01 July 2014
26 June 2014
A phone call with a nice man from India also named Peter, I had a little while back:
"Hi, Mr Lewis? This is Peter, Hello Sir, I'm just calling to let you know you're computer has a virus.""Oh that's wonderful."
"Sir, perhaps I can speak with your wife while you go?"
If You get the message, hang up the phone- Alan Watts.
23 June 2014
Anyway, skateboarding like sneezing, the orgasm and meditation is widely understood by spiritual scholars to be one of the fleeting times in Samsara that the tormented schmuck is really in tune with the universe. It is not an escape from school, the factory or the office. Rather it is a head-on collision with reality (sometimes literally), when one's mind rejects past regrets and anxiety of the future and only hears the bark of pool coping. Each grind shakes us awake, parts the clouds and shines a little bit more light. Hit the lip hard but don't forget to roll away.
17 June 2014
"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. That is my belief."