About

“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world” — Rumi

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination” — John Keats

“I am the mate and companion of people, all just as immortal and fathomless as myself” — Walt Whitman

“Great is the power of the prophets who assimilate to the form Him who forms it” — Gershom Scholem

“In this world, man is Abraxas, the creator and destroyer of his own world” — Philemon

“All selves have to die before the pure Witness stands forth and then dies itself into Emptiness” — Ken Wilber

“The task is to give birth to the old in a new time” — C. G. Jung

“Art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos, a stillness which characterizes prayer” — Saul Bellow

“Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” — Zulu proverb

“I have walked through many lives
some of them my own
and I am not who I was” — Stanley Kunitz

“Whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done!” — Vincent Van Gogh

“[Suzuki] had seen the Ultimate Joke and, out of compassion for those who had not, he was refraining from laughing out loud” — Alan Watts

You will find that none of my work is copyrighted. If you want to know why, watch Jason Silva’s video on ‘Radical Openness’ under ‘Links’. Or read Stephen Johnson’s ‘Where Good Ideas Come From’: “What makes the reef so inventive is not the struggle between the organisms but the way they have learned to collaborate – the coral and the zooxanthellae and the parrotfish borrowing and reinventing each other’s work. This is the ultimate explanation of Darwin’s Paradox: the reef has unlocked so many doors of the adjacent possible because of the way it shares.” The way it shares, dear reader. I share. I am.

“Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, – quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.” (“(being) not obliged to swear allegiance to a master, wherever the storm drags me to, I turn in as a guest.”)

“Art should not be different from life but an action within life. Like all of life, with its accidents and chances and variety and disorder and momentary beauty” — John Cage

“Now I walk in love. And I try to live that way every day.”

“Life is a journey from an ugly ‘I don’t know!’ to a beautiful ‘I don’t know?'”

“And so a bit of thread can set a world in motion. I start from something considered dead and arrive at a world” — Joan Miro

“In photographs he is always smiling. The non-dual music of the world is all around him at all times. He has only to turn his mind to it. At any moment he can be reminded of it. He turns with gladness, with joy. Going nowhere. Accomplishing nothing. Arriving back where he started. Transformed.”

“Our age is seeking a new spring of life. I found one and drank of it and the water tasted good.”

“Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit” (Called or not called, the god will be there)

“The shade answered, ‘I bring you the beauty of suffering. That is what is needed by whoever hosts the worm'”

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you, although I am not sure that we can ever uncover such meaning fully. Life is always, and perhaps foremost, a process and I think that perhaps it is only commitment to the process which allows whatever Beauty you may find in me, and me in you, to shine through. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the recognition of a similar mind though.

  2. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you are finding lots to entertain you and maybe making some discoveries. If you haven’t visited for a while check it out again. Please feel free to add comments. Good luck with your articulate and forthright blog. Regards Thom.

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