I’ve been absent from this site for a couple of days while setting up my other site where I enjoy doing doodles and spiritual humor. It’s so easy to take our beliefs so serious that we lose sight of the value of humor.
I had a good friend many years ago who traveled to Indonesia to attend a four day spiritual retreat. The master had many profound things to teach but he spent a lot of time telling jokes. When questioned about this he replied that it was one of his teaching techniques. It’s impossible to laugh and think at the same time which clears the mind.
The great Zen master Seung Sahn said not to attach to ideas, throw them away. Ideas are created by thinking which takes us out of the moment and only the present moment is infinite time and space.
I’ve pondered that for years. When we think, we become the thought which insists on taking us along it’s narrow confines. We become the belief and behave accordingly.
Only the moment allows us to become madmen/women and go wherever we please and live like a lion, completely free from all fear.
Humor allows me to let go of the rudder and simply sail with the mystical winds that take us into the forever’s of infinite being.
mike and lori