Author: David Ault

The Nucleus of All Life

The Nucleus of All Life

There is a sustaining energy that is the nucleus of all livingness. It links everything and everyone. It is infinite in nature – always has been, always will be. This energy is personalized in our lives by our willingness to recognize it. To say that good does not exist for us is perhaps one of […]

6 Second Moments

6 Second Moments

A low self-image is usually not based on fact but on mismanaged memory. – Orrin Woodward The phone rang in the middle of the night. It was the Veterans Administration Hospital calling to inform my mother that my father had passed away. I was 7 and where I slept and where the phone was located […]

The Mule Rule

The Mule Rule

You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind. – Henry David Thoreau The Mule Rule A mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey. A horse has 64 chromosomes and a donkey 62. The mule has 63. This one chromosome change has a strong influence on the general character traits […]

Icarus

Icarus

Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight. For the greatest tragedy of them all is never to feel the burning light. – Oscar Wilde Icarus, from Greek mythology, has often been associated with youthful carelessness. Donning wings of feather and wax, his demise came from flying too close to the sun. Not […]

Do the Thing You Think You Cannot Do

Do the Thing You Think You Cannot Do

Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein We are not born with a tentative stride. In our infancy, we are fearless, ceaselessly pulling ourselves to stand even after we repeatedly fall. We scramble across the floor with innate curiosity and start running with reckless abandon. Acquired experience […]

Certainty

Certainty

If your knowledge of fire has been turned to certainty by words
 alone, then seek to be cooked by the fire itself. Don’t abide in
 borrowed certainty. There is no real certainty until you burn; if you 
wish for this, sit down in the fire. ~ Rumi In the metaphysical classic, The Science of Mind, […]

In the Bag

In the Bag

Long ago the first lapidaries or gemcutters used primitive methods to polish the exterior of rough rock material. They would fill rough textured bags with raw unrefined pieces. Shaking it vigorously, twisting and kneading this bag between the palms of their hands, they would create a sort or organic, primitive friction inside. This contact would […]

Praghbodhi Cave

Praghbodhi Cave

Northeast of Bodhgaya, India is a terrain of rocky hills and brush populated by slums. Situated inside one of these hills is the Praghbodhi Cave, the place where Siddhartha Guatama was believed to have lived for 7 years among ascetics who fervently believed that poverty was the pathway to enlightenment. Here he subsisted on little, […]

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