We live our lives of human passions,
cruelties, dreams, concepts,
crimes and the exercise of virtue
in and beside a world devoid
of our preoccupations, free
from apprehension—though affected,
certainly, by our actions. A world
parallel to our own though overlapping.
We call it “Nature”; only reluctantly
admitting ourselves to be “Nature” too.
Whenever we lose track of our own obsessions,
our self-concerns, because we drift for a minute,
an hour even, of pure (almost pure)
response to that insouciant life:
cloud, bird, fox, the flow of light, the dancing
pilgrimage of water, vast stillness
of spellbound ephemerae on a lit windowpane,
animal voices, mineral hum, wind
conversing with rain, ocean with rock, stuttering
of fire to coal—then something tethered
in us, hobbled like a donkey on its patch
of gnawed grass and thistles, breaks free.
No one discovers
just where we’ve been, when we’re caught up again
into our own sphere (where we must
return, indeed, to evolve our destinies)
—but we have changed, a little.
Alixa Garcia, of the spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree, and Java Rahm, on the Kora, perform live for the Bioneers audience.
thicken, and begin to fall into the world below like stars, or the feathers of some unimaginable bird
Zen flute, breath, consciousnes, and alchemy, with extended music pieces from Cornelius
a blissful exploration of Indian classical music
From the Wisdom of Trauma 'Talks on Trauma' Series – All Access Pass
A new story from Sophie read at the Sophie Strand was a guest speaker at Bayo Akomolafe's webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound webinar
Exploring the deep sound medicine of Laura and the implications of living in a world of sound
Dazzling timelapse shows how microbes spoil our food – and sometimes enrich it.
Exploring the concepts of Listening in Dreams, Deep Listening, Black Quantum Futurism, and Quantum Listening
The legendary singer discusses her Buddhist practice with Lion's Roar Magazine
From Emergence Magazine: Set amid pine forests and mountain peaks, three ancient Chinese poems, sung and translated by Red Pine, meditate on the nature of Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
We need Afrofuturism; not as a box to put people in, but as a lens with which to change the way we imagine and actualize an inclusive future. A future where Black people are in control of their own destinies.
Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Gurrumul's music video 'Wiyathul', taken from the album 'Gurrumul'.
Stephen Levine with a poem on forgiveness and a reevaluation of our so-called enemies.
Zen Buddhism and its relation to Nonduality, the symbolism of the ensō (円相, "circular form") calligraphy, and the Heart Sutra
Mary Magdalene’s confessions reveal a sensual world of love and betrayal, magic and mystery, hidden within the Gospels
And when two people have loved each other see how it is like a scar between their bodies, stronger, darker, and proud;
Canadian artist focused on the relationships of cosmic patterning, divine intelligence, the environment and the interconnectivity of all life forms
Remembering the late great singer and activist with this interview and performance from Irish TV on her own interspiritual journey through music
16th Century devotional poet who composed over 1,000 devotional bhajans expressing her love for Lord Krishna.
highlighting some shimmering jewels from the first 50 episodes of the podcast's 1-year anniversary
We spent the hour with Sophie as she shared numerous writings and musing on being good soil
A 1911 painting conveying how silence is a portal to the mysterious.
These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.
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