17689Re: It's Time Again for Meditation and Weapons of Destruction
- Jun 18, 2011"walto" <calhorn@...> wrote:
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@> wrote:
> Hi, Bob.
> Cool collection. Do take there to be a connection between knives and meditation, or do you think it's just a coincidence that you happen to be interested in both.
The "collection" is of knives that I've made, and the
connection is that the act of their creation is a
meditative time for me. Maybe it's like what a "runners
high" or a Zen tea ceremony, etc. is all about. For me
it's an experience of seemingly perfect focus (necessary
or else I'll lose a body part), and just something my
hands and eyes and some machines do....and the knives appear.
Several times in the past I have posted on this forum
about what I experienced making the knives using the
title "Zen and the Art of Knifemaking", but there doesn't
seem to be a search function for this forum anymore.
So for now, I'll just say that when I wake up in the morning
and notice I've put on the Bob Rose mask, it seems
that man's oldest tool and "me" have some kind of affinity,
that comes with the ability to actually make knives. And,
I get a real "high" while doing it, and some amazement at
what they are when I'm done. I think it's kind of ironic
and funny that I've spent 30+ years being an RN
and 47+ meditating, and now make deadly weapons.
But since I like ironic and funny things, I think
I'll keep doing it.
Peace and blessings,
the ability to
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