Three is a portent for me.
A Red Petal
A red petal Fell from a rose Above my head It fell alone Brushing my cheek A tear was drawn To accompany the petal In its fall The two were taken By the wind Rising they kissed And became one again Tear comforted And absorbed Embraced by the petal's Delicate form ... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 63: On Life.
Life breaks some and lifts others.
Aphorism 62: On Dreams.
Dreams are the playground of the body's genetic heritage.
Aphorism 61: On Truth.
Truth leads to wisdom.
Musing 21: My Sense of Self.
My sense of self is my greatest delusion.
Vision of a Waterfall during Meditation.
Millaa Millaa Falls, Queensland, Australia (I had the following vision while meditating at yoga class on Wednesday 22nd October 2019.) The yoga teacher asked us to visualise a peaceful clearing in a forest. As I began to visualise this, I saw a lake in a forest surrounded by trees. On the left side of the... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 60: On a Moment.
Each moment is a new life.
The Prophets II.
Buddha Meditating Pity those who refuse to learn from their mistakes. Pity those who close their ears and eyes to the truth. May they one day understand. God is compassionate and patient. He waits for us to learn. And so He continues to send His prophets. God has tailored each prophet’s words to the ears... Continue Reading →
The Prophets I.
Christ in the Wilderness, Ivan Kramskoy, 1872. The prophets are God’s messengers. Many of us cannot hear the voice of our souls nor see God’s signs. So God sends His prophets to remind us of our purpose, to teach us of virtue and vice, and to guide us to the straight path. He sends His... Continue Reading →
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Indigenous Artist (Born 22 Jan 1971, died 25 Jul 2017). God demands that we learn and explore the universe. The sources of suffering are multitude, but nothing should deny the mind from learning and the body from acting while the body still lives. If you lose an arm then you still have... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 59: A Blanket of Belief.
We place a blanket of belief over reality in order to interact with it. This blanket is woven from the strands of our memories and experiences as well as those of our ancestors in the form of instinct.
Gandhi on the Salt March 1930. God’s tests are gifts. They take many forms: success and failure, wealth and poverty, fame and persecution, loyalty and betrayal, birth and death. He tests the mind and the body in this way to strengthen them and prepare them for greater tests to come. The wise see a gift... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 58: The Demand of the Citizen.
Citizens demand one thing of their government - competence.