May 23rd, 2008

Willow

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single Oy

These crack me up:

Sayings of a Jewish Buddhist
  • If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?
  • Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.
  • The Tao does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does not take sides. The Tao has no expectations. The Tao demands nothing of others. The Tao is not Jewish.
  • Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.
  • Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions. Keep in mind that not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal illness.
  • Accept misfortune as a blessing. Do not wish for perfect health, or a life without problems. What would you talk about?
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single Oy.
  • Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish.

  • Willow

    Dreaming

    I had another really great dream last night. Great for the details I am about to describe but also because that's my subconscious confirming what I have been blogging for a while now.

    So, I dreamt that I split up with the ex (that happened). And I had to move out of our place (that happened too). And I ended up moving back into the place we had before we moved into that house - that block of apartments. A couple of my friends were helping me move back into that place and I was a bit sad because it was a mess and the previous tenants hadn't moved out their crap or cleaned any of the carpets or surfaces or whatever. So, I eventually bucked up the energy to start unpacking and I went to move my desk into what had been my study before - except I had to get a new desk because the previous one was the ex's (that happened) and this desk was bigger than his so I was worried it wouldn't fit in the space. Except when I went to move it, the space was too big and I looked round the room and the room was bigger than it was before. So I was puzzled and started looking round the rest of the flat - and suddenly *this* flat had two toilets. That was weird. And the rooms were bigger. And the bathroom had been renovated! So I went and double checked the front door and this was *Flat Number 3* and I had previously lived in *Flat Number 2*. Aha! Says I! And I go back and check out the layout and it's bigger, it has more rooms and the renovated bathroom (in whites and chromes) was so luxurious - with a step down bath with various steps to sit on, a very small steam sauna in a cupboard, a bidet (which I thought .. hmm.. never cared for one but I might clean it and give it a go!) and several other odd looking bathroom type contraptions.

    I was very happy and excited about my new place!

    I think in dreams, the house can represent you and if I read that this way - well things are bigger, better and shinier (and more hygenic?) now. And even though I at first thought I was moving back to where I was in life ... no!! This is the place next door to that!