Sense of humor means seeing both poles of a situation as they are, from an aerial point of view. There is good and there is bad and you see both with a panoramic view as though from above. Then you begin to feel that these little people on the ground, killing each other or making love or just being little people, are very insignificant in the sense that, if they begin to make a big deal of their warfare or lovemaking, then we begin to see the ironic aspect of their clamor. If we try very hard to build something tremendous, really meaningful, powerful—“I’m really searching for something, I’m really trying to fight my faults,” or “I’m really trying to be good”—then it loses its seriousness, becomes a paper tiger; it is extremely ironic.  Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Photo Nancy Six

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5 Responses to

  1. Barbara Estinson says:

    The quote makes me think. Interesting picture, from the air …..

  2. Jesse says:

    This is one massive photo! I wonder if this takes a Craigfactor record for massiveness? 🙂

  3. Brenda McCracken says:

    Sandy – this is such an interesting quote. To me it is saying “just get on with it…” Does that sound right?

    • Sandy says:

      Your guess is as good as mine but I thought it was more about irony and seeing things on the surface and beyond the surface. It reminds me of being deeply engrossed in something to the point where it is getting to me but if I step back, I can see the humor is the situation but again, I could be off base. I nominate you to read the book, LOL.

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