Make the world go away
And get it off my shoulders
Say the things you used to say
And make the world go away.
“The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.” (Thomas Berry) But our world “functions” because of clear and precise “subject-object distinction” that is the reality of most people, a “distinction” which makes us “objects.” Most people do not see the unity of all things for doing so is too frightening. 195 more words
A blog-0-sphere friend and spiritual mentor recently introduced me to the enneagram, a personality-type inventory dating back to the 4th century. Though it is initially off-putting, appearing to resemble some Face-Book contrivance in which you “fit” into some conceptual category, it is a very sophisticated and rich spiritual tool. 264 more words
I use the expression “drinking the Kool-aid” often to refer to those who have always carefully followed the dictates of the tribe and never left its “safe confines.” This is in reference to the hundreds of religious extremists in 1989 who followed the dictates of their leader, James Jones, and committed suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid in the Guyana, South Africa compound. 745 more words
“Life is an adventure,” so they say. It is a commonplace that is almost banal, ranking right up there with “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” But, I find it really is an adventure which takes place when one begins to venture beyond the narrow confines of the way one was taught to see…and feel…the world. 830 more words