be

be vocal
be dangerous
be reserved, be ethical
be compassionate
be the rise of the day
be the setting sun
be the lows. tangents , the between
just be.

Be as you are – Fritz Perls

IMHOs

more of my humble opinions
ethics * self * needs * compassion * reserve * value *

founders GESTALT – existential humanistic therapies

FRITZ PERLS: http://gestalttheory.com/persons/fritzperls/
LAURA POSNER PERLS: http://www.gestalt.org/laura.htm

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Agnostic Conditions Reprised

Knowledge斈 Reality䷼ Uncertainty⯑ Meaning∫

Pennsylvania Echoes

Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its veri-fication.

When  I read what William James published in “The Meaning of Truth”  I believed he was refering to the truth of ideas proposed by a single person or group of persons, a single consciousness or a collective of consciousness within their existence(s).   One  constantly tests  his/her stream of ideas within present environmental experiences and social experiences, and then with his/her memory of experiences… to judge a notion true or  not.
Navigating this uncertain world is certainly easier  by  taking an Agnostic position in regards to knowledge, and a willing to do the work of verifying ideas:  in participation and in experience.  But that’s just my opinion.  So  to start with an Agnostic attitude, what…

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Cool Chick on a Motorcycle

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……
Yes that right. The chick in question was a fledgling robin.
The chick was probably learning to fly near his nest. ( a tall cherry tree grows just out of frame) and he/she ended up on the motorcycle (which I’m cleaning up), below. I almost didn’t see him, I walked right by the bike and the young robin never moved, nor uttered a sound. The juvenile looked pretty comfy there… ready to ride. I took a couple pictures since ‘e allowed me get pretty close, with no protest.
Young robins have a mix of white and red with dark spots on there breasts. they are fluffy with tuffs of feathers sticking up on top of their heads. this one had big feet and a big beak. No cycle helmet though. (legally he doesn’t need one in Pennsylvania to ride.)
An hour later the adult robins came around and ‘e…

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what is power?


“your never drunk, that real control, control is power”
“is that why they fear us ?”
“We have the fucking power to kill thats why they fear us”
“if a man commits a crime we have him killed […] or we kill him ourselves and feel pretty good[…]
thats not power though, thats justice. ”
“Power is when we have every justication to kill and we dont”

Oscar follows up the discourse with a story of a judge who pardons a criminal, “thats power”.
Stephen Spielberg movie “Schindler’s List
What was Spielberg conveying here? THIS IS human power :

  • to hold anothers fate in his hands and action
  • to betray the formal code, to see value and future value, more so than a punishment of death to a felon.
  • to risk his own stature in a pardon

quotes about violence , power and justice

 
 

” Violence is not power, but the absence of power. ”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

” Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ”
Abraham Lincoln

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Absolute power was not meant for man”
William E. Channing

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.”
Joseph Stalin

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”
Adolf Hitler

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
George Washington

We are not for Names, nor Men, nor Titles of Government, nor are we for this Party, nor against the other, because of its Name and Pretence; but we are for Justice and Mercy, and Truth and Peace, and true Freedom, that these may be exalted in our Nation.
Edward Burrough,Quaker

 
 

 
 

” With great power there must also come great responsibility!”
Stan Lee

 
 

” Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power “
Tao Te Ching

 
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Rain, Shine, Catastrophization

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Catastrophizing—expecting or concluding only the worst possible outcome.
We often catastophize are circumstances present, past and future.
However,
Bad Things are usually never as terrible as they seem. Our defenses often overplay and distort circumstances that scare us.


posted by  alefernandeschaves at youtube.

Beatles: “Rain” from 1966

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.

When the sun shines they slip into the shade
And sip their lemonade.
When the sun shines,
when the sun shines.

Rain, I don’t mind.
Shine, the weather’s fine.

Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines,
It’s just a state of mind
Can you hear me, can you hear me?

Full Lyrics of Rain

*Catastrophizing is a form of thinking where one leaps to the worsed possible out come..
examples….

  • “My son is out…

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garage and musak -Kurt Cobain


Canadian Interview

Cobain spoken of his artistic profession, and the non-artistic hassles of entertainment business, and clears some misinformations of inspirations ans such. From my fan readings of art guilds, its appears to be still relevant. Social observations of “coercions” such as alleged forced “trolling” forced stalking from fans, slander, pirating is a problem that goes on today.
Musicians, actors, and soon “INTERNET celebrities react by seeking protections of including lawyers and security.

Today more people understand the street theater and “mobbing” consciousness – perhaps Cobain was a victim of it, as it is alleged about the music business (put a finger on that ). plausible scenarios:

  • the musician faces harassment, the harassment COULD have been provoked, this is not the musicians problem directly, but the reaction is to hire lawyers, security, etc.
    The emotional and social pressure can affect the artists art and personal life and health.

word-music interwoven

Kurt Conbains and Nirvanas releases stand as integraded woven Gestalts, neither the music or the lyrics stand alone as half the quality of the whole of any song. thats my estimation.
Cobains influences include early folk-blues Woodie Guthrie and LeadBelly, as he cited in his interviews; Early REM, Leonard Cohen, and amplified deconstructions of Sonic Youth and the Raincoats.
Some of my Favorite Nirvana Hymns as

  • ” In Bloom ” -the lyrics remain as fresh and topical as when written
  • ” Come as You are” – disarming friendship song
  • ” Mollys Lips” – crisp cover of the Vaselines
  • ” Aneurysm ” – long time ago my alarm clock was set to wake up to this song, Daily
  • ” Sliver ” – child frustration at grandmas house

The “Priest” They Called Him – collaboration between Curt Cobain And William S. Burroughs, spoken of in the interview can be found at https://is.gd/ul7DK6

This Machine – Apologetic Angst. “Rape me”

The lead singer and songwriter of the music band NIRVANA, spoke of releasing rape me do his own desire to clarify earlier masterpiece as “Polly” Cobain felt his art is out of context and that he is misunderstood. All though this was true of casual fans, his most loyal fans understood the his work completely. perhaps fans of T.S Eliot “Waste Land” understood its narrative style.
(“Polly” is a daring peace of art, where the musician perspective-takes , the detached emotions and reality of victimizing, and very probably mental ill psychopath.)

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana

Nirvana formed circa 1987 and is best known as a trio,that included Kurt Cobain (1967-1994), Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
Album hi-lites, my opinion, Bleach, Nevermind , Incesticide , In Utero
and the Live Cuts: “MTV Unplugged in New York” , “From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah” , and “Live at Reading”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_discography
video and outline of interview (on youtube page)
by WatchMojo.com http://goo.gl/SivjcX

fanning the “Big Game” victory

Philadelphia Eagles played with a style of football that the “old school” football fan loves.
they line up, they dont mind “telling” what they are doing. – ” gwa’an  ahead stop us.
on and off the field the same swagger. Dictate the Game.
the coaches implement simplified play structures(relatively) the focus on exploiting the talent and synergy of the athletes. You would expect that Doug Petersons staff spends more time scrutinizing his Own athletes on film, then next weeks Opponent.

the Offense

last year the Eagles adapted the “zone blocking” scheme, as a scrutinizing fan, i believed they abandoned it because of the costly “holding penalties” on the line.  But, they kept the base “spread formation” (a style demands an excellent Center,) and keeps the play in front of the entire offense, lineman, QB, Backs and receivers.

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the Defense

As with some remarkable NFL Defenses in the past, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay – the Eagles base is a cover-2 “one gap ” Defense. Again: the Defensive style keeps the play in front of the Defense, demanding the athletes to make plays. In passing situations, they spread the Dline formation. a line with exceptional talent, and force the oppositions QB to throw into high percentage interception lanes. in Fact, if the Defense caught their many dropped interceptions, they would have led the league in take aways. – room for improvement.
Getting ready for another successful year.

meanwhile

THANK YOU, Philadelphia Eagles for ANOTHER great Football season. it doesnt get any better than this one.