Saturday, June 29, 2013

Who and What We Are

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Meditation (1902)

There is a "Peace that Passeth Understanding."

But it is not carved from the stone of circumstance, it is the very foundation of our being, and awaits us at the edges of every breath.

There is an "Unendurable Pleasure Indefinitely Prolonged."

But it is not arrived at through some systematic effort, it is a ceaseless pulsation within which the whole of our lives is played out; and we can call it forth from the inner folds of our every feeling and the shadows of our every thought.

This is the truth of who and what we are.

-- Richard Power

Power's eighth book,  Humanifesto: A Guide to Primal Reality in an Era of Global Peril , is available now in soft cover and Kindle versions, from Amazon and elsewhere.