I hope to answer this from the perspective of the reader, as this is where almost 100% of my experience of writing has come from. For me the truest form of literature or writing (or any form of communication for that matter, whether verbal, musical, or whatever – even touch) can be described in analogy … More The symptoms of powerful writing
The spark is from dead wisdom, but the fire is life. D.H. Lawrence reminds me that even the ‘highest’ form of knowledge, is still only knowledge.
A passage from Aldous Huxley’s novel Island. This novel really resonated with me, packed full of useful ideas and thoughts. The protagonist reads this passage in a handbook given to him, a handbook outlining the key principles of an incredible island whose inhabitants have taken care to understand the individual/self. “The Yogin and the Stoic – … More Aldous Huxley on Yoga..
The power lies neither in speaking, nor in silence. The power lies in neither asking, nor in giving. The power lies in neither living, nor in dying. The power lies neither in kingdoms, nor in the realms of the mind. The power lies in neither remembrance, or spiritual knowledge. The power lies neither within the … More No power