healthy illusions  

somethingelse40 75M
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7/22/2006 11:10 am

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healthy illusions

“Sitting in a stalled car on the railroad tracks with a train approaching …

one perhaps needs to let go and start over. Anyone who persists in that situation will die or not feel good. Many situations require fierce persistence, but in others we simply need to friggin’ shove it and start over. Early in reality, most of us haven’t had a good way of knowing the difference. Perhaps with every challenge we tried harder and held on tighter. Our codependent, caustic, corrosive, pitiful, toxic, and inordinately insane relationships, symbioses, and other addictions had been our escapes, keeping us doing the same old challenging and insane things over and over again, yet hoping beyond hope that we would sooner or later somehow gain more beneficial, more positive results.

“Often we long for some clear directions from some Benevolent Cosmic Consciousness to tell us, “Now is the time to let go,” or “Now is the time to persist.” Perhaps that is not normally how one might expect to hear from one’s Cosmic Consciousness? Perhaps we can practice being less automatic in rising to every challenge? Perhaps we can learn to see the wisdom and vitality (win, wigor, whim, and wytality) in starting over? Certainly our good sense is a good example of a good cause. Gradually perhaps we develop an illusive contact with our Cosmic Consciousness to help us discern the difference? As we do, perhaps we gradually develop more options for learning healthier illusions?

Today, I will not automatically persist with a challenge. I will notice when I have an opportunity to cut loose. -- HAZELDEN Touchstones: July 3

Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I feel much better now that I’ve given up hope. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant

It’s hard to decide what to do, but I solve it with healthy illusions. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant: POT-SHOTS NO. 3327 (only slightly altered).

I don't mind how high the stakes are, so long as there is absolutely no risk. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant: POT-SHOTS NO. 3254.

It's hard to decide what to do, but I solve it by doing it hard. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant: POT-SHOTS NO. 3327 (only slightly altered).

Nobody can do everything, but we can nearly all procreate. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant: POT-SHOTS NO. 3231 (only slightly altered).

I believe that, for every why, there must somewhere 'be' a rapturous why not. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant: POT-SHOTS NO. 3259 (only slightly altered).

amoldenough 70F
16436 posts
7/22/2006 12:50 pm

You did it. You wrote this just for me today. I just ( an hour ago ) sent an email to someone I love very much, telling him that I was stepping out of his life for a few weeks so he could have some time to think some things through. This was a painful thing for me to do, but it's what's best for both of us at this moment. I told him I would get in touch in a few weeks. I will miss him, but it's for the best.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

somethingelse40 replies on 7/22/2006 1:31 pm:
Right now could be a good time to postphone everything. Could we play this again tomorrow?

moonfire2u 69F
2602 posts
7/22/2006 2:18 pm

Definition of insanity...doing the same things over and over again and somehow expecting different healthy illusions the same as fantasizing about things that might be...could be? And don't they only get healthy when we do?

kind thoughts,

somethingelse40 replies on 7/23/2006 3:48 pm:
From my perspective “kind thoughts” are always healthy as are “healthy illusions” as long as they persist in that perspective: “Man is in love and loves what vanishes.”

florallei 99F

7/23/2006 12:18 am


Wouldn't it be nice if God or whatever form one chooses to believe taps us on the shoulder and tells us which right way to go? Then I think NO...I like to make my own independent responsible for whatever the outcome...sometimes the reward of choosing the right course is worth so much to one's self esteem that no amount of money can compare to it...alright perhaps a few million may suffice, hehehe

somethingelse40 replies on 7/23/2006 3:29 pm:
"I've had some of my decisions and opinions for so long that they don't seem to fit me any more" ... unless perhaps as you say: the price is right for the honor of my self-esteem.

wickedeasy 67F  
26852 posts
7/23/2006 7:20 am

being of sound mind, i find i still try to influence outcomes - no amount of meditation has given me the strength to not worry

great blog

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

somethingelse40 replies on 7/23/2006 3:23 pm:
"No matter how it twists and turns, your past inevitably leads to your present." Thanks for the invitation.

bustybettyboop 50F  
59325 posts
7/24/2006 4:34 am

that was a wonderful blog! i loved it! thank u! u r a wonderful man! hugz,busty

..just join me on my blog bustybettyboop and still looking for some hot,sexy,creative contestants for my next contest...come join us! need a blog mentor or want to be one?

somethingelse40 replies on 7/24/2006 4:47 am:
As you might imagine busty there are very few things I won't do for love and/or sex.

HBowt2 59F

7/24/2006 7:34 am

saying good bye is different from letting go....and i find it so hard to let go....sometimes the train is nearly on top of me before i do...

somethingelse40 replies on 7/24/2006 10:23 am:
I can do most anything I decide to do ... The only thing I can't do is make decisions. Many situations apparently can be effectively dealt with only by a vigorous shrugging of the shoulders.

wickedeasy 67F  
26852 posts
7/27/2006 7:12 am

an invitation that was sadly unaccepted

sorry if i presumed

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

somethingelse40 replies on 7/27/2006 10:45 am:
Don’t interrupt me while I’m giving you my undivided attention.

wickedeasy 67F  
26852 posts
7/27/2006 10:56 am


You cannot conceive the many without the one.

somethingelse40 replies on 7/27/2006 3:17 pm:

I'm in desperate need of some overwhelming pleasure. I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent.

Mistress_Nessa 40F

7/27/2006 6:08 pm

Great post! I loved it... I stopped by to thank you for visiting my blog... and was very nicely surprised.

~ Nessa ~

somethingelse40 replies on 7/27/2006 7:10 pm:
I guess I was beginning to think you would never show up, but I recognize the handwriting. Do your civic duty: marry and vote and visit my blog early and often.

MaggiesWishes 60F

7/29/2006 7:08 pm

You totally crack me up! I enjoy your "wickedly good humor" on top of your unusual sanity.
Thanks for the invite over ... this was so kewl!

I plead "semi-sane" just in case they come up with a solution for my condition.
I'm never in the right place, always a day late, the train left me at the station and I still am a hopeful romantic. Yea, no drama here.

warm huggies 2ya

somethingelse40 replies on 7/29/2006 9:29 pm:
In addition to all of that you lite my fire and crank my tractor.

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