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Sweet Silence

I am constantly amazed at how the treasure of silence and deep quiet are so completely forgotten or deliberately ignored in today’s busy world. Of course, to be completely unconscious of their immense value is understandable: After all, as Gurujieff said, “Most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic, waking sleep.” Living unconsciously, […]

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On the Road in the Kingdom of Materialism

Babbie and I are on a road trip through the Northwest. So far, we have driven more than 2,500 miles. In addition to the beauty we have seen all around us, it is hard not to be impressed by the visible success of the worship of materialism.

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Rumi Rides Again

Like so many people, I am enamored with the 13th century Sufi mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi. Despite the fact that he lived in another age, Rumi is today’s most popular and celebrated poet. One of my favorite Rumi poems is called No Room For Form. Written somewhere around 750 years ago, it perfectly describes the materialistic […]

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