Compared to the Super Bowl ,with some reporters even saying it should be a national holiday, the testimony of James Comey is apparently the biggest thing in politics for years – which tells you how sadly (willfully?) misguided the media and the citizenry has become. Do I need official testimony to tell me that politicians … More Comey – the great distraction
When asked about the role of sex in western society, Krishnamurti said (paraphrasing): why sex? Why is this topic asked about the most? Why do we have such inner struggle concerning it? Is it because (in his typical style of answering questions by asking new ones) our lives are so stagnant and imprisoned that we … More Sex, drugs – the search for freedom
One of the more fascinating aspects of psychology is how people often project their inner world to the outer world – a greedy person will be suspicious of others, an angry person will think people want to fight them, a trusting person assumes the best from a stranger, and so on. It makes sense of … More As within, so without
In order for us to free ourselves from the chains of the corporate oligarchy and its financial parasitism, we first and foremost must be willing to stop and look honestly at ourselves, the world around us, and then take action. Are we ready to look? Are we prepared for the immensity of the fight before us? … More Freedom: a spiritual corollary to the previous post
If I can thank Trump for one thing – and it is rather difficult to pin down a concrete belief or consistent policy stance for this bizarre individual – it is that he has gotten people engaged. Now, we can argue all day about whether it is for good or for bad, but what we … More Trump, short-termism and the Sheeple. Sad!
The common theme which seems to pervade many of my favorite movies – Avatar, Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings series – is the core truth that we are not the individual, but just a temporary expression of something much larger. “The force” in Star Wars, “Eywa” in Avatar, and the power of the … More Honor the Source
They say the root of all fear is the fear of death. The death of you. How can you kill something which never was, though? You cannot, of course. The ultimate sadness and then liberation of the human being lies in it being willing to admit the falseness of the tightly woven web that it has … More The pain of emptiness.