you are reading an article about truth right now. at this moment, your eyes are working sufficiently to be able to read this article, which is written in lower case, and involves a quote by nietzsche. in the alternative, you are listening to an audio program that is translating these words into voice, or someone… Continue reading speaking the truth
Category: philosophy and education
last month we had a conversation about acceptance, and i’d like to continue it. evan said, “i think changing the world can be valuable, too.” maybe there is no either/or between acceptance and making changes. to accept comes from the latin, meaning to receive (as in “UPS delivered a parcel for you, and i accepted… Continue reading understanding acceptance
after reading this morning that BC philosopher and counsel to psychologists sydney banks had died, i thought i’d write a bit about him. alas, i cannot find in myself any interest in his work. he talked about the three principles of mind, thought and consciousness. if there’s a sydney banks fan among you out there,… Continue reading understanding understanding
digging for a voice: reflections
a few reflections on the essay on women philosophers in the last post. one of the things i got from that course in women’s studies is a bit of a background in and also support for the concept of writing in and from the first voice, in writing from and about the particular: “what i… Continue reading digging for a voice: reflections
digging for a voice
what follows are excerpts from an essay i wrote in 1995 on women in philosophy, and how women’s voices often speak more to the particular (i.e. real life examples and experiences) rather than the general. it is interesting to look back on it, to see what’s still the case, and what has changed. in the… Continue reading digging for a voice
will and willpower
while my blog was in hiatus, i was not entirely silent. conversations happened on twitter, for example this one regarding the concepts of “will” and “will power”, mostly with gassho. i was going to comment on some of these, also give you the tweets of what other people were saying. but perhaps it would be… Continue reading will and willpower
free-form writing frenzy #5: truth. epistemology.
elizabeth’s writing prompt #5 my quirks and errors are part of my truth. truth. such a harsh mistress. in order to know my truth, i have to know myself. like anyone else, i have i don’t know how many bones, i don’t know how many muscles, i don’t know how many kilometres of gut, hair… Continue reading free-form writing frenzy #5: truth. epistemology.
taking a stand: what does it take to make a difference?
my last post was inspired by the 20th anniversary of the tiananmen square massacre. in it i was musing about what it takes to stand up against whatever oppression we’re experiencing, be it political or in a smaller social environment. making that decision marie reflected: “i guess it’s a matter of deciding what is more… Continue reading taking a stand: what does it take to make a difference?
buddhist carnival, may 2009 – the mixed-bag-it’s-all-connected edition
may 15 – time for another buddhist carnival. if you want to see previous buddhist carnivals, go here. today there is no topic, really, just a criss-cross romp through the buddhasphere. another enlightenment machine … like the one you see depicted to the right. here are some explanations i have made an exciting new “thought… Continue reading buddhist carnival, may 2009 – the mixed-bag-it’s-all-connected edition
belief in a personal god
through my twitter connection @UUsoul i came across a post on the topic of a personal god at celestial lands. i figured that rather than replying, i’ll comment in a post here. david from celestial lands says i believe that there is no division in god, that every moment of every day we are intimately… Continue reading belief in a personal god