Race & the Closeness of James Baldwin

by Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The discussion of race in America has plenty of ‘heat’ but not much ‘light’…

On Objectivism & Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

by Saturday, November 30, 2019

In Rand’s thinking the I am must be conscious of something outside of itself. From the “pure” I am, what is outside of the self is an illusion – all is the I am…

How Societies Arise, Thrive, & Fall

by Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ultimately, the author capitulates to the Culture of Separation and sees no way to reach the solutions that Impersonal experience brings…

Xanax, Betrayal, & the Separate Self

by Monday, September 30, 2019

The addiction to benzodiazepines and opioids is similar to the addiction to the Separate Self. Both lead you through a life disconnected from your true being…

Assad & the Syrian Civil War

by Thursday, August 22, 2019

When life is an unknown war with yourself, militaristic activity is your natural behavior. War in the external environment is part of what you assume to be “the way of the world” because it’s the way of your internal world, unnoticed and utterly separate…

Evolution is a Story

by Friday, August 16, 2019

From Non-separation, the story of evolution can be appreciated but is experienced with a different sort of “distance” that makes it “held lightly” as both who you are and who you are not…

Genpo Merzel’s Big Mind, Big Heart

by Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The challenge facing each of us today and our entire world is how to embody and live this Apex perspective. It can hold the tension of opposites and respond appropriately moment by moment…

Nationalism, Imperialism, & Joint Adversity

by Saturday, July 6, 2019

What we have never seen, however, is a genuine tendency toward a mutual loyalty among all human beings…

What is Peace of Mind?

by Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Culture of Separation tends to normalize sleep so that you don’t pay attention to the peace of mind it’s showing you…

5 Quotes from U.G. Krishnamurti

by Wednesday, June 26, 2019

But through the translation of stimulus in terms of human values, we have destroyed the sensitivity of the living organism…