Tag Archives: silence

Non-expression

It has been said it is time to write.    Write what?  Already I feel the neurons constricting.  The face muscles contorting.   “Shut up!” is the message.  The whys left unspecified. And so, a recurring subplot in the stream … Continue reading

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Triage: Dr. James Orbinski

A review of the documentary, “Triage:  Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma,” 2007, on NetFlix now. Dr. James Orbinski worked with Doctors Without Borders for many years, eventually ending up as their president.  He treated hundreds of people in Somalia, Rwanda … Continue reading

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formlessness

formlessness. light and darkness. the forms begin to emerge. sex.  voo doo.  money.  the arts.  food. creative expression.  happiness and sadness. intellectual thought.  romantic love.  the assertion of the will of “i am.”  the softness of the heart.  ahh. a … Continue reading

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Do little. Allow the beyond to have its way with you. Disappearing, only the precious lingers.  

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Boulders on the Path

“Living on this earth has never been easy. The Buddha famously taught that ‘life is suffering,’ and that the way out was to get enlightened. That alone was challenging. But the Buddha lived 2500 years ago… before email, cell phones, … Continue reading

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Sitting on a bench…

We live in a world obsessed with advertising.  “Look at me!  Buy my things!” There are other, more mysterious paths through which that which we need comes to us.  To wit:  walking through a bookstore, a title catches your eye.  You … Continue reading

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Beyond Information

In a world awash with data, please remember:  there is something immensely valuable beyond information.  A beautiful, divine silence exists beyond the mind-stuff. There is a miraculous, subtle force in play which moves us gently toward this silence.  This is … Continue reading

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