Because when you are in love, you are in touch with the divine; you have the sensation that you are standing in the centre, that you have discovered what has been waiting for you all this time. Those who know better understand that they ought to trust this feeling even when, especially when, it seems irrational or foolish. For love has the power to create heroism from timidity, to make even the most uncertain path feel certain.Read More
Language is powerful for it allows man to express their own story and truth to the world, but with such a gift comes a duty that we must be mindful of. This recognition is crucial if we are to avoid the horror of ‘Nineteen-Eighty Four’.
Orwell was encouraging writers to be clear, communicative, simple, strong and purposeful. Obscure, complicated, scientific, hollow and senseless writing betrays the greatest power that God has given to us.Read More
“Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”Read More
The dragon represents the greatest of all predators — a primal figure of that which lurks outside the unknown. But, the greatest of all predators, the creature that will cause you the most harm is, of course, yourself. The dragon, then, is within you or, rather, it is your ego, the image you have been taught identify yourself with.Read More
It is, then, precisely our irrational, ungrateful and stupid character which makes people valuable and worthwhile. Life, by its very nature, is never free from suffering because we do not actually wish to free ourselves from suffering. We are unable to take away pain entirely, only change the instrument that is causing the pain.Read More
The prophet is one who has experienced the will of God. It is he who has chosen to dance with his own soul, who trusts in his divinity, his true power, and refuses to sit quietly before a preacher. To rage against God is to rage against himself, and so he believes in and celebrates his own religion, unmoved by those who have spoken for a thousand years.Read More
I do not think it is an exaggeration when I write the world is in a bad way. It seems we are in a period of flux where what we once believed to be right no longer holds any truth. The world is redefining itself, as it has done in the past, leaving its people confused and alone, without an identity or purpose.
Meanwhile, since the world is turning at such a pace, there is still the sense that we are moving forward. But, people are beginning to ask, what exactly is it that we are moving towards?Read More
The wise man, the truly good man, Aurelius thought, is in control of his own soul. This is all that concerns him — to be at peace with his own spirit. He only fears making chaos of his soul for it is the only power that he has responsibility for. If he loses control, then he loses himself and is powerless to fulfill his obligation to nature.Read More
Extraordinary men — William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas Carlyle to name a few — hold a great faith in nature, they embrace a deep commitment to their true, authentic self. They do not tame the chaos within, they do not reduce themselves to facts and statistics, nor do they follow convention merely because someone tells them to do so.Read More
Nilch’i translates in English as “air, wind, or atmosphere”, but to the Navajo it refers to Sacred Wind, Holy Spirit, even to the Supreme Creator that gives life, thought, speech, and motion to all living things, serving as the means of communication between all elements of the living world. Of course, no English translation can truly express the depths of Navajo philosophy.Read More
“Being someone is all very well for smart parties where everyone is telling their story, it’s all very well for psychologists’ consulting rooms. But isn’t being someone also a social obligation which trails in its wake — for one has to be faithful to the self-portrait — a stupid and burdensome fiction?” — Frederic GrosRead More
The journey, as Pressfield writes, is internal for art is not about self-expression, but self-discovery. No artist truly knows what it is they wish to express before completion. No, instead, the creative mind is moved by the unconscious.Read More
No inmate could rely on their own expectations of how life should or should not be. Instead, for a chance of survival, you had to view life as a constant struggle for answers.
Life, then, should be seen as a responsibility, a call to fulfil all that is expected from you.Read More
The search into your heart requires that you are alone. Put yourself in a place, as Thoreau did, where no one is able to speak into you, and you will find yourself isolated and unaided. You will be encouraged to seek within and scramble amongst the depth of your soul.Read More