Posts from the ‘Human Condition’ category

Sorrows From Daily Life

  Photographer Kai Wai Wong is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ongoing project ‘Faint Sorrow’.  To see Kai ’s body…

Chasing Butterflies

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Shopping For Buddhas By: Jeff Greenwald   ” Human desires are endless. It is like the…

The Tornado Inside Our Head

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: When Buddhists  Attack The Curious Relationship Between Zen And The Martial Arts By: Jeffery K. Mann…

Floating

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu Zen Teachings on the Taoist Classic Takuan Soho Translated by Thomas…

Fair Fun

  Photographer Aaron Bunge is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this  street photography.  From the project ‘State Fair’.  To see Aaron’s body of work,…

Social Unrest

  Photojournalist and Photographer Simon King is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From the project ‘Thin Grey Line’.  To see…

The Many Facets Of Fear

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Fear is an emotional natural response. It tells the self that adversity is on the way.  We…

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  Searching Only found emptiness Took a break Sat by the river  Saw minnows In close formation Swim by I started to cry Remembering  When  All…

Feast On The Moment

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen And Japanese Culture By: Daisetz T. Suzuki   “The pine tree lives for a thousand…

Slice and Dice | Just A Bit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Mind and Body Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts By: Nicklaus Suino   “Perceiving…

Green Shoots

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching By: Lao Tzu Translated By Stephen Mitchell   #76 Excerpt ” Men are…

The Story In Your Eyes

  Music Producer and Photographer Benjamin Gordon is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait photography.  From the ‘Portraits’ series.  To see Benjamin’s body…

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  standing in light rain belly growling  stopped front of restaurant window fantasize eating gourmet pizza drinking craft beer       Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  after listening to my troubles the fisherman cast his line then said: ride riptide life gives few free rides   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  we met in the park her face displayed misery teeth decayed she told me: “I paint away the past it is my therapy”    …

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  sack of rocks I carry lifetime of worry       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  sitting on sidewalk not saying a word rattling coins in my cup       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

American Ranchers

  Photographer Scott Baxter is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait/documentary photography.  From the book/project ‘100 Years 100 Ranchers’.  To see Scott’s body…

Temple Walls | Japan

  Photographer Ryuten Paul Rosenblum Roshi (a lineage holder in the tradition of Dongshan and Dogen) is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo…

Squeeze The Sponge

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Of Jeet Kune Do By Bruce Lee   ” Sharpen the psychic power of seeing…

Surfers

  Artist and Photographer Justin Dingwall is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait photography.  From the project  ‘Seeking Sirens’.  To see Justin’s body…

Get Angry!

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   We are told to control ourselves and suppress our anger, but too many…

Individualism

  The Millennial Male Advice Guide to Being a Man By The Hermit Poet   Make your own mark in life and you will not have…

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  surrounded by dusty books slowly aging with me I provide shelter they share knowledge lifelong friends   (A section of the Hermit Poet’s library)  …

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  only cuts perfect flowers walks past the rest never married she just turned 81 still searching for “the one”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  forty years experience hitting same nail without fail   empty walls sand in hourglass no longer falls       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

United We Stand

  Director of Photography Jared Moossy is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘ United We Stand’ series.  To see Jared’s…

Mystery

  Photographer Pauline Alioua is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the multimedia project ‘X, THE UNKNOWN’.  To see Pauline’s body…

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  slippery stepping stones rats feast on happiness weeds of sadness     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

Zazen

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Wholehearted Way A Translation of Eihei Dogan’s Bendowa Translated by Shohaku Okumura and Taigen Daniel…

Chasing After The Prize

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Keys By: Thich Nhat Hanh   (Excerpt) ” The giant bird has gone thousands of…

Hellfest 2019 | The Spectators

  Photographer Yannick Bourcier @ Galerie Izkina is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this street portrait photography.  From the eBook ‘Hellfest 2019’.  To see…

“Win At All Cost”

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Society accepts and even reveres ‘the win at all cost’ mentality as being…

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  turning handle on sausage grinder filling casings I look outside trees lost all their leaves open another can of beer Alone this time of year…

Hong Kong People Speak

  President Xi Suffers  Embarrassing Defeat From Hong Kong People Voting Overwhelmingly for  Pro-democracy & continued chip chip chipping away of iron grip In Hong Kong…

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  stacked beach chairs listening to waves arrive on shore sun almost done remembering her scent need to catch a taxi flying home soon   Copyright©…

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  bus comes to a stop two middle aged men argue over spot in line more lost time   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Sitting on park bench Eating cold potato Topped with salt Wondering How many failures my fault?    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  I carry the container picking tomatoes the same all six days Sunday whiskey washes hope away     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

Open Spigot

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Book Of Equanimity Illuminating Classic Zen Koans By: Gerry Shishin Wick   ” Seeking it…

Kindness

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Eihei Dogen Mystical Realist The Classic Introduction To Dogen’s Life And Teaching By: Hee-Jin Kim (Excerpt)…

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  Players Beginning to understand All held together with rubber bands Sinking into quicksand No longer hit parade  It is a charade Hurry Close window shades…

Interrupted

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Power OFF before supper Out of the window Quiet Dark Small lantern to help me Focusing on…

Childhood Stories

  Photographer Tamvakos Vangelis is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait photography.  From  ‘Generations’ a 15 years project.  To see Tamvakos’s body of…

Slowly Cooking The Soup

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Taoist Classics The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary Volume Two   The Book of Balance and…

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    Varanasi India Hindu pilgrims pray and bathe in Ganges  Snake charmer puts cobra at ease Sadhus smoke their chillums Burning ghats leave only ashes…

Is It All The Same?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Guiding Light of Lao Tzu By Henry Wei   Says Lao Tzu: “Misfortune is what…

Survival

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Lessons The Art of Leadership Translated By Thomas Cleary   58. Adaptation Zhantang said: (Excerpt)…

Tired Of Trying?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   It is okay to fail, but one should not keep playing the same…

The Making Of A Butler

  Photographer  David Klammer is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘Butler School’.  To see  David’s body of work, click…

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  searching for answers I step on a fire ant mound I’m the intruder everyone protects their home   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Eyeballs everywhere Population told to fear Freedom rapidly disappears Phones are tapped Internet hacked  Life totally tracked   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Human trafficking Worldwide Heartless crime rings Panama is the way Darien Jungle Highway Making trek to USA   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  every day moving bales of hay convenience fear of change only one act in play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  the Seeker went east hoping to locate peace world changed wealth and power is the game Philosophers  long ago left on steam engine trains  …

Kurdistan

  Photographer Maxime Crozet is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Kurdewari, land of the Kurds’.  To see Maxime’s…

The Pace Of Our Lives

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   “Mr. President, you have a meeting in 6 minutes.” Is every minute of…