While there may be no god and no objective morality, we may act as if there were. Some of us find that we must.
While mesmerized by the beauty of nature and the past, naive Luddism is not a philosophy I espouse or admire.
I felt it as soon as I sat down, the presence. Or was it a smell, a feeling a sound of silence.
They do things differently there. Or do they? Man’s real fear is of the unknowable future.
Imagine a resource based economy, where we revert to nature and make our planet a shared resource rather than one dominated by crooked politicians and greedy capitalists.
Lost is often a good thing. Thought may not be so good.
The happiest mind is the empty mind. The mind of pure experience. Empty of though but full of what is.
We overlook everyday beauty dogged by anxiety about the future.
What does achievement mean? What have you achieved and by what standards will you be judged? Will you be found wanting and if so should you care?
If you are tempted to envy the wealth, power and influence once wielded by this famous Florentine dynasty, consider what it took to achieve and maintain it.