nd 'I've felt, hmm, I've BEEN, Excruciatingly Alien since birth, except for my dad, a few kind souls, and when reading Gandhi, Jesus, Tolstoy, MLK Jr, Diane Wilson, Bonhoeffer, Montegu, Teresa of Calcutta, Oscar Romero, Rachel Corrie, Alice Paul, Diane Nash, Dave Dellinger, Barbara Deming, Phil Berrigan, Maslow, Kohlberg, Erikson, Rogers, Frankl, Adler, Sorokin.... Then I don't feel alien, but kinfolk; same-species.' Loving
***** nd 'Ushering more Loving into the world: The Sole Healthy, Divine, Joyful purpose of Every Breath.' Loving
Ways and Power of Love [EPUB, PDF] P. Sorokin - Harvard
"GOSPEL IN BRIEF," Tolstoy, Leo
or misconstrued. But maybe you will do neither.
NYT 01.26.13: Withdraw Meaningful work, Drive Yourself, or others, Insane (some liberties taken with title)
As I've noted for over a year now, in my assessment, the entire deadly sickness gripping near all cultures now, mostly US, almost done in dooming all creation, is the elimination of virtually all meaningful (necessary to the meaningful life of others) work, on Earth.
This is our Religion, eliminating meaningful work (oh, please don't dismiss this notion easily. Think!) under the names of 'convenience,' 'entertainment,' 'fun,' 'leisure,' 'ease....'
Deadly. DEATHLY. ECOCIDAL. INSANE, and the serious writing, theories, research... by Maslow, Csikszentmihaly, Alfred Adler, Viktor Frankl, Erik Erikson, Tolstoy, Jesus... is EXACTLY this.
Meaningful work has been at the heart of Morality, and
Moral Teachings since well before Jesus, but "The Daily Bread" that Jesus CENTRALLY taught us to Pray for, is EXACTLY and ENTIRELY "Meaningful Work," and with
self-righteous, religious fervor we've been "replacing" it for
all sorts of "reasonable" reasons for 1000's of years, but with a now nearly terminal vengeance, in my lifetime. And until this my most recent decade I was an appostle of this false, Deadly religion of leisure, in the computing automation industry. I didn't know; I couldn't pull it all together, but I have since.
***** nd 'We're here to give our lives for our children, ALL of our children. No? Is there some other reason? EVERY child?' Loving
***** nd 'You're already Dead if you wouldn't Joyfully Pay the Price of all that you have, all that you are, your very life, to give the Prayer of a future of our next 200 billion children.' Loving, MLK Jr., Adler, Erikson, Kohlberg, Jesus, Tolstoy, Gandhi....
***** nd 'Trivia Fact: S. Loving's described to a T in These Books: Tolstoy's Jesus Gospel base series; All Gandhi's; Kohlberg's Moral Devel top stage; Erikson's Generativity; Maslow's Self-actualization books; MLK Jr.'s writings; Adler's Indiv. Psych; Frankl's Meaningful man. S. Loving's nothing more, less or else. Fact.' Loving
The only Einstein Caliber Psychology
(by whatever name, or no name at all):
Loving, being 100%, every breath, that of the Forces that Create, that are of (aligned with) Creation, that are of the Creator... is the only Sanity. All else is INSANITY, and Leads to physical Death, and Psychological Death.
The 4+1 great books on this the 1 True, Great, Useful Psychology:
######1: "The Gospel in Brief," Leo Tolstoy's translation of the original Greek Gospels, Jesus' Teachings, the HAPGOOD translation, HERE. OR, Do 'control f,' and the title, HERE. This book created Tolstoy, the Creator of Gandhi.
#2. "Man's Search for Meaning," Viktor Frankl. Do 'control f[ind],' and the title, HERE.
#3. "Individual Psychology," Alfred Adler (the Good 'twin' of the consummately Evil Freud). Do 'control f,' and the title, HERE.
#4. "The Ways and Power of Love," Pitirim Sorokin (especially the passages on Supra-Intelligence). Also see his "Social and Cultural Dynamics."
NOTE: We must, with every $$$ we spend, prioritize the CREATION of meaningful work, NOT it's DESTRUCTION. BUY FROM LOCAL BOOK SELLERS.
Tragically, no one alive can speak for me. I have yearned for that,
to be with another, others, that are so far down the Path, so firmly
on the Path, because there is only one path, Pure Heart, Pure
Humanity, that we could finish each other's thoughts, sentences,
and be a skunk works working out infinitely more rapidly what
it is to be Humane, Universally Loving, in this world; before it is
too late; unless it is too late already.
And one would think, that in a city filled with "peace activists,"
so called, both resident and transient, that there would be many
who could speak for me. But there are NONE. In fact, most
so called 'peace activists' that are acquainted with me are the
last who can speak for me, or in Truth, of me, as the Scribes
and Pharisees 'knew' Jesus well, but in deed knew him less than
any; and out of their hatred and jealousy (un self-recognized)
could speak nothing but lies, misunderstandings and slander.
More in a moment.
There are those who are dead that can speak for me - Lincoln,
Rachel Corrie, Hans Jaggerstatter, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jesus (His
life and words; NOT the Fatally Perverted Church),
MLK Jr, Gandhi, Romero, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dave Dellinger, and
their ilk. Albert Adler can speak of me extremely well, and quite
well Abe Maslow and probably Viktor Frankl.
Alive there are a few that can speak knowledgeably, intelligently OF
me especially Diane Wilson, but to some degree also Col. Ann
Wright, Fr. Louis Vitalle, Beverly Austin, Lizzie Arizona Hourican;
and even possibly Sr. Margaret McKenna and Kathy Kelly. Julie
and Steve to an extremely limited degree; and also Joe, my JW
friend from Canada.
Not any more than the Scribes and Pharisees who watched Him so
carefully would have had either the insight or Truthfulness to speak
of Jesus in a way that was True, so those that have been
physically in proximity to me closely these recent years are the
LAST IN THE WORLD who can speak for or of me - Most especially
last in the world - J. Marx (aka Tom Buchanan, David Drumlin, Skimpole),
followed by Elijah, and sadly, even my Beloved Ellen.
"A. Adler's preeminent contribution to psychology: complete theory that we are designed to serve humanity." SL
complete theory that we are designed to serve humanity." SL
"Mass, clinical shit to clinical madness, Social Irresponsibility (A. Adler) explains politics of US people this day. YOU better be a MODEL OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for US." SL
Social Irresponsibility (A. Adler)
explains politics of US people this day.
YOU better be a
MODEL OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for US." SL
who are not brought to total dedication to serve, by the needy.
Ultimately, my dad's Spirit, the Spirits of Teresa of Calcutta,
King, Gandhi, Jesus..., and the teachings of Adler, Maslow, Tolstoy,
Csikszetmihalyi, Rogers, Sorokin... Saved my Life.
If I'm speaking metaphorically, that is NOT how it
feels to me. TOTALLY it feels like the difference
between Life, and Death." SL
EUREKA. "The Families are Two; of Which are You? The Answer is Everything." SL Inspired by Gospel of Matthew
me - the cold has greatly cut my productivity, at least that is the excuse I give
myself. Getting older may be more like it. Oh well.
But I pour over and over, line by line, attempting to deeply, deeply, deeply be
grasped by the meaning, and the implications of just Matthew, so far.
THIS IS A SHOCKING MASSIVE REVELATION FOR ME. Am I the last to get it?
THIS IS THE WHOLE DEAL OF THE GOSPEL -
There are two families on earth (not three, not millions):
Family 1, THE GIVERS. Those that "see" everyone as Immediate Family and
Live accordingly - the ML King's, Diane Wilson's, Col. Ann Wrights, Eleanor
Roosevelts, Vandana Shivas, Barack & Michelle Obamas, Gandhis...
Family 2. THE TAKERS. Those that are blind to the Fact that we are All Immediate
Family and exist, mostly in isolation, at war with all but a few, to get as
much stuff for themselves as possible - almost everyone you have ever
Hell - the life experience of the "blind" masses, cuz the Life we are created for,
and capable of IS the life as Brother or Sister to ALL. Every other option
is so massively deficient in its ability to satisfy our emotional need to be significant
that we are reduced to hideous, parasitic, clinically addicted, craving shadows
of what we were designed to be, created to be, born to be. And it is EXACTLY the
Hell of the Addict, repleat with the impenetrable DENIAL and DELUSIONS.
Heaven - the Life experience of those who "see" that WE ARE ALL
IMMEDIATE FAMILY - the ML King's, Diane Wilson's, Col. Ann Wrights, Eleanor
Roosevelts, Vandana Shivas, Barack & Michelle Obamas, Gandhis...
It may be that I'll be Called to write much, much, much more on this. My
Note: 12 years ago I was exposed to and undertook extensive study
of the greatest psychologist of all time - Alfred Adler. At this point in my
study of Matthew I for the first time see where this seminarian's theory
came from, even though I had been told he considered his theory a
"scientific" version of Jesus teaching.
"If your life does not require great Courage, you are not aLive." Tragically, we humans have the capacity to fall away from Life, to run in fear and cowardice from "what needs to be done," and to merely EXIST, and thereby to become a cancerous malignancy on the body of Humanity. And the only cost to us personally, and to those we influence is our / their Joy, Life, Peace, and Universal Love. But hey, the pleasure and safety we receive as compensation more than makes up for this, right?
A mother works to lift a car off of her pinned child. Is her measure "success?"
HER MEASURE IS 'TOTAL COMMITMENT TO THE ATTEMPT." And this it ALWAYS is with Love / Life / Truth / Courage.
"Courage is doing what needs to be done regardless of the likely outcome." Alfred Adler
"Full effort is full success." Gandhi
"Nothing great ever happens without a committed, maniacal champion." Tom Peters
"Never think that a small group of COMMITTED people can't change the world. It is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead.
"Never think that a committed individual can't change the world. It is the only thing that ever has." Start Loving
- Learned detachment / animosity (Social Disinterest, Adler)
- Mass psychosis
- Mass sociopathy
- Trance (Korten)
- Immunization to Inconvenient Facts
- Drunk on power and greed
- Heard mentality
- Mind control
- Indoctrination (18 years schooling ruthlessly censored of Empire negative info.)
- Drugging (drugs, alcohol, TV, consumerism...)
- Addiction (Hilfiker)
- Foolishness (Bonhoeffer)
- Living of the Myth
- Fear to induce obedience (Chomsky)
- Shocked and Terrorized into a Childlike, Compliant State (Naomi Klein.)
- Intentional Ignorance
- Enchantment (psychological NOT mystical)
- Hypnotic state (Tolstoy)
- Selective stupidity
- Blissful ignorance
- Self-serving delusion
- Mythology (Zinn)
What if you and anyone on earth have never encountered a "Golden Retriever" baby puppy; or a tulip bulb?
How would you go about discovering what it was, its "nature?"
The real point is that YOU would KNOW THAT IT HAD A "NATURE," unlike a piece of clay or Iron Ore that, although these two have a nature, they are inanimate and "invite" manipulation and forming. Alive "nature" invites discovery and nurture. Yes?
Human Beings provide an infinitely more complex problem due to their practically limitless capacity to be enculturated. Yet, imagine that you are a species from a distant planet, extremely "humane," and you encounter a human infant. What do you do? The above list, right?
The point is, humans have a "nature." By Jesus time we had lost much of our sense of this. With Judaism we were living as though we were weak clay that needed constant force to assume a shape pleasing to the Almighty.
Jesus saw the Truth. Our nature is Humane / Brotherly / Universal Family / Compassionate / Loving. He died to have us re-envision ourselves and to re-envision our relationships. He died to Lead us to Lead others to recreate ourselves and our culture - to Heaven on Earth.
We have been crucifying him ever since. Jesus has company that in more recent years have arrived at much his conclusions: Carl Rogers, Alfred Adler, Pitirim Sorokin, Victor Frankl, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Abraham Maslow. Those who are evidence that Jesus was correct in seeing the full "health" of a human include Gandhi, Teresa, King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln, Dietrich Bonhoeffer....