Archive for August, 2010

Busting Loose thoughts today

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Had a couple of Busting Loose thoughts … and thought I’d share them.

1.  What if I am walking around, sitting, standing in a “Now Moment Bubble”? This Now-Moment-Bubble expands or contracts based on my awareness – maybe it’s just me and my chair and my iMac screen as I type this – and then it can expand to include my life-partner relationship, or to my blood relationships, or to my relationship with the Oort cloud at the edge of the Universe. And I roll that sucker along with me wherever I go, creating my awarenesses and perceptions (oh yes, and my judgments, too). So in that metaphor, I-me am creating and becoming aware of my creations as I roll along. Small and focused. Larger and more inclusive. Huge and Cosmic. And I’m making it all up just for my fun of it.

2.  Other thought going along with that would be, “every other individual I create in my Now-Moment-Bubble is really me in disguise, acting, behaving and saying what I would say to myself if I could but do that from an objective viewpoint.”

Interesting. Ya’ gotta appreciate the possible implications of the possibility that could possibly be what’s really going on.

The Flag named “Utopia”

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

For those who have seen it, Robin Williams does a hysterical comedy sketch he calls ’The Invention of Golf’. In it he talks about a genius idea: way down at the end of this long corridor of weeds and trees and stuff he’ll put a little effing flat spot with some effing grass and a little effing flag to give you effing hope ’ then he’ll put some effing sand and an effing lake to eff with your ball even more.

In The Human Game, the name of that effing flag is ‘Utopia’  and is often stated as,  ‘when I graduate from high school, or when I graduate from college’, or ‘when I get my first real job, or when I get married, or when I get that promotion, or when I have a kid – or two – or three, and when they grow up and leave home THEN I’ll have it made. THEN I’ll be able to (re)claim my authentic life. THEN I’ll be able to travel and see the world. THEN ’I’ll be able to (fill in the blank).’

So in the Busting Loose Human Game model, ‘Utopia’ is nothing more – or less – than ‘just another effing creation’ in your effing hologram.

In the rigorous game of logic, the process  of creating (becoming) has been called a ‘dialectic’. In this ‘dialectic’ an initiating idea or concept is called a ‘thesis.’

Each ‘thesis’ automatically calls forth a contrasting ‘anti-thesis’ (in actuality, the ‘thesis’ is usually caused by something unwanted that looks an awful lot like an ‘anti-thesis’.

The next dialectical activity is a coalescing of the thesis with the anti-thesis called a ‘synthesis’ ’ which magically and automatically becomes a ‘new thesis’, which inexorably creates or causes another ‘anti-thesis’. And they, over time, merge into a ‘new synthesis.’ Nez pas?

And even though our physical sciences cannot say exactly what ‘time’ actually is, this process or dialectic sure seems to have been repeating from ‘the beginning of time’, and it seems will continue until ‘the ending of time’.

Whatever ‘time’ is, and whatever ‘the ending of time’ means.

“Resistance is futile.”

Laisez les bon temps roulez.

And what are YOUR thoughts about all this … or all that?

Monday the 9th and Wednesday the 11th support

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Dear Busters,
We’re on again Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 for the summer 2010 Busting Loose conversation continuation.
Topics will be – So, what are other people in my hologram? What
were those 7 Key Points? And review of the 4 tools of The
Process … or whatever would be most supportive to the gathered
minions in the moment.
Other people, as you may recall, serve three supportive purposes
in your hologram:
1.  They reflect back to you something you think or believe about
yourself.
2.  They provide you with information or data.
3.  They set something in motion
One or more, or all three of the above when you directly
interact with “another person” who is really just you in disguise.
All of the other persons in the hologram are just extras to make
the scene work, feel right, be believable.
Happy August!
Busters Tom and Pat

Busting Loose according to Twyla Tharpe in The Creative Habit

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

There’s a sentence on page 47 of Twyla Tharpe’s neat book, The Creative Habit, that I got as being very Busting Loose.

“Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable.”

She just doesn’t describe The Process as a ‘what to do’ with the discomfort like Robert Scheinfeld does, but in reading her book, you really get the power of living reactively in a Phase 2 orientation.