The Dewdrop's first Featured Poem of 2023, is an offering from poet Emily Fernandez. It serves as a perfect introduction to the year.
Violeta Garcia-Mendoza – Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the Northern Hemisphere settles into another long cold winter, poet Violeta Garcia-Mendoza offers readers a rather appropriate piece about winter itself, and the gloom that so often seeps into the spirit with the frigid climate.
BY CHARLENE MOSKAL As I age I find I can no longer enter certain rooms. I see backspaces inhabited by specters of a world fading into my past.
Carl Jung and The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man
Carl Jung knew that the sense of something important missing from our lives would eventually lead to the search for a path back into ourselves.
Matthew Kohut – White Ash
A reflection at the end of winter on the cycles of death and renewal.
The Moon in the Water, the Body in the Mirror
Samurai Yagyu Munenori uses the popular Zen image of the moon reflected in the water to explain its application in martial arts training.
‘Better to Light a Candle’ – The Healing Power of Vespers
Brother David Steindl-Rast hones in on a transcendental moment of the day which in the monastic tradition is a time of reflection and healing.
Love and Death are Inseparable
Jiddu Krishnamurti's diaries reveal his 'process' and daily engagement with the the experience of his own consciousness and encounters with the unknown.
At Sea With Don Quixote – Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann's 'Voyage With Don Quixote' is an account of the author's voyage by sea to New York in 1934 during which he was accompanied by Cervantes' great novel.
Falsehood Triumphs Everywhere – André Gide
"The truth, in our day, finds few defenders" writes André Gide in this short essay on the importance of a thoroughgoing attitude towards accuracy and factuality. The scientific methods of research and observation, he laments, are frequently scuppered by the relative, mythical, dogmatic and equivalent truths of religions and political movements. As relevant today as… Continue reading Falsehood Triumphs Everywhere – André Gide