I don’t make a big deal of it, but I think questions of spirit are questions of meaning, reason, and purpose, and, in this regard, natural science has spirit.
The creative process is something unto itself and, like love or excitement, it does not aim for resolution... Real creation is, at some level, self-creation and the tragedy of an idea’s failure is a personal one.
Love is hugely misunderstood, but closely related to harmony and balance, and grows from those things. I’ve created an audio file to bring to you some of the ideas and associations that came to me during this walk.
"And after a while we found ourselves on the racked and dusty, beat-up logging track, crested a hill and dropped our packs above to a briar-choked creek bed. We repacked, ate some food, and wondered
"Have you ever looked at something without seeing it, only later to find that you were looking at it all the time? Have you not suddenly 'seen' your keys or your cup of coffee after having scanned the room for the tenth time? How many times will we look into the dark night sky before we are able to see what's in front of us?..."
"A peak state is an expansive state of mind that underlies insightful thought and enlightened action. It is roughly equivalent to a state of spiritual awakening. "Peak states are relegated to the realm of the