reincarnation, afterlife, death, pregnancy

Do You Believe in Life After Delivery? A Parable of Death, (Re)Birth, & Existence

By Trina Otero A parable/thought experiment from the Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek: In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will … Continue reading Do You Believe in Life After Delivery? A Parable of Death, (Re)Birth, & Existence

Trina Otero, Akosmopolite

How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

By Trina Otero I was younger than 10 years of age when I discovered Ernest Hemingway. His literature and expatriate life whisked me away to a vision.. A vision I would always keep in my mind and heart. I yearned for a group of Lost Generation'ers - I knew I would need to connect with … Continue reading How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

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Craving Control Poisons the Soul

Truth? Everybody has theirs, or so they believe. Where it appears to be couples dancing, there is but a single dancer who hasn't only enchanted the crowd with a rhythm shrouded in mystique, but imprinted on their fantasies as well. Craving control we protect these fantasies from interruption, and that one dancer is forgotten, that … Continue reading Craving Control Poisons the Soul

human nature versus animals

Human Nature Vs. Animal Nature

By Francois Ausar Rigaud I have given this some thought. I pondered how can I explain this image as I understand it without allowing my understanding to reduce the intuitive knowledge I have of this image. Through spirituality and religion the lower nature of humankind has often been labeled as the animal nature and the … Continue reading Human Nature Vs. Animal Nature

How to Destroy the Child’s Mind

By Trina Otero It's so interesting to see the lives we lead. As I stare at an 8-year-old girl I see how We are born into a complicated Web, created by our parents and those before us. And from the moment We arrive here we are subconsciously taught that We have no say, power, right, … Continue reading How to Destroy the Child’s Mind

Stop Running

Physically running away from emotions/thoughts (anything you feel internally) won't get rid of what troubles you. It will only distract you for awhile. Pretty beaches. Parties. New lovers. New clothes. Road trips. Drugs. All distractions if secretly you are hoping your internal turmoil will magically disappear. If you feel uncomfortable now.. as in you feel … Continue reading Stop Running

Distractions

The Socratic Inquiry of Passion

By Trina Otero Sometimes I find it hard to understand people who seem passionless. They look at me and ask, "Why?" and I look right back and inquire, "Why not?" - T.O.

Let Go of Fear

By Trina Otero Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation.  To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of … Continue reading Let Go of Fear