Nothing Started, Everything Finished

Modern religions still follow the example of earlier, undeveloped tribes and exalt past religious leaders to influence present-day people who lack true spiritual knowledge. Holy books are infused into people’s minds and misinterpretations of these books are invented to fit all situations, while the ‘living book’ of individual self-cultivation and personal growth is suppressed.

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Outside Looking In

I’ve spent the last 6 days either in transit or trying to keep up with the Tokyo hustle. My muscles ache, my mind is over-stimulated from a saturation of new experiences, and my spirit yearns for silence and stillness. I discover that I have the opportunity to attend a Zen meditation session at a functioning temple in Kyoto. What I received was an insight into the real Japan, and an insight into my own heart.

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Re-Iterative Existence

The dualism of Chaos/Order in the Western existentialist paradigm is hurting humans and the natural world alike. In contrast to this is the ancient Taoist view of a unified polarity. This is my response to the @tribesteemup bi-weekly Question: Do you believe that there is inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance?

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The Edges Of Twilight

Throughout the history of civilisation, their wildness has also signified the dark hearts of our imagination: they represent dangerous places where ogres and bunyips steal children. The wild chaos of the forest stands in silent, sharp contrast to the imaginary order that civilisation believes it represents…

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