I’ve been feeling self-conscious about the lack of gender balance in The Peasant and the King. In sharp contrast to Fly Above the Storm, which has several female characters playing prominent and heroic roles, and where the male narrators receive lessons of a feminine relational spirituality of interbeing along with the heady crown chakra metaphysics, […]
You cannot reach enlightenment by trying. But you also cannot reach it by ceasing to try. That just leaves you back where you started, and if you were satisfied with that state, you wouldn’t have started trying. Not to mention the futility of trying to stop trying. So no, do not try, and do not […]
During the silent worship portion of Quaker meeting today, a Friend ministered to the community by asking, “Do we live the Gospel?” and then sitting down, in that wonderfully open-ended, Quakery kind of way. My deep aversion to speaking in public got the best of me. (I’m still getting my feet wet with the idea […]
We demand guns because we are a skittish, hypertense society that lives in chronic fear of having what we own taken, first and foremost our lives. We are not the most violent or crime-ridden society in the world, but the threat of violence, a mix of the real and imagined, seems ever-present. We live in a state of hair-trigger alert.
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.
Between non-duality and monism, you have two complementary, co-arising options: Any picture that you take is a no-selfie, or a Selfie.
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 […]