Monthly Archives: August 2011

Thoughts on the ‘contemplation of passion’ – seeking the yearning

A big part of contemplation is the experiencing of passion.   I call this the ‘contemplation of passion’. ‘Passion’ is a word I have used for over 20 years that refers to a sense of a ‘livingness’ or ‘movement’ in life.  It’s like … Continue reading

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Thoughts on belief and conviction

To me there is a big difference between belief and conviction.  There are times, though, where they can be used interchangeably, but not usually. Belief Belief, to me, generally means a person accepts or acknowledges something.  In general, it is … Continue reading

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In the all encompassing realm I do glow

In the all encompassing realm I do glow Reaching out, I see the naught – crystal clear nothing Reaching out, I see no self – I am as if . . . lost Reaching out with great longing – this I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Intuition

I have always ascribed great importance to intuition.  It’s far more important in life than people realize. To me, intuition is a ‘sense’ of things that is not based in observation, experience, or reasoning in any way.  Typically, it is automatic … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of the myth of the modern world

When I was young I thought the modern world was great.  I was basically taught to worship it, as if it were a god.  Science, technology, ‘know-how’, knowledge . . . all these things were to be worshipped.  To condemn … Continue reading

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Thoughts on religion, belief, and a ‘way of life’ – the ‘mass society illusion’

I have always felt that there was a close . . . a very close . . . relationship between religion, belief, and a ‘way of life’.  In fact, I’ve always felt that the crisis of religion and belief is really a crisis of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the destruction of authority – a tragedy

The destruction of authority is a far greater tragedy than people realize.  There are a number of reasons for this: Authority is needed in life.  Despite what people think, authority is needed in life.  Without it we’d all be in a … Continue reading

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