ohmaan

a spiritual path

In east on 07/05/2015 at 2:03 pm

ARTIST: Mark Heine

There’s a Muslim saying: ‘The unwise man tries to change others, the medium-wise man tries to change his environment, the wise man tries to change himself.’

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Seasonal

In east on 06/08/2015 at 11:14 am

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.

Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.

Pablo Neruda

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change is upon us

In west on 05/30/2015 at 9:07 am

They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & true things they would do someday.

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