Dante's post-ascetic manifest

wrote this yesterday, early morning :

After browsing some wikipedia pages,

I contemplate in realizing I lived a form of ascetic life for a number of years.
A form of ascetic life who may have lead me to remember more easily a certain awareness of presence ?

I also realized for myself that such forms of self denial importantly stay a choice,
and for me can have a purpose.

Once I remember its awareness, I need not, and can choose experience intentionally, while keeping its presence in every moment of various experiences. Experienced together.

When using such forms of ascetism, it is important I can listen to the pain it may lead me to,
in parallel to the deliverance it may lead me to,
as to not let this pain transform in more complex forms of ego.

Such ascetic life became great suffering when it was not chosen.
Often in my experience it was not chosen.

I have chosen that ascetism is but only a tool, not a goal,
as in my experience the remembering of presence does not necessarily require ascetism once it is acquired/remembered,
even if ascetism may facilitate its remembering.

I wish to remember this distinction of choice.

Despite ascetism facilitating a process of remembering some parts of oneness,
of being, in deliverance,
I realized it needed not ignore my many selves, who needed time to recover and be listened to.

I wish to live life in love.
Recognizing my many selves and listening to them, not imposing my ascetic tool of experience,
enables me to listen better to others, and feel love in its warm and filling form, its earth form.

I wish to combine the love through choice in presence of vision,
with the love through choice of presence in listening.

I wish to combine the choice of deliverance and broad vision,
with the choice of listening and warmth of welcoming.

I may remember, but also forget at times.
I need not discipline myself,
as I choose to sense the universe guides intrinsically.
I wish the choice of listening. Deeply. In presence.

It provides me with great infinite joy, strenght, sadness and surrendering, peace, to remember.
Its polarities experienced in one, at one.
The possibility of “using” Rage of Love shining out and through both in strenght of joy and sadness,
choosing it yet not requiring, letting it flow, using its various shapes in communication, Receiving and resonating healing love in warmth and peace, listening.

Its forms are subtle. Its shapes as learning.

Accepting not to be Saint in appearance ?
Serving in allowing ego’s projections in the learning process,
while keeping presence.

I listen to what I feel when expressing these words.
I feel great sadness and sorrow for the pain of non-choice to others,
and my pain of non-choice of others perceiving their non-choice towards me.
I am sad at the discipline of imposed non-choice.
Yet I accept it is in our shared learning process.
Built upon each other with various mirrors and directions of consciousness, and its emotions.
I choose to transcend its discipline and replace it with choice, at a systems and interpersonal level,
through a shared creative learning process, manifesting shared awareness into systems supporting its presence.

Ok… I go and sleep a bit now 🙂
I like dreaming.
Simple… 😉

share dynamics

part of a mail I sent to a friend :

strongly feel I want to accelerate the current networking of brothers and sisters wanting to manifest intention in an emergent way.

Starting by staying open to recognize each other.

Connecting with cultural creative memetics is not too difficult, as many (bourgeois and non bourgeois bohemians) already seem to converge in certain places. (Some neighbourhoods in big cosmopolitan cities such as Berlin,Brussels,etc)

But finding connection while listening,learning together,overcoming fear,being playful,
While staying together, is less easy to find,share,and then build on long term.

Somehow,I feel my close friends either move a lot,either are spread.

(Places / temporary autonomous zones like ecotopia are great to converge and reconnect)

Finding people searching for meditative peace,within cultural creatives,is accessible,

But finding individuals with whom to maintain this inner presence and peace in every moment,while moving into shared intention,through chaos of unknown, collaboratively,sharing evolving meaning, is not easy to find or maintain within current systems.

So somehow I am focusing on the development of tools that could make collaborative intentional individualist shared dynamics easier,
enabling certain flows.

Emergent flow is already there,
Yet I am interested in having a better overview through tools,as to further empower its distributedness into all aspects of life,beyond artificial bottlenecks from artificial scarcities.

This feels clear,and much of the other parts of my life get organized around such meta manifestation,
even though it may be difficult for many to recognize or identify with.

A challenge is to create easily understandable and identifiable chunks which may corresponds to needs at a material realm level, creating an entry point that converges people and resources from there on, liberating further potential for cultural experimentation,
and the individual spiritual perceptions such cultural space may accept or facilitate.

Other then that, staying in Brussels as it currently seems easier to access resources here,
but still wanting to open up to several places.

I feel happy when friends meet me.
I want to live with people I feel I share love with.

I can not live in a flat alone,as in the past half year. I also do not want to return to a free fall Nomad life without place to feel home and return to.

I also want such living convergence space for our brothers and sisters that meet with each other and share resonnance.

A non collectivist space.
A cheap place ( central bank money wise),where I feel I can listen to myself and others more easily,share,co create,and welcome new creative influences and initiatives,

In a festivalist shared lifestyle:


Some places in Europe where this happens, but not as much at post industrial,post capitalist, urban or semi urban approach.

It’s networked.
I like to expand and empower the festivalist memes further 🙂

Green,yellow,turquoise… to refer to spiral dynamics and integral “theory”.
(sending you links on next message)

I also want to consider going back “on tour”, but after already having prototypes… (?)

How are you and how do you sense your experience?

Access to Contexts

Access to Contexts – Hoarding Vs Intentional Commons , in social networks

“Authoritarian Individualism” ( ? )
– or the cultural results of “Competitive Individualistic Culture” ( ? )

Is the ( provocative ? ) term I used today,
in an exchange with a friend living in Brussels,

for expressing the “hoarding of opportunities”
related to our shared context.

More specifically, a perceived “need of control” on surrounding contexts,
which can have as consequence
the hoarding of access to “space” and a potential “flow” of interdependencies.

Instead of a potential for inclusiveness,
enabling personal choice of ones own attention
without a specific sense of need for hoarding of one’s context.

A mode of “contextual property”,
which in my definition,
can enable a right of access to contexts we facilitated to converge or create,
as long as the other does not hoard, but contributes to such context.

Some kind of “copyleft/access” license which does not enable the other to hoard what we share in the first place.

In other words, the issue I underline may come from
a difference in “borders” set in our realities:


I may choose to constantly keep my reality “open”, day and night,
including all my resources, knowledge, social networks, and access to living spaces,

while my friend’s “borders”, and that of other people I met in a city such as Brussels,
currently seem to be limited to the direct perceived personal interests, defined in time and space by my friend,
and more often related to direct consumption of leisure opportunities,
which, according to my interpretation, complement while sustaining a lifestyle
of “psychological and emancipatory deficiencies”
of an apparently extrinsically motivated conditional working lifestyle,
compensated by access to an opportunity inter-dependency space conditioned by monetary transactions.

In yet other words,
my friend’s experience of an individualist lifestyle
seems to be different from my individualist lifestyle.

In my own case, All my resources are set available to a network of people “I choose” to connect with.
Usually people I share common intentions, values, objectives with.
In other words, I can set myself as an operational access node within a “intentional commons”.

The big question is “how to enable synergies” between such two modes,
while not enabling the control of “intentional commons” forms of autonomous / free association individualistic lifestyles,
by “conditions for participation” of a “hoarding type of individualism” ?

Conditions often related to personal consumption and gratification on the moment,
and not necessarily staying at the service of opportunity making towards shared intentions.

Such “individualist authoritarianism”, according to my own experiences,
often limits the sets of “choices” within the “conditions” and norms of such forms of “individualistic” memes.



. . .Something To Think About. .. .

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:

The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition..

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The questions raised:

*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*Do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made.

How many other things are we missing?

How many special persons pass us by and we do not MAKE ANY EFFORT TO get to know them?