Friday, April 15, 2016

Ip'id: The Golden Egg

A duck walked into the barn and announced that she’s laid a yellow egg.  The other animals agreed that it was strange, but said nothing more because they know nothing of color.  

However, the farmer recognized that it was a golden egg and worth ten times his farm.  So he and his wife sold the egg and become rich; they then sold the farm that left the animals to leave and live in the forest.  

Meanwhile, the farmer and his wife bought a big house, and filled it with expensive things that led to village taxes.  Before long, they were unable to keep pace with the luxuries and were quickly penniless, in debt and forced to leave their home under threats from the land owners.

They moaned, “All this because of a golden egg?”  

Now homeless, the farmer and his wife stood by the road and wondered what to do – the animals saw them and the duck spoke, “I’ve laid two more yellow eggs, and with one of them, we bought the farm back and with the other paid your debt.”  
“Thank you so much,” said the farmer and wife. “You did all that for our farm?”
Our farm??” the duck and other animals smiled.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ip'id: Worlds Collide

Ip'id found: In a relationship, two things are taking place: the individuals are trying to live and communicate through desires. Ironically this form of communication is without function because the root of their lives is a conditioned desire or a meaning.  As Life is not a meaning, the two lives never connect with harmony and balance.

Social cooperation - as a meaning - is a reflection of personal desires, wants and needs which hinders whatever natural cooperation there is. As desires and wants overshadow any form of communication that is rooted at the core of the individual/humanity.

Interestingly when one is alone, one functions better than the two desirous worlds coming together and trying to function as one. This is noted by human interaction with a stranger which is generally without a 'collision of conflict'.  Be aware - the closer one is to someone, the more the conflict and collision of worlds.

Beware of this action, be mindful and in doing so, one gradually awakens to the observance of division and 'colliding of desirous worlds'.  As reaction to the 'collision of desires' fades, functioning in the light of Life's cooperation rises.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ip'id: Prepared for Heaven

A women of religious faith believed that through scripture she was finally prepared to be allowed into heaven.  Cradled in happiness, she ran from church in search of Ip'id and found him sitting in the garden under a shade tree.

In all her excitement she stopped before him and said, "Ip'id, I have listened and learned the scriptures, and I will ascend into the gates of heaven.  Are you prepared, Ip'id?" She looked at him with doubt as he never spoke of heaven or scripture as a belief.

Ip'id slowly opened his eyes into alertness and gazed warmly up at Kara, as she smiled back.  She knew that Ip'id would be truthful and honest as most were not.

"Kara, ask your faith why it prepares for death and not Life." Feeling offended, she starts to protest, then he said, "See yourself -observe that you do not live while preparing for death." 
"But I'm alive!" She shouted down on him.
"Are you trying to convince me...or you?" Ip'id then closed his eyes and fell silent, as she felt...suddenly unprepared.