Saturday, November 23, 2019

transformation and continuation.

Saturday Morning Practice.

With Thay's teaching, Is There Life After Death?

He says: no birth, no death. Only transformation and continuation.

When was it ever simpler?

remembering a sad day

St. Cecilia,

John Fitzgerald,

the 22nd of November.

The music.

The heartbreak.

We don’t ever condone assassinations by a country of someone over disagreement.

With appreciation for Gounod and his Mass of St. Cecilia.

Friday, November 22, 2019


I redound to all mr. djt’s tweets with: I disparage this characterization.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

they did not know, nor do they

Who wrote this back then about these current days?
31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; 33 they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.”
34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.—Luke18
Nobody understands then is now. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

way of being here

Everyone longs for kindness and compassion.

We do not have that in the American president.

Nor in his unthinking defenders.

Here’s my ask — will you please choose kindness and compassion? And a person who embodies truthfulness?

Let’s choose to be wholehearted.

Let’s choose to be free of false saviors and arrogant poseurs.

And be true to our truest way of being here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

all that is

We are not yet thinking, Heidegger said.

To think is the attempt to see things whole.

Not to think is to fragment and separate into unrelated pieces.

Eichmann did not think, Arendt said.

Life is vital, moving, progressing.

Evil is moribund, stagnant, regressive.

The banality of evil is permitted by nobodies, Arendt asserts.

Not to completely feel is thinking, E.E. Cummings wrote.

Authentic thinking is thinking/feeling.

Authentic feeling is feeling/thinking.

What do you, think?

What do you, feel?

We do what we are.

What are you, thinking?

What are you, feeling?

Denken ist danken— said Heidegger — to think is to thank.

Is gratitude connected to thoughtfulness?

Don’t be deceived — be with what is revealing itself — looking into, asking “what is this?” — risking one’s life to preserve and protect one another’s life.

What then is evil?

Evil is incomplete, unfeeling, thoughtlessness.

And good?

See for yourself.

And your self is all that is.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

no elsewhere

Try this:





Like the cosmos itself, this process mirrors the life of every created atom and molecule.

So too the human journey.





We are what we have tried to believe was elsewhere.

It is not.

There is no elsewhere.

Fall and rise.

Die and grow.

Listen and be still.