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Wayne Busby


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What is your favourite quote and why?

I would like to begin here a compendium of those bits of wisdom humanity perceives to be most true or without exception.

It is not necessary to name who might be credited with saying your selection, as no such person can honestly claim to have been without some outside inspiration, which catalyzed their creativity and moved them to express their insight.
Much like what you are called here to do.

If you yourself have distilled some wisdom through reflection, please allow me to present you this moment to pass it on here for consideration or perhaps start your own string.

The purpose of all this is to provide a most efficient tool for correlating the most valid ideas about morality and what we perceive to be real or important across culture or socialization. I would then like to work with you to turn this soil and see what new things (ideas) might grow. Food for the soul.

You are encouraged to emulate the creative process here so: COPY, COMBINE and TRANSFORM! Help me correlate.

Please comment in a constructive way if you agree or not with anything posted here and explain why.

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    Mar 9 2012: "As Within, So Without" This is a Hermetic principle and my interpretation is that the external world is reflected from the internal world, so we can change how we perceive ourselves within ourselves and the outer world will reflect this change. Thus, simply put, if we change our inner world of feelings and attitude toward balance and stability, our outer circumstance will improve. Seems to be the principle behind the Rainmaker story Jung tells that illustrates the experience of synchronicity.

    Which brings me to another quote, although this one is long, I like it by Carl Jung, particularly the part where he quotes himself (look for the quote inside the quote):
    In his commentary about the Rainmaker story, Jung writes:
    “…but if one thinks psychologically, one is absolutely convinced that things quite naturally take this way [speaking of the rainmaker’s ability to create rain]. If one has the right attitude then the right things happen. One doesn’t make it right, it is just right, and one feels it has to happen in this way. It is just as if one were inside of things. If one feels right, that thing must turn up, it fits in. It is only when one has a wrong attitude that one feels that things do not fit in, that they are queer. When someone tells me that in his surroundings the wrong things always happen, I say: "It is you who are wrong, you are not in Tao; if you were in Tao, you would feel that things are as they have to be." Sure enough, sometimes one is in a valley of darkness, dark things happen, and then dark things belong there, they are what must happen then; they are nonetheless in Tao”.
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      Mar 9 2012: I also enjoy this Tao.....

      "Even after all this time,
      the sun never says to the Earth "You Owe Me".
      Look what happens with a love that powerful.......

      .......it lights up the whole sky!!"

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