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17 Oct 17:56

…So, the Head Alien IS gone.

by David Willis

2018-10-06

Tony kinda wanted to snuff the light from his eyes with his bare hands.

Anyway, here’s Part Two of “The Author Hinted Not So On-The-Nosely That Robin Is Deeply Closeted About The Ladies.”  She’s kinda chiseling at it around the edges here.   It’ll take a while.

17 Oct 17:53

Cyanide & Happiness (Explosm.net)

Comic
16 Oct 00:35

Healing

by David M Willis
16 Oct 00:35

20181006

by Lar

16 Oct 00:34

Schlock Mercenary: October 6, 2018

by Howard Tayler

16 Oct 00:33

Turn Heated Exchanges Into Turning Points

by DogPerDay

By Guy Finley, excerpted from Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together

Regardless of our certainty as to whether we or our partner starts or rekindles a quarrel, the real cause of the continuing conflict between us lies elsewhere. Which is why, as strange as the following insight may seem at first, the importance of working to see the truth of it simply can’t be overstated:

Despite any appearance to the contrary, it’s not our partner, nor is it we who strikes the first blow in any dispute: it’s pain that picks the fight.

No doubt this last idea challenges most of our familiar notions, especially when we’re sure we’ve been wronged and feel that it’s our right to seek whatever “justice” we might. But, putting all this aside for a moment, as we quietly study the secret cause of our struggles rather than being caught up in them, we should also be able to see, and agree to the following:

Just as it’s clear that we’d never hurt the one we love were it not for some pain pushing us to do so, the same holds true for our partner. So much depends on our being able to remember what our heart already knows is true: if love is that timeless divine force that unites and heals all that lives and breathes, then how can it ever be that which divides us? It can’t; it’s never love that fights. Never. With this last thought in mind, here are three main ideas to consider.Turn Heated Exchanges Into Turning Points

#1: Let’s say we have a “bone to pick” with our partner. This should be easy enough to imagine! Is this because we feel good about them in that moment? Or, is it more likely that there’s a pressure and a pain in us that “knows ” who’s to blame for it, and what they must do to make things right? The answer to this question is pretty obvious, which leads us directly to the insight that follows.

#2: This particular pain that we feel in these moments doesn’t exist without our partner being there – before us – either in body or in our mind. The same holds true for whatever pain our partner may experience in our presence; it doesn’t exist without us being there in the same way. This means that even though there are two of us “there,” between us there is only one pain. How can this be so? As the next point makes clear, it’s all under celestial law.

#3: Whatever we oppose in our partner causes our partner to oppose us; for instance, any time we oppose something about our partner’s attitude, we can be sure our partner will oppose anything we have to say about that! Pain opposes pain. Which means that now we can see what we were unable to before: as long as we look at our partner as the one responsible for the pain we’re in, we remain effectively blind to the one thing about this condition that we must see… if we’re going to stop hurting one another:

Half the responsibility for this unwanted pattern – including the pain that helps keep it alive – belongs to us, and the other half belongs to our partner. In other words, the pain that first sets us against one another, only to push us apart, isn’t his, or hers, or theirs. It’s our pain.

There aren’t words enough to explain how important it is that we feel the truth of the above summary insight. Only then will we be able to ask ourselves a question that unconscious pain is incapable of considering, let alone wanting to know the answer to it.

In truth, this is a question of conscience that maybe less than one in a hundred million of us have ever thought to ask ourselves. But, for those who wish to know a healthier, more loving relationship with our partner, we must dare to ask it of ourselves, and even better…right in the middle of a fight with our partner: “Why is my pain more important than yours?”

If we’re both suffering for having been set against one another by unconsciously identifying with opposing forces then we have to ask – especially if we love our partner as we profess to do: why do we feel as if our pain is more important than theirs?

When we really love someone, the last thing we want for him or her is to suffer. Who among us hasn’t thought upon seeing a loved one in the throes of some kind of pain that, if it only were in our power, we would gladly take their pain away by agreeing to make it our own?

And yet, though most of us have felt something of this higher wish – to surrender ourselves for the sake of love – regardless the personal cost – we’ve also witnessed our inability to do so; the truth is when comes some trial by fire, little to nothing in us can remember what was foremost in our heart only moments before. And there’s a good reason for this kind of spiritual amnesia:

This kind of unconscious pain that lives within us needs someone, something to blame for it. And, in much the same way, blame must have pain in order to keep itself alive. These opposing sides are literally nothing without each other to maintain the misery that they create together. The more aware we can be of this unconscious partnership, the less tempted we are to want any part of it!

Study closely the following pair of summary insights. Learn to look at them as a single lesson and you will see how it’s possible to turn any troublesome moment with your partner into a healing turning point for both of you.

Summary insight #1:

Any pain in us – that demands our partner pay for it – can’t heal itself; if it could have, it would have long ago. Add to this fact – as we’ve seen is true – that whatever “payment” we’d exact from our partner in these moments not only does nothing to heal their pain but also, in fact, only aggravates it further! Which in turn…then turns on us, re-seeding both of our suffering, and guaranteeing that same unwanted pattern is reborn.

Turn Heated Exchanges Into Turning Points

Summary insight #2:

The unconscious pain that pushes us into, and then through the repetition of any unwanted pattern with our partner is, in fact, not what it seems. It is not proof of some irreconcilable difference between us, but rather stands as evidence of something that lives in each of us, that we have in common.

Even the faintest first stirring of this higher awareness – -that whatever pain divides us is, in fact, a single pain shared between us – makes it possible for us to open our heart and mind to embrace a new idea that can’t be reached in any other way.

We have but one, true hope of being able to rise above this unseen world of opposing forces that cannot heal themselves, let alone bring an end to the patterns they create each time they attempt to do so. It is time for us to learn how to call upon a “third” force: an altogether higher order of wisdom, compassion, and kindness whose singular power is not only to unify these opposing forces but, in the moment of their appearance, to complete the very purpose of their existence.

In truth, you already know this celestial force; its most common name is love. But, let me ask you to suspend, at least for a moment, all that you think you understand about it; for the “love” that we know, in whose name we call out what we now care for most, is to this higher order love that we’re about to discover as is a candle’s light to the light of the sun.

We’re not talking about the kind of love we have for a delicious meal, a beautiful day, a family member, or even for our partner in the most tender of moments. This level of love can flip-flop into its opposite at the drop of a hat.

We’re talking about a level of love that can neither be imagined, nor created. It can’t be made to change a single unwanted moment into one that we want, even though that’s the reason for its existence. And while we can’t cause this higher order of love to appear at will, we can learn to understand, and eventually have full trust in the following:

Whenever, and wherever two or more of us are connected by a shared pain of some kind – as in a fight with our partner, or suffering some misfortune with loved ones or strangers alike, there is – already with us in that same moment – a higher love waiting to heal it, and to help make us whole at the same time.

(Excerpted from Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together by Guy Finley, Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.)

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16 Oct 00:33

Audrey the Terrier Mix

by DogPerDay

This is four year old Audrey, and she is searching for a calm, quiet home where she can work on building back her confidence. She has had a tough start in life and she’s fearful of new things. What she needs is a canine brother or sister who can help her be brave! She feels much better when she has a canine companion around. Once Audrey gets to know you, she loves cuddles with her humans too! She’s ready to find her new family. Submitted by the Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Audrey the Terrier Mix

Audrey the Terrier Mix

Audrey the Terrier Mix

The Farmer's Dog

 

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16 Oct 00:33

2055: Bluetooth

16 Oct 00:32

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is actually named for the tenth-century Viking king Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson, but the protocol developed by Harald was a wireless charging standard unrelated to the modern Bluetooth except by name.
16 Oct 00:32

Tagged, p8

by Tim
16 Oct 00:30

Comic: 2018-10-05

New Comic: 2018-10-05
16 Oct 00:30

Hey

by David M Willis
16 Oct 00:30

Midair collision

Comic for Friday October 5th, 2018 - "Midair collision" [ view ]

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13 Oct 15:56

Girl Genius for Friday, October 05, 2018

The Girl Genius comic for Friday, October 05, 2018 has been posted.
09 Oct 15:30

Comic for October 05, 2018

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09 Oct 15:27

We’re back! Awesome!

by David Willis

2018-10-05

Tony, asking the important questions.

09 Oct 15:27

The Crimson Mantis

by Paul Taylor

09 Oct 15:14

Rite Of Summoning

hi Melon

Hey there! I have a Drip now! Drip is basically just like Patreon, only it's run by the Kickstarter people. For as little as $1 per month, you get early access to tomorrow's comics, just like on Patreon. So if you want early comics but don't want to use Patreon, you can use Drip instead. It's all the same to me, so just do whichever you want. And thank you either way!

ALSO, I have a new shirt that is about being horny. Or not being horny, depending on how you look at it. It's up to you. It's all up to you!!!

09 Oct 15:13

20181005

by Lar

09 Oct 15:07

Comic: 2018-10-03

New Comic: 2018-10-03
09 Oct 15:07

Schlock Mercenary: October 5, 2018

by Howard Tayler

07 Oct 22:47

Flooded!

by LindsayXian

Thanks for subscribing guys! We do have a 12" White Heron statue available in our online store: https://www.spinnystore.com/collections/new-items/products/white-heron-12-statue?variant=52971113173 I'm debating starting a Patreon for White Heron. Anything you'd like to see there?
07 Oct 01:10

242

by admin

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06 Oct 02:44

In the Corn

06 Oct 02:44

Comic for October 03, 2018

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06 Oct 02:44

I’ve got a tentacle for an arm.

by David Willis

2018-10-03

Whoof, it was rough recreating this particular strip.  The original Keenspot site allowed you to stack multiple images so long as they were in alphabetical order, and so I just had like five pieces of artwork, each separated by a graphic image that was really just a thin, tall line.  But for WordPress I gotta combine it all into a super image.  It’s probably not a great filesize, and I don’t want to go look to see what it is.

Also I didn’t have high-res files to create this strip back in 2003, either, so I recreated a few of them from the new, larger comic sizes so it didn’t look artifacted as hell.  The bit with Walky and Joyce walking at night is from the new coloring.

I tried to choose some random panels here as the universe hemorrhaged, but two of them were definitely not random.  I wanted to push the red herring for The Cheese’s original identity a bit more assertively.  Can you catch it???

And the second panel with Joe is, surprise, a nod towards College Roomies from Hell!!!.  Joe is drawn in its style, and he has a tentacle arm just like that universe’s Mike.

but the floating cow clipart may just be my favorite part

even more than Jason continuing to be a fish in the Merwalky panel

 

06 Oct 02:44

Swarm Her

by Paul Taylor

06 Oct 02:44

Subterfuge

by David M Willis
06 Oct 02:40

Zombie Roomie - Ask the Cast - George

by tech@thehiveworks.com

New comic!

Today's News:

Harvey is one of the biggest giggles I have to myself since there's normally no drawing required for him, just the extra burst at the end of his word balloons. Years ago before I put him in the comic, I had the idea of distilling down to the minimum amount of art that would be required to create a character in the comic and realized an "invisible" man would work since it did in movies since the old Universal Monsters flicks (if not before).

So this is me continuing that giggle to these Ask the Cast updates.

06 Oct 01:15

Fetching in short hair

by David Willis

2018-10-01

I swear on my alive parents’ graves that this strip was strictly about Jason freaking out because it was specifically Walky, who we have deeply established he is generally uncool with, and not because of… *gestures* larger, transphobic-y issues.  not to say that i would have been beyond such ugliness at the time but