A Society of Island Universes

Good read. I love the comparison between flavors and their emotional counter parts. Check it out!

An Upturned Soul

Anna_Chromy_AloneAlone by Anna Chromy

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“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves.”
― Aldous Huxley

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You ask this – You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? as though you consider it to be an unusual experience, an anomaly in life, one which will probably never happen. But what if it did? you prompt, offering an amuse-bouche for the imagination. Imagine a life like this… but this is life.

We’re all exiles on private islands living on restricted diets, captives of others and ourselves. And others are catptives of ours and themselves, subsisting on an equally strict regimen.

 We all feel alone and hungry.

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“By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy…

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I Think This Belongs To You

“I was thinking about the wounds people give us, which are not our own, but which we come to believe are our own. Which we try to heal, perhaps spend all our lives trying to heal, in vain, because they are not ours to heal. We don’t know what caused them, so we can’t cure them. We just carry them.”

Beautifully written, much better than I could write it. So very, very, true.

An Upturned Soul

From the moment we are born, not our actual physical birth, but the moment our existence enters the conscious mind of others, the moment our birth mother realises that she is pregnant and our birth father realises that his sperm has created a being, people start giving us gifts.

Those gifts are a part of themselves, not a part of us, yet they become a part of us. We absorb them. Our growing self is nurtured as much by the thoughts and feelings of the world outside the womb as it is by the nutrients fed to us inside the womb by the umbilical cord.

If those gifts are positive they give us light. We feel welcome on Earth, safe, loved, wanted, good, and we look forward to being born. If those gifts are negative they give us darkness. We feel frightened, unsafe, unwanted, unloved, bad, and we dread the…

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