perhaps i should warn you from the outset, that all the words you'll encounter herein have already been said.
you will find no new wisdom on this page.
in fact, every single word i know has had to be said, countless times, to be taught to me and you. in doing so it has accumulated the subtle debris of connotation. now it can only be partially understood - each of us taking from each word spoken a subtly different meaning without noticing.
in light of this, it ceases to be a wonder that we so frequently misunderstand each other.
perspectives are keys that unlock the doors that lead into our inner world. this world is beyond form; it consists of essences.
but the dance of essences glimpsed through the keyhole does weave forms, of unimaginably beautiful patterns.
it is not so much that i demand answers, i've just fallen in love with the mystery of the questions.
the mystery gives the matter such a vibrant vitality, does it not?
"It's a dangerous proposition", speaks the narrator in my mind.
The silence in my heart concurs.
"listening to silence is madness", adds my incessantly logical companion.
but it's too late; i've already tuned him out.
And who is the one who's hair needs drying?
The dryer is rather loud, but once you're reclining in abundant comfort for a few minutes, it's easy to get used to.
And let us not underestimate our natural gifts! This gift of adaptability, so shrewdly deduced by that most esteemed beacon of scientific observation, Charles Darwin, is none other than the exalted mechanism we refer to as evolution.
A tear comes to the eye that truly beholds the beauty of evolution; the majestic simplicity of that constant striving that runs throughout all beings, propels them to develop, to grow in complexity and capability, to blossom, to adapt to the sweltering heat of desert summers and the bitter cold of antarctic winters. To seek to improve and perfect our selves, and be reborn in infinite variety, one life leading to the next. Evolution, from our lofty seat atop your ladder, we bow down to your boundless wonder.
But let the wise human never forget: the same adaptability without which we would not be here at this particular electron-dusted corner of information - reading today what was written yesterday and carrying it into tomorrow - will make our ears deaf to reality once our posteriors sink into the noisy comfort of that padded chair.
here is one possible definition: a frame of reference, constructed upon an invisible line stretched between poles of contrast. used for mental quantification of phenomena.
One such dimension, heretofore unnoticed and thus unconsciously left unexplored by yours truly, is the intensity of focus from the strenuous pinpointing of the absolutely specific to the agoraphobic openness of utter relaxation. Swinging to and fro on the scale suspended between these two opposites seems to have a direct and dramatic effect on my perception.
nature has taught us to focus out of necessity, for survival.
the hunter's focus on his prey reduces the totality of the world into the background. there lies the world which contains us, complete, whole, all - but ignored; we have assumed a higher priority, our individual survival.
as long as our focus stays on survival, it will remain narrow as a spotlight, and keep the world around it indistinct.
Where shall wisdom be found?human being
be still and know.
The way is perfect like vast space where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.human being
The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you. human being
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. human being
Man appears to be the missing link between anthropoid apes and human beings. human being
The majority believes that everything hard to comprehend must be very profound. This is incorrect. What is hard to understand is what is immature, unclear and often false. The highest wisdom is simple and passes through the brain directly to the heart. human being