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Who am I? Who are you?


A Nasruddin story

A neighbour came to the gate of Mulla Nasreddin’s yard. The Mulla went to meet him outside.

“Would you mind, Mulla,” the neighbour asked, “can you lend me your donkey today?

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Kafka on Holiday

Overcast, but bright. The marine layer has moved in over the city. Watching political commentators reflect on the unfolding of the Trump administration—particularly impressed by the insights of MSNBC reporters… 69 more words

Franz Kafka

The beginning of love

„The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. 42 more words

Daily Wisdom

The Whole Truth

Today after reading about the tower of Babel I was reminded of the newly-coined phrase in our culture of “fake news” and turned for solace to Thomas Merton’s… 216 more words

“We cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great … It is, therefore, a very great thing to be little, which is to say, to be ourselves.

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Political Differences

Bright morning. Watching American news broadcasts. Currently reading Thomas Merton‘s journals, and was reminded that he entered the monastic order during the Second World War (c. 108 more words


Flight from the Shadow

“There was a man who was so disturbed by the sight of his own shadow and so displeased with his own footsteps that he determined to get rid of both. 186 more words

Middle Ground