The Bedhead Club

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Dialogue

I will talk in my sleep.

I still dream.

How can there be perfect stillness

When my brain’s so noisy?

We carry on a constant dialogue within ourselves. This is the origin of our problems.

The very word dialogue means talking between two sides. We could not have an inner dialogue unless there was a split in our minds. We all have two sides; as long as they are not united, we cannot attain the wholeness that spirituality requires.

Even with years of self-cultivation, it is not easy to tame the wild mind. One might appear to have attained perfect control in all waking situations, only to find endless turbulence during meditation and sleep. This is a sign of incomplete attainment. Perfection must be total.

The process of perfection is long and must be methodical. Although our efforts must be to the utmost, we must never risk repressing ourselves. Indeed, rather than shutting away the unpleasant or unruly  aspects of ourselves, we must take them all out and examine them. Daily introspection brings harmony to all our facets. Those aspects that are bad can be dissolved. Those that are of advantage can be cultivated. This effort will take many years, but in this gradual way, we resolve ourselves with our subconscious mind and free ourselves from struggle and conflict.

-Deng Ming-Dao, Tao Daily Meditations

photo by: Lorenzo Montezemolo at El+Mo+Fo+To @ Flickr, website: http://www.elmofoto.com/

title inspired by Lorenzo’s photo title: Morning Meeting of the Bedhead Club

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A Threat to My Computer

I have had my fill with technology today!

This evening I have been working on a translation…a very tedious process. But to make it worse my computer was going completely bonkers. My keyboard got stuck with every other letter. This old dinosaur decided that it needed to save my document every other sentence and then it would just freeze up entirely so that I had to keep rebooting it! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Therefore, I have threatened to send it to the computer graveyard…

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(photo from http://www.computerhowstuffworks.com)

But then my computer showed me this picture… COMPUTER ZOMBIE!!!

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(photo from http://www.joe-ks.com)

And now for a peace offering:

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(photo from http://www.inspiringwallpapers.net)

Like the Rain Does

“There’s a child who never sleeps in my old town. She looks around her with empty eyes that never cry.
Her mother never held her..
– Like the wind does.
And her father never loved her..
– Like the rain does..
– Like the rain does..

Her legs run through mountains at dusk. And the grass knows exactly her body when she lies and falls asleep.
And when she lies and falls asleep the clouds won’t go away. They stay staring at her closed pupils..
– Like the rain does..

I never had the wonderful opportunity to meet her.
But her smile was always telling me that we already know each other..
-Like the rain does..

I never saw her again since I left town. Somebody told me that she finally got wings and flies..
– Like the wind does.”

Artist: Emmy Curl

If you’d like to know more about the artist visit: http://www.last.fm/music/Emmy+Curl

A Play on Words

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Since I can remember
It’s been a play on words
From my lips to yours or theirs
Language leaving legends
Letters strung together
Bringing life,light,loneliness,love
Madness or magic

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On the minds of men like memory
Riding on trains of time
Ricocheting echoes of voices
Haunting sleepy solitudes
Or gurgling laughter 
Rolling into heroic oceans of humor

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Ghosts of mother’s happy guilt
To father’s fairytale fame
Recalling this play on words
Of doubtful dreams
Drinking and driving
Into our consciousness.  

© 2009 Salem Islas-Madlo