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Maybe the first secret gallery in Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

I have some dirt in my Rainbow!

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Sometimes children make more sense. Our two year old son, just said “I have some dirt in my rainbow,” he meant eyebrow! but today I feel like I have some dirt in my rainbow! My car dug it’s heals in and refused to move away from the bank in Ennistymon, I had just given it a rest for a couple of days and maybe it was insulted that I had thought of it as a gas guzzling monster! Or maybe it was my karma. I have been listening to some Eastern philosophy podcasts by Alan Watts. James, my partner recommended them to me, they are fantastic lectures that have been recorded many years ago.

Today, the lecture I listened to, described us living in a phantasmagoria! What a great word and world! In another lecture Alan Watts talked about the pitfalls of announcing that you are on a trying-to-do-something-good path! Basically all your karma comes quickly, very quickly! the trick is not to announce it to the world or even yourself! If you act without thinking about it first you can avoid this negative karma! I think the car breaking down today as an example of this: I said that, “I want to reduce my carbon foot-print and drive the car less”, the next time I drove it, it brakes down! So more action less thinking! Today I am making no claims to do anything better! At least, not that I am going to mention to myself!

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Written by Marianne Slevin

7 October, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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  1. what a great expression. i found you from expat-blog. love your blog. glad you are doing well.

    kari

    15 October, 2008 at 10:31 pm

  2. Hi Kari,

    I am so sorry for not responding sooner, we have been having some computer problems and I am just getting back into using it again. I am delighted that you like the blog. Hope you are keeping well.

    Best Wishes,

    Marianne

    Marianne Potterton

    23 October, 2008 at 1:24 pm


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