My name is Ben. I currently reside in Milwaukee. I write and record music. I make digital visual art. I write about things. I love all creatures and I love conversation.
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"Our Bear Self" by Ben Bruns
Our bear selfStrengthened to nourish
Determined to learn,
Advance and retreat.
6. eog-3 - 'Postulate' (The Mars Volta leak)→
Credits to the guys at the coma for the description and lyrics 6. eog-3 - ‘Postulate’ - Length: 4:08 - Near completed track (TMV) - Offcut from/intended for …
Men’s Room Observation
As I watch the cascades of urine splash, splatter, and slide down the porcelain structure that is so conveniently congruent with the mid-section down to the knees, I am temporarily astounded by the amount of pubic hairs that are often stacked and plastered to the white rim. Is this the place to wax and shave? Has winter been so harsh as to dry the hairs and swell the follicles?
The desire to escape one’s inner predicament and to find an “easy way out” seems to be the ignorance of an opportunity to grow. In fact there isn’t even a “way out” because you are not trapped. To search for a “way out” of your inner challenge is to create a trap which didn’t exist until there was a desire to escape yourself and your thoughts for protection and safety. With that being said, because you can be so flexible and courageous, there is a great liberation in self honesty, forgiveness, compassion, and subsequent conscious direction of will power that has purpose of which you are responsible for administrating. Do not underestimate your capability. It is common among humanity to largely identify with the self that measures change in its egocentric ways, and that wants to attack another lifestyle and opinion, and that worries about defending image and opinion. This part of self just wants safety and protection, but it never really gets it because one cannot own and hold onto energy, but rather one chooses a purpose for its direction. And to harm and judge others is to bound oneself to the subject of which one hates and judges, which to no secret creates a prison of illusion that appears to be real, which creates another search for protection because the self is not calm and composed, but frazzled with denial and blame. But you have a choice to observe this behavior and then try to operate and identify reality from a position of positive attribute that brings out “the best” in you and others, or you can ignore it and trick yourself into thinking that ego-self is the real and only you, the you that makes all your decisions for you, and as a result of being in such positions, has led you to want to escape the supposed trap. But once you observe the self inflicted trap, you no longer need to feel and act trapped, because there ceases to be one in your state of awareness that is always capable of observing the trap. You are free. And it is of the eternal and universal strength, kindness, and flexibility that you have the power to help others do the same, to further your passions without harm, to permeate joy and gratitude for the opportunity to create your experience, to share curiosity, and to learn new lessons with the many people we meet on this path.
Mortal Kombat OST - Sega Genesis→
Mortal Kombat ingame Music Sega Genesis/Megadrive Midway Soundtrack: Title Arena Royal Courtyard Shrine Pit Palace Goro’s Lair Bonus Stage Direct SegaGenesis…
Such an incredible soundtrack. Really well written and the sound of all the instruments are really fun. Though I will say 20 years later, these tunes are fairly unsettling….