Posts from the ‘Philosophical Ramblings’ category

Germination

  Visual Artist  Kate Yashta  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘GERMINATION’.  To see Kate’s body of work, click…

The Real Value Of Things

  Photo-Based Artist Marina Font is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of  this photo essay.  From   ‘THE WEIGHT OF THINGS’ series.  To see Marina’s body…

Religion & Science

  Photographer Madhur Dhingra is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the book/project ‘Entangled | Chapter #1 | Śūnyatā ( སྟོང་པ་ཉིད…

Life’s Inevitable Changes

  Photographer Alexandros Vrettakos is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Eternal Recurrence’.  To see Alexandros’ body of work,…

Adolescence & Identity

  Photographer and Anthropologist Andrés Yépez is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘OOMO’.  To see Andrés’ body of…

Captivity Within

  Photographer FarZana Akhtar is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Prisoner of Your Own Thought’.  To see FarZana’s…

Silent Illumination

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Method Of No-Method The Chan Practice Of Silent Illumination By: Chan Master Sheng Yen  …

Easy On The Hot Sauce

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: World Stompers A Guide To Travel Manifesto By: Brad Olsen     “Adopt the holy man…

Picking The Fruits Of Knowledge

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Ideals Of The Samurai Writings Of Japanese Warriors Translation and Introduction By: William Scott Wilson  …

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  When I’m feeling blue or need help with relaxing, I sometimes listen to a Muslim call to prayer Azan.   Example Here     Who…

Finding Your Own Way

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Comprehensive Applications of Shaolin Chin Na The Practical Defense Of Chinese Seizing Arts For All Styles…

The Order Within Disorder

  Visual Storyteller and Photographer Ogulcan Arslan  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘BLINDNESS’.  To see Ogulcan’s body…

Thorn And The Rose

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

Snapping The Rubber Band

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Tao Of Physics By Fritjof Capra   “A dog is not reckoned good because he…

Loaded Dice

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Hagakure The Book of the Samurai By: Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719) Translated by William Scott Wilson  …

Tokyo | A City Full Of Mystery

  Photographer Oswald Wittower is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘東京物語 TOKYO MONOGATARI.  To see Oswald’s body of work,…

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  Problems may stay around awhile, but eventually the wheel stops and life is back to normal. Ants march in single file getting the work done.…

Confinement

  Photographer Kathleen Meier is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘HUIS CLOS’.  To see Kathleen’s body of work,…

It Is Written

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Way of the Bull Leo Buscaglia   “The only thing that is certain for us…

The Tiger In My Dreams

  Photographer Dimitris Mytas is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project  ‘DREAMTIGERS’.  To see Dimitris’ body of work, click…

Childhood Emotional Wounds

  Visual Artist Yiannis Trifonopoulos is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘What Lies Beneath’.  To see Yiannis’ body…

Venice | COLOR

  Photographer Cristiano Volk is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the book/project ‘Sinking Stone’.  To see Cristiano’s body of work,…

Perception

  Photographer,  Visual Artist and  Videomaker Giacomo Infantino is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Unreal’.  To see Giacomo’s…

Solving Riddles To Find Tranquility

  Documentary Photographer Natalia Gordeeva is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ongoing project ‘SANCTUARY’.  To see Natalia’s body of…

Bahia, Brazil

  Photographer Bárbara Bragato is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘south of bahia_a light that comes back’.  To…

Street Portraits | Front & Back

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

Emotional Responses

  Photographer Polly Chandler is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Emotional Narratives’ series.  To see Polly’s body of work,…

Out At Night | Urban Anxiety

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

Thoughts At Dawn

  Mind wanders into unpleasantries Through the window shades Blissful beams of light call a toast to life Simple choice to make   Copyright© Edge of…

The Mechanics Of Despair

  Catastrophe barges in Suffering Quickly muzzled by Survival Man’s rescue mode   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020     H I R E   A …

Who Is In Your Orbit?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Ideals Of The Samurai Writings Of Japanese Warriors Translated and Introduction By William Scott Wilson  …

The Burden Of Western Society

  Photographer Benita Suchodrev is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the book ‘ Of Lions and Lambs’.  To see Benita’s body…

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  riverbank my special place sit watch troubles float away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

Flowers & Weeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Way Of Zen By Alan Watts   “The flowers depart when we hate to lose…

Taste The Fruit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: KODO Ancient Ways Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/ Martial Artist By Kensho Furuya…

Home Sweet Home

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

Flickering

  Wedding Photographer Tachpasit Kunaporn is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Neon Diary’ series.  To see Tachpasit’s body of…

Rituals | Man & Land | Iceland

  Photographer Agnieszka Sosnowska is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘In My Backyard’.  To see Agnieszka’s body of…

Evolving Stories

  Photographer Antonis Giakoumakis is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the project ‘Redefined’.  To see Antonis’ body of work, click on…

Who Is The Boss?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan By Shakta Kaur Khalsa   “The yogi developed their…

The Hourglass

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series Source Zen In The Martial Arts By Joe Hyams   “Life unfolds on a great sheet called Time,…

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  unconcerned with yesterdays or tomorrows Birds eat drink fly sleep procreate survive       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

Sense Of Place

  Artist Jane Szabo is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘SOMEWHERE ELSE’ series. To see Jane’s body of work,…

Catch A Falling Star

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Buddhism A History Japan By: Heinrich Dumoulin   ” For many years I dug the…

Unwinding the Yarn

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Essential Tao An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism through the Authentic Tao Te Ching…

Life’s Moments

  Documentary Photographer Caroline de Bertodano is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘The Sonder Project‘. To see Caroline’s body…

New Start

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Secrets Teachings of Martial Arts Masters John Stevens   River “This world’s dust and dirt…

The Jungle

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: KI In Daily Life By: Koichi Tohei   “Do not give in to your surroundings. The…

Refresh

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao  The Watercourse Way By: Alan Watts With the collaboration of Al Chung- Liang Huang  …

Sowing Seeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mystics and Zen Masters By: Thomas Merton    Excerpt “Whatever is cultivated rightly, will surely grow.…

Polishing the Stone

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mind Power Secret Strategies for the Martial Arts Achieving power by Understanding the Inner Workings of…

Mettle

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Samurai Wisdom Lessons From Japan’s Warrior Culture Five Classic Texts On Bushido Translated By: Thomas Cleary…

The River & I – In The Rainforest

  Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer Raphael Alves is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Riversick’.  To see Raphael ’s…

Absorbed In Dark Spaces

  Photographer Jose de Lago @ ottobluesocks is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ‘Umbral’ series.  To see Jose’s body…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Family | The Good & The Bad

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The Family We Are Born Into Family can be beneficial or disastrous for one’s well being. Without…

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…

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…

“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…

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…