that I give the mad kitten a new name everyday but of late she has started responding to “pid-pid” which somehow oddly suits her.
It has been one of those days where everything is taking me longer then I planned (and yet that is alright) and everytime I stick my head out the door I seem to be smack dab in the middle of someone else’s drama (which is not alright). Not that I am involved in it, but I seem to be arriving places just moments after it has occurred.
I have been witness to some truly bad and thoughtless behavior today. Truly bad and thoughtless and originating from the point of “it is all about me” for the person doing it.
Amazing to see, from the stand point of someone not involved, the ripple effect of bad behavior and it also has made me very aware of the delicate balance that so many people are living in right now. So many people. And yet, somehow it becomes ok to take it out on other people. We all do this sometimes, its part of the bad behavior that one learns to control and always has to relearn to control because it is very emotional in its root.
I am still working on the mobile site. They have this cutesy window on the editor that says “Did you know most people build their site in 54 minutes?”
I don’t think most people have over 200 pages of stuff.
Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.
You know I wax poetic about the joys of meetup.com but there is a scary side to it as well. I was looking at trying out a meditation group (which I have been bringing back into my life on a regular basis) and something about the picture of the person struck me as funny. It was structured as a class, sort of a “learn how to meditate” thing and the organizer was wearing clerics (priest outfit) but there was no mention of their affiliation on the group or on their profile.
Now google is a wonderful thing. I googled the name.
And lo – they were ordained with something called the Center of Light. I was browsing through their very new-agey and benign site when I saw a picture that just bugged me. It was of a group of people at the center, just sort of hanging out, but they uniformly had a kind of exhausted, wide-eyed, kind of odd glaze to their faces.
Poke a little deeper.
The Centers of Light is part of the Order of Christ Sophia (OCS).
Poke a little deeper.
They have made the list of most dangerous cults enough times to merit deprogrammers that specialize in them. Reading the material on them was…downright freaky.
I mean, believe what you want to believe – yes, but when you are trying to win people over – please try to win them over, don’t kidnap them.
So hint hint, if you are thinking about any of the meetup meditation groups, why not google the group leader’s name and see what they represent? Anyone can fall prey to psychological manipulation, especially when it is tied to a promise of feeling good about oneself.
did you know (seems to be the day for this)
that “listen” contains the same letters as “silent”
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