People generally know what they like and dislike and are quick to judge new experiences and offer opinions based on their ego. This is the human mind. However if the ego occupies the thought system entirely, if there is no ‘space’ in your consciousness to set apart from Ego, you become only a reaction of it in your life.
A few years ago I found a beautiful description of the Tao using the idea of a Pencil. I have since misplaced the article but I wish to recreate it here because I believe it is very eloquent and inspiring. Firstly—what is the Tao? The Taoist’s say that, “Everything is Tao, and Tao is unity of all […]
Should we have such blind faith in mathematics to describe our world accurately? Math is the corner stone physics, and I know it seems silly to question it, after all 1 + 1 = 2 seems to make sense – but Math doesn’t need to be consistent with nature, it only needs to be consistent to itself. Math has no loyality to our reality
The structure of the atom is not like a solar system. There is much more poetry in the atom than this conventional view. In fact the quantum world points to a broader reality, a suchness that is beyond words and of which provides a greater vantage, if your willing to open to it.
A poem by Christian Joore
The imagery of the house is symbolic – an ego-centric structure built by our intellect to resolve the question ‘who am I?’. It’s answer ultimately is the ‘self’, which allows governs the building and only allows certain things in and out. However, if numerous Koans where to slip in the front door they would surely begin to challenge this structure. If left to their devices, what could happen would be life changing.