Duality’s Journey

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… and Adam said “like that idea in Paradise nothing’s to fear” so both of them ate and God said “that’s great they now must evolve up from here” took millions of years to then figure for consciousness growing much bigger the dark and the light are consumed as a right when dark is the one that’s the trigger and …

On Clocking 60

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If this is how the holy procedure proceeds what else can I do except accept the destruction of the old the disintegration of how things were and nurture the unknown new life whose green shoots give little indication of what they are to become … and they in their turn will become old, and decay – an eternal process of …

Gratefully On My Way

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This isn’t an excuse, it’s just what happened … the sun rose, traversed high-noon for a short while and then began its slow decline, setting all the way – about an hour before it hit the horizon it faltered, as if grappling with some decision … then suddenly hurled itself into the night with such force and momentum it never …

Sensitive Types

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I’m the sensitive type – press gently on my buttons lift the lid carefully on my heart and don’t probe too deeply into my past … it hurts if I’m spiky, it’s because the world wants me to toughen up and I’m not very good at it if I squeal with delight it’s because you tapped into one of my …

On Not Getting It

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I didn’t ‘get it’ – the joke, the artwork, the point because I had the wrong map which emphasised the vital importance of ‘getting it’, else be left behind many foggy years later I realised ‘not getting it’ was a distinct advantage opening doors of perception to a fuller, richer kingdom cultivating ‘not getting it’ though requires great faith but …

Powered Free

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I listened to my inner space its voice was really quiet “I’m suffocating, squashed in here I’m going to cause a riot” I said “I hear .. I feel your pain not sure what I should do …” the voice replied “it’s radical adopt a different view” and I replied “there’s loads of views which I could choose as ours …

A Choice of Three Autobiographies

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I I came. I made a small noise. I left, praying I’d said a proper goodbye. Was that it? II An examined life is best done now for past is dog gone home and future is cat crouching it’s nine o’ clock in the morning after a late night out and I am done with weeping. III I wasn’t sure …

Truth Lessons

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Can learn our vital lessons in theatres of war or in monastic cloisters where you’re far away from all can learn them in mundane routine the stress of nine-to-five or as a starving refugee with no place left to hide can learn them as a fitness freak whilst training for a race or as a drunken addict who’s left sleeping …

Origami People

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Take a beautiful piece of paper with soft wavy edges, created as an original it its own style of perfection and guillotine it into a perfect square, dispensing with the non-linear off-cuts take the square, neatly prepared to fit the system of tick-boxes and iron it flat with vaccinations Great! Now it’s ready to be folded by education. Crease it …

Fashion Cycles

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What can I say? The world is flat but no-one believes me any more … there is this fashionable idea going round that the earth is spherical and it is gaining much in popularity I feel as if I am fighting a rear-guard action as members of my congregation are dwindling. The world is spherical! – good heavens – what …