Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Captain Clueless


I want to be like Captain Clueless. If I had his power, I could do anything. It’s an all-in one tool that would get you through any desert or jungle unscathed.
Captain C doesn’t look like much. Average height, slim, the slightly rumpled Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops suggest surf dude. At least until you’re closer and catch him with his shades off. There’s no beach boy glaze in his eyes, something much deeper swirls there. But it’s subtle.
Subtle. Balanced. Not bad descriptions of Captain Clueless and his power. If you stalked him, you’d notice he’s never in the middle of an argument, or a mob, or any unhealthy energy. It’s not that he avoids it. His mere presence seems to neutralize it.
___ Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health by Russell Stamets ebook available for all devices at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145608 and for kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007P6L5C4 tags: type 1, type 2, autoimmune, diabetes, lada, natural, alternative, diet, supplements, acupuncture, meditation, lifestyle
photo by tinyfroglet
If you pull up a stool next to him and offer to buy him a beer, you’ll learn more about his clueless power. But you won’t realize you’re learning because it’s so subtle. At some later time you’ll try to describe it, tossing out words like “dispassionate” because there is passion and compassion in his words and reactions to you. You, like me, will keep looking for other ways to describe the mix of unspoken truth, peace, humor, and hope that exude from this guy.
If you’re of my generation, you can’t help but compare Captain Clueless and characters like Yoda or Kwai Chang Cain of Kung Fu fame. They’re not bad comparisons. But the Captain doesn’t draw his strength from doctrine. Although similar in effect, it’s not The Force or time-honored eastern teaching that guides him. He’s not guided at all. It’s where the affectionate title of Clueless comes from. His words and actions are in tune with the universe not because they derive from a religion or philosophy, but because he is balanced all the way down at the cellular level. He just is in tune. He’s clueless because he doesn’t have to reason or deduce.
What an advantage to be that kind of clueless. I spend considerable time trying to tame my baser instincts, the out-of-tune reactions like anger and self-pity that fuel stress. If my gut-level reactions were balanced, and stress minimized, my pancreas and autoimmune system would call a truce. My radicals, free and otherwise would de-escalate to join a body-wide non-violent support movement. The ripple effect of clueless righteousness would propagate outward. My longer-lived, healthier body and calmer, kinder self will exert a positive clueless influence on family, friends, and anyone on my path.
Who knows if I can ever attain his power. In the meantime, I’ll train hard. And I’ve got my Captain Clueless lunchbox and thermos to inspire me.

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Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health by Russell Stamets
ebook available for all devices at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145608
tags: type 1, type 2, autoimmune, diabetes, lada, natural, alternative, diet, supplements, acupuncture, meditation, lifestyle, HAWMC

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