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Oct 29, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

“The truth is always an abyss”

The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.

-Frank Kafka

Oct 26, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

E-Prime

E-Prime (short for English-Prime) … is a version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be, including all conjugations, contractions and archaic forms. Some scholars advocate using E-Prime as a device to clarify thinking and strengthen writing. For example, the sentence ‘the film was good’ could not be expressed under the rules of E-Prime, and the speaker might instead say ‘I liked the film’, ‘the film made me laugh’, or ‘the film has value’. The E-Prime versions communicate the writer’s experience rather than judgment, making it harder for the writer or reader to confuse opinion with fact. Kellogg and Bourland describe misuse of the verb to be as creating a ‘deity mode of speech’, allowing ‘even the most ignorant to transform their opinions magically into god-like pronouncements on the nature of things’

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime

Oct 13, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

True Spirituality

True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It has been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, grounded, and responsible; something radically alive and naturally integral; something that shakes us to our very core until we stop treating spiritual deepening as a something to dabble in here and there. Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for what must be done.

-Robert Masters

Oct 9, 2017 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Tao

Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick;
Then you can move toward health.

The master is her own physician.
She has healed herself of all knowing.
Thus she is truly whole.

-Lao Tzu

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