2020 – Step 161: Reverence and Awe

"Only in youth does coincidence seem the same as fate.  Later, we know that the real course of our lives is decided within us; our paths may seem to diverge from our wishes in a confused and pointless way, but in the end the way always leads us to our invisible destination."  ~Stefan Zweig An … Continue reading 2020 – Step 161: Reverence and Awe

2020 – Step 103: Sunday Blessings – Life After Death

"Expiate - (verb) - to extinguish guilt incurred by; to make amends for."  Walking on quicksand.  What if Jesus didn't die to 'save me' - but instead - Jesus died to "show me HOW to save myself?"  What if all consumer purchases were made on a sliding scale based on income?  What if actions matched … Continue reading 2020 – Step 103: Sunday Blessings – Life After Death

2020 – Step 21:  Breathing Fresh Air

"That's how my life is now: I'm walking without fear, and if there are mistakes to be made, I'll make them, learn from them, and keep going."  ~Mary J. Blige (singer - songwriter - Shero) The slowdown is slowing down.  Constriction occurs to help determine the "correct path."  Ego likes to jump in when challenge … Continue reading 2020 – Step 21:  Breathing Fresh Air

Step 346: Without Denial

"Do stuff.  Be clenched.  Curious.....don't wait for society's kiss on your forehead."  ~Susan Sontag (Vassar Commencement Address 2003) Turn off Cruise Control.  Confucianism - Islam - Christianity - Hinduism (scriptural belief systems) all focus on "Kenosis" - transcendence of "Self" for the benefit of others. Mainstream does not like radical change.  The currency of the … Continue reading Step 346: Without Denial

Step 283: Nexus of Clarity

"Phantasmagoria - (noun) - A dreamlike state which images both real and imagined blur together.  A constantly changing series of scene or events that shift in color or intensity."  What if during December 20-22, 2012 we each did a Life Review (consciously or unconsciously)?  Dross burned.  Human learns "how-to" by learning "how NOT to."  It … Continue reading Step 283: Nexus of Clarity