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In Search Of Nothingness — “What?”   1 comment

Self-Portrait 

The more I learn about myself
the less I know about others.

I feel good about who I am,
questioning the good of others.

I may understand my behavior,
wondering about that of others.

This may change with a renewal
of dialogue among humans.

I accept who I have become,
I accept the responsibility for me.

I accept my humanness, but
not the organization of society.

To live in the actual world,
we develop an ability to cope.

By coping, I first came to know,
before I came to know-nothingness,

thus having an opposite for interaction,
allowing me to continue to search

sometimes not putting forth enough effort,
causing anxiety, guilt, and despair.

I am able to know by being in the moment,
I am able to know-nothingness by becoming.

The more I am able to know-nothingness
the more I am able to achieve enlightenment

by living life according to my possibilities
as I am able to actualize them.

— kenne

In the beginning was the relationship.

— Martin Buber

Seattle, Joy and Kenne_20090901_0095_art blog“What?” — Image by a Fellow Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Looking At You   4 comments

Cloudless Sulphur-0263 blog II“Here’s Looking At You” — Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Image by kenne

What has to be given up is not the I,
as most mystics suppose:
this I is indispensable for any relationship,
including the highest,
which always presupposes an I and You.

— Martin Buber

An Animal’s Eyes   3 comments

Ground Squirrel_20110309_1762 blogGround Squirrel — Image by kenne

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

— Martin Buber

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Art   4 comments

Southern California September 2012Two-Tailed Swallow Butterfly (Papilio multicaudata) On Mexican Bird of Paradise  — Image by kenne

“Every man’s foremost task
is the actualization of his unique, 

unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities,
and not the repetition of something that another, 
and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.”

― Martin Buber

 

Mt. Lemmon Mushrooms   Leave a comment

Naturalists On Lemmon MeadowMt. Lemmon Mushrooms — Computer Art by kenne

To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.

— Martin Buber

Capturing The Moment — Papilio multicaudata Butterfly   Leave a comment

Southern California September 2012Two-Tailed Swallow Butterfly (Papilio multicaudata) On Mexican Bird of Paradise  — Image by kenne

“Every man’s foremost task
is the actualization of his unique,

unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities,
and not the repetition of something that another,
and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.”

Martin Buber

Experiencing Your Secret Destinations   1 comment

Seven Fall 2011Seven Falls In Bear Canyon, Santa Catalina Mountains (02/07/11) — Image by kenne

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

Which One WIll You Feed?   Leave a comment

Image by kenne

Which One Will You Feed?

Rain in the desert brings on renewal.

Nature takes the lead,

one we must follow,

for we are not separate

from nature.

How we follow depends

on whether we stand

in “relation”

without experience,

existing between

I and Thou.”

*****

An elder Cherokee was teaching

his grandchildren about life.

He said to them,

“A fight is going on inside me.

It is a terrible fight

and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger,

envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,

self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority,

lies, false pride, superiority,

and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace,

love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility,

kindness, benevolence, friendship,

empathy, generosity, truth, compassion,

and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you,

and inside every other person, too.”

The children thought about it for a minute

and then one child asked his

grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied,

“The one you feed.”

— Anonymous Author

*****

Here the elder and his grandchildren

are linked

and there is the dialogue,

which is the beginning of relationship.

Enjoy the rains!

Kenne

Capturing The Moment — Exploring and Experiencing Bear Canyon   Leave a comment

Bear Canyon Trail, February 2011 — Image by kenne

“I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man’s life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.” — Martin Buber

Capturing The Moment — Joy At Seven Falls   4 comments

“Joy At Seven Falls” — Image by kenne

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Martin Buber

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