Category Archives: Questions and riddles

The Flight of the Bird Passing VIII: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Beyond God    1. The Abyss   I watch the Tagus in such a way That my watching forgets I’m watching And suddenly this strikes me Against my daydreaming — What is it, river-being flowing? What is it, my-being-here and … Continue reading

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Have a Little Talk With Fear

Pema Chödrön: A Story about Fear Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But … Continue reading

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Que Sera?

Evolution is Uneven, Unpredictable and Inevitable  

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Ways of Knowing

It’s so nice to know where you’re going, in the early stages. It almost rids you of the wish to go there. There is man in his entirety, blaming his shoe when his foot is guilty. Don’t wait to be … Continue reading

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What We Are Dealing With in this Land of Delusion.

We are dealing, then, with an absurdity that is not a quirk or an accident, but is fundamental to our character as people. The split between what we think and what we do is profound. — Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: … Continue reading

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