On Partnership and Reality

On Partnership and Reality

“Spiritual Partnership” … The new female and the new male are partners on a journey of spiritual growth. They want to make the journey. Their love and trust keep them together. Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other. They are friends. They laugh a lot. They are equals. That is what a spiritual partnership is: a partnership between equals for the purpose of...

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Why Music?—

Why Music?—

This reading  is the Welcoming address to the freshman class at Boston Conservatory given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Boston Conservatory – “One of my parents’ deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician, that I wouldn’t be appreciated. I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and...

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Stop Being So Religious

Stop Being So Religious

What Do sad people have in Common? It seems they have all built a shrine To the past And often go there And do a strange wail and Worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being So...

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Okay now I know you heard this one…..

Okay now I know you heard this one…..

“Is it ok for a Buddhist monk to send emails? As long as it doesn’t have...

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How to get your art into the world

How to get your art into the world

“How to get your art into the world: be obsessed with creating and more creating and in keeping the fire burning and rising. Then let it go, almost like a balloon. Be completely detached with where it lands, or who sees it or how many people it affects. Just completely free it from you. Then, with empty hands, go and create something new.” Victoria Ericsson Author, Rhythm and Roads Thank you...

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Forgotten Family

Forgotten Family

As I descend into basement shadows, I am washed in red. Smoothness is not a choice on the earthly plane. As light reveals, so also shadows are spawned. With this I must learn to rock my ignorance to sleep to await its hungry cry. I must feed my insincerity its milky gruel. I must give my meanness rapt attention. I must dine with my shallowness and play chess with my incompetence. I must massage...

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