Right Action Arising * Derrick Jensen

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Derrick Jensen Do you have patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself? Listen. If you listen carefully enough you will in time know exactly what to do. ~ Derrick Jensen, from A Language Older than Words For more inspiration, meditate with the mystics 

Natural Poetry * Basho

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Basho “Your poetry arises by itself when you and the object have become one, when you have plunged deep enough into the object to see something like a hidden light glimmering there. However well phrased your poetry may be, if your feeling isn’t natural – if you and the object are separate – then your poetry isn’t true poetry but … Read More

Beyond the Brain * Vimala Thakar

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Vimala Thakar “Going beyond the brain, transcending its dimensions, is not turning your back on the content of culture. It is not running away or announcing: “All that is worthless for it is not the absolute reality.” Going beyond the brain, you enter into elegant simplicity, but the elegance of simplicity requires a very mature being. You require maturity to … Read More