“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 Watts – Nature, 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. . .