Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Really Good Quotes That Apply and Brief Comment


Referring to the settling of the American western frontier, one old timer said, "It's big and pretty and I helped make it; but by damn, wouldn't it be fun to tear it down and build it back up again?"

The Universe is so constructed that our various selves over the course of a lifetime, whether in minutes or years is a process of building and tearing them down to build them up again.


GK Chesterton said, "Journalism consists largely in saying 'Lord Jones died' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.”

Most news has nothing to do with us. I remember visiting my grandmother when I was about eighteen. She let me in her house and then placed a chair in front of the door with the back wedged under the door knob. I asked her what she was doing. She told me that she had just seen a news report about a rapist who had escaped from a mental institution in a town over 100 miles away. She didn't want him getting into her house. Most news creates unnecessary fear and anxiety. It keeps us externally focused so we don't have to deal with the most significant news - the news going on between our own ears and in our hearts.


Anonymous said...

Are you saying that sometimes are problems are so hard to deal with that we focus on other problems that we really dont need to worry about. If so why do we do this. Whats the point of worrying over things we have no need to worry about. Is it as simple has pushing it out of the mind or more deeper such as harsh mental troubles we try to get over. WHY????

Michael (Mike) Bogar said...

Why do we do this? Why does the bear gather berries? Simple? Hardly. More like symptoms. The mind is the surface covering the realm of the unconscious; what bubbles up in the form of worry, even 'needless' worry, carries the messages of the gods which arrive to complete our souls. The mind, even in it's 'senseless worries' is filled with genius. Pushing it away is like not answering the door when the gods knock. Why? Because it is...