Monthly Archives: January 2011

What you see and hear…

Postcard by Catrin

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The Martyr

Khaled Said, a young man from Alexandria, was beaten to death by local police this summer —well before rumblings of the country’s current unrest. But a Facebook page that bears his name has been one of the driving forces behind the … Continue reading

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Letting go of taking things personally (3)

A practical course in 5 parts “Letting go of taking things personally” is an experiment based on an idea from Eileen. Taking things personally is something that we all do, and at times it really clouds our sense of peace, … Continue reading

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Start to face it. Start to see it. In the simple willingness to see yourself, in the simple sincerity, the truth starts to reveal itself to itself. It is not necessarily a technique oriented endeavor here. The technique is sincerity; … Continue reading

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The hard part

As the protests in Egypt continues, I cannot help but notice, how everything is in  fact happening simultaneously. Listen  to Mohamed ElBaradei’s Nobel Prize Lecture from 2005 – to me it sounds like a prayer and I have a sense … Continue reading

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Can you see the Truth ?

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The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; … Continue reading

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The gyre

This is an extraordinary moment in the Middle East. And what is so interesting is that the common denominator in places like Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen is the fact that you have popular street protests that have no ideology, that … Continue reading

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I want to make poems that say right out, plainly, what I mean, that don’t go looking for the laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to keep close and use often words like heavy, heart, joy, soon, and to … Continue reading

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In no time

  Watching the protests and mounting unrest in Egypt, it suddenly struck me, that indeed time has disappeared. Everything is happening simultaneously and there is really no way for any government or controlling agency in the world, to keep a … Continue reading

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