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    I don't live Today, Maybe tommorow I just can't say. Existing, nothing but existing.

    I just read Helen Kellers "Three Days to See", after reading it one finds that there are infinite numbers of things taken for granted day in and day out. She was right when she said that we don't really live for today because we believe there will be plenty of time to get around to doing the things we really want to do. We tend to get secure in our daily routines and don't want to disrupt that flow. Her observations have prompted me to start enjoying my life, not existence but LIFE. I don't want to be a somnambulistic shell of a man drifting semiconsciously through life. At first I thought that I would just start paying attention to everything then I realized it goes deeper than that. I have to become more aware by exercising my senses as I do my muscles. The mind, I felt was the first place to start, and the best way to strengthen it is to learn. I then decided to strengthen my hearing, and for this I chose to play music rather than to just merely listen to it. Vision as I see it can be conditioned best through observation, and the way I chose to test my observation skills was through art and writing. The following paragraphs are my blueprint for living a more concious lifestyle.

    As I mentioned above the springboard for my plan was my mind. To strengthen your muscles you lift weights; to strengthen your mental abilities you must lift words. In other words read, but you can't just read, you have to read something that has weight. By weight I mean it has to make you think or ,that dreaded word, learn. It hasto leave an impression on your mind, this way you are forced to expand your sphere of thought. This process is like gathering building materials, which if you didn't have you couldn't move on to the next phase.

    My hearing isn't really lacking on the incoming side its on the outgoing side that I need to pay attention to. When you play your own music, you're playing what you hear in your mind, because your feelings are being converted to sounds. At some point in my life I realized this to be true and I used this for its therapeutic value. It soon became lost in the cloud of dust my hectic life had stirred up. Then Helen Keller helped me to settle the cloud and I found my guitar. I dusted it off and began to play. The first song I found inside sounded like crying then it transformed into excitement and it ended in a sigh of relief. With this device in my toolbox I can move to the next, vision.

    Vision, the act or power of actual seeing, can also be the act or power of imagination. I know for a fact that in today's society true imagination and creativity is losing ground to mental complacency and intellectual laziness. Many say, "Why should I try to think an original thought when someone else can do it for me?" For example plagarism is rampant on the Internet you can find six different sites with the same stolen lyric from a song and the person is trying to pawn it off as their own. I feel sorry for them when I see this type of intellectual degradation. Its no wonder with all of the physically unfit people that there are even more mentally out of shape people. Thinking can be as tiring as running. I remember hearing on the news that thinking creatively for an hour can use more energy than an hour of aerobics, thus emphasizing the importance of cerebral exercise. Therefore I propose that everyone should begin taking up some sort of art. I have chosen two forms for now, writing and computer graphics.

    My experiences have proven that their exists inside each of us an array of mirrors reflecting our most original feelings and thoughts. Though, without some mode of liberation they sit tilted inwardly bouncing ideas infinitely causing a chaotic imbalance. By taking in our surroundings and not giving back, our heads begin to weigh heavily on our shoulders until we are too weak to let out even a little bit of originality. It is a sad state of existence, because thats all it can be; for loss of independent thought is loss of life. One also loses autonomy because one can't think for themself. The cure is to learn a tool of art and use it to tilt the "mirrors of the mind"* towards the outside emancipating ourselves and our ideas. I hope that my words don't fall on deaf eyes and blind minds. Even if they do I still feel great now that I have tilted my mirrors in the right direction. Thanks to Helen I have harmonized my consumption/production ratio and have begun to enjoy my powers of creation. We are not the only species capable of creativity, it is essential to survival and evolution. Feel free to use this as a map to plan your freedom, or for those who believe, "Freethinkers are dangerous", use it against me when you turn me into the proper authorities.



    *("Mirrors of the Mind" borrowed from 'Message to the Universe' by Jimi Hendrix)
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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    I don't live today


    Will I live tomorrow?
    Well, I just can't say
    Will I live tomorrow?
    Well, I just can't say
    But I know for sure
    I don't live today
    No sun comin' through my windows
    Feel like I'm livin' at the bottom of a grave
    No-ho sun comin' through my windows
    Feel like I'm livin' at the bottom of a grave
    I wish you'd hurry up and execute me
    So I can be on my miserable way
    (Well), I don't
    live today
    Maybe tomorrow, I just can't say, but, uh
    I don't
    live today
    Its such a shame to waste your time away like this
    Existing
    Well, uh-I don't
    live today
    Maybe tomorrow, I just can't tell you baby, but, uh
    Oh, I don't
    live today
    Its such a shame to spend the time
    away like this
    existing
    Yeah
    Ow
    Yeah
    Oh, no
    Yeah
    Oh, there ain't no life no where
    uh-ha, {cough}-hmm, {sniff}
    Down, man
    (Are) you experienced? {clap}
    Get experienced {clap}
    Get experienced
    Uh, get experienced {clap}
    Uh, get experienced {clap} (BV=[Are] you experienced?)
    Are you experienced? (BV={clap} Are you experienced?)

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    one of my favs

    Little wing


    Well she's walking through the clouds
    With a circus mind that's running round
    Butterflies and zebras
    And moonbeams and fairy tales
    That's all she ever thinks about
    Riding with the wind.

    When I'm sad, she comes to me
    With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
    It's alright she says it's alright
    Take anything you want from me, anything
    Anything.

    Fly on little wing,
    Yeah yeah, yeah, little wing

    you don't get what you wish for ~ you get what you work for

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    now i want to listen to Hendrix all day.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...x%2Ehtm%23el15

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    Manic depression


    Manic depression is touching my soul
    I know what I want but I just don't know
    How to, go about gettin' it
    Feeling sweet feeling,
    Drops from my fingers, fingers
    Manic depression is catchin' my soul

    Woman so weary, the sweet cause in vain
    You make love, you break love
    It's all the same
    When it's, when it's over, mama
    Music, sweet music
    I wish I could caress, caress, caress
    Manic depression is a frustrating mess

    Well, I think I'll go turn myself off,
    And go on down
    All the way down
    Really ain't no use in me hanging around
    In your kinda scene

    Music, sweet music
    I wish I could caress, caress, caress
    Manic depression is a frustrating mess

    Ow! ow!
    Music sweet music sweet music
    Sweet music sweet music
    Hooo!

    you don't get what you wish for ~ you get what you work for

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockgazer69
    I don't live today


    Will I live tomorrow?
    Well, I just can't say
    Will I live tomorrow?
    Well, I just can't say
    But I know for sure
    I don't live today
    No sun comin' through my windows
    Feel like I'm livin' at the bottom of a grave
    No-ho sun comin' through my windows
    Feel like I'm livin' at the bottom of a grave
    I wish you'd hurry up and execute me
    So I can be on my miserable way
    (Well), I don't
    live today
    Maybe tomorrow, I just can't say, but, uh
    I don't
    live today
    Its such a shame to waste your time away like this
    Existing
    Well, uh-I don't
    live today
    Maybe tomorrow, I just can't tell you baby, but, uh
    Oh, I don't
    live today
    Its such a shame to spend the time
    away like this
    existing
    Yeah
    Ow
    Yeah
    Oh, no
    Yeah
    Oh, there ain't no life no where
    uh-ha, {cough}-hmm, {sniff}
    Down, man
    (Are) you experienced? {clap}
    Get experienced {clap}
    Get experienced
    Uh, get experienced {clap}
    Uh, get experienced {clap} (BV=[Are] you experienced?)
    Are you experienced? (BV={clap} Are you experienced?)
    Kenny Wayne Sheppard did an OUTSTANDING remake of this.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion
    I just read Helen Kellers "Three Days to See", after reading it one finds that there are infinite numbers of things taken for granted day in and day out. She was right when she said that we don't really live for today because we believe there will be plenty of time to get around to doing the things we really want to do. We tend to get secure in our daily routines and don't want to disrupt that flow. Her observations have prompted me to start enjoying my life, not existence but LIFE. I don't want to be a somnambulistic shell of a man drifting semiconsciously through life. At first I thought that I would just start paying attention to everything then I realized it goes deeper than that. I have to become more aware by exercising my senses as I do my muscles. The mind, I felt was the first place to start, and the best way to strengthen it is to learn. I then decided to strengthen my hearing, and for this I chose to play music rather than to just merely listen to it. Vision as I see it can be conditioned best through observation, and the way I chose to test my observation skills was through art and writing. The following paragraphs are my blueprint for living a more concious lifestyle.

    As I mentioned above the springboard for my plan was my mind. To strengthen your muscles you lift weights; to strengthen your mental abilities you must lift words. In other words read, but you can't just read, you have to read something that has weight. By weight I mean it has to make you think or ,that dreaded word, learn. It hasto leave an impression on your mind, this way you are forced to expand your sphere of thought. This process is like gathering building materials, which if you didn't have you couldn't move on to the next phase.

    My hearing isn't really lacking on the incoming side its on the outgoing side that I need to pay attention to. When you play your own music, you're playing what you hear in your mind, because your feelings are being converted to sounds. At some point in my life I realized this to be true and I used this for its therapeutic value. It soon became lost in the cloud of dust my hectic life had stirred up. Then Helen Keller helped me to settle the cloud and I found my guitar. I dusted it off and began to play. The first song I found inside sounded like crying then it transformed into excitement and it ended in a sigh of relief. With this device in my toolbox I can move to the next, vision.

    Vision, the act or power of actual seeing, can also be the act or power of imagination. I know for a fact that in today's society true imagination and creativity is losing ground to mental complacency and intellectual laziness. Many say, "Why should I try to think an original thought when someone else can do it for me?" For example plagarism is rampant on the Internet you can find six different sites with the same stolen lyric from a song and the person is trying to pawn it off as their own. I feel sorry for them when I see this type of intellectual degradation. Its no wonder with all of the physically unfit people that there are even more mentally out of shape people. Thinking can be as tiring as running. I remember hearing on the news that thinking creatively for an hour can use more energy than an hour of aerobics, thus emphasizing the importance of cerebral exercise. Therefore I propose that everyone should begin taking up some sort of art. I have chosen two forms for now, writing and computer graphics.

    My experiences have proven that their exists inside each of us an array of mirrors reflecting our most original feelings and thoughts. Though, without some mode of liberation they sit tilted inwardly bouncing ideas infinitely causing a chaotic imbalance. By taking in our surroundings and not giving back, our heads begin to weigh heavily on our shoulders until we are too weak to let out even a little bit of originality. It is a sad state of existence, because thats all it can be; for loss of independent thought is loss of life. One also loses autonomy because one can't think for themself. The cure is to learn a tool of art and use it to tilt the "mirrors of the mind"* towards the outside emancipating ourselves and our ideas. I hope that my words don't fall on deaf eyes and blind minds. Even if they do I still feel great now that I have tilted my mirrors in the right direction. Thanks to Helen I have harmonized my consumption/production ratio and have begun to enjoy my powers of creation. We are not the only species capable of creativity, it is essential to survival and evolution. Feel free to use this as a map to plan your freedom, or for those who believe, "Freethinkers are dangerous", use it against me when you turn me into the proper authorities.



    *("Mirrors of the Mind" borrowed from 'Message to the Universe' by Jimi Hendrix)
    Good reading! I'm impressed on how deep the message was and I'm glad that I can utilize it as a motivational tool. The message is true and this is purely one of the few things that makes life so precious. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_menace
    Good reading! I'm impressed on how deep the message was and I'm glad that I can utilize it as a motivational tool. The message is true and this is purely one of the few things that makes life so precious. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Thanks so much I'm glad I helped to move you in a progressive direction.
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockgazer69
    now i want to listen to Hendrix all day.

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    Man I wish I'd listen to my own advice more.
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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    Oh shit, don't make me bust out some freestyle poetry...
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    Oh, I think Americans understand that the one thing conservatives hate the most is the idea of spending American tax money on Americans. . .in America.


    Your tax money is safe. . .in Iraq.
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    Very nice post. From one philomath to another, I'd recommend keeping a notebook of these creative, original thoughts and ideas you have. I started to keep one a little while ago. Whenever I want to add something, I just put the date and start writing. Make sure it's a composition notebook, though. They're so much better than others. And they feel more notebooky. Anyway, I'm somewhat inclined to go ahead and add some of my own thoughts, which I wrote in the form of essays. If anyone actually wants to hear it, I'll copy and paste what I typed. It's quite a different style from what I use here, but I enjoy it.

    Once again, good post. It takes constant reminding for me to stay on track with all my plans. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, 'Why am I here?' and if you can't come up with a good answer, re-evaluate what the heck it is you're doing.
    Push yourself. Enjoy yourself. Be yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squaggleboggin View Post
    Very nice post. From one philomath to another, I'd recommend keeping a notebook of these creative, original thoughts and ideas you have. I started to keep one a little while ago. Whenever I want to add something, I just put the date and start writing. Make sure it's a composition notebook, though. They're so much better than others. And they feel more notebooky. Anyway, I'm somewhat inclined to go ahead and add some of my own thoughts, which I wrote in the form of essays. If anyone actually wants to hear it, I'll copy and paste what I typed. It's quite a different style from what I use here, but I enjoy it.

    Once again, good post. It takes constant reminding for me to stay on track with all my plans. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, 'Why am I here?' and if you can't come up with a good answer, re-evaluate what the heck it is you're doing.
    I have a dozen composition books and then I have my poetry journals.....one my good friends Kimi and Colin gave to me when I got out of the Navy and started writing poetry and other stuff all the time, they believed in me back in 1999 now my girlfriend just got me this one for christmas

    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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    And please anyone else who has essay's like this go ahead and submit them for our reading pleasure....I love reading a good essay or 2 in fact I think I like reading some of my favorite writers essay's more than their books just because in an essay you have to get to a point quicker....you don't have to pull any punches to drag the fight out you just step into the page and write out a flurry of hard lines and make your point clear and concise....the way I like my fights sometimes, or at least how I expect them to go.
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

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