21.3.15: I am growing this site as a new aspect of my public sharing of my 'work'.
I am going to be weaving together threads that are important to me - some that have already been part of my life fabric for many years, some that are more recent, some that are totally new.
Here I'm hoping to reveal, revisit, renew, and surprise myself and you. It is a journey into the unknown as my intention is to follow an intuitive path, walking with trust even if I only see the next step.
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Day 2 : Autumn equinox 2015
21.9.15: Today the earth neither leans towards the sun, nor away from it. I wanted to write that today everyone everywhere on earth has one experience in common - that their day and night are of equal length. But it turns out that although 'equinox' means 'equal night' this is not true. The exact date when there are equal hours of day and night varies across the latitudes, from early September to mid October. What we do all have in common today is that our dear planet earth, in its long annual whirl around the sun, for a few hours neither leans towards the sun, nor away from it. We have something in common. Everyone.
Today is also the annual International Day of Peace. I'd like to hope, even to believe, that everyone on earth would like to live in peace. But maybe this also is not accurate. An urban myth. A rural myth. Truer would be to say that everyone wants to have what they want. Preferably in the way they want it. And everyone finds it hard to give in, give way, or adjust to what others want.
But if everyone trusted that they could get what they want without harming others, I believe they would choose that. If we knew how to resolve conflicts without violence or giving in, that would be popular. If we could neither lean towards others (making their needs more important than ours) nor lean away (making our needs more important than theirs) perhaps we could feel our common humanity and begin to trust each other.
As Pirkei Avot says:
If I am not for me, then who is for me?
If I am just for me, then who am I?
And if not now, then when?
This rare and creative balance would be a true equ-something. Equality. Equanimity.
Day 3 : Spring equinox 2016
21.3.16 “There is nothing to say. And I say it. And that is poetry.” John Cage.
I’m in love with that quote. It underlines and underlies so much that I recognise in life.
There is suffering. There is nothing I can do about it. And I do it. And that is loving action.
There is beauty. I cannot respond adequately to it. And I respond. And that is art.
Day 4 : Autumn equinox 2016
Walking towards the wind, the wind is behind me
Emptying the boat of water, the boat fills up with water
Seeking happiness, I am full of happiness
Seeking direction, I walk in step with life
Fearing chaos, order is everywhere
Fearing order, chaos is everywhere
What have I done, what have I done
All life is singing, silent, still
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
The Great Mystery is in the air.