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10.27.2018

... For millennia, theologians, largely male, have suggested that spirituality was about basic intellectual questions like “Who am I? Why am I here? What happens to me when I die? How can I please my God?” These dry, cognitive questions are about patriarchal gods and “me.” In the last century, however, cultural anthropologists (such as Margaret Mead), ethologists (such asJane Goodall), and neuroscientists (such as Andrew Newberg) have been more likely to suggest that spirituality reflects limbic questions about love, community, positive emotions, and the feeling of “being one with the universe.”... Vaillant

For millennia, theologians, largely
male, have suggested that spirituality was about basic intellectual questions like “Who am I? Why am I here? What happens to me when I die? How can I please my God?” These dry, cognitive
questions are about patriarchal gods and “me.” In the last century, however, cultural anthropologists (such as Margaret Mead), ethologists (such asJane Goodall), and neuroscientists (such as Andrew Newberg) have been more likely to suggest that spirituality reflects limbic questions about love, community,
positive emotions, and the feeling of “being one with the universe.”

Over the last two thousand years literate humans “forgot” how to think with the brain with which they were born. The more humankind learned to think rationally, the.... Vaillant

Over the last two thousand years literate humans “forgot” how to think with the brain with which they were born. The more humankind learned to think rationally, the more estranged they became from their innate emotional spirituality. Since the Enlightenment, this divorce between emotion and reason has become complete for many in the West. As I have already noted, until the penetration of neuroscience, cultural anthropology, and ethology into the culture over the past fifty years, the positive emotions were virtually abandoned as a focus for respectable scientific research.

While the cultural memes of compassionate religions spread throughout the globe, the simultaneous spread of literacy overthe last two thousand years made possible the gradual evolution of science at the expense of spirituality. Vaillant

While the cultural memes of compassionate religions spread throughout the globe, the simultaneous spread of literacy overthe last two thousand years made possible the gradual evolution of science at the expense of spirituality.

Vaillant.... The “Way” of Confucius led neither to Heaven nor to Yahweh’s favor,but rather to a “condition of transcendent goodness.>>>

In a China torn to pieces by tribal
strife, Kong Qiu (551–479 BCE)—whose name in the West is Confucius—worked out the moral principles of the New Testament 500 years before Christ and 2,500 years before Schweitzer and Gandhi. The “Way” of Confucius led neither to Heaven nor to Yahweh’s favor,but rather to a “condition of transcendent
goodness.

A meme from March 2016 that I created. The Trump mob is exact the deadly malignancy expected from the Decades of liberal lip service. Picture

..... What mattered to Confucius, Socrates, Christ, and Isaiah was not what you believed but how you behaved. Show me, don’t tell me. “God” was the experience of loving compassion, not an all-powerful, judgmental, and often angry patriarch.....

In Armstrong’s words, “The Axial Age pushed forward the frontiers of human consciousness and discovered a transcendent dimension in the core of their being, but they did not necessarily regard this as supernatural…. If the Buddha or Confucius had been asked whether he believed in God, he would probably have winced slightly andexplained—with great courtesy—that this was not an appropriate question.”22 What mattered to Confucius, Socrates, Christ, and Isaiah was not what you believed but how you behaved. Show me, don’t tell me. “God” was the experience of loving compassion, not an all-powerful, judgmental, and often angry patriarch.

Cultural evolution, mediated by language, has been as important for human survival as brain complexity mediated by genetic evolution has been for mammalian survival. Cultural evolution, after all, is faster and more flexible than....>>>

Cultural evolution, mediated by language, has been as important for human survival as brain complexity mediated by genetic evolution has been for mammalian survival. Cultural evolution, after all, is faster and more flexible than genetic evolution. With effective cultural communication, knowledge, accumulated over a lifetime, no longer had to die with the individual. Knowledge started to expand, and thus,analogous to compounding interest, the store of human knowledge began to increase exponentially. The capacity for cultural development gave modern humans a tremendous evolutionary advantage over the Neanderthal. It was as if the hardware of the human brain now permitted the addition of software.....

Your life is the profound opposite, the profound antidote potential, to the status quo or you are part of the problem, not hope for a better world. Status quo lives or anything close their to is destroying everything decent quickly.

Your life is the profound opposite, the profound antidote potential, to the status quo or you are part of the problem, not hope for a better world. Status quo lives or anything close their to is destroying everything decent quickly.

Cycling 900-pound ebike payload technique . detail




1. 100%, all, the entire power is in the scissoring, pumping, knees / thighs, and especially in the smooth complete high-stepping rise of each knee and thigh with every stroke. Everything seems to be set up by this. PUMPING IN ENERGY FROM DIRECTLY UNDER THE Vehicle at very low cadence, to a substantial angle forward depending upon the speed of Revolutions of the crank.. the angle is absolutely critical but quite clear if one thinks about it at a point in time as a function of thrust power and Cadence.

2. Operate within, as part of the machine, not acting on the machine. After hours of effective technique the body seems to find an extreme efficiency and Effectiveness space between easily staying part of the machine centered in the knees with low force and then adding just enough force that the full perimeter of the machine can be kept entirely throughout every rotation but substantial Force applied every centimeter of the stroke 360 degrees.

3. 100% limp, The Shins ankles feet. Completely counterintuitive. Their limp purpose is to give 100% freedom to the knees / thighs to circle, scissor, with in their full range of cycling /pumping. Miraculously, it works.

Additional considerations.

Relax fully in the stroke, as frequently as needed, to feel the extremes and limits of the range of travel of the knee thigh levers. Then gently but firmly add pressure within that full range.

Seek to pull energy into the vehicle with every inch of that full range, with every inch of travel.

This post will be updated as needed.

Practically 100% of my posting in the future will be on my blog, not on Facebook, Facebook being irresistible temptation for people to vent without actually becoming more of a soul, becoming more of a soul the only Revolution, the only hope, the only joy.

Practically 100% of my posting in the future will be on my blog, not on Facebook, Facebook being irresistible temptation for people to vent without actually becoming more of a soul, becoming more of a soul the only Revolution, the only hope, the only joy.







10.26.2018

Overthrow of the head and flesh by the Soul / heart, the only true Revolution possible. Pic

No, really.  Bet your life on it.

We have a Triune Brain, Reptile (Flesh, selfish), Homo Sapiens (Head, selfish), Mammalian (Soul, Heart, Altruistic, Otherish, Altruistic).  This is the science, neuroscience, ethology, primatology, psychology, anthorpology.

The only possible revolution is to put the Soul, Heart, in charge.

The Titanic we, WE, are sinking, is the necessary certain result of the Head and Flesh in charge.  They DO NOT KNOW, CAN NOT CARE ABOUT, future of creation. DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.  THINK ABOUT IT.  Only the Heart, Soul, is designed and capable of CARING for the future of creation.  This is what my life, and this site, have been about for the last 10 years.

The proof of the head and flesh (Reptilian brain) in charge.  Trump and his hoards are the Reptile people.  No?? The Democrats, Liberals, are the Head... Silicon, Cerebral, gutless, heartless, intellectual people.  NO?!?!?!?!?

THE Revolution, Soul/Heart in charge, HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED.  Jesus tried to start it and BEFORE HIS BODY WAS COLD, his 'followers' genned up a Religion of Head and Flesh under his brand.  The exceptions prove the rule.

Why wage this Revolution?

1.  Waging it is the only Joy.

2.  Waging it is the only possibility of Joy for those you can influence.

3. Waging it is the only way to possibly provide a good future for future generations, though ecocide, armageddon, is now beyond avoiding, but the survivors....

Get on with it.

For more, click on the 'tags' below for more posts and information. Explore this site, posts at the right timeline, tags at the bottom left..  I am a pitiful instrument, but am 40 years ahead of the 2018 science.  I know what I'm talking about.  Ignore this at your peril, a the peril of all whom you  influence.

Regardless, never say I didn't do my best for you.  I have, and will continue to do so.

My life remains devoted, every breath, to this revolution.  Subscribe at the upper right, to the daily email summary. Or not.  I cannot do your part, nor will I anymore try. You can lead a horse to water....

James



You cannot do both, join a religion, or join the divine. One or the other.

You cannot do both, join a religion, or join the divine. One or the other.

10.25.2018

The final frontier, the fight worth one's life, is a world where the heart is in charge, the soul, goodness, the limbic brain, in charge


The final frontier, the fight worth one's life, is a world where the heart is in charge, the soul, goodness, the limbic brain, in charge.

10.24.2018

Only those Dying For Life can be given Eternal Joy, Maybe, and life keeps teaching me this. By wasting my life on those not yet Dying For Joy, I prolong their living death, and dilute my work of getting ready. Can my soul become good enough that I stop this betrayal?

Only those Dying For Life can be given Eternal Joy, Maybe, and life keeps teaching me this. By wasting my life on those not yet Dying For Joy, I prolong their living death, and dilute my work of getting ready. Can my soul become good enough that I stop this betrayal?

Heart. Must read, spiritual Evolution, George vaillant. Now. Pic


However, it is far easier to talk about happiness than joy. Joy is all about connection with others; happiness is all about drive reduction for the self. Must read George vaillant, spiritual Evolution. Now.

However, it is far easier to talk about happiness than joy. Joy is all about connection with others; happiness is all about drive reduction for the self. Must read George vaillant, spiritual Evolution. Now.


10.23.2018

Yep. Heard these several nights ago. Not the first time. Coyotes. Video.

Hear me. The conservatives have no opposition party. Democrats just another party of selfishness. Fundamental otherishness would be the opposition. It has never been tried or seriously considered. Not since Jesus proposed it, and was killed for it.

Hear me. The conservatives have no opposition party. Democrats just another party of selfishness. Fundamental otherishness would be the opposition. It has never been tried or seriously considered. Not since Jesus proposed it, and was killed for it.

George vaillant, spiritual Evolution. modern neuroscience has also allowed us to appreciate that we have more than one brain. If there.....

George vaillant, spiritual Evolution. modern neuroscience has
also allowed us to appreciate that we have more than one brain. If there.... are important differences between ideas and emotions, there are differences in the parts of the brain most important to their appreciation. If there are important differences between lyrics and music, there are differences in the parts of thebrain important to their creation. To oversimplify, the left-brain hemisphere specializes in details and articulates and understands ideas, words, and component parts. The right brain specializes in inarticulate music, visual images, and wholes (gestalts). The limbic brain specializes in emotion. Cognitive ideas can be expressed in
words and controlled voluntarily, and for their expression ideas are powerfully dependent on the Homo sapiens’ cerebral hemispheres—the neocortex. Emotional feelings are equally dependent on our more mammalian subcortical brain—the limbic system and the hypothalamus.


Our place tonight. Pics




The best of us have been and remain cancer. The exceptions prove the rule. My dad, and to a....

The best of us have been and remain cancer. The exceptions prove the rule. My dad, and to a... degree my mom, are among the most good people I've ever known personally. My dad the most good. We were malignant cancer. We bore no malice toward the rest of creation, we had positive feelings. We religiously consumed thousands of times more than our share, thousands of times more than is sustainable. The body functions, the body is healthy, because every cell devotes each nano second to the well-being of the body. My god, we did the opposite with few exceptions. The exceptions prove the rule. America is based on this madness, Western civilization, capitalism, materialISM. Since it's inception but accelerating greatly in the last 70 years or so. America is based on this cancer. Of course it is dying. It is painful when cancer dies, but it is not necessarily bad. Somewhere in the future the surviving cells, the surviving humanoids, they have an opportunity to begin a new.

Spiritual Evolution, George vaillant. "By 1990 modern science fully accepted the reality of emotion, but to many, positive emotions remained unmentionable. Consider>>>

"By 1990 modern science fully
accepted the reality of emotion, but to many, positive emotions remained unmentionable. Consider... that in 2004 the leading American text the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, half a million lines in length, devotes100 to 600 lines each to shame, guilt, terrorism, anger, hate, and sin, thousands of lines to depression and anxiety, but only five lines to hope, one line to joy, and not a single line to faith, compassion, forgiveness, or love.9 By contrast, organized religions—somistrusted by the French and Bolshevik revolutionaries and by twentieth-century social scientists—focus intently on the positive emotions.

10.22.2018

Our place tonight






Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, let me sow forgiveness;… Where there is doubt, let me sow faith; Where there is despair, let me give hope…. Where there is sadness, let me give joy; O Master, grant that I may not so much to seek compassion but to give compassion. —“The Peace Prayer of St. Francis”

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, let me sow forgiveness;… Where there is doubt, let me sow faith; Where there is despair, let me give hope…. Where there is sadness, let me give joy; O Master, grant that I may not so much to seek compassion but to give compassion.
—“The Peace Prayer of St. Francis”

Progress today and plans, Outlook. Detail

Study has returned front-and-center to each day, thankfully. Efficient and effective cycling has been mastered for this vehicle it seems so attention can go to today's study of the must-read must-read must-read George vaillant spiritual evolution. Second reading. Just finished is the must-read Robert sapolsky, behave. Today was a light 20 miles, 800 calories. Thursday replacement bright warning lights for the vehicle arrived 33 miles ahead, 43 energy miles, in Monmouth Lakes. Tomorrow morning advice will be sought on a quick diversion into Yosemite.








Light travel, 900 calorie day, cloudy afternoon. Details

Thankfully study is now back front and center. Indeed cycling this vehicle has been efficiently and effectively mastered so attention can be on study. Today reading the must-read George vaillant spiritual Evolution. Must read. Yesterday or the day before finished first reading of Robert sapolsky, behave, must read. Bright replacement safety lights arrive in Mammoth Lakes 33 miles ahead, 43 mile energy equivalent, Thursday. Tomorrow morning will determine whether there is time to divert into Yosemite Park briefly.



No really, the elites Run the World, and the non Elites, we are simply impediments to them. They have>>>

No really, the elites Run the World, and the non Elites, we are simply impediments to them. They have.... no systems in common with us, their own legal system, their own economic system, their own government, their own infrastructure, their own neighborhoods. It is Elysium.

Some beauty remains. Photographs