Food for the Moon

For most consciousness is like “housekeeping in a dream.”
Delirious with fever, one does not recognize the fever.

Krishnamurti's life and insihgts

As many of you know, I have been documenting and exploring the life and insights of J. Krishnamurti for decades.
I'm thrilled to announce the most comprehensive summary of this remarkable man's life ever created, an amazing compilation of written works, personal interviews, and theme highlights of his essential insights. A twelve-month exploration, with monthly live dialogues. Please join me.

Michael

Krishnamurti Foundation of America

Slavery lurks beneath marble and gold

“Slavery,” Seneca would write, “lurks beneath marble and gold.” The things we own…end up owning us [defining us]. Because we can’t live without them, we identify with them, we’re worried someone will take them from us.
Ryan Holiday,

Becoming Human Again

What follows describes the elephant-in-the-room in terms of human consciousness, something missing in the traditional analysis of how to respond to our growing personal and global crisis. All references I have shared before, but this time it feels closer.

We are faced with a breakdown of general social order and human values that threatens stability throughout the world. Existing knowledge cannot meet this challenge. Something much deeper is needed, a completely new approach. I am suggesting that the very means by which we try to solve our problems is the problem. The source of our problems is within the structure of thought itself.
Theoretical Physicist David Bohm

Creating a new configuration opponents don’t see coming

If you play Chess, you know it is all about strategy. Every move is a dress rehearsal for the next, creating a new configuration opponents don’t see coming. COVID was a dress rehearsal.

Meaning

Themes: 
meaning

Identity Solstice 2022

I have known that we are not who or what we “think” we are for decades. The mental images and the feelings they induce, and identify with, are no more our essence that a sticky label on a slice of gum. And yet, believing them often crushes us.

Themes: 
identity

A Deeper Kind of Right Action

The context for what follows is one of Krishnamurti’s most challenging precepts. Political action or revolution is not deep enough. One corrupt regime or act is replaced by another. Yes, stopping Hitler was necessary, but not with Hiroshima, the genocide of Dresden, et.al., including the expansion of the military-industrial complex, the CIA overturning countless sovereign governments, Viet Nam, Iran-Contra, Iraq, Ukraine, weaponizing public health, and more.

Our Sacred Trust

In an interview, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., described his father, a few days before he was murdered by the CIA, giving him a book inspired by the Stoics, 334BC to 180AD, what does it mean to “do the right thing.” Young Kennedy was fourteen. Recently, Kennedy described his affinity for audiobooks. The current volume being “Alexander Hamilton,” thirty-hours by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, perhaps the best and most personal overview of the American Revolution, the drafting of the Constitution, and the founding of our American government. Having interviewed hundreds of extraordinary people, when they comment on such works, I dig in.

In addition to several of her award-winning books and papers, including “Restoring the Kinship Worldview, Indigenous Voices Introduce 28 Precepts for Rebalancing Life on Planet Earth,” Darcia Narvaez, Professor Emeritus at Notre Dame, recommended, “Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief,” by John Lamb Lash, which describes the Indigenous-Pagan reality from the Axial period, approximately 800 to 200 BC, and later, where different groups in the ancient world, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Mesopotamian, and others developed codes of conduct and morality.

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parenting

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