“You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”— Bilbo Baggins, from The Lord of the Rings
Love is hugely misunderstood, but closely related to harmony and balance, and grows from those things. Love is the topic of this piece, as reflected in the balance of the forest. I’ve created an audio file to bring to you some of the ideas and associations that came to me during this walk. I’ve titled it “Walking.”
"We all know a little about lucid dreaming: the fascinating idea of waking up in a dream with all your wits about you. Over the years I’ve read much about lucid dreaming, but I’ve been frustrated that it’s mostly portrayed as an amusement park ride. Surely, there has to be more to it than spectacle and entertainment..."
"Reality consists of our assumptions about things we have not experienced: the common elements. We fill in the blanks by social contract, seeing the same things in a world of which we're mostly unaware. Everyday events are so familiar as to mean little. We 'think' strings of events and actions into stories flat and forward looking. And when we're finished building our flat story, with idiosyncrasies removed, we call it reality. The 'real world,' as opposed to the dream world..."
"I discovered that someone I briefly met and never worked with was actually closely aligned with me in almost every way. This discovery comes at a time when I'm called to follow my heart
"Why do we think of ourselves as a whole person? If we were not whole people, then would we recognize our different selves? What does it mean to entertain different opinions, and where do changes