Please...let me explain

I often think that people try to separate their lives into two categories; their every day side and their spiritual side. In fact, I do believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience as opposed to the other way around.
But I do have some friends via blogger that are interested in sharing their every day experience and hold their spiritual experience close to the vest. And I am fine with that. I don't question it. I don't seek to proselytize or convince anyone according to my experience. In point of fact, if you come knocking, I may ignore you for some time until I know that you are indeed seeking something of my spiritual experience; limited as it is.
I am, in point of fact an idiot. And I am at peace with that. To quote an earlier blog post from This Being Human....
"In High School, I had general math studies. Although I don't remember anyone taking such a course, I would suspect that algebra and calculus was available to those that were college bound upon graduation. When I returned to college some twenty years later, a basic understanding of algebra was a requirement. I had to take intro, then basic, and finally the big kahuna, Algebra I.
Recent blogger discussions remind me of my lack of skill in algebra and the depth of metaphysical/philosophical meanderings. Although I enjoy the thoughts of others, such as the green man Zeteticus, or those of Kay among many others, I am reminded that poetry is the deification of reality in my world.
As stated by a philosopher (of course!) "philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
I enjoy the language but I cannot speak it.
K.I.S.S. was made for people like me.
When I began this blog it was titled, Tao & Zen; a little rain must fall. I was losing my high paying job, my title, my sense of identity, and I thought, "Everything in life comes to you as a teacher. Pay attention. Learn quickly."
I didn't.
And that was okay (sort of...well not really. I'm lying) but the blog changed to This Being I was trying to accept that; ...This Being Human is a guesthouse. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness. Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture. Still, treat each guest honorably, he may be clearing you out for some new delight..
It has been, and still is, a complicated (more so than it has to be) process to return to basic practice. Where life unfolds, not from "I" but just unfolds.
As I told someone recently, things seemed to get terribly messy when I began to "study Buddhism". I am reminded of the person who said, "When I became a Buddhist, everyone in my family was very troubled. When I was as Buddha, no one minded at all."
So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, I am trying to have a blog that just projects my meandering thoughts regarding life on the porch and another (blog #2) regarding my quest to be healthy via meditation, Taoist exercise and Buddhist psychology. Although the two are actually one, I am trying to have one blog express one thing and one blog the other showing perhaps just two sides of the same coin.
Does that make sense?


Mystic Wing said…
Makes perfect sense to me, Tim. And I admire you taking on another blog. I'll make a point to visit and see what you're up to.
Jess said…
aha! a lightbulb moment. i get it.

did you check out the freecycle? don't forget!
Tim said…
MW - Thanks, man...

Jess...Yes. I joined freecycle right after we spoke!