14
Jun

Just Enough

Ōryōki’ According to the fifteen-hundred-year-old tradition of Oriyoki, monks of a Zen monastery receive their meals in three bowls. Ōryōki is a meditative form of eating that emphasizes mindfulness awareness practice by abiding to a strict order of precise movements. It’s not about the ritual. It’s a state of consciousness. Oryoki translates to “Just enough” […]

12
Jun

Howl

Wolves howl to communicate with each other. With one sound, they tell their pack where they are, call the pack to a meeting, and warn off outsiders from the territory.

12
Jun

Self acceptance

How running teaches self acceptance In Running According to Shepard (1979), self–acceptance is an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with oneself, and is thought to be necessary for good mental health. Self–acceptance involves self-understanding, a realistic, albeit subjective, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses. Running teaches you to relate to life, your body and to your […]

17
May

Die Selbstbewertung

Die Selbstbewertung des Menschen beruht auf der Behauptung seiner Individualität. Dies folgt zu krankhaften „Luxusbildungen“ und der heutige Konsumgesellschaft und die Ausbeutung des Planeten zur Erhöhung des Lebensstandards. Mit als folgen die allgemeine und rasch um sich greifende Entfremdung von der lebenden Natur. Die Konsumgesellschaft trägt einen großen Teil der Schuld an der ästhetischen und […]

11
May

All Buddhas must be killed

To add a religion or supernatural enthusiasm to your life is to diminish your life. What you gain in ceremony, ritual, fellow feeling, and the comforts of a metaphoric system you lose in integrity, freedom, and dignity. Against the epic metaphor of religion is the Buddha’s better epic metaphor that all Buddhas must be killed […]

10
May

Solipsism

Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, Solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the […]

17
May

Berlin

Luft wie Seide, wilder Wein und Herbstzeitlose. “KOMMSE RIN, KOMMSE RAN, HIER WERNSE JENAUSO BESCHISSEN WIE NEBENAN.” “Berlin is more a part of the world than a city. ” Iggy Pop had a well-documented love affair with Berlin. Seeking anonymity, he retreated to the city in self-imposed exile during the late ’70s to write, record […]

12
May

Meerwasser

Das Meer ist alles. “Es bedeckt sieben Zehntel der Erde. Sein Atem ist rein und gesund. Es ist eine immense Wüste, wo ein Mann nie alleine ist, in dem er fühlen kann, wie das Leben aller in ihm bebt. Das Meer ist nur ein Behälter für alle die ungeheuren, übernatürlichen Dinge, die darin existieren; es […]