posted on November 3, 2007 at 4:52 am

oh there are no accidents
or are there?
this is all the truth
and the truth is there may be lies
maybe lies
the truth is a bendable thing
it can move and yet remain firm
you see when you can grasp a paradox
firmly by its opposites
and it can sit in your mind no worries
when you say yes or no or perhaps
no you say all three
absolute what
we are connected on countless levels
we only have but to call on our connections
ah
but who can see them all?
what you intend
your intentions and intent
creator destroyer manipulater
become yourself right now
you are so damn powerful
you have every resource at your tingerfips
you are not alone in a world of loneliness
you are something wonderful
you are contained within our dream like us all
and the stars have spawned you
electric flesh
god given ass
opposable thumbs
perception
observing ourselves
we cant create worlds we create music
succulent music voluptuous music
i sang to you
is that why you are here?
you are right to think you know me
though stranger i am
you know everybody you know everything
human being in your waterproof skin
with your brain firing firing firing
with your memories and your elusive thoughts
with your language to describe it all
with your immune system and your driving license
become yourself i say again
do what it is you want to do
your ancestors spoke with god
show mercy to the merciless
your descendants must walk the unknown
grant wishes if they be in your power
perspectives must change with death
you have misunderstood some information
you have been filled with facts and figurines
you have been fed cases unsolvable
take what you need
give it back to em in spades
dont hesitate to be lost
youll find more out that way
rail against laughable injustices
disbelieve authority at least half the time
imitate christ
for as long as you can
i bet you cant make even 5 minutes
eat cleanly
you are what you eat how could that not be?
dont turn back unless you are going the wrong way
stand fast and full stop
pray for your prey
take responsibility for your blood shed
honour the dead
revere the living
dont listen to me
if they offer you money take it
if they dont trust you
trust me, its alright
remember
as ttb says
continue to look for the marvellous in the mundane
demand quality and sometimes youll even get it
be patient like a tree
rely on your heart
tune out the chatter
exclude the bullshit
refrain from mindless thinking
go on
and extend yourself
and say to me
metaphysician, heal thyself!!

37 Responses to “untitled unentitled”

  1. avatar
    Desiderata | 3 November 2007 at 5:46 am #

    there is always a future in computer maintenance

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    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 5:56 am #

    Jesus?…you want me to try “Jesus”???…..okay then?…”heal thyself ,metaphysician…but if ya want any help,ya know where i live.”…owzat?…xxA

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    Faye | 3 November 2007 at 6:36 am #

    introspective expression.one of the most difficult things to pinpoint in our own self..thanks SK,i’ll be reading these words of TTB wisdom ,again.accumulated learning over many lifetimes?old souls.ageing is a very good way to be unashamedly wise.i appreciate your wisdom.”god given ass”?that’d be ziggy’s donkey,or jesus'{aka xxA }..peace . and love . xo

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    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 6:38 am #

    Amen.

  5. avatar
    craig1.618 | 3 November 2007 at 6:39 am #

    “feast upon the treasured afterglow
    she speaks of life’s eternal scrolls
    in ancient splendor
    we will roam”

    “Dimentia 66” (13 Above The Night)
    -MLWTTKK

    your words today brought this song into my mind

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    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 7:31 am #

    great one SK!…you know you’re on the right track,when you’ve got that paradox in your hands,and it doesn’t trouble you,but gives you a zjing of electricity,in the form of illumination,peace,and fascination.”cool.warm.hot.”the perfect paradox.at the centre of it all,on the axis of the scale,the ever dancing,elusive,yet visible,and fathomable,and touchable truth.if you discover a paradox at the right moment,in the perfect light{no trick o the light needed}the truth is,or will be so astonishingly mesmerizing. have a fantastic evening,and a peaceful sunday morning…looking forward to some more church,and sk moosic!???…love,as always,and thank-you!…gen xxxxx x

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    Melissa | 3 November 2007 at 8:14 am #

    wow, I love today’s blog .. thanks so much SK. Strangely had some similar thoughts swirling around my head on the way home, after seeing the film ‘Across the Universe’ this afternoon (which I have now fallen in love with 🙂 )

    Thanks again and best wishes to you x

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    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 8:16 am #

    …sorry i wasn’t around the traps last night but i was celebrating my birthday with family and friends…uh, by the time i’d finished celebrating, the entire planet was spinning great lazy loop-the-loops and things were decidedly woozy…
    humanity’s a walking contradiction of brilliance and shortcomings, isn’t it…some very sound advice tonight, steve…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  9. avatar
    blue.velvet | 3 November 2007 at 8:19 am #

    Im wise yet as dumb as a 13yr old,
    I shun my own cleverness,
    striving the changes that will improve my life,a sage without purpose,I stand atop the mountain alone,fighting my inner enemies,
    exhausted of love for myself.
    Thanks steve, your words are soothing.

  10. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 November 2007 at 8:32 am #

    ‘……..and let it harm no one’.
    blessed be.
    luv,
    andy L.

  11. avatar
    captainmission | 3 November 2007 at 8:38 am #

    how elegant

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    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 10:01 am #

    “you are not alone,in a world of loneliness”. The extra-ordinary can sometimes feel alone,as the 5 percentile of humans with “extra-ordinary essence” are spread around the world…and they are possibly deep-thinking ,and as tough on themselves as well.great blogge Steve.truly thought provoking.love it. /ChW x

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    veleska1970 | 3 November 2007 at 10:07 am #

    today’s blog is definitely chock-full of sage advice. all true, but sometimes very difficult if not impossible to follow. but we should strive to follow it, nonetheless.

    “continue to look for the marvellous in the mundane”
    i try my best to, every waking and sleeping minute i’m alive.

    🙂

    lotza love….

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    "your descendants must walk the unknown" | 3 November 2007 at 11:12 am #

    and their journey will be enriched by their learning,and interaction with the other wonderous facets of life,and it’s artforms.everything will always be “perfect”,iwithin the grand plan.love &peace .

  15. avatar
    NickFiction | 3 November 2007 at 11:33 am #

    that water’s too deep for me SK

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 3 November 2007 at 11:34 am #

    Wise yet whimsical & clever. – I laughed when I read today’s blog but it got me thinking re….’Our descendants have to walk the unknown. Grant wishes if they’re in your power’
    I wish my children and my descendants; wisdom, knowledge & compassion combined with a clean healthy world. I wish them a world where war is universally viewed as an abomination and people question and seek proof, given by reliable sources, for ‘weapons of mass destruction’ lies as masquerades for power and greed.
    The truth is everything. My Christian mother would say, ‘The word of God is the truth’, but religion alienates me as it divides and causes wars. As a result of my upbringing, but not practising a religion as such, I still find refuge and peace in prayer, and with this or also when I’m centred in meditation I feel a sense of truth and an interconnection with a greater unconsciousness and it is all powerful, beautiful and very humbling. We are after all a result of our upbringing & environment and Jesus still resonates deeply with me, as Buddha, Ganesh, God, Mohammed, etc, must for others. I wouldn’t last for 1 sec to try & live as J, but I remember from Sunday school, the question to ask of oneself when confronted with a moral dilemma; “What would Jesus do?” and it still effects me, when I remember it & make an effort to search deeply.

  17. avatar
    davem | 3 November 2007 at 11:36 am #

    Sometimes it’s hard not to panic though. Even when not knowing the reason.
    I’m going to slow down for a few days. Enjoy my family, friends and some fine sounds.
    Love to all.
    xx

  18. avatar
    davem | 3 November 2007 at 11:42 am #

    Steve – all the best at the Cruelty Free Festival tomorrow. Credit to you for leading by example and being such a positive influence. I hope it goes well. You deserve an attentive audience. Wish I didn’t live so many thousands of miles away.
    x

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    Thats how I play that spirit,mind,body “wow!”moment,game….. of living.”.etherial”?what would jesus do?if he was here right now?i wonder how tragically morphed his true character has become,from the real jesus?what would he do about 2007?i often wonder.i used to think that john lennon was “the 2nd coming”{til i was about 17 actually}ha ha!would he turn those “peace”fingers around{from his iconic portraits}and just say “yeah right!”..or would he attempt to care for the entire population of the earth,single handedly.can ya see him in a business suit with his long hair tucked under his collar{just in case anyone might see that he’s really just a peace activist? 😉 x

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    PEACE .

  21. avatar
    timf | 3 November 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    empowering words sk.
    become yourself…let yourself just be..be this miraculous thing that you are…its amazing how things like work, deadlines, bills, mortgages, everday worries and outside distractions receed when you can meditate and just be…I get an incredible feeling of who I am as an entity. as a soul. become yourself…wise words shaman.
    thanks for the blog today.

  22. avatar
    rubikon | 3 November 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    When you speak you really speak.

    Not everyone can see/grasp the paradox and see it as one.

    Thanks for that sk.

    A.C.

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    CSTCoach | 3 November 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    Thanks druid, that was really timely. Especially stuff like this: “you are not alone in a world of loneliness
    you are something wonderful
    you are contained within our dream like us all”

    Its tough to live within that disconnect sometimes, between the ideal world of your creations and the day to day that works so hard to contradict it…

    ryan

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    knot | 3 November 2007 at 4:42 pm #

    take your words & give them back to you
    after I stroke their backs and scratch their chins
    a testament to the basilisk
    frozen in the untouched spaces
    between a, b and c
    some patience

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 4:56 pm #

    that’s the stuff, sk, brilliant, defining without definition.

    r

  26. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 3 November 2007 at 7:23 pm #

    SK is truly a benevolent, compassionate and spiritual Oracle. The book of “Isaiah”, John Wesley, Martin De Porres, William Booth and Cesar Chavez help me to cling to my Judeo-Christan faith. Performing at the Vegan Fest and Cruelty Free festival verify that SK is Ausralian rock music’s compassion in action man.

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    syrinx | 3 November 2007 at 9:02 pm #

    Damnit. Make me cry today whydontcha?

    (Well okay. It was just that corner-of-the-eye thing. Still, I’m reading this one again *later*..not several time in succession, per usual. I’m listening to this cd made by a guy who spent a decade with South American shamans, and if you play it you get your soul back. Like the white album in reverse. 🙂 Trouble is, I can’t remember where in the cd I fall asleep, I just keep waking up. The last visual I relate to is swimming in soft soft earth, weaving in and around endless tree roots like a..)

  28. avatar
    isolde | 3 November 2007 at 9:30 pm #

    i agree

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    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    almost all of what you have written today,needs to be experienced ,to be believed Steven.You must have had a remarkable life as well.Beautiful stuff today.I believe that the 11th commandment ,via jesus,from one of the gods ,was,”Thou shalt sleep in on thy Sunday mornings,at least once a month!”;-) 🙂 much love and peace and sunshine .

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    One of the greatest gifts one could give | 3 November 2007 at 11:12 pm #

    is to lead by example,teach,and learn for one’s self : TRULY-..”LIVE” your life,and follow your heart’s desires…….and .Because at it’s core,”living” is “loving”…you’ll never go wrong..That’s what happens,when the chatter is silenced…x

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 November 2007 at 11:42 pm #

    can i add 2 to your list?…”never sell yourself short!” and “never comprimise your integrity!” i agree with all the others you wrote!*

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    ...being here, doing this... | 4 November 2007 at 12:47 am #

    “we cant create worlds we create music
    succulent music voluptuous music
    i sang to you
    is that why you are here?”

    “There is a stage of religious experience which is rarely found in a pure form: I shall call it cosmic religious feeling. It is very difficult to elucidate this feeling to anyone who is entirely without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it.

    The individual feels the futility of human desires and aims and the sublimity and marvelous order which reveal themselves both in nature and in the world of thought. Individual existence impresses him as a sort of prison and he wants to experience the universe as a single significant whole. The beginnings of cosmic religious feeling already appear at an early stage of development, e.g., in many of the Psalms of David and in some of the Prophets. Buddhism, as we have learned especially from the wonderful writings of Schopenhauer, contains a much stronger element of this.

    The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men who were filled with this highest kind of religious feeling and were in many cases regarded by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints. Looked at in this light, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are closely akin to one another.

    How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology? In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.

    – Albert Einstein, New York Times Magazine, November 9, 1930

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    ...being here, doing this... | 4 November 2007 at 1:40 am #

    “the truth is a bendable thing
    it can move and yet remain firm
    you see when you can grasp a paradox
    firmly by its opposites
    and it can sit in your mind no worries”

    “Go Left, Go Right”

    A Western monk at WatBa Pong became frustrated by the difficulties of practice and the detailed and seemingly arbitrary rules of conduct the monks had to follow. He began to criticize other monks for sloppy practice and to doubt the wisdom of Achaan Chah’s teaching. At one point, he went to Achaan Chah and complained, noting that even Achaan Chah himself was inconsistent and seemed often to contradict him self in an unenlightened way.

    Achaan Chah just laughed and pointed out how much the monk was suffering by trying to judge others around him. Then he explained that his way of teaching is very simple: “It is as though I see people walking down a road I know well. To them the way may be unclear. I look up and see someone about to fall into a ditch on the right-hand side of the road, so I call out to him, ‘Go left, go left’ Similarly, if I see another person about to fall into a ditch on the left, I call out, ‘Go right, go right!’ That is the extent of my teaching. Whatever extreme you get caught in, whatever you get attached to, I say, ‘Let go of that too.’ Let go on the left, let go on the right. Come back to the center, and you will arrive at the true Dharma. “

    From “A Still Forest Pool” – Achaan Chah

    ~

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 November 2007 at 2:39 am #

    That was brilliant Steve.WOW!Eloquence .

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 November 2007 at 3:48 am #

    “NO WORRIES!”

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    Anonymous | 5 November 2007 at 1:21 am #

    bugger….finally made it to sydney on a daytime flight (not without it’s own drama….warning warning – do not allow yourself to be allocated seat 9A on a 737…ever….it’s a window seat with no window. Yes, it’s next to a plastic wall ..and note; checking in two hours early did not assure me one of the best seats…au contraire…see above…i mention this fyi)…and missed three sk opportunities…..

    let us hope there are others
    the cool weather is lovely though

    xxKittykat

  37. avatar
    Sam Sejavka | 9 November 2007 at 10:49 pm #

    Not wanting to outstay my welcome, BUT … The annoying Blog Readability Test [which reminds me of grammar checking with microsoft word] indicates the level of comprehension you need to understand a blog, not the intelligence level of the blogger.

    Therefore, let me make it clear that I comprehend every word, every nuance of The Time Being


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