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Reflections on Philosophy March 23, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People, Spirit & Ego.
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Some study philosophy and philosophers to display their facility with rote memorization and regurgitation of the thoughts of others.

Others study philosophy and philosophers to learn how to think for themselves.

Independent thinking is not easy, especially if we choose to swim against the stream of societal expectations . . . but it’s worth it. 

After all, our freedom is at stake.

Quote:  Trust yourself and you will know how to live. ~ Goethe

No rules.  Just write!

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The Past . . . March 23, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Poetry.
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The haunting, addictive refrain

Of a familiar song

A security blanket

Shrunken with time

Tattered and torn

Poignant memories

Piled high on a dusty shelf

A pale, pallid shadow

Of its former self

Be. 

Here. 

Now.

Zen Parable:  You must empty yourself of the past to receive the present.

How refreshing
the whinny of a pack horse
fully unloaded!
~ Classic Haiku

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