The numinous frontier…

Emanations. *** ...our entire society loves to dissociate because it's painful to be here not knowing what the heck is going on. Dissociation is a legitimate coping mechanism but coming to consciousness requires understanding when we do it -- at the very least. And heck yeah, I feel like an alien too...most of us do...hence... Continue Reading →

Leaflin: purveyor of magic

by Leaflin Lore Winecoff -- I would like to not think in terms of words like "anxiety", "depression"; "chronic pain" and "disorder", because I feel that these words cloak secret treasures. I got "magician problems". ...

30 seconds of awesome (in the literal sense of the word)

Yes, awe-inspiring. Watch the bouncing droplet. It makes me think of a tag-line I once used for a twitter bio. "Adventures into the ordinary...." Because the ordinary, when we really see it, is also, always just so amazing.

Above all we must keep going

Sometimes the truth is deceptively simple and straightforward … [click on title to read the rest]

Open the dark passage of Grace

Every midwife knows that not until a mother’s womb softens from the pain of labour will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born....

Let’s make our human community safer and kinder

Absolute peace in our world is an unattainable goal. But it is one towards which we must continue to journey, our eyes fixed on it as a traveller in a desert fixes his eyes on the one guiding star that will lead him to salvation. Even if we do not achieve perfect peace on earth,... Continue Reading →

Tao Te Ching

This is an excerpt of the text of The Tao Te Ching I studied in college. This exact translation, in fact, and though I've been told by many it lacks scholarliness, I've always liked it. Perhaps because it is what I started out with. I also met the translator, Stephen Mitchell once when he spoke... Continue Reading →

Liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born

The problem's not that the truth is harsh but that liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born. Run after the truth until you're breathless....

For a New Beginning

In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had outgrown....

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