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24 Dec 2013 16:39 #130348 by Mareeka
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yes coyote . . . there is also the experience of purposefully stopping for an instant (or letting go completely) and allowing
a shift to occur from non-attachment to allowing a broader awareness

the OP seems to be speaking to the instantaneous experience of all having been shifting in a flash . .and your post is speaking to purposefully activating it . .by purposefully choosing to be still an instant . . .like what is available in doing so by going within

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24 Dec 2013 16:50 #130350 by Coyote
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Right. I guess I left out part of my point, haha. I feel like, especially in the beginning, the world-stopping happens by accident. People getting hit, by Rinzai or another source, getting startled or shocked, things like that. Unconscious things, to start. Then we find ways of achieving that state on purpose.
Possibly not relevant, just my first reaction to the quote.

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24 Dec 2013 16:52 #130351 by Coyote
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Also, in rereading the rest of the discussion, I guess this is how humanity rolls. I mean, we developed the telescope before the microscope.

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24 Dec 2013 17:02 #130352 by Proteus
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I think what Q is reminding us, is that while we go "out there" in other places to evolve our understanding in ourselves and the universe, we will, in fact, discover the same thing and unimaginably more if we explored the nature of our own subjective consciousness, aspects of existence within us that we are not usually aware exist, because it cannot be found by looking outward.


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24 Dec 2013 17:24 #130358 by Mareeka
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Thanks Proteus . . another example of the purposeful

To talk about the sudden experiential shift in awareness AND the deliberate practice of going within has value . .
Both occur within . . each in a different way . . .

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26 Dec 2013 00:48 - 26 Dec 2013 00:48 #130501 by Brian
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Here is a poem from my book "The Bells of Avalon" that I think reflects Q's words:

Stars Inside
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I follow the stars at night.
I follow the stars inside.
Tomorrow will come to nothing
without the stars that shine.

How I wish to be in the sky,
shooting through the black of night.
But I know it is safer here
to feel the warmth of earth so near.

I follow the stars inside,
shooting through the black of mind.
I follow stars that hide
far beyond the known divide.

Sometimes I wish to fly at night,
shooting through the blackest sky.
But I choose the inner eye
that leads me to a truer sky.

Stars at night, stars inside.
Take you on a different flight.
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28 Dec 2013 13:50 #130946 by Streen
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That's a beautiful poem, Brian :) No offense to anyone here, but Q would most likely respond to all this talk like, "Stop blathering like an idiot". So it doesn't exactly "reflect" Q's words. He tends to be egocentric and highly critical, with a disgust toward how fascinatingly primitive the human race is. But he never gives up on us. That's probably his only endearing quality.

The context of the quote was that Q was causing Captain Picard to travel back and forth through time in order to understand the subtleties and paradoxes of time itself.

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28 Dec 2013 15:18 #130954 by Mareeka
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oh . . i thought i commented on that poem . . .it is really great. . . ty for sharing . .

lol Streen . . no matter what . . Q's line is a great line . . . multi-layered ..

yes . . . going back to go forward . . . .

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08 Mar 2014 14:30 - 08 Mar 2014 14:30 #140748 by Lykeios Little Raven
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Streen wrote: I was watching the last episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, and I was reminded of something that I remembered hearing, but wasn't sure where it had come from. The quote is now in my signature, but here it is anyway:

For that one fraction of a second, you were open to options you'd never considered. That's the exploration that awaits you... not mapping stars and studying nebulae... but charting the unknowable possibilities of existence.

—Q


I can't help but agree with this philosophy, but I'm curious what you guys think of it.

Q is one of my favorite characters in Next Generation! He makes me laugh like a hyena every time he shows up, lol. That kind of mischief and trickery always intrigues me. Everything he does to the Enterprise and its crew is just for fun, it seems to me.

“Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” -Zhuangzi

“Though, as the crusade presses on, I find myself altogether incapable of staying here in saftey while others shed their blood for such a noble and just cause. For surely must the Almighty be with us even in the sundering of our nation. Our fight is for freedom, for liberty, and for all the principles upon which that aforementioned nation was built.” - Patrick “Madman of Galway” O'Dell
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09 Mar 2014 02:54 #140791 by Proteus
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Another example as to why Q rocks... :laugh:


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