battle mine

making benevolence as relevent and prevalent
because it's his standard of kindness not blindess

righteousness becomes his model of reason for breathing
and music his source of harmony and armory

serene in mercy with no more meddling
one who does this is called a gentlemen

this insipidity is a deep quiet stream of discerment
an insurance of deference and current

it leads to affection without the unsolicted inspection
while the sweetness of a petty one is like an infection
it leads to revulsion and compulsion and expulsion

those with no particular reason for uniting and lighting
will for no particular reason part
it is best to let a man go along with things without resistance
In the case of the persistence of emotions,
it is best to let them follow to the oceans
By going along with the victory of men
you avoid a separation from them
By letting the emotions follow where they will,
you avoid fatigue and you avoid the quill

And when there is no separation through rings
you have ceased to depend upon things

and that is why we are independent
with no resentment
this ancient mastery of exhaustion
is awesome it blossoms through autumn
pierecing winters heart like an arrow
and flying through like a sparrow

and that's my word made flesh
animating infinitely.

"The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, "Pray, which leg goes after which?" This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run." from THE WAY OF ZEN (1957)

"R is for ring, where the fairies play. There is danger here, so keep away. Fairy rings are mushrooms growing in a circle. Fairies are said to dance in them but punish any human witnesses." (F.Y. Cory, The Fairy Alphabet)

moral imperative
moral blackmail
zombie tactics (15minutes)


face-to-face [C. G. JUNG]



"The feeling of commiseration is the beginning of humanity; the feeling of shame and dislike is the beginning of righteousness; the feeling of deference and compliance is the beginning of propriety; and the feeling of right or wrong is the beginning of wisdom. Men have these Four Beginnings just as they have their four limbs. Having these Four Beginnings, but saying that they cannot develop them is to destroy themselves." (Mencius)

"To live well you must live unseen. He who hid well, lived well."(Rene Descartes)

"the greater the work of art, the less chance is allowed to be there." (Otto Weinniger, 1907)

"Younger people . . . can bear even the total loss of the anima without injury. The important thing at this stage is for a man to be a man. . . . After the middle of life, however, permanent loss of the anima means a diminution of vitality, of flexibility, and of human kindness. The result, as a rule, is premature rigidity, crustiness, stereotypy, fanatical one-sidedness, obstinacy, pedantry, or else resignation, weariness, sloppiness, irresponsibility, and finally a childish ramollissement [petulance] with a tendency to alcohol."["Concerning the Archetypes and the Anima Concept,"CW9i, par. 146f.]

People dump you after you've been dating for about four months. Through his research, Campbell found that the four-month mark - the apparent satisfaction peak in any dating relationship - is typically how long it takes for someone dating a narcissist to see their true colors." But there's a softer form of narcissism, too. It's called "covert narcissism," which is denoted by introversion, hypersensitivity, defensiveness, and anxiety. "Both shades of narcissism shared a common core of conceit, arrogance, and the tendency to give in to one's own needs and disregard others." Just as narcissists hate to talk about their feelings, "they can't stand to be at the mercy of other people's preferences," Malkin says. "It reminds them that they aren't invulnerable or completely independent - that, in fact, they might have to ask for what they want - and even worse, people may not feel like meeting the request.

"I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." (HAMLET)

The "Lost Boy." This person, be they male or female, is living out the Peter Pan scenario. They are refusing to grow up and are subtly trying to manipulate those around them to take on their care and feeding. This person is making a choice. They actually could grow up if they wanted to. Because they refuse to be responsible for themselves, they'll be a burden on you forever. Walk away.

"The tyrant tormented by bad dreams, gloomy forebodings, and inner fears is a typical figure. Outwardly ruthless, harsh, and unapproachable, he jumps inwardly at every shadow, is at the mercy of every mood, as though he were the feeblest and most impressionable of men. Thus his anima contains all those fallible human qualities his persona lacks. If the persona is intellectual, the anima will certainly be sentimental."["Definitions,"CW6, par. 804.]

GOOD STILL EXISTS : "Into what midst and darkness does your path lead?... I limp after you on crutches of understanding. I am a man and you stride like a God." - C. G. JUNG, The Red Book

"On Nothing to Lose: I learned early growing up in west Harlem, you don't get into a fight with some guy who doesn't give a f--k. A person who has nothing to lose will always beat someone who has things at home that he wants to protect - always." (George Carlin)

"What I care about is the way which goes beyond skill perception and understanding have come to a stop and spirit moves where it wants." (Chuang Tzu)

"He who has a taste for power can never bear to hand over authority to others. Holding tight to power, fame and wealth, such men shiver with fear; should they let them go, they would pine in sorrow." (Chuang Tzu)

"There is a wish for the destruction of being, and that is the final hell. The final hell is one's soul wishing for the destruction of everything - because it's too painful, and one is too bitter, and that happens to people all the time." [JBP]

"The life of the psyche requires no space and no time." (C. Jung)