Friday, August 24, 2012

A dream of odd coffee

In a coffeehouse in a free-standing old stone building in central Copenhagen (as usual bearing no resemblance at all to the Copenhagen I'm used to). Colored painted walls and hardwood floors.

I had a cup of coffee, probably café au lait, which somehow was made in relation to the philosophy of an old dead philosopher. Who was also there.

The coffee had the odd property that while I drank it, and only while actually sipping it, all curved lines in my sight turned to straight lines. Circles, like the top of the cup, turned to octagons...

I did it many times. It was most extraordinary, and I have no idea what it means, if anything!

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Powerful

A thought occurred to me about the kind of people who work very hard to acquire more and more power and adulation and status (and this come in a legion of forms):
All they are showing is that they very firmly believe that other people have all the power.
Very simple: why would they need other people to continually grant them power and status if they don't believe that other people are the only ones who can give this or take it away?

It really must be quite a painful life to have such a bottomless lack of self-assurance.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Breaking news: ACIM audibooks are out!

ACIM is now out in official audiobook version! All four books, Text, Manual, Supplements, Workbook. Sold separately due to length (I guess), but I think the prices are highly reasonable. (The Text is about ten bucks. I have paid four times that for books of less than half the length.) Well done to Foundation for Inner Peace for that. 

This is great. I use my eyes on screens all day and night, and I love to rest my eyes with audiobooks, whether when taking a walk or resting the ol' bones.

This is not even up yet on their web site, so I have taken this from the promotional material they sent out:

New! A Course in Miracles MP3 Audiobooks!  
The Foundation for Inner Peace is pleased to announce that ACIM audiobooks are now available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon. 
The three books of A Course in Miracles: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers and the Supplements: "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, Practice" and "Song of Prayer" are now available to download as separate audiobooks from Audible, iTunes and Amazon. The three books were narrated by Jim Stewart and the two Supplements by Brad Cahill. Jim Stewart is the voice of the Online Lessons that so many students enjoy listening to on our our website

Hundreds of devices, including iPods, mp3 players, mobile phones, Kindle, PDAs, GPS systems and more, are compatible with Audible audiobooks. Browse the Audible site to see if your device is listed: You can also listen to the ACIM Audiobooks on your PC or MAC computer.

Listen to the complete Course on your iPod or MP3 player.             
Find the ACIM audiobooks:  
On search for the words: Course in Miracles, and then click on "Series: A Course in Miracles" to view all four ACIM Audiobooks. Or click here to go directly to the ACIM Audiobook Series
On search for the words: Course in Miracles audible.
In the iTunes Store search for the words: Course in Miracles audiobooks.  

I am just a fan of the philosophy, I get no kickbacks for this "shamefree promotion"    :-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

As the majestic tree depends for its strength on its hidden roots and plays with the great passing wind, so must thou establish thy hidden strength deep within thyself, and play with the passing world.

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

[Thanks to Laurie]

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. 
- Henry Miller