Camel’s lilting, melancholic and epic instrumental, Ice is among my favourite pieces of music. Discovered on a late-night college radio station in 1979 in Rochester, New York, it stands out on the album I Can See Your House From Here (despite the DJ’s touting of Remote Romance as, “Best on […]
Helpless in our anger Courage borne of anger Delivers none from sorrow. Anger begets violence Upon body, mind and spirit. Violence begets harm. Harm begets sorrow. On victim and Instigator alike. Ever so, this cycle of suffering, Helpless in our anger.
Intelligence & Wisdom Trust the intelligence of the body Over the intelligence of the mind. The master learns more In a mile of walking Than an hour of reading. Foster wisdom of the intellect With study and discourse. Foster wisdom of the body With nourishment and exercise.
Questions Answers Words The spiritual quest begins With simple questions: Who…? What…? How…? Why…? The quest leads always To one simple answer: While answers can be known, They cannot be put into words.
Staci’s poem, Be Silent ~ Be True ~ Just Be put this song into my head, where it stuck, begging a journey to YouTube while fiddling with internet tasks. In a long list of renditions there, this recording stood out. It’s quieter than the original studio recording, purer, with just […]
I commented on a post that I’d post this song. I’ve been holding onto it, because there are a number of other connotations for it — one of those is a woman, one woman in particular, a soul-mate. But I’m not ready to tell that story, or is it the […]
Be Mindful Be mindful of what you think; your thoughts will be spoken. Be mindful of what you speak; your words become action. Be mindful of what you do; your deeds reveal your character. Be mindful of who you are and discover the fate you have created. ~ paraphrased from […]
The transformative moment for any loss comes when we realise we’ve moved from grieving for what we no longer have to reliving the joy we experienced when we had it. This is the bitter-sweet moment in the transformation from bitter to sweet. And while tears will flow either side of […]
Voices Intuition is not critical. Critical is the mind’s voice. The master understands The origin of every voice; Its intentions, Desires; Its weakness And strength. In most of us there is a conflict of voices. In many a cacophony. In some a war. Between the master’s voices There is peace, […]
OK… something to end this very loooong, but very productive day. A song that I will always associate with a beautiful beach in a faraway land and a short strip of magical bistros and restaurants barely more than a stone’s throw from the beach. There were sacred sunrises, and uncanny […]