I am starting a series on passion and discovery through a reading of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Zarathustra’s Discourses. Starting from the beginning, I will be using the text to discover the meaning of the self, rebirth, and renewal, and motivation of the self through being and becoming.
Month: February 2017
The Second Coming
I’m curious, how does this poem make you feel?
Is this simply a response to the traumatic WWI, and if so, why is our response to trauma to end it all? To believe that it is all ending?
This is Ophelia Blue
This is her first post and V&E’s first tribe member.
Ophelia is writing her truth from her own voice and her own unique perspective.
Lost and Found
Matters of Living expresses the true meaning of mindfulness in this lovely post about getting lost. Makes me think of The Mist-Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles,… Read more “Lost and Found”
Shame on You, for Being Who You Are
An introduction to the notions of guilt and shame. In Part one I share some of my experience, learn from Hester Prynn, notice the difference between guilt and shame, and propose that shame, like fear, is the the natural enemy of self-expression.
Voice of the Voiceless: Great Spirits
I am addressing those great spirits who face this violent opposition. Mediocrity is rewarded. This is true and this is real. Be mediocre and it will open many… Read more “Voice of the Voiceless: Great Spirits”
Without contraries is no progres- sion. Attraction and repulsion, rea- son and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring what the… Read more “Contraries”
You are not a mess, you are vulnerable
“You are not a mess
You are brave for trying”
Vulnerability is noble, but it’s not easy. The war-torn path behind me indicates I have made many messes and many mistakes, but is that such a bad thing? Or do the courageous and brave get confused with the meek?