Tag Archives: Spirituality

Evolution in Action

it is not the strongest that survive, but the one most responsive to change

Evolution takes thousands of years, and in the last few days our thinking about every situation seems to have changed. fundamentally.  Perhaps our beliefs, attitudes, and actions are trying to play catch-up with us here.  None of us is used to a daily diet of bad news that rivals that which was fed to us English in the early months of the last war.  Catastrophic thinking is what we have here, the idea that the human brain is predisposed to jumping to worse-case scenarios, and it’s fucking dangerous.

In the not so distant past I was thinking about my next overseas vacation, perhaps a visit to California, or a trip to Crete,  Nowadays, I can’t go anywhere at all.  I turn on my TV and the news is just a long series of nightmares with the death toll being right at the top and tail of everything.

It’s a relief when a piece of news, or a telephone conversation with a friend, isn’t full of doom and gloom, a call that doesn’t have the fear of death looming over it.  Almost everyone is scared almost all the time, and there is a feeling of helpless resignation.

Well, I for one am going no further down that depressive, defeatist road.  This morning I did my usual laundry, took my usual walk for an hour or so, called at the store as usual, (although I did have to stand in line just to get in there), bought the kind of stuff I would usually buy….  Sadly when I got back to the garret I was too knackered to do my usual yoga and other exercises.  But thus far I’ve managed a fairly normal day, (for me), and I can live like this indefinitely.

But it’s not a great life if I can’t journey to the sun, see friends, travel all around England, walk towards the far horizons….  And sex is out of the question.  As far as I am concerned the sooner the world safely gets back to what we are predisposed to call normal, the better.

One big upside, I haven’t been brainwashed into believing all that catastrophic anthropogenic climate change crap for a little while.  Global warming looks pretty unimportant right now ~ call it evolution in action.

Stay safe and be well.  And may the Deities of your choice go with you.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

even a bed of roses is full of thorns

Scenes on Sunday ~ Red Sky

red sky in the morning, sailor take warning

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

red sky at night

sailor’s delight

Random Jottings #8

no matter if you’re a vampire or a werewolf, love is still love

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vampires werewolves and demons lurk in the shadows

nothing does a good lurk like a werewolf

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moonlight music and a werewolf

what more could a girl want?

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she should never have gone into that place

it was one of those bars where the nature of werewolves slowly becomes apparent

it’s lucky that she was a real dog

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

dances with werewolves

just don’t show him your throat

barefoot sand

she left her footprints in the sand ~ she left her love in my heart

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and I dream of her

her touch her eyes her hair

the way she left footprints in the sand

as we walked along that quiet beach together

musical voice speaking of a future, her small soft hand 

resting gently in mine

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a perfect day lasts for eternity

in our memories

Songs on Sunday ~ 2002

meditation is not black magic, meditation is a relationship with yourself

For this Sunday some meditative music for you.  I have just discovered the band 2002, and they play some very cool tunes.  Try and breathe peacefully.

Meditation is sometimes difficult for me, but walking by the sea takes me to a very special place within my spirit.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

everyone needs love

the burning fires of desire

the desire of a man is for his woman
the desire of a woman is for the desire of her man

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she loves him again

eternal conflagration

hot fires of adoration

friends now yet they

parted way back when

what happened then?

mistrust between them

love tried and denied

yet true love will always

find way to return to her

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

they say that true love conquers all

when she appeals to his desire

they are perfectly right

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ The Adventures of Marmaduke

there are a lot of adventures out there, waiting for us to live them

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Marmaduke is upset about Mr. Trumps travel ban.

I’ve told him we will go to America soon.

Songs on Sunday ~ Lisa Gerrard

Sunday clears away the debris from the rest of the week

Something tells me that I should be posting more spiritual and inspirational music on Sundays than I’ve been doing thus far.  Ergo, this seems to be quite spiritual to me.

Lisa Gerrard is the most famous Australian singer, musician, and composer I’ve never heard of ~ a musical polymath and Renaissance woman.  Perhaps it’s time I listened to more of her work, on vinyl.

Please listen with reverence.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

one man’s weed is another man’s wildflower

Ethics, Manners, and Morals

love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies

Everybody lies.  Everybody lies all the time.  Everybody lies to oil the wheels of business, friendship, politics, relationships, and society in general.  If everyone told the brutal truth all the time then this world would be filled with aggression, discord, mistrust, and violence ~ and that’s just about the state of the world anyway.  In most relationships, if both partners were absolutely truthful all of the time, then most relationships would last for about a New York second.

Most lies in most relationships are lies of omission, it’s sometimes impolite to tell our partner the complete truth.  Many would not say that their partner’s brother disgusts them, or that they go to the bar on the way home from work because coming home is the last thing they want to do at the end of a busy day.  Hardly anyone would say that they had sex with someone they picked up in that bar, and they don’t even know his / her name.  The first of those lies of omission is perhaps acceptable, for a while.  The last of those lies is immoral and unethical.

Sometimes lies are created by we what we believe are good manners.  We might say that our wife / husband looks nice, when in fact they look like a slut / skank / bum.  If you think about it that kind of a lie is actually very cruel.  Another unthinking lie is when we tell someone that we love them, and in reality we don’t much care for them at all, we only talk about love to get what we want from them ~ usually either money or sex.

Lies are perhaps the least of the unethical, ill-mannered, and immoral things that people do.  Begin with things such as alcoholism, casual sex, drug abuse, gambling, gaslighting, promiscuity, road-rage, stalking, stealing…..  All of those hurt someone, not least the person doing those immoral and unethical things.  You may think that being an alcoholic or a drug user, or promiscuous, or whatever is an illness and the unfortunate is not to blame.  Let me tell you that this is untrue, no matter what alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, or whatever anonymous may say.

And I know, because I have been there.  Everyone has an ethical and moral duty to be the best version of themselves they can possibly be, and if you drink, take drugs, fuck around you are debasing yourself and need to find help and treatment.  Nobody is ever going to think you are smart or clever for doing those things.  And afterwards, you will lie about it for the rest of your miserable dishonest life.

If you want to be a better person, then the place to begin is with good manners.  Respect yourself, respect others, and respect the world around you.  And, if you don’t know what having good manners really means, then maybe it’s time to learn.

Some say that they wouldn’t trust their partner out of their sight for a second.  And that they are sick of being ignored / talked over / abused.  All I know is that if I can turn my life around, anyone can.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

picking up young guys for sex is pushing morality a bit

adored memories

she will be always on my mind and forever in my heart

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first light soft glows

love’s silk memories

the feelings of bliss

and warmth lingers

recalls the long kiss

ecstasy which stays

sustained continues

like the eternal seas

we two were lovers

and she shall always

live on in my heart

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the voice of the sea speaks to the soul

 

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