Morning Trip (335)

“If you were to take negative emotions away from people, they would simply collapse and go up in smoke. What would happen to what we call art, theater, drama, to most novels? In the emotional center there is no natural negative part, the greater part of negative emotions are artificial, they are based on instinctive emotions which are transformed by petty imagination and identification (losing self in an object). Positive emotions are emotions which cannot become negative. But all our pleasant emotions such as joy, affection, can, at any moment, turn to boredom, irritation, envy at the slightest provocation, or even without provocation. So we can say that we can have no positive emotions. At the same time we can say that we have no negative emotions without identification and imagination.”
–Peter Ouspensky

Help Horrid Disaster…Please Someone Rescue….

There are sooooooooo many things labeled ‘self-help’. But, uhmm…self help comes from self, not some book written by some human that grabbed some tools from another guru, tweaked them a bit(or not) and spit them back out at others, while clinging to the words in desperation hoping that no one can see in the chinks that are left of them. Hoping the ‘Bliss Ninny’ brainwash might hold up enough to hold back others from seeing past all of the manifested things and items all stacked neatly around a pit in the center of one’s house. Who does the work to ferret out the pit into the light and then work diligently to at least keep it from getting larger?

After these writings–here and the world over, come the very very very long lists of disasters. The things that distract from one’s own side of the street and allow them escape and delusion. I was puzzled by the phenomenon especially today. So, I checked the blog post popularity list, the one that went OH NO A COMPUTER VIRUS was at the top! One is about the moon blowing up, one is about psychic scam, and another about a spam email–LIFE AND DEATH I TELL YA!

(Play the dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun sound in head)
(feel tense and look for release that is coming)

I’m aware that life on life’s terms is what life is. But with all of the fruffy therapy and words that say it’s alll good, when a person really ought to be whacked with a brick and told to stop being a weenie and learn to stand up and take risks and so on and so forth. (see adrenaline gets me all rowdy, darn that Mars, cause well it’s certainly NOT MYYYYYY fault! 😀 )

So, I went looking online. I typed in people who rescue, people who rescue too much, people who need to rescue….
One of the searches yielded nearly 48 million reasons to help to save to jump for a cause!
I tried a few more search terms, and the issue that dysfunctional people can have….helping others to feed their own spirit, to make themselves feel better than someone else who they can deem as less fortunate couldn’t be found. Ok I didn’t really read all of them. I rather wanted to hang myself on today’s pirate costume after ten google pages of negative GAG!

This find was interesting and is good for a learning experience.

Then I searched rescue humor and I found this, equally funny. I put a few of the points here, click the link to see it all.
Three Steps to Building Your Own Conspiracy Theory (humor?)
1. Define Your Conspiracy Subject Matter
2. Identify The Agents Responsible For The Conspiracy
3. Connect The Dots
(here is the rest)

It amazes me that all of those shouting from the rooftops about the law of attraction and secret copy this or that, they operate on fear first to hook people into listening. No one would listen to any of it, if they didn’t listen to others tell them they didn’t have or weren’t enough. It is a GREAT way to get people to be dependent and needy individuals, who now have new lists to live up to, new shoulds to bury them in shit.

Oh darn! I’ve just blazed in with my Jolly Roger flyin and me pirate assertiveness raring for a good rescue!
How funny is THAT?!?! 🙂

Be Good to Yourself,
No one else will do it for you!
Elisa, One Aries

Morning Trip (14) or Inside Upside Down and Backward Blog (5)

Good Morning!

I am adding in the beginning since I have come to an end, and realized that what began as a ponder and became the Morning Trip(14) which did not look nor feel like the average Morning Trip and then slid over more into the Inside Upside Down and Backward Blog (5). I could not slight one or the other. So, laughing at myself for feeling ‘wrong’, especially after readers will see the ‘wrong’ topic below, I posted it as both, let the reader simply read and filter and decide–or perhaps not care so very much about headings. Enjoy! I am going to get a cup of tea.

“The bright side of wrong

Our tendency to err is also what makes us smart. Here’s what we’d gain from embracing it

By Kathryn Schulz
June 13, 2010

There are certain things in life that pretty much everyone can be counted on to despise. Bedbugs, say. Back pain. The RMV. Then there’s an experience we find so embarrassing, agonizing, and infuriating that it puts all of those to shame. This is, of course, the experience of being wrong.

Is there anything at once so routine and so loathed as the revelation that we were mistaken? Like the exam that’s returned to us covered in red ink, being wrong makes us cringe and slouch down in our seats. It makes our hearts sink and our dander rise.

Sometimes we hate being wrong because of the consequences. Mistakes can cost us time and money, expose us to danger or inflict harm on others, and erode the trust extended to us by our community. Yet even when we are wrong about completely trivial matters — when we mispronounce a word, mistake our neighbor Emily for our co-worker Anne, make the dinner reservation for Tuesday instead of Thursday — we often respond with embarrassment, irritation, defensiveness, denial, and blame. Deep down, it is wrongness itself that we hate….”
Read the remainder of the article…