"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Jiddu Krishnamurti This quote keeps coming back to me these days. I’ve had many conversations recently with people who are well adjusted to the profoundly sick societies they are living in. Most of them, in fact, are far beyond well adjusted to the point that if society looked at their lives, they would be considered successful. And yet all the while these successful and well adjusted people a
I’ve mentioned before how discipline is what takes over when motivation runs dry. How does that impact the discipline of presence in peacebuilding? As with most things, we must build up our skills gradually. There is motivation at the start, and then discipline for the long haul. And we have to do the same thing over and over again, slowly building strength and skill and confidence. When my martial arts school has demonstrations or shows, mostly that means we simply show
“Are you interested in tarot?” she asked?
“No, actually. I’m interested in haiku.”
“Oh! I always thought haiku was so hard. You know when I read it as a kid. I just didn’t get it. And it’s hard…”
There it was. Certainly everyone engaging with this exhibit must be interested in tarot because haiku is too difficult and enigmatic.
“Well, I don’t get hung up on the hard part. I write what comes. I’m not concerned with writing an amazingly fabulously brilliantly
Monday morning. Blog posting day. Crap. My friend Michael sent me this haiku when I described the problem to him: Busy, busy week
Blog post simply passed me by
These few words still count Exactly. It did pass me by this week. And as I sat pondering what to write today, nothing came. Or, rather, everything came. So many ideas and thoughts and half baked beginnings of something. And nothing concrete. So I decided to do something else for a bit and see what surfaced.