Dream

….I was told, in my dream, that there was a treasure for me in Baghdad, buried in a certain quarter of the city on such and such street.” The name of the street… that he said was where this man lived! “And the dream- voice told me, ‘It’s in So-and-so’s house. Go there and get it!’” Without knowing, he had described the exact house, and mentioned this man’s name! “But I didn’t do what the dream said to do, and look at you, who did, wandering the world, fatigued, and begging in… Read More

In the Desert

In the Desert By Stephen Crane In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, “Is it good, friend?” “It is bitter—bitter,” he answered; “But I like it “Because it is bitter, “And because it is my heart.” I read a lot of analysis of this poem. Usually desert and heart referred as metaphors which I will not contest. However, I think message is much simpler in this poem. Creature and narrator are the same,… Read More

Early Morning Yoga Thoughts

Fighting against others is easy; fighting against your-self is hard. You lose either way. Why not just love yourself and others: then you both win