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Within all of us there are powerful emotions residing in our souls that remain voiceless and silent until they are conveyed through imagery and symbols. It is through creative endeavors that we may be able to give “voice” to that which words cannot convey.
All forms of art provide a means to help us externalize that which silently moves us, to re-acquaint us with the world, to re-create new awarenesses, to communicate with others, and to meet our own wondrous internal beings. My personal journey with a felt-sense knowing of saldage* led to the writing of A Meditative Journey with Saldage: Homesickness for a Place, a Time, a Person that Cannot Be. May you enjoy this free reading.
It is my hope that as you journey through the words that build this blog and book, you return again and again to the wisdom within the Kalama Sutta. If you find that my words, images, and/or cited quotes trigger any discontent within, please abandon them. If you find that they lead to an easing ofdiscontent, please accept my written thoughts as a gift from me to you.
Please note that all images included in this blog have been created by me if not otherwise noted. If you wish to share please make a notation of this source.
*The word “saldage” and its spelling and meaning was introduced to me through readings of eastern medicine. Recently a blogger shared with me that “saldage” was in fact spelled “saudade”. Saudade is a unique Portuguese word that has no immediate translation in English. In the book In Portugal of 1912, A. F. G. Bell writes: The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness. (cited in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade)
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