Author Topic: Manifestation of the Ideal Quote  (Read 672 times)

Offline Marianna

  • ***
  • Posts: 78
    • BirdsongColors
Hi Everyone,

I haven't found this quote in the database, so I don't know where it comes from. I only have it pinned on my quote board. You will see why I love it - the reckless part, and the fact that the ideal will not betray you.

" Your joy, your challenge, should be in the manifestation of the ideal as you see it, whether or not you can in your terms count the consequences or the impediments — whether or not the expression comes to fulfillment in your terms — and even if it seems to fall on ground on which it will not grow."
Be reckless in the expression of the ideal and it will never betray you. The ideal is meaningless if it is not physical manifested. To one degree or another. "

UR2  Introductory Notes by Robert F. Butts (maybe)

Offline transient amnesia

  • ***
  • Posts: 211
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 04:15:25 PM by transient amnesia »

Offline Marianna

  • ***
  • Posts: 78
    • BirdsongColors
Yeah, TA, I only now noticed that it's somewhat contradictory. Maybe someone will help us out here :)

What I gathered from this piece was "be reckless and still go ahead even if you don't see where the whole thing is going" (''fall on the ground on which it'll grow" part).

Offline transient amnesia

  • ***
  • Posts: 211
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 04:15:49 PM by transient amnesia »

Offline Deb

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2678
  • ~We are the black sheep of the Universe.~
    • Like us on Facebook!
Quote from: Marianna
I haven't found this quote in the database, so I don't know where it comes from. I only have it pinned on my quote board. You will see why I love it - the reckless part, and the fact that the ideal will not betray you.

Well sorry to always be the party pooper, but I love Seth quotes and just had to look it up. It is mentioned in four different places! http://search.sethtalks.com/q/reckless/

To me the word reckless here speaks of passion and freedom and spontaneity, so I think the power of this quote comes from the idea of being joyful and spontaneous, and as such one is truly being open to expressing the inner self. Don't be wedded to what appears to be reality ("actual") —run with your imagination ("ideals"). Do not set up conditions, as they will become limitations.

"As an artist alone your purpose is expression, which involves disclosure, the difference between the ideal and actual. Be reckless in the expression of the ideal, and it will never betray you. Treat it with kid gloves and you are in the middle of a battle. You demand the best circumstances, the proper conditions, and only then will you face yourself."
—TPS3 Deleted Session February 9, 1976

The part about treating with kid gloves, means to me being timid in the process and losing the  spontaneity—one begins to second guessing and ends up diluting potential results. Free your mind and the rest will follow.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 08:48:03 AM by Deb »

Offline transient amnesia

  • ***
  • Posts: 211
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 04:14:36 PM by transient amnesia »

Offline Deb

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2678
  • ~We are the black sheep of the Universe.~
    • Like us on Facebook!
OK, just make fun of me. LoL.
Just kidding.
Let's just say I saw the word "reckless" and went with
"reckless abandon."
 :-X

Offline transient amnesia

  • ***
  • Posts: 211
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 04:14:20 PM by transient amnesia »

Offline Deb

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2678
  • ~We are the black sheep of the Universe.~
    • Like us on Facebook!
No worries ta, I truly was just joking.  :-*

Offline Marianna

  • ***
  • Posts: 78
    • BirdsongColors
Quote from: Deb
Well sorry to always be the party pooper, but I love Seth quotes and just had to look it up. It is mentioned in four different places! http://search.sethtalks.com/q/reckless/
Yes, Deb, I saw this quote, and it was not what I had, and I wouldn't be putting words in author's mouth.
It was about slightly different things. It just spoke more to me, since I tend to calculate ahead too often to see if this or that project is worth doing - where it'll lead.

 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

Note: this post will not display until it's been approved by a moderator.
Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
The opposite of black:
Twelve divided by two (word):