The Single Step

Ak’wian struggled to understand the duality represented by the Yin and Yang.

The Blank Page

~~~  A great Zen Master traveled with his disciple to the small village that sat in the foot hills below their temple. The student was excited about their visit to the village, as leaving the temple was a rare treat and he longed for this quiet time walking with his Teacher. He was a devoted student … Continue reading

On Scherian Shores

And when Alcinous asked of love,
Odysseus gave pause to think…

The Single Step

Ak’wian struggled to understand the duality represented by the Yin and Yang.

On Scherian Shores

And when Alcinous asked of love,
Odysseus gave pause to think…

The Farmer’s Luck

The farmer’s neighbors, all hearing of the horse running away, came to visit. Staring at the empty corral, the neighbors all said, “Oh, what bad luck!” To each, the farmer’s simple reply was, “Maybe”.

The Scribe

In Hongcun, a small village near the Yellow Mountains, there was a scribed named Yingpei. After a lifetime of training and practice, Yingpei had become a master of writing. His work was renowned and highly sought after.

The Art of Listening

Recently I posted an article describing how the stillness of meditation had opened my ears to the sounds around us that go largely unnoticed. For me it postulated the idea that hearing and listening are two very different things. We hear many things throughout our busy days, but rarely are we actively listening. This difference … Continue reading

The Journey

Tung Jin, the aging Taoist Master of a rural temple in the hills outside of Nanning, was beginning to feel the weight of the many years that had passed since his birth. Although his spirit was still strong, the day to day tasks in seeing to temple business and instructing his students were becoming more … Continue reading

I Hear You

There is a vast difference between hearing and listening. Our conscious world bombards us with a plethora of sounds, from the faint rustling of leaves to the blaring of the horn from the car behind us. And although we hear everything, our vastly capable brain organizes and prioritizes these sounds so our auditory senses do … Continue reading

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Faith saved us from the savages that we were, losing faith makes us savages again

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Rtistic

I speak my heart out.

D.C. Gilbert

Award-winning Author, Veteran

Rum and Robots

We Survived and Arrived - Now as Warriors We Thrive

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Perception

A journey into the labyrinth of my sceptical mind.

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author

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Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!