Posts Tagged "truth"

pale blue dot (carl sagan)

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

pale blue dot (carl sagan)

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

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sitting with rumi

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

sitting with rumi

I look up to my brother as an intellectual and spiritual warrior.  Several years ago, he introduced me to Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, the 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, better known as Rumi.  My brother invited me to sit with his words, his wisdom, cleverly aware that I would not fully understand all of the meaning between hundreds of years, thousands of miles and lifetimes of experience at my initial glance.  But the grains of sand slowly shifted one by one. 

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