Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, & free themselves from the fools. The master takes a knife and butters her toast; she creates no attachments to fools, or the wise.
Awakening with Doris Lessing
Why have you done this to me? Jane Mooney wrote to Doris Lessing after reading Shikasta, a science fiction novel with spiritual overtones and themes. Mooney would later say, Shikasta had the most astonishing effect on me. I just thought, “That’s it now. Everything is different. I don’t know how […]
Darkness, Light and Forgiving.
Until I have discovered my own darkness, I do not know myself. Until I have forgiven that darkness, I cannot fully express my light.
Let go or be dragged
I expected tonight to be a difficult sleep. Unfortunately, I was not disappointed in that expectation. Yesterday I made a mistake at work. A bad one. Nothing that couldn’t be repaired, but the repair took time and put an entire film production on hold while that repair was made. A […]
Weapons are the tools of violence
Meditations on Two Photographs The obscenity of war has many faces: Some face down and dead in awful places. Some, thumbs up and beaming like a boy In some dark death machine posed like a toy.
Mind the Unconscious
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Carl Jung This insight alone, ultimately, is what Laozi wrote 81 chapters about in his Dao de Jing. Except that Laozi wouldn’t quite mean ‘know the unconscious’ the way we think about […]
Karma is a bitch, but only when I am.
Cute, and a very common and popular thought, but… Karma doesn’t discriminate, unfortunately. Karma isn’t a mechanism for making the world right for me by punishing others. Wishing ill on others, even those I might feel richly deserve it for wronging me, has a tendency to draw Karma’s attention. When […]
Naming is the origin of all particular things.
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. High and low depend on each other. Before and after […]
Call it fate, then laugh at it
Call it fate, God, the universe or guardian angels … I think Gregory David Roberts has a pretty good feel for whatever guides my spirit through this grand human experience. Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these […]
Meditation provides insights Google cannot.
Mmmmm… Yes, Google can’t answer all my questions. Actually, it can’t answer any of the most important ones. For these I must look within. Rather, no, I must listen within. I don’t mean listen to my mind, nor look into it. I wrote once, with uncanny insight, “Your body knows […]