Revolution

Once upon a time, some men believed that the sun revolved around them. Then one day, here and there, some very brave men decided they wanted to know how true we could be. Why would the sun, so precious to life, participating in the very gift of our life, revolve around us? Our big Lion King, …

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I-Me-Mine

Is it the fear of what is other, the initial recognition of duality, that tempt us further into categorizations of duality? Is individuality, that necessary movement for freedom of action, what fosters a battle stance, a duality initiating all future duels? Perhaps fear of the other culminates, as Jung suggested, in a reduction of the gods to diseases, …

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The Unseen I

"The unseen eye remind me of a midnight dream You know it remind me of somebody I have never seen" Sonny Boy Williamson What is meant when we say, "I?" What we know of self and other may only be an immediate perception; a glance, a choice of words or clothing, a smell, or intuitions …

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Say Yes Quickly

Below is one of my favorite poems by Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi. This one is a translation by the American poet, Coleman Barks.There is an interview with Coleman here, in which he speaks to the idea, near and dear to my heart, that ecstatic states are not necessarily limited to transcendent, meditative states that one patiently works years to experience, but …

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Character

"A man's character is his fate." Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), On the Universe "If the final purpose of aging is character, then character finishes life, polishes it into a more lasting image." James Hillman If I have felt compelled towards living life closer to the margins, seeking out what is obscure, liminal, or for …

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