Being Eccentric


From a very young age, people said to me that I was eccentric. I didn't realize they were criticizing me and thought that was really cool -- except when I was growing up the word cool didn't exist in that context so I just thought that was really nice.  My mother even supported this idea of being eccentric and when the neighbors, who were very devote religious called us heathens. I came home and said, ma, they won't play with me. They say I am a heathen from heathens. My mom said get the dictionary. I got the dictionary and she read the definition of heathen and she said, that's what we are and you be the best one ever lived. I marched back outside, I was like four years old, and I was the best heathen ever lived and now everyone wanted to be a friend of mine because I had an appearance of confidence. I learned in those very young years everything that I know today. That you observe your reflection for the angle of direction. What is the angle that you're going to use in order to live your life in a joyful way? What you have to be able to do is observe your reflection and how are you going to observe your reflection if you're in a constantly in a state of projection? There has to be a cycle, that confidence has to be receptive, projective, receptive. The only way you can be truly receptive is to be truly silent. Therefore, what we're studying in the first section of this year is called dynamic silence. It's the capacity to withstand the impression of the mirror. You walk into any room, you make that room your home. That is the first thing you have to do in order to have dynamic silence because if you don't feel at home, you don't feel comfortable and if you don't feel comfortable, your need to survive is going to be agitated until you do feel comfortable so you walk into any room and make it your home.