Posts from the ‘Philosophical Ramblings’ category

What Is Your Dream?

  Visual Storyteller and Portrait Photographer Iwona Pinkowicz is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From her project ‘Chasing Dreams‘.  To see Iwona’s…

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It is  cooler than normal on this May Southeast Florida morning. I’m on my knees, running my fingers thru the dirt. My hands are dirty and…

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How many times during your life have you made a bad decision because of pride? Women are much less inclined than men to have pride influence…

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  Some folks do not like changes. Break the entire organization apart. Resetting emotional equilibrium is the hard part. It is time to do some spring…

Motherhood – The Impossible Role

  Conceptual Photographer Jennifer Georgescu is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From her ‘Mother Series’.  To see Jennifer’s projects click on any…

Quiet At Home

  Photographer Daniele Brescia is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  These photographs are from his project ‘La polvere non fa rumore‘.  To…

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Damn right I’m a cynical chap Suffered my share Of mishaps Today’s world   in a severe undertow Nothing is sacred So much hatred Perverted terrorists…

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Privileged Less privileged Social climbers Boomerang slackers Believe in the good book Or burn in hell Pray five times a day Study Quran Or an infidel…

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Relax Be patient Sit by the river with your fishing pole Most of all  Do not be dragged down the rabbit hole Overtime  Bad character Will…

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Fiddler crab Moving back forth on beach sand Never stays with plan Has no control of wheel Flip Floppers never close deal   Back to HOME…

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Sitting on my beach chair Who the hell needs a career? Catching rays Reading philosophy books all day I’m not a frustrated big shot With an…

Haiku # 127

  Robots take most jobs Workers unemployed will starve Who will control mobs?   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

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Throw your phone away Hop aboard sail with me Forget technology No slaves to gadgets at sea Wandering luddites FREE   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku #123

Tranquility Every time I look at Buddha I feel so happy   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

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Grind Grind the wheel Life gave you a bad deal Everyone to blame Hurt all who enter your lane Decades went by missed the train  …

Haiku #119

  Humble on my knees Casually pulling weeds My garden comforts me   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

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Bite Bite Bite some more Laser focus on one chore Only so much time Grab a shovel dig mine Results ring like cathedral chimes   Back…

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Buys security Self-made is best strategy Makes people greedy Silver spoon leads to lazy Too much can cause misery Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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  All is Illusion Once on top then fall to ground Gather all around Enjoy sweetness of life Tomorrow misfortune may bite   Back to HOME…

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Preparation key Strengthens abilities Block negativity Cultivated from inside Can be crushed by those outside     Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Pound drum all day long I  get it that you belong Rotten fruit on vines Round and round and round like mice Independence is my vice…

Chasing no More- Tanka

Reach goals what for? Bust out emergency door Big Boss wants us lit Easy to control money pit Pitching dreams that don’t exist   Back to…

Haiku #99

In the game too long Time to get up walk away before heart decays   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Time For Your Legacy

The content of this post was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Wahabi Oluwafemi   A person close to death without a legacy must feel so…

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Boy and his father Walking across the field Bonding for lifetime   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

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Eating nuts in trees Squirrels could care less about human luxuries  Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

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Jumping out of bed I rush out to my garden To pick morning crops   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #71

  Chip away extras Wanting more more more festers Toys are our masters   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Kundalini Yoga – Tanka

  Cavernous breathing Torturous toxins leaving All thoughts are fleeting Some emotions misleading Coiled serpent is feeding   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #46

  To control one’s life A person needs to train the mind to be relaxed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #40

  Early morning haze Skipping stones across the lake Time to meditate   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #38

  You talk a good game Now put your hands in the dough Life is not easy   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #36

  Laying in hammock Between two coconut trees My mind is at ease   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #33

  Over fifteen years I have not had a cell phone No Interruptions   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #32

  Daisen Temple Slowly raking rock garden The years fly on by   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Wyoming – Tanka

  Wide open spaces Clear sky’s and empty highway’s Horse riding cowboy’s Buffalo’s in Yellowstone Great place to be left alone   Back to HOME PAGE…

Haiku #30

Wind swept salty beach The boy and father bond while casting lines in sea   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Falucas – Aswan, Egypt

  Written By: Carioca Da Gema   I closed my eyes, and go back thousands of years The Pharaohs had enjoyed this moment before me The river,…

Rightfully Mine

  I spent the season doing battle. The defeated enemy blind by wrong convictions rose again to begin another conflict. Fighting for what is rightfully yours…

Disappointment

Have you ever been disappointed? I’m not talking about losing a game to a friend, but a major drop to your knees failure. Not just any…

Haiku #16

  When doing battle Block out all potential loss Then mind will be clear   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Muslims Must Save Islam

It is now more important than ever that leaders of all countries especially in the Muslim world continually and forcefully speak out in a very public…

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Eiheiji Temple Meditating on cold floor Candles burn slowly Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2014

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  The room is empty No one is left to talk too I turn off my mind Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Wisdom

  Be careful of individuals who say that they have all of the answers.  A teacher, who brags of their expertise, is only fooling themselves. You…

The Hermit’s Garden

  The hermit spends his day quietly working in his garden. Digging, weeding, planting, mulching and watering. These are all the gardening chores that need to…

The Gong

Its early morning! The sun has slowly started to poke thru the thin layer of fog just above the horizon. The weather is cool and except…

Meditation Technique #3

  I love to sometimes perform meditation using a chanting cd by Deva Premal. This cd is outstanding. I mainly use the first track on the…

Meditation Technique #2

A 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 my cushion, in a half lotus position, with…

Zen Meditation

The Buddha in this photo displays serenity. When I’m also meditating, I feel so at peace with myself and all that surrounds me.  When I’m mentally…

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…

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…

Words Hurt

Saying something cruel to another person can be worse than actually physically hitting that person. For example, if two people get angry at each other and…

The Sadhus Way

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

In The Moment

It is early morning along the Ganges River in Varanasi India. A man is wrapped in a saffron robe meditating on the Ghats with the sun…