Red, or: Blue pill

EPIGRAPH: Doubt is the origin of wisdom. -René Descartes (1596 – 1650) An 'Emmett' poem I doubt enough for all; Doubt tints the lens through which I look; Enough crushing disappointments - that is all it took. For, really, how often can one smash up against a wall? All my silly childhood fantasies, I long… Continue reading Red, or: Blue pill

The calendar of fools…

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931 – 2015) The future starts today, not tomorrow. -Pope John Paul II (1920 – 2005) It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. -William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) If you… Continue reading The calendar of fools…

Ruined by liberty of thought…

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. -Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly… Continue reading Ruined by liberty of thought…

The best ideas come as jokes…

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. -William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. -Plato (~423 – ~347 BCE) If… Continue reading The best ideas come as jokes…

We walk in circles, so limited…

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. -Søren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855) Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship. -Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. -Plato (~423 – ~347… Continue reading We walk in circles, so limited…

Baptism, or: Peace Pipe

Poetry Partners #115 'Sacred Wisdom' (gloss form- Black Elk), a poem by Joy A. Burki-Watson of 'Way down upon joy' And while I stood thereI saw more than I can tell,and I understood more than I saw;for I was seeing in a sacred manner -Black Elk (1863 – 1950) And while I stood therethe sun… Continue reading Baptism, or: Peace Pipe

Intuition is a spiritual faculty…

Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.-Betty Williams (1943 – 2020) Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living… Continue reading Intuition is a spiritual faculty…

The direct messenger of the soul…

The only real valuable thing is intuition.-Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.-Alan Alda (b. 1936) Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.-Anne Wilson Schaef (1934 – 2020)… Continue reading The direct messenger of the soul…