Category Archives: Heart

THE END OF OF THE PANDEMIC, A NEW BEGINING?

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around Love is in the air, every sight and every sound And I don’t know if I’m being foolish Don’t know if I’m being wise But it’s something that I must believe … Continue reading

Posted in A Brave New World, A World in Crisis, Attitude, Coronavirus, Current Affairs, Future, Hardship, Heart, Inspiration, Love, Love Illusions, Memories, Pandemic, Spring, Things To Come, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 55 Comments

FINDING A FACE IN THE CROWD NOT AN EASY TASK

Oh Lord! Your face present on every being, In the multitude. But so difficult To recognize You, On anyone’s face. How many faces we see daily, regardless of the mask most wear outside, their own natural mask on these days … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Biblical Studies, Consciousness, Gospels, Heart, Immanence, Inner Journey, Inspiration, Jesus, Know Thyself, Knowing Self, Love, Moral Virtue, Personal Story, Right Attitude, Soul, Spirituality, Subjective, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

THE DAKRKEST HOUR, JUST BEFORE THE DOWN, MEMENTO MORI.

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” -Thomas Fuller After all I figure we are blessed to be living at  an extraordinary time, maybe every moment it’s precious, because it’s the only  we got, no next heartbeat has … Continue reading

Posted in A Brave New World, A World in Crisis, Darkest Hour Before The Down, Epictetus, Family History, Heart, Impermanence, Inner Journey, Life A Precious Gift, Loneliness, Longest Night, Loss, Memento Mori, Pandemic, Personal Story, Right Attitude, Roman Triumph Parade, Solitude, Transformation, Uncategorized, Values, Virtue | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

LIFE IS WORTH LIVING DESPITE IT’S HARDSHIPS, AND MEMORIES FROM AN OLD THANKSGIVING MEAL.

“Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.” Homer What a year 2020 has been! But I will not dwell on it, you know as well as everyone else, and no doubt you have your own share of … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT WAYS SAME GOAL, THE CONCEPTIONS OF THE SOUL, AND THE TURNING OF THE HEART.

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36: … Continue reading

Posted in Atman, Buddhism, Enlightenment, Heart, Hinduism, Inspiration, Islam, Knowing Self, Knowledge, Love, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Soul, Spiritual Training, Spirituality, Sufism, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

POLISHING THE HEART, MIRROR OF THE SOUL

Dear friend; ¨Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it dean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.¨ Al Ghazali. “Between the mirror and … Continue reading

Posted in Alchemy, Counsciousness, Heart, Knowing Self, Knowledge, Mysticism, Polishing The Mirror, Religion, Rumi, Spiritual Training, Spirituality, Training, Transformation, True Teaching, Uncategorized, Virtue, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

THE SIMURGH, FARID UD DIN ATTAR’S THE BIRDS JOURNEY TO MOUNT QAF

O my heart, if you wish to arrive at the begining of understanding, walk carefully. To each atom there is a different door, and for each atom there is a different way which leads to the mysterious Being, of whom … Continue reading

Posted in Baqaa, Ego, Fana, Farid Ud Din Attar, Heart, Imagination, Inner Journey, Inspiration, Khidr, Knowing Self, Knowledge, Literary Criticism, Literature, Mount Qaf, Mysticism, On Reading, Poetry, Realization, Sacred Mountain, Spirituality, Symbology, The Conference of Birds, Transformation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 45 Comments

HELOISE AND ABELARD, LOVE’S REQUITAL, FEMINISM AND RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY IN THE MIDDLE AGE, SCHOLARLY CHAUVINISM, AND CONTEMPORARY VIEWS, ON HELOISE LOVE LETTERS.

  I would not want to give you cause for finding me disobedient in anything, so I have set the bridle of your injunction on the words which issue from my unbounded grief; thus in writing at least I may … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Criticism, Feminism, Heart, Heloise And Abelard, History, Love, Marriage, Medieval Romance, Memories, Myth, Religion, Romance, Theology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

MASAKI KOBAYASHI, RESISTING THE SYSTEM, SEPPUKU, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION

“If a warrior is not unattached to life and death, he will be of no use whatsoever. The saying that “All abilities come from one mind” sounds as though it has to do with sentient matters, but it is in … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema & Literature, Crisis of Values, Cultural Attitudes, Heart, Justice, Masaki Kobayashi, Memories, Old Movies, Social Criticism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

PATRICK LAUDE’S IMAGINATION ON THE VOID

The Names . . . have existed from all eternity: these Names are designated as “Lords” (Arbab), who often have all the appearance of hypostases though they cannot strictly be defined as such. We know them only by our knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Barzak, Consciousness, Cosmology, Counsciousness, Dreams, Heart, Henry Corbin, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inner Journey, Metaphor, Metaphysics, Mundus Imaginalis, Mysticism, Mythicist, Ontology, Patrick Laud, Philosophy, Reality, Sacred Grounds, Spirituality, Symbology, Symbols, Theophany, Transcendence, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments