September 18, 2016

I started searching Google to diagnose upper back soreness I've had for a week now (below the left shoulder blade.) But, here is the number one image result for "trap muscles"

Yikes!
"When actors can't remember their lines, it's called 'going up,' or 'taking the elevator.'"
--Gene Wilder in "Kiss Me Like A Stranger". That's a really appropriate metaphor for what it feels like...
"I am not enlightened and apart from the occasional fantasy I have no goals to become enlightened because having a goal to become enlightened is like trying to lose weight by jumping up on a scale. You may be lighter for a brief second in the air but in the end you will hit much harder than if you simply stood still and did nothing."
--Chris Niebauer, "The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment"
"My six year old once asked my two year old how much two plus two equals, to which he zenfully replied 'the water.'"
--Chris Niebauer, "The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment"
"Rid yourself of ego in order to observe the secrets of the universe, but keep the ego in order to observe its manifestations."
--Chris Niebauer paraphrasing the "Tao Te Ching" in "The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment"
"The ego has always been the verb that desperately wanted to be an eternal noun."
--Chris Niebauer paraphrasing the "Tao Te Ching" in "The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment"
"Consciousness is more like dancing than it is like digestion."
--Alva Noë
"It was-- fun. ...Oh my"
--Captain Kirk's final words