I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~ George Washington Carver When Lao Tse speaks of The Dao, he is referring literally to “The Way”. There’s no simple way to tell you […]
Time has been on my mind. Yes, because I’ve been reading (and just completed) The Time Traveller’s Wife, but also because time has long been on my mind. This song, Time Table, is an old, old example of time in my consciousness and subconscious. It’s a favourite of mine since […]
Regret not the past. Rather, be grateful for how it shaped your present. For the past was the road to now. There is now no other way than the road taken, And any other path may well have led astray. If you must look back, Look not for failures and […]
When our heart is broken Or our soul walled off First a smile Then a laugh These are the steps Through which we rediscover The step that is love The healing step The step which walks through walls First a smile Then a laugh These steps are the […]
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 […]
Be Silent ~ Be True ~ Just Be Vestiges of a manifest self, Long forgotten, Writes words Better left Unsaid. Some truths are better left untold, Or risk obscuring the true That cannot be told. True is an act of being Not telling. So I remind the […]