All Matter

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles to waves and waves to particles simultaneously and simultaneously integrates. The force or pulse is underpinned and emerges from an intelligence of being, a supra-conscious mind which gifts dynamics and dimension to all matrices.
Max Planck (paraphrased)


My enemy's face

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to hate so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone,they will be forced to deal with pain. My enemy's face frightens me when I see how much it resembles mine. We cannot teach 'never' to be angry, but we can teach 'how' to be angry. What is tolerance but a consequence of humanity? We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
James Baldwin.


The Journey is the Reward

"Personal mastery means approaching one's life as a creative work, living life from a creative as opposed to reactive viewpoint. Personal mastery is not something WE possess. It is a process. It is a lifelong discipline. People with a high level of personal mastery are acutely aware of their ignorance, their incompetence, their growth areas. Paradoxical? Only for those of us who do not see that 'the journey is the reward.'
Peter Senge

Advice Merlin gave to the young King Arthur

"The best thing for being sad," said Merlin, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder in your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics. Or know your honour trampled by the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then-to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."
T. H. White, The Once and Future King


It goes on ...

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- Robert Frost



There are three kinds of giving: grudge giving, duty giving, and thanksgiving. Grudge giving says, “I hate to,” duty giving
says, “I ought to,” thanksgiving says, “I want to.” The first comes from constraint, the second comes from a sense of obligation, the third from a full heart. Nothing much is conveyed in grudge giving, since “the gift without the giver is bare.” Something more happens in duty giving, but there is no song in it. Thanksgiving is an open gate into the love of God.
Robert N. Rodenmayer

You just might get there

"You got to be really careful if you don't know where you're going, 'cause you just might get there. I mean, if you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else."
Yogi Berra


Without reawakening

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Our hope for creative living lies in our ability to reestablish the spiritual needs of our lives in personal character and social justice. Without this spiritual and moral reawakening we shall destroy ourselves in the misuse of our own instruments."
--Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Want to find a way out of this mess?

In this era, to become a spiritual inquirer without social consciousness is a luxury that we can ill afford, and to be a social activist without a scientific understanding of the inner workings of the mind is the worst folly. Neither approach in isolation has had any significant success. As soon as there is awareness of wholeness, every moment becomes sacred, every movement is sacred. The sense of oneness is no longer an intellectual connection. We will in all our actions be whole, total, natural, without effort. Every action or nonaction will have the perfume of wholeness. To be attentive requires tremendous love of living. The total revolution we are examining is not for the timid or the self-righteous. It is for those who love truth more than pretense. It is for those who sincerely, humbly want to find a way out of this mess that we, each one of us, have created out of indifference, carelessness, and lack of moral courage."
- Vimala Thakar