I just deleted my previous posting of the essay-in-progress
"Poohbear's Advice to Eeyore on De-gloomification"
and uploaded the current version. Just little add-ons from
recent mergings with "She Who Devours and Births Us
My offer still holds: a free Donley Gruntler will be shipped
postpaid to anyone willing to try it out. It's great for
on the road tensions, by the way. Cooled me right out in
Palm Springs when I was late picking up my pooch and
lost myself after dark. Hee-haw!
Thanks, Tony, for your inquiry. I continue my cross-
country rambles through an examination of the Buddha's
facial expression as represented in different traditions.
I'm also investigating the Tibetan practice of 'balancing'
the breath between the mouth and nose, but I've added
the 'tsk-tsk-tsk' sipping inhale/exhale across the tip of the
tongue. I think the mantram must be 'Isis' as pronounced
originally: 'Eeeeeeee' (inhale)
It can be done silently at my office desk, etc., so it has
particular value. Also it places me right in the brahamananda
chakra of my upper skull;
Currently I'm pondering Hakuin's Zenji's self-portrait,
and trying to duplicate his grimace.
(I'll upload the graphic)
I'm still convinced that if the eyes wander, the mind follows.
Hakuin's solution as he drew himself, is quite amusing.
Draw your own conclusion!
Happy and Best of the Consensus Reality New Year,