Posts from the ‘Philosophical Ramblings’ category

Keeping A Low Profile

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Training The Samurai Mind A Bushido SourceBook Translated and Edited By Thomas Cleary Publisher: Shambhala  …

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  turning off the international news sitting in total darkness listening to the cello smoking his corn pipe the old man becomes depressed about human viciousness…

The Act Of Singing

  Photographer Hiroyo Kaneko is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Appearance’.  To see Hiroyo’s body of work, click…

Inner Strength

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom Sage Advice From The Original TV Series By Herbie J…

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  All Illusion Once on top then fall to ground Gather all around Enjoy sweetness of life Tomorrow Misfortune may bite   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Ordinary Beauty | Madagascar

  Photographer Jessica Hilltout is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Imperfections’ series.  To see Jessica’s body of work, click…

Land Art | Light & Sculpture

  Artist Barry Underwood is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Scenes’ series.  To see Barry’s body of work, click on…

Mysterious Memories

  Photographer Stefania Orfanidou is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Jaguar Sun’.  To see Stefania’s body of work,…

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Throw your phone away Hop aboard sail with me Forget technology No slaves to gadgets at sea Wandering luddites FREE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Appearances

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Searching through a slew of quotations about appearances and a person’s true nature,…

Crucial Moments

  Artist and Photographer Stuart Spence is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these photographs.  From the ‘What Gives ’ series.  To see Stuart ’s…

A Story Of Grief

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   ကဆုန်   February – I hear you Coming up the…

Daily Lies

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Truth is crucial for our lives to remain real.  It is the solid…

Hold & Hear Their Murmur

  Documentary Photographer Jean-Marc Caimi  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the book/series ‘Daily Bread’.  To see Jean-Marc’s body of work,…

Fatherhood

  Photographer Troy Colby is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the on-going series ‘THE FRAGILITY OF FATHERHOOD’.  To see Troy’s…

Inside The Aviary Gates

  Photographic Artist  Sharon Kain is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ongoing project ‘Feathered’.  To see Sharon’s body of work,…

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Walking to bookshelf Grab old dictionary for help Most look up words on net Flipping pages clears my head Books will never be dead   Copyright©…

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Money Buys security Self-made best strategy Silver spoon leads to lazy Makes people greedy Too much can cause misery   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

Nothing Special

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Shunryu Suzuki From Book: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind  (Page 46)   Nothing Special “If you continue…

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I watch as the world continues to spin out of control. My needs are very little. I make a buck here and there which pays the…

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  The hermit spends a part of each day quietly working in his garden. Digging, weeding, planting, trimming, mulching, and watering. These are all gardening chores…

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  During a full moon, with garden lanterns, on a cool night, I’m sitting with a cup of hot chocolate, while watching the bamboo in the…

In A State Of Starvation

  Artist and Photographer Steven Barritt is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Logismoi’ series.  To see Steven’s body of…

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  It was early morning along the Ganges River in Varanasi India. I took this photograph of a man wrapped in a saffron color robe, meditating…

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    Outside just distractions Mind only true confrontation Delusion battles reality STOP Savor Tranquility   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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Sad I put on my backpack Kissed her But Before I left My mystical friend Said: “Today  You leave Never in future we meet Our love…

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Confidence Preparation key Strengthens abilities Block negativity Cultivated from inside Can be crushed by those outside   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

Coexisting With Insomnia

  Fashion Photographer Polina Shubkina is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Insomnia’ series.  To see Polina’s body of work,…

Zen Meditation

    This black marble Buddha in my garden displays serenity. When I’m also meditating, I feel at peace with myself and all that surrounds me. …

Meditation Technique #3

I love to sometimes perform meditation using a chanting CD by Deva Premal.  I use the first track on the disk for my meditation, but the…

Meditation Technique #2

This meditation technique that I practice is not the most orthodox or traditional, but it works mighty fine for me. I’m dressed in a very soft…

Meditation Technique #1

I have a personal form of meditation which is very effective for relieving my stress. I sit on a cushion, eyes closed, in a half lotus…

Time Games

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Like handcuffs, time restrains movement and limits our lives.  In vain, one struggles…

The Sadhus’ Way

Have you ever just wanted to walk away from it all? Require no home, no car, no job,  no responsibilities, and just wander around without a…

Life Is Impermanent

The weather was extremely cold. Bone chilling cold! This photo was taken near Transylvania, Romania.  The road was desolate and the surrounding area was isolated.  The…

The Elusive Zen Mind

The cliff divers of Acapulco Mexico have nerves of steel and are extremely focused when performing their extraordinary aerobatic dives off the edge of the mountain,…

Words Hurt

  Saying something hurtful to a good friend or someone you love is completely different than just having a heated argument with that person. Words cut…

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Collecting Seashells White beaches of Sanibel Boy trusting all Became man who is cynical Dodged too many curve balls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

Megacity Vibe | Shanghai

  Senior Retoucher and  Photographer Alexis Goodwin is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the projects ‘Shanghai Dreams Part 1 & 2’. …

Everglades’ Stories

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The land is flat The weather is hot and humid The mosquitoes take your attention away The animals invite…

Understanding Death

  Photographer Olivia Becchio is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘ It’s a Shame about Ray’.  To see…

Scattering Pages From My Diary

  Artist/Photographer Mandy Williams  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Re-Place’.  To see Mandy’s body of work, click…

A Breath In The Darkness

  Artist and Analogue Photographer Tommy Nease is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images. From the ‘Pneuma’series.  To see Tommy’s body of work,…

Vanishing Serenity

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by: Saigyo (1118-90) From the book: The Japanese Tea Garden By Marc Peter Keane (Page…

Fabricating Reality

  Photographer Fang Tong is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this conceptual photography.  From the project ‘Soap Opera​’.  To see Fang’s body of work,…

Aging | Acceptance

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   By: Chuang Tzu (c. 369 BC-c. 286 BC)   The Great Deception The birth of man is…

Desolate America

  Photographer Matthew Portch is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Lost America’.  To see Matthew’s body of work,…

The Scarecrow

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by Bukkoku Kokushi (1241-1316)   Though not consciously trying to guard the rice fields from…

Window Sill Stories

  Photographer Jean-Luc Feixa  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘My Public Window’.  To see Jean-Luc ’s body…

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Desire=Suffering Daily craving Meditation Listen to gong 1-2 hours long Confused Mind savors simple food | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

Me & My Hair

  Artist Tara Bogart  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘A Modern Hair Study’.  To see Tara’s  works, click…