Browsing All posts tagged under »truth«

Reality versus Reaction

August 23, 2018


What is real? (not my responsibility) What is my response? (totally my responsibility) I am fully accountable for my response to reality; my perspectives, beliefs, and actions. I am not accountable for reality. Reality just is.   REALITY: Complexity Life is defined by complexity. How do I respond? REACTION: Perplexity, confusion, frrustration? … OR Wonderment […]

The Fierce Momentum of the Forces Battering Us

May 1, 2018


Individual, Invisible Conditioning “There is so much momentum to every aspect of what drives us, what moves us, what has us hurtling through space, including all of our thoughts and even our own sense of our emotions; how we interpret any given feeling, any experience of discomfort; where that discomfort sits in our bodies. It’s […]

quibbling facts or digesting truth: my path of the amoeba

April 1, 2017


If a person says that my statement is judgmental, isn’t THAT being judgmental? Am I being judgmental by asking this question??? Why do we so often judge others and their ideas? What do we fear? Why do we need to set things straight right then and right there? What is true anyway? Well, it depends […]

knowing and unknowing; truth and untruth

March 4, 2017


There is no authentic knowing outside of the context of relationship. Without direct experience, “truth” loses its integrity. Since truth with direct experience is subject to interpretation (or possible fallacy), Then truth without direct experience is little more than hearsay (or possible heresy). “If your knowledge of fire has been turned to certainty by words […]

Discerning Truth

December 15, 2013


Listening for Truth — Discernment or Discrimination What is the Source of Truth? From where does it come? Within? Or without? Are we an expression of something greater than ourselves? Are we a reflection of a higher power? Is all of creation an expression of the creativity of the Artist? Are we created in the […]

the space between

April 21, 2012


I’m seeking a voice that’ll cross the spaces, a language that will speak with honor and respect to the sacred Space Between us all. We must find a new language of peace that creates, sustains, and reflects a culture of peace rather than the language of violence, inequality, and dominance that reflects the culture in […]

the power of poetry

May 6, 2011


“I am signaling you through the flames.” “Wake up, the world’s on fire!” (Lawrence Ferlinghetti) “For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” (Mary Oliver) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ POETRY BRINGS US TO OUR FEET Resulting in […]

real love

February 19, 2009


  “I would not sing you to sleep But I would press my lips to your ear And hope the terror in my heart stirs you.” (Poem: “Lullaby” by Reetika Vazirani) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This poem is disturbing. Most of us don’t like to be disturbed. So we avoid things that stir us. This poem haunts me […]

through a glass darkly

November 20, 2008


For now we see through a glass darkly (1 Corithians 13:12) Clearly seeing unbiased reality is sort of like being omniscient. None of us are any more capable of this wisdom than we are of absolute purity or righteousness; although it is something that we can and must strive toward; a life-long venture. As observers […]

the search for wisdom

November 19, 2008


Pro 8:1 Doesn’t wisdom cry out? Doesn’t understanding raise her voice? Pro 8:2 On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she stands. Pro 8:3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entry doors, she cries aloud: Pro 8:10 Receive my instruction rather than silver; Knowledge […]