You must have a room,
or a certain hour or so a day,
where you don't know what was in the newspaper that morning,
you don't know who your friends are,
you don't know what you owe anybody,
you don't know what anybody owes you.
This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth
what you are and what you might be.
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards;
they try to make more things, or more money,
in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is in reverse.
You must first be who you really are,
then do what you need to do,
in order to have what you want.
This Be The Verse
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.
Home Sweet Home
If this is not a place where tears are understood, where do I cry?
If this is not a place where my spirits can take wing, where do I fly?
If this is not a place where my questions can be asked, where do I seek.
If this is not a place where my feelings can be heard, where do I go to
If this is not a place where you will accept me as I am, where do I go
If this is not a place where I can learn to grow, Where can I just be
William J Crockett
We have favoured rational knowledge over intuitive wisdom, science
over religion, competition over co-operation, expansion over
conservation, and so on. This one-sided development is now a crisis of
social, ecological, moral and spiritual dimensions.
However, the ancient Chinese said that ‘the yang, having reached its
climax, retreats in favour of the yin’. The 1960s - Ecology,
mysticism, feminism and holistic approaches to health - are all attempts
to regain a balance between the two aspects of human nature.
Fritjof Kapra, The Tao of Physics
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)
This child dreams with
This child sees through the eyes of enchantment.
This child plays on the field of uncontested triumph.
This child laughs with the sun and dances with the moon.
This child is me.