Anthropomorphizing the World That We See

Interesting photo above from Amazing Nature site. Besides my Graphic Arts training recognizing that the photo is likely an enhanced composition, my reactive mind immediately attributed human-like actions to the mantis spreading its forearms wide in a kind of Tai Chi pose; and then my logical mind recognized what was happening in my thought processes,Continue reading “Anthropomorphizing the World That We See”

LIFE Itself IS the Path

“LIFE itself IS the path”  This post’s title is not a new thought or slogan; but while reading a book review, seeing it stated again today struck me as timely for consolidating my own meandering thoughts. Because what are we ALL experiencing in some way right now?   LIFE. This ‘whatever–it-is’ that we are currently enduringContinue reading “LIFE Itself IS the Path”

Adornment Versus Composition

“Morning dew on a dragonfly,”Image by Lasse Andersson As a former Graphic Artist I can easily appreciate a good image, and I find dragonflies interesting in their own right; but a bejeweled dragonfly is even more so. At first glance the dragonfly appears to be composed of water droplets intricately connected and dispersed throughout theContinue reading “Adornment Versus Composition”

Who Believes in TRUTH?

I think this graphic was from the “Tao and Zen” Facebook site.  Of course since I’d just been writing about TRUTH in general, I was interested in it and in reading some of the extensive comments posted under it. Fascinating!  Even the statement within the graphic created controversy. Comments were verbose and varied.  This wasContinue reading “Who Believes in TRUTH?”

The Mind As Parachute

Must be soap-box time for me. The holidays seem to bring out all the latent philosophers with slogans and well-wishes, and ….how can I say this gently?  Preachiness.  And of course, I am no different. So when I revert to quoting Frank Zappa, … one of the most controversial, free-spirited and free-wheeling musical/film-directing artists ofContinue reading “The Mind As Parachute”

Such A World

Pretty sure that the Taoist Lao Tzu said, “Those who know, do not say.  Those who say, do not know.”  So clearly he did not know or would not say. There is much about this LIFE that baffles me—so many mysteries, so much unknown. I can acknowledge that there is much that we THINK thatContinue reading “Such A World”

Here’s looking at YOU, the Universe

Alan Watts was one of those enigmatic, philosophical characters who promoted increased spiritual awareness during the 1960’s and 70’s.  He was best known for being: “…a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularizing Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.”  (Wiki) Before I get into my comments on him, here’s another memorialContinue reading “Here’s looking at YOU, the Universe”

Unified Energy Consciousness

I’ve been into ‘energy work’ for over two decades now, and I can say that it has changed my life for the better in many ways. From the most basic concept that we are far more than merely physical beings, to the consideration that we are ‘individual waves in an immeasurable ocean of energy’ perContinue reading “Unified Energy Consciousness”

Are We Our Stories?

Disclaimer: Over the years for me, Deepak Chopra has been a strong influence. I think the first I read from him was long ago with The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success; and then for awhile afterwards, I read nearly everything that he wrote. At present, I’ve tried to read Chopra’s latest book, Metahuman, and IContinue reading “Are We Our Stories?”

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