Sunday, July 29, 2018


There are many journeys.  There are those in which we are
travelers observing the world from conventional windows of 
mind and body.  There is another which involves a recognition
that we are the openness of an awareness, not confined to
conventional windows.  Life's purpose resides in observing
the various journeys in our life experience, recognizing that our 
way of "seeing" influences what we see. Journey examples 
reside in many places: your own memories and journals, in art,
science, scripture, and with modern teachers who appreciate 
the value of the Journey as an approach to self-realization.
We have the advantage of the web in being exposed to these
perennial teachings in a most powerful new way...

Unmani:  When Thought Surrenders

Unmani:  Living Without Knowing How to live

Jac O'Keefe:  Reflections on the current shift in human consciousness

RS:  The Universe is not Conscious

RS: on thoughts..we are not our chooser.

RS:  The Ego Is Not a Mistake

RS:  The Continuous Element in All Experience

David Whyte:  The Journey

Gangaji:  On Being Yourself

Bernardo Kastrup teaser:  The Idea of the World

“The Journey” by David Whyte

Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again

Painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.

Sometimes everything
has to be
inscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.

Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out

someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.

You are not leaving.
Even as the light fades quickly now
you are arriving.

"Go on a journey from self to Self, my friend...
Such a journey transforms the earth into a mine of gold."
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself astray in a dark wood where the straight road had been lost sight of. 
Dante Alighieri

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.     
TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end     
Ursula K. Leguin

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.     
Marcel Proust

The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.
Joseph Campbell

Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is home.     
Matsuo Basho

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