Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thoughts on what I call Poesy

Over the years there has been a concept which I keep calling ‘poesy’.  At the time I began to use it I didn’t think ‘poesy’ was a word and that I made it up.  I later found out it is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the passions flow in contemplation

I always speak of something I call ‘passion‘.  This is nothing but a person’s life, really.  By this I mean it’s like some energy or force that is contained within us – our life energy – which makes us live.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the chaotic order of nature and its relation to humanity

In the early 90’s I began to spend a lot of time hiking and being in the woods.  For me that became a very big part of my life (and still is).  Most certainly, there was something ‘different’ about being … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the monarchial origin of socialism/democracy – the ‘country as family’

Because of the pattern of historical development, there has been great misunderstanding about monarchy and the King.  There is this idea that the King was this great tyrant oppressing the people and such.  My observation has shown that, in western … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the spectrum of contemplation

To me, contemplation has a spectrum. To begin with, contemplation is nothing but being aware of the presence of existence.  By this I mean a living existence, that quality of existence that is alive and living.  Some people would call … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘uptight American’ – the price of individualism

I had a conversation the other day that got on the question of ‘uptight Americans’. It began when I began to  talk about the legendary ‘British calm’.  I was often stunned by how calm they seemed, even under difficult circumstances … Continue reading

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Thoughts on our relationship with the ‘living existence’

Existence is not a dead fact.  It is not an intellectual concept, nor is it a ‘thing’.  It is not a principle or a definition.  It is much more than that.  Existence is alive.  We are alive.   The world is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘going under’ – the ‘revolving self’

There are times when I describe myself as ‘going under’.  For me, this means that I am in conflict, a conflict in which I have no control.  ‘Going under’ means, in a way, that I have been swept up in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how other people being too close can be smothering

When your oversentitive or have the ‘rift personality’ having someone being too close to you can have a smothering quality about it.  This can create a condition of feeling great discomfort or a desire to ‘get away’.   By being too … Continue reading

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Thoughts on contemplation and brain anatomy

I’ve always thought there was an association with contemplation and brain anatomy.  It seems that there are areas of the brain that have what seem to be correlations with aspects of contemplation.  It’s almost as if parts of the brain … Continue reading

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