Archive for June 17, 2011


I am an Earthling.  I am home.

So live your life

”So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your
heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their
view, and demand that they respect yours. love your life,
perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make
your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If
you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in
yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones
to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your
time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the
fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray
for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different
way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. .”

Abby S.

The Search for the Absolute

The search for the absolute is vain and barren. There is only the unfolding. I don’t speak of my purpose in life. Probing more deeply into the implications of purpose reveals that having a purpose implies that we are moving along, going somewhere. That leads to the thought that we are moving toward something, some end point, some pinnacle of achievement or fulfillment. It is not necessary to limit oneself with a belief in an overall purpose. What is the purpose of an oak tree? None of us are really going anywhere. Where would we go anyway? We are Earthlings, we are home.
However, if one chooses to adopt a purpose then perhaps it might be to simply expand our awareness.