j. ruth kelly, 2014
j. ruth kelly

“The spell of words is by no means an enchantment to which only the intellectual is disposed. The most simpleminded people are as easily its prey… excessive verbal communication is really the characteristic disease of the West. We are simply unable to stop it, for when we are not talking to others we are compulsively thinking, that is, talking subvocally to ourselves. Communication has become a nervous habit, and cultures strike us as mysterious and baffling which do not at once tell all, or, worse, expect us to understand certain things without being told. I shall never forget Japanese artist Hasegawa yelling in exasperation at the endless request for explanations from his Western students, “What’s the matter with you! Can’t you feel?” Alan WattsNature, Man and Woman

It might be considered strange to quote words seemingly in opposition to the use of them. But the point here is that this blog seeks to speak distinctively from a feltness as well as from intelligence. It is my hope to evoke meaningful silence as well as heartfelt responses. Feedback is encouraged, welcomed, invited, urged, beseeched (okay, that’s a stretch but you get the picture, eh?).

The intent here is one of making the most of the disease of the West, communicating a desire to revolutionize the corners of despair and confuson in every area of life while instilling the silence of the feltness that quiets my own mind in love’s work of acceptance. If you’d like to get in touch via email, you may do so at the following address: yellowdressproductions(at)yahoo.com. I can also be found via my public Facebook profile: J. Ruth Kelly.

My focus here will vary but the bottom line is humanity in love, as love, for love of all expression. I go after texts on spirituality, sexuality, religion, self-development, psychotherapeutic approach, philosophy. My consuming passion simmers perpetually in a quest for unearthing wisdom within and beyond me, wisdom that will oust fear’s oppression in my own soul and in those whose paths I’ve had the privilege of crossing. And, in some cases, joining.

We’ll see what unfolds. . .

24 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Ruth: Thanks for visiting my blog. Do come again, I update regularly… Warm wishes for 2013 from Kingston, Jamaica! (What better focus could you have but LOVE…)

  2. and so I find another beautiful blog and blogger with much in common.
    Enjoyed the explorations and love the ”about” – yes, feeling.
    Your writing is exquisite and intellectual. Do come visit sometime 🙂

  3. I enjoyed all I read,your love of writing is evident!!! I also enjoy writing and have for many years.Love this blogging for sure.Have a wonderful day. 😀

  4. I don’t mean to intrude on your blog, I just wanted to say I admire your skill in articulating your thoughts without the words diminishing them; which seems to happen when a thought has an impact on someone … yet when attempting to convey the thought, the impact isn’t in the words. Not sure if you follow what I mean …
    I call to mind the saying, “pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones” which is fitting for your blog.

    1. not an intrusion. it’s a “public” blog…i hope to attract comments. thanks for dropping in. your compliment is taken with appreciation here for the accidental. it’s no skill. it’s just a bit of happenstance. but i’m not without the awareness of how easily we lose meaning in the grasp for it, the pointed articulation of “truth” “truth” “truth” tends to lose the essence of what matters most.
      funny…one of my favourite proverbs says: “death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it shall eat its fruit.” i’ve discovered after 40+ years of wielding that particular sword that the only thing worth killing is fear and the one thing worth cultivating is understanding and compassion. the trick is in the doing of it, without becoming the very thing we hate.
      i’m sure some folks would rightfully tell you i ain’t always a sweetie… 🙂 thanks again…

    1. Another wonderful blogger graces my world…I’m rolling in richness!!! Thank you for dropping in and giving me the chance to find your own powerful words.

  5. Gin…you’re a treasure of wisdom and soulful provocation with your own beautiful blog. I’m honored to have your presence.

    Italco! Glad you found me. Your blog and your spirit are so invigorating and catalyzing. I’m hooked!

  6. Mastering the art of debate is similar to what you discuss here. Each word used can be crafted to say one thing while intended to mean another or at least give the appearance to have a separate but true meaning yet really meant in it’s original format. In other words, the love of debate derives from creativity with language. I would love to cross swords with you 😉

  7. I so enjoy reading your posts. They bring me to a point inside that sometimes I forget. Thank you for your writings…

    I am behind in my reading this week, but at the least, know I need to check in with your posts. I will find something in here I know I need to hear.

    Thank you,

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