Archive for November, 2011

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Creating Truth Like Glass

Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre

The Wales Millennium Centre (Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) in Cardiff Bay was mentioned briefly on the telly the other night, and I instantly fell in love with the stained glass poetry inscription over the main entrance.

Creu Gwir
fel Gwydr
o Ffwrnais Awen

In These Stones
Horizons
Sing

The Welsh words translate as ’Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration’. I love it! :) It was written by poet Gwyneth Lewis.

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To Be Shoved Off the Roof

Boa, fuchsia

‘So I says to Fevvers: “Nothing to it, my dear, but your Liz must shove you off the roof.”‘

‘To me,’ said Fevvers, ‘it seemed that Lizzie, by proposing thus to thrust me into the free embrace of the whirling air, was arranging my marriage to the wind itself.’

She swung round on her piano stool and presented Walser with a face of such bridal radiance that he blinked.

‘Yes! I must be the bride of that wild, sightless, fleshless rover, or else could not exist, sir.

~ From Nights at the Circus, by Angela Carter

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The Survival Instinct vs Truth

Frostbitten (Photo by Mari L.)

Photo by Mari L.

How far are you willing to stray away from Truth in order to get what you think you need to survive? Are you willing to bet your life on what you believe in?

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No One and Someone are Not Two

Jeff Foster

“What does it mean to truly be no one? It means that you can be anyone. No one and someone are not two. Being no one really means I can be fully myself; I can be whatever is happening in this moment. If that is sadness or pain or fear or anything… it’s all embraced. To me that’s what non-duality is really about, I think. I’m not saying ‘this is the truth of non-duality’, I’m just saying in my own experience, I can only speak from my own experience. It seems to be what it’s all about. ‘Cause in the end I think it would have to be, a total embrace of life… it would have to be, because it is Life.”

~ Jeff Foster (Buddha at the Gas Pump interview)

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What You Don’t Know…

Simon Baker as Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)

“What you don’t know is how much you know without knowing you know it.”

~ Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)