jeudi 5 décembre 2019

Je dis toujours : “Il faut faire sa propre révolution, et ne pas attendre que l'on fasse la révolution.” Et notre propre révolution est de nous extraire des contingences. Et de vivre votre vie comme vous l'aimez. C'est ça, faire sa révolution. Mes personnages sont en dehors. Ils se moquent de tout. C'est aussi très méditerranéen. En Égypte, on ne respecte pas les feux rouges. Vous ne pouvez pas traverser au Caire. Les voitures passent comme des bombes… Et ça explique que je suis un méditerranéen. Et j'ai horreur que l'on me dise qu'il faut passer au vert, quand c'est vert.

Albert Cossery

mercredi 4 décembre 2019

The whole point of Zen is to suspend the rules we have superimposed on things and to see the world as it is.

Alan Watts
If this is criminal then we all want to be criminal. If it’s criminal to feed children that are hungry, if it’s criminal to start a program that says the only prerequisite that people have to have to involve themselves in this program is to be hungry, then we’re going to continue to be criminal. If it’s criminal to say that the only prerequisite to have if they want free medical aid is that they be sick then we intend to continue to be criminal.

Fred Hampton
On December 4th, 1969, Chicago police raided Black Panther leader Fred Hampton’s apartment,

mardi 3 décembre 2019

To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.

Mark Rothko

The highest truth is to delete, not to add. To get rid of the things you believe in now. So empty yourself out totally and completely. All of your ideas, your feelings, all have to be emptied out of you. When you become totally and completely empty there is nothing you have to do to fill it up again. Emptiness is realisation. Emptiness is Brahman. Emptiness is the Self. Emptiness is your real nature.

Robert Adams

lundi 2 décembre 2019

shop art, splashed steel

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.

Edward de Bono

dimanche 1 décembre 2019

Advanced Thoughts on Japanese Rope Bondage

As we discussed..., there are a myriad of motivations for engaging in bondage activities. One interesting perspective about restraint that shares roots in Japanese culture is a phenomenon referred to as urami, which explores the ability of restraint to dislodge feelings and memories that have been buried deep and help them float to the surface. Urami is built upon the concept of ura, that which is kept concealed or hidden, as opposed to omote, which means outside or visible on the surface. Thoughts, feelings, and desires that arise but are kept private are referred to as omoi. On a more spiritual level, urami comes from the “Shinto/Buddhist idea where the soul is bound to Earth by unfulfilled desires. These desires can be anything—unrequited love, unexpressed gratitude, unfinished business.”

Specifically in Japanese culture (but also reflected in a variety of cultures around the globe) the separation of the public and private selves is important. We frequently find ourselves wearing figurative masks in order to comply with states of being that are deemed acceptable by authority figures. Restricting someone’s freedom of movement by introducing the element of restraint creates the context for feelings of resentment (urami) toward authority figures to arise. Generally conflated with these feelings of resentment toward authority is the omoi (unfulfilled desire), though in the context of erotic bondage, the authority figure is usually a trusted and beloved partner. It is important to note that in this context, the urami is not anger or resentment directed at the bondage Top, but instead is an internal struggle that allows the personal and private self to be revealed. Therefore, practitioners usually find that once the feelings have been activated or released, the context of a scene actually opens up the omoi (unfulfilled desire) and gives it space for expression. For this reason, many people choose to use restraint as a way to “dance with their demons” or engage with their shadow sides and work through trauma, either on their own or with loved ones.

Mistress Couple
The Ultimate Guide to Bondage

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How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.

R. Buckminster Fuller

vendredi 29 novembre 2019

What we call ego is simply the mechanism our mind uses to resist life as it is. In that way, ego isn’t a thing as much as it is a verb. It is the resistance to what is. It is the pushing away or pulling toward. This momentum, this grasping and rejecting, is what forms a sense of a self that is distinct, or separate, from the world around us.
Ego is neither positive nor negative. Those are simply concepts that create more boundaries. Ego is just ego, and the disaster of it all is that you, as a spiritual seeker, have been conditioned to think of the ego as bad, as an enemy, as something to be destroyed. This simply strengthens the ego. In fact, such conclusions arise from the ego itself. Pay no attention to them. Don’t go to war with yourself; simply inquire into who you are.


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