Notre Dame, glass half empty 

Look at the wealthy people, companies, countries of the world open up their wallets now. *After* this neglected building has been burnt to a crisp.

This whole stupid episode is a metaphor for austerity. It’s a metaphor for climate change. The rich will write checques after they neglect stuff to the point of destruction, after people are dead and species are extinct, and they’ll be played up as generous heroes.

@vishnu with your experiences in float, have you introduced music, soundscapes or guided meditations into that zone? is the silence a welcome friend with the perfect listening ear?


What do you get when you go fishing with a mouse?

"One day as I was about to step on a dry leaf, I saw the leaf in the ultimate dimension. I saw that it was not really dead, but that it was merging with the moist soil in order to appear on the tree the following spring in another form. I smiled at the leaf and said, “You are pretending.” Everything is pretending to be born and pretending to die, including that leaf."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Emerging from my mind palace to give this update

I’m totally a five

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this darling bridge I cross to and from work each day, consigned to closure and demolition, would I have ever stopped to take the time to appreciate the underneath of this timber tapestry if it wasn’t for the ending?? Most likely not. A lesson in taking more time to turnover and look underneath and appreciate the endings.

waterfalls sing songs
some; out of tune
beauty remains
join the chorus
move your feet
let them feel
let them bleed
cool them swimming
be within tune
never left out

This is your friendly reminder that not only did trans men, trans women, and nonbinary people exist and make contributions all the way back to ancient Sumer and recorded civilization -- but we also often had honored roles in temples and had poetry written about us.

Our modern world has forgotten a lot. Let's remember.

Do snakes lay eggs from their mouth?
Think about it.

I love the sensation of spfffftsssht-ing water out of my mouth like a hose! Get into it people!

sad monkey swings to cling, happy monkey clings to swing

Would an enlightened Buddhist cow be a better option for a steak, no cling no suffer?

Christ as “the Way” vs. Pantheism 

@roberttheiv @emkem The more I start to read Christ's words in the context of the religious/political situation when he spoke them, the more I see I find myself saying "Damn, he just BROUGHT it." And then it suddenly seems all the more relevant to what we're facing today, with the gatekeepers of orthodox Christianity insisting on their understanding being the only way. I can imagine Jesus shaking his head and saying, "We've been down this road before..."

The sound that brings me endless joy is the sound of someone learning. Nice little realisation tonight.

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