Creativity

addendum: on i-it and the god we repress

god is the between of an i and a thou, and it is precisely this existential dialogue with all that exists, our "essential deed" as buber called it, that which we repress within us...

The Epicurean Life

The Epicurean life… The enigma of life never resolves; the plot becomes thicker and more complicated; developments take you to a free fall… Will it ever end? Will the awaited culmination ever arrive? Will this...

Steve Jobs, Yom Kippur, and the Eternal Mystery

I was never emotionally attached to Steve Jobs in the way many of his fans were, though I have certainly admired his Herculean technical accomplishments. But his untimely death, just before Yom Kippur—the Jewish...

God Is Restless

  St. Augustine wrote, 'O God, our hearts are ever restless till they find their rest in You.' But God is restless too. God yearns for our hearts. From divine yearning, creation arises. Oneness yearns...

An Etch A Sketch Life

The Etch A Sketch toy was invented in the late 1950s by André Cassagnes. He somehow put together the clinging properties of aluminum powder, along with rigged styluses and came up with one of...

Hiding in the Basement

I’m not really hiding…just sitting down here. I came downstairs to throw a load of laundry in the dryer and decided to stay. It’s cool and damp, and a faint odor of clay permeates the...

APRIL

DRAW A CIRCLE ERASE. DRAW A CIRCLE ERASE.

Some thoughts on “purpose”

Each of us comes into life with an inborn, inherent felt-sense of the purpose for which we are “here.” Whether we bring this purpose to life or not is up to us. As Thoreau...

Music under New York is Transcendent

As I step off the train into the flow of foot traffic, wheeling my unwieldy suitcase behind me, I am keenly aware that I look like a tourist. Yet, this is my city; the...

TRUE INTIMACY

  True intimacy is to welcome every sensation just as it arises. To be at home in the present instant without labels of better or worse, without preferring what should be to what is: such immediate...