Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Thoughts

I decided to post this in my Blog instead of a comment in Smilnsigh's Blog.

I often wonder if the thoughts we consider as new are really old thoughts. Thoughts some one else has already thought about. However, I guess one could say that the thoughts are new to us.

What criteria does one use when examining these new thoughts? I like to take a new thought or idea and massage it, play with it, turn it around and examine it from all sides like a cube. As I read this I wondered why I picture thoughts as tangible?

However, I always find that I am imposing my experiences, the lessons I learned through the years. So I think that I really look at a new thought through the window of my own Essence or Spirituality. I must say that I always find myself comparing new thoughts with old thoughts that were instilled in me by "Organized Religion".

I may come back to this and post more. As I think of this subject, I find it difficult to examine or explore new thoughts without bringing my own spirituality into the process. My own Spirituality, which in part was formed by "Organized Religion."

6 Comments:

Blogger smilnsigh said...

Thank you for being understanding.

I try to not post controversy, in this blogging venue. I try to keep 'smilnsigh' a happy, pretty, not-deep place. That was my free choice.

And then, I blew the whole thing out of the water, with that 'freedom' post. :-( And I felt rotten after. Not because I have these beliefs. But because I stated them, in my usually pretty, soft, mindless blog. And 'blew my cover,' to all those who have deeply held religious beliefs.

Funny that... Because I get almost constant blog-land religion, pushed on me. Sometimes I am over come by it. I get very upset, that so many people feel the duty to try to spread their Word, to me.

I used my own mind, for a long time, to come to my present beliefs. And I do NOT try to press my beliefs, on anyone else. Why is it OK for them, to preach? -sigh-

Sure, the answer is... I don't have to read them! And believe me, I don't continue to, with many. But so many, have so many other joys in their blogs. If I was to not read every blog which tries to even gently spread their Word, I would cut myself off from so much, in blog-land. So... I skip over the preaching, and just enjoy the nice stuff.

And when I blew off steam, I figured I'd get blown out of the blogging water, for so doing. Didn't have the guts to read any emails or comments... till this morning. Luckily, first email I read, was very supportive. This gave me the guts to go read some more. And I was happily shocked. People writing, were sweet and understanding. Well, so far as I've read. >,-)

Oh I know, there are probably plenty who now view me, with fear. Real fear. They have been told to avoid me, as a source of temptation. Like books which are not 'allowed' for them, to read. -sigh-

Hey, that's fine. We each can do what we choose to. We each are responsible for our own actions and decisions and ... Yes, we each have our freedom. Yesss! I can read what I choose and so can everyone else. Purrrrrrrfect, in my book. :-)

Mari-Nanci
{who will now turn off her typing whirl-wind, in your blog! Eeeek! Sorrrry. I do ramble}

Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 9:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Me said...

What criteria does one use when examining these new thoughts? I like to take a new thought or idea and massage it, play with it, turn it around and examine it from all sides like a cube. As I read this I wondered why I picture thoughts as tangible?

Maybe that is what allows you to examine new thoughts rather than running away. Think about it. People are afraid of what they can't touch or hold onto. By visualizing something as concrete we diminish our fear and allow ourselves to examine it more closely and I would suggest that is why the tendency to put God in a box is sooooooooooooooooooo dangerous.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 1:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Me said...

Do you remember the thoughts you wrote about shoes in response to my photo of Grandpa's shoes after Grandpa died?

Can I post those thoughts in combination with that photo for this weeks Photo Hunt?

Friday, April 20, 2007 at 5:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger UP said...

Yes you can. By the way, I wasn't putting God in a box. I was saying I like to examine new thoughts and ideas from all sides. I was trying to draw a visual picture of how I deal with new thoughts. Not that I was restricting them to the confines of a box.

Friday, April 20, 2007 at 7:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Me said...

Oh - I see - I am so slow about getting back to things lately - been writing a lot.

I actually meant that the box is a good way of analyzing abstract ideas in general - excepting the idea of God...if we don't give ourselves a concrete visual it gets harder to talk about...does that make a bit of sense?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 1:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger UP said...

Yes Me. that make a lot of sense to me.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 7:30:00 AM PDT  

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