine line between holding on 'too' tight and staying committed to letting a play work itself out --- this space between is where you'll find me...
  8. "Security isn't anything more than superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."

    - Helen Keller
  9. "If everything depends on the archer's becoming purposeless and effacing himself in the event, then its outward realization must occur automatically, in no further need of the controlling or reflecting intelligence."
    Eugene Herrigel; Zen in the Art of Archery

    "This state, in which nothing definite is thought, planned, striven for, desired or expected, which aims in no particular direction and yet knows itself capable alike of the possible and the impossible, so unswerving is its power - this state, which is at bottom purposeless and egoless, was called by the Masters truly 'spiritual'. It is in fact charged with spiritual awareness and is there also called 'right presence of mind'. This means that the mind or spirit is present anywhere, because it is nowhere attached to any particular place. And it can remain present because, even when related to this or that object, it does not cling to it by reflection and thus lose its original mobility. Like water filling a pond, which is always ready to flow off again, it can work its inexhaustible power because it is free, and be open to everything because it is empty. This state is essentially a primordial state, and its symbol, the empty circle, is not empty of meaning for him who stands within it."
    Eugene Herrigel; Zen in the Art of Archery
  10. "Contentment that derives from knowing when to be content is eternal contentment."
    ~Lao-Tzu; Tao Te' Ching~

    "Can you remain unmoving until the muddy water is clear and the right action arises of itself so?"
    ~Lao-Tzu; Tao Te' Ching~
    #10     Feb 10, 2003