Tag: metaphor
Two-bit Guru | For-Give Ness | Black and white photo of two hands shaking.

“Sometimes you learn the meaning of a word by breaking it down, like for-give-ness.” ~Two-bit Guru~ Forgiving seems to be counter intuitive, doesn’t it? If that jackass wronged me, shouldn’t I just hurt him and that will be that? Short answer: No. He might hurt you in return, and you retaliate, and he retaliates, and […]

“The craziest ideas are often the most fun.” ~Two-bit Guru~ The concept of creating your own reality has got a pretty good grip on a sizable chunk of the human consciousness these days, although the idea has its limitations, particularly the death part. Once death sets in, your earthly reality is pretty much shot. The […]

In Martin Scorcese’s 2005 documentary about Bob Dylan, No Direction Home, Dylan was asked how he went from being a folksinger performing other musicians’ songs to becoming a powerful creative force nearly overnight. Dylan narrowed his eyes and with a faint smile suggested that maybe he’d gone down to the crossroads. Maybe he did. The […]

My credentials for spouting off about the spiritual realm are limited compared to others who have undergone deep study and rigorous discipline to arrive at spiritual truths. No PhD here, no ashram experience, no Master in the flesh who showed me the Way. Nevertheless, being human, I have no qualms about saying how I think […]

Whether you believe that time is money or time is the 4th dimension, you’d probably agree that there isn’t enough of it. As I mentioned in a previous post, the holiday season is characterized by there being about 10 times less time than there is in our “normal” frenzied time-scarce lives. No wonder people get […]

  There are a lot of people running around loose these days who see themselves as being trapped in a rut and they don’t know how they got there. Since these rut-dwellers are unable to export their wisdom to others, who might be seeking a comfortable and properly irritating rut for themselves, I draw on […]

Let’s say we’re making a machine that will save the world. Don’t ask me how, let’s just say that’s what we are doing. Let’s say that’s our responsibility and our destiny. Let’s say that while we’re working on this machine we have in our fingers a special little gizmo, a transistor, say, that is the […]