Tag Archives: Philosophy

The Winds of Change are Rising

  “We have reached a crossroads, we have emerged from what we assumed was normality, things have suddenly overturned. One of our main tasks now—especially those of us who are not sick, are not frontline workers, and are not dealing … 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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April Poems 2020 #2: Foolish but Necessary Allowances

Tree It is foolish to let a young redwood grow next to a house. Even in this one lifetime, you will have to choose. That great calm being, this clutter of soup pots and books— Already the first branch-tips brush … Continue reading

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Paradise is Around Us Always: A Poem in 2 Parts

 

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Maybe We Should Have Another Focus?

There were none of those thousand sources of irritation that the ingenuity of civilized man has created to mar his own felicity. There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; … Continue reading

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Together, We Make the World We Live In

An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can … Continue reading

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How to Face an Uncertain Future

In sorrow, pretend to be fearless. In happiness, tremble. ― Jane Hirshfield “Even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination, and that such illumination may come less from theories and concepts than from the uncertain, … Continue reading

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