The Bankruptcy of Security

The Bankruptcy of Security

To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea-“cruising,” it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the...

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Void

Void

Thirty spokes will converge In the HUB of a wheel But the use of the cart Will depend on the part Of the hub that is void With a wall around A clay bowl is molded But the use of the bowl Will depend on the part Of the bowl that is void. Cut out the windows and doors In the house as you build But the use of the house Will depend on the space In the walls that is void So advantage is had From...

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Internal freedom

Internal freedom

— “human nature is built to give…” that may sound a little sentimental but it’s a hard,tough,real,wonderful truth about what a human being is…. we need to develop what we are .  And that is beings that can care and give what’s needed when it’s needed….” “To be a truly democratic self, democratic citizen, you have to be able to be open to another person, to be open to the...

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A Good Place…

A Good Place…

There is a magical moment when we recognize that the point is not to search outside ourselves.The more we suffer, the clearer it becomes: Everything we are in search of will disappoint us.  There are no perfect beings, no perfect jobs, no perfect apartments.  And thus the search always ends at the same place, and the name of this place is disappointment. A good place. Charlotte Joko Beck...

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Living the Questions – Round 4 – The Shadow

Living the Questions  –  Round 4  – The Shadow

What pushes my buttons? Where do the majority of my fears  come from? If I had to confess my worst ‘sin’ what would I say? What does my ‘shadow’ look like, feel like? Do I want to change it?  – How? Why? What have I learned most when my shadow gets...

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The Role of our Dual Natures

The Role of our Dual Natures

According to Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, Judas was actually a more exalted hero than Jesus. He unselfishly volunteered to perform the all-important villain’s role in the resurrection saga, knowing he’d be reviled forever. It was a dirty job that only a supremely ego-less saint could have done. Jesus suffered, true, but enjoyed glory and adoration as a result. Let’s...

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