(56) LIVING HERE: As It Happens, and Other Issues
Eyes that want, search in darkness. Open the curtains, let in a little light, Everything wrong doesn’t have to be right. THE ISSUES OF THE DAY An astute commentator (Carina Chocono, NYT) suggested the following, and I’m going to copy and paste it here: “He’s in hell, basically, basting in his own issues.” Now that’s […]
(55) LIVING HERE: A Fit and Living Place
“The man that hath no music in himself Nor is mov’d with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils: the motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted…” (Shakespeare: “The Merchant of Venice”) Truth is at the core of […]
(54) LIVING HERE: This too, is meditation.
By relaxing our powerful desires and fears, our mind rests more and more in peace and real happiness. This is meditation. Meditating, like loving , involves an active engaging in an unfiltered, unlabeled relationship directly with life that sometimes calls for an unknown courage. Courage is the total abandonment of all resistance to what is. […]
STORIES OF SPIRIT: Jack the gardener
By way of introduction, the following short story – my first “story telling” since 1993 – started out shorter, and became longer and…just a little…longer – but not over 4807 words, or about as long as it takes to have a cupa tea, if not coffee. It was written while on retreat at home. May […]
AVAILABLE LIGHT: The Truth in times like these.
The below – from a full page ad in the February 27/17 edition of the New York Times – is perhaps one of the most important messages of our time – it points to, and sounds the beginning of, America’s emerging search for happiness beyond the material, via our ongoing discovery of truth. I’d like […]