“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.” ~ Aberihani
“We keep on being told that religion,whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
We don’t yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people. ~ Alice Miller
Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~ Viktor E. Frankl
The Space In Between by M. Del Fiol
The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: they can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness. ~ Stanislav Grof
The limited world and the absolute truth together form the wholeness of life.
Life is indivisible, you cannot fragment it, you cannot divide it. So there is no problem in relating to the limited world.
The crookedness, the violence you see them as they are and you relate to them. You have to not cooperate with the violence, you have to discourage the hatred, the possessiveness, the domination.
You have to encourage the sharing psychology, the attitude of cooperation, the value of friendship.
By your life you do it, by living you do it.
~ Viimala Thakar
Driven to pursue the way that we consider Unknowable by Paulo Zerbato
“It’s a bit like staring into another dimension, one that has a different set of mathematical and physical laws. For me, it also serves as reminder that that the mind of God is unknowable, that things that seem contradictory to us only appear so because we have no context for them, or aren’t seeing the full picture.” ~ Anna Jarza
What a November… Lots happening; changes right and left. There was a gap in my posts due to travel and change.
November went so fast, I need to look backwards to put it all together.
Meeting unusual people and having the hard talks in a new way that surprised me.
I find that people are changing, slowly, and yet there is a seed in many that is sprouting.
On observation, it is like the child within us is winning. Winning freedom of expression and turning towards what they dream of doing, just short of doing it.
What does it take for that first step? What kind of carrot does one need to place in front of self in order to walk towards a dream?
It is more than courage, for that is but fuel, there seems to be some impetus that propels us blinding in to the unknown that is beyond just the fuel.
Those people I met, reflected back to me my own ability to look at my dream and yet really not put my hand out far enough to grab ahold. Something is bubbling inside, like a slow boil, just shy of rising up to begin.
“In its quest to discover how the patterns of reality are organized, the story of modern science hints at a picture of a set of Chinese puzzle boxes, each one more intricately structured and wondrous than the last.
Every time the final box appears to have been reached, a key has been found which has opened up another, revealing a new universe even more breathtakingly improbable in its conception.
We are now forced to suspect that, for human reason, there is no last box, that in some deeply mysterious, virtually unfathomable, self-reflective way, every time we open a still smaller box, we are actually being brought closer to the box with which we started, the box which contains our own conscious experience of the world.
This is why no theory of knowledge, no epistemology, can ever escape being consumed by its own self-generated paradoxes.
And this is why we must consider the universe to be irredeemably mystical.” ~ Bob Hamilton
“Music was a chain forged half of silences and half of sound,
love was nothing without longing and loss,
and were time not to have at its end the absence of time, and the absence of time not to have been preceded by time, neither would be of any consequence.”
~ Mark Helprin
Artwork: “Longing 2” by Linda Kosciewicz-Fleming (link)