The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3337275
Posted By: Little Hawk
12-Apr-12 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
To be quite frank, Stilly, I have discovered over the past few decades that acquiring a new lady friend can be a hazardous undertaking that, although it surely has its inspiring and happy periods, it can eventually utterly overturn one's peaceful life, destroy one's peace of mind, and drive one finally to complete desperation. It is not the answer for enduring happiness, at least not for me. Perhaps it is for some. But if people think that someone or something outside of themselves is going to make them "happy ever after"....they're deluding themselves.
And, hey, no one believed that more fervently than me...back when I was younger! I went looking everywhere for that special "someone". I found myself a lot of heartache and trouble. I lost myself a few times in the process.
She ain't out there. She's inside me, quietly waiting for me to find her. She has always been inside me.
I realize most people won't believe that. They'll keep looking for the rest of their lives on the outside for what they can only find within themselves. That is the common condition of humanity. Jesus talked about this a lot. He said "look within". So did Buddha. So did all the great Masters. They were not whistling in the wind.
I'm not saying partnerships aren't good. They are. But you have to find happiness within yourself first...not look to find it in a partnership. If you ARE happy within yourself, then a partnership will probably work quite well, and its whole will be greater than the sum of its parts.
As for you, Amos, all you are doing is once again defending an ossified orthodoxy that you have long erected in your own mind...namely, the supposed sanctity of this gigantic, rambling, meaningless thread, characterized in your mind as an imagined "Mom"...the supposed Mother of all BS. And it's a complete fiction. And you know it. Yet you upbraid me for suggesting it ain't real??? Fie, sir! Fie! You are insincere in your protestations. You couldn't possibly be silly enough to believe them. You're too smart for that. Cease, therefore, your ridiculous quasi-religious posturing, go off and make some burnt offerings or something at the shrine of Mom to impress yourself and the other true believers here, and cease your efforts to get me arrested and crucified for daring to point out that your Holy Temple of MOAB has been erected on a foundation of sand, and put together with straw and rubber cement.