Well…the mud has settled, and the right action has arisen. I’m taking the arctic plunge and moving to New York. No, not that New York. I can’t make it there. I’m a wee bit claustrophobic for the Big Apple. I know it’s still the Mecca for print writers, and I will spend a fair amount […]
The work goes on. All the fellow grievers have returned home, and here I am in this suddenly empty place. I have been alone most of my adult life –both my profession and vocation call for it, and my temperament eagerly answers– but it’s strange how different that quality feels when it comes to the […]
I love language in the same way that an arsonist loves fire. It is his mode of expression, but not his motivation. He doesn’t use it for its own sake —he wants to see something burn.
There is something so incredibly simple about pantheism that we are making way too complicated. The conceptualization of our sensory perception is based on the principle of duality –the creation of conceptual distinctions between subject and object, knower and known etc. Duality is an illusion –a very useful one, but still an illusion, like […]
I don’t trust disorganized religion.
Look at it closely and you’ll inevitably find some reactionary yahoo who figured out there is nothing to figure out and wants to sell you that information.
Everything about our current existential miasma is an entirely logical product of the development of fully subjective, conceptualized consciousness (or cognition, to tap the shoulder of a good term that could use a more specific definition), as predictable as the fact that summer will follow spring and precede autumn…We got individualism, and then hyperindividualism, because at present we are best equipped to perceive and understand our worlds –both manmade and organic– through those dualistic lenses. To go further will require building upon what we have become in order to potentiate emergent developments of our collective consciousness that will make intuition a more common form of knowledge, just as cognition was once novel and revolutionary before it was standard equipment for Homo sapiens.
The distinction between money and wealth is analogous to that between a person’s ego identity and the natural self. In this context, the natural self is the simple “I” experience of perception as a living organism with a complex, self-aware nervous system, while the ego is the product of that self-awareness, the feeling of being something behind that experience perceiving the perceptions.
We are the timeless essence of Existence, expressing itself in time as you and me, him and her, this and that, giving each its own unique perspective of the Whole. The experience of the soul –perhaps the verb “souling,” however clumsy for its newness, is the clearest way to convey it– is to be uniquely aware of the the universality of this expression. The work of the soul –again, souling– is to relieve you of the sense that you are a worker, to let you be nothing other than Being itself, just as a heartbeat is nothing other than the heart beating, and a thought is nothing other than the mind thinking.
There are times when writing feels like an artisanal endeavor and the “wordsmith” moniker feels appropriate. But far more often, and increasingly so, I can only call it “found art.” The work feels much less like the crafting of something new, and much more like unearthing something old that was left for us to discover […]
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