We live in a multiverse in which the world most respected scientists remind us that we can only measure 4% of what seems to exist - and of that 4%, only .04% is physical matter.... As we awaken ever more deeply to such notions we are likely to be humbled to be confronted with such pervasive Mystery. Real faith means holding ourselves open to the unconditional mystery which we encounter in every sphere of our life and which cannot be comprised in any formula. Real faith means the ability to endure life in the face of this mystery. ~ Martin Buber
"Between the conscious and unconscious, the mind has put up a swing; all earth creatures, even supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never winds down. Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million,
also the wheeling s"Between the conscious and unconscious, the mind has put up a swing; all earth creatures, even supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never winds down. Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million, also the wheeling sun and moon; ages go by, and it goes on. Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire, and the Secret One is slowly growing a body. Kabir saw this for fifteen seconds, and it made him a servant for life."~ Kabir
Agnotology is the study of culturally induced ignorance. Agnotology questions about what we do not know, and why not. For instance, Agnotology studies processes that impede or prevent acceptance of scientific findings, including the human desire to ignore unpleasant facts, the medias neglect of topics, corporate or government secrecy, and misrepresentation for a commercial or political end. They often generate controversy, much of it ill-informed. Examples include the health implications of tobacco and of genetically modified plants, the safety of nuclear power, the environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and the existence or extent of man-made climate change.
"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. And one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love. We've got to get this thing right. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. It is precisely this collision of immoral power with powerless morality which constitutes the major crisis of our time." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk! (Nietzsche)
"The truth is, going against the internal stream of ignorance is way more rebellious than trying to start some sort of cultural revolution...The inner revolution will not be televised or sold on the Internet. It must take place within one's own mind and heart...Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence." - Noah Levine