We live in such uncivilized times, don't we? I'm beginning to really despise the way social media have become a bully pulpit for uncivilized discourse. The politics of today are really shameful. Not that politics has ever been clean, but today so much is acceptable that would have been called out at . . .
Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you're perfectly free. ~Rumi, the original whirling dervish . . .
Religions are divisive and quarrelsome. They are a form of oneupmanship because they depend upon separating the “saved” from the “damned,” the true believers from the heretics, the in-group from the out-group. - British philosopher Alan Watts I've never been big on exclusion and judgment and I . . .
Oh, that Rumi. Such a romantic! Oh that this were true. Maybe it is. But chances are if the floor were dancing and the walls singing all the time it would drive us stark raving mad. There is love and there is LOVE and there is lOvE What does it mean to really love another . . .
It's a shame we don't meet there more often these days, but we don't.We can't seem to find that field. Today we can pick and choose our information sources so we need never be exposed to anything that doesn't already fit our preconceived notions of whatever. We can sit . . .
There are lovers content with longing.I'm not one of them.- RumiMe, neither.It's true that I'm guilty of livingin either the futureor the past.But when it comes to love,I want it in the here and now.Longing may be the stuff of poets andwriters, but it's much over-rated. . . .