The World – a Song?

“I sense the world might be more dreamlike, metaphorical, and poetic than we currently believe—but just as irrational as sympathetic magic when looked at in a typically scientific way. “I wouldn’t be surprised if poetry—poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs—is how the world works. The...

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What is Soul anyway?…..

What is the “soul,” anyway? Is it a ghostly blob of magic stuff within us that keeps us connected to the world of dreams and the divine realms? Is it an amorphous metaphor for the secret source of our spiritual power? Is it a part of us the rational mind can’t pin down and control, ensuring that we remain accessible to the numinous? Yes. And also: The soul is a perspective that...

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Don’t go back to sleep…

“The Breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door sill Where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open Don’t go back to sleep.” ––Rumi And as another translation has it……. The Wind at dawn is the...

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True Warriors

True warriors understand this; … For the average man, the world is weird because if he’s not bored with it, he’s at odds with it. For a warrior, the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable. A warrior must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous time. -Don Juan/Carlos Casteneda Being a warrior is not...

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Questions About Angels

Of all the questions you might want to ask about angels, the only one you ever hear is how many can dance on the head of a pin. No curiosity about how they pass the eternal time besides circling the Throne chanting in Latin or delivering a crust of bread to a hermit on earth or guiding a boy and girl across a rickety wooden bridge. Do they fly through God’s body and come out singing? Do...

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A SCIENTIST’S ADVICE ON HEALING

Try to accept this fat red hurt is your starting point, in the way a pen must be put to paper in one particular spot, then move beyond the globby flap of blame and past the mono-sulk of pain. Change the subject, before it’s too late. Sketch out what health you do possess, what signal-cascades, what flotilla of cells circumnavigate you, then draw yourself back together again, in a language of...

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Bigger, Better , More Interesting Problems

Is there anything more dangerous than getting up in the morning and having nothing to worry about, no problems to solve, no friction to heat you up? That state can be a threat to your health. If untreated, it incites and unconscious yearning for any old dumb trouble that might rouse some excitement. Acquiring problems is a fundamental human need. It’s as crucial to your well-being as...

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Trading in Love’s Currency

Reason said, ” We live in a world of six directions – and that’s it! Love replied, “There is a path beyond, and I have traveled it many times.” Reason saw a market and set up shop, but love trades in another currency...

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A Buddhist interpretation of “True Love”

What is love? What is ‘true’ love? Can it even be defined? Is it even dependant on being in a relationship with someone? Our idea of what true love is today may comes from a fairytale, movie, or reality TV show, and the definition has likely changed many times. But we all have certain conditions attached to our idea of what love is, or some sort of criteria drawn up for what our ‘perfect...

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Human only….

Caught up in a mass of abstractions, our attention hypnotized by a host of human-made technologies that only reflect us back to ourselves, it is all too easy for us to forget our carnal inherence in a more-than-human matrix of sensations and sensibilities. Our bodies have formed themselves in delicate reciprocity with the manifold textures, sounds, and shapes of an animate earth — our eyes have...

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