“The ancient postulate of perennial philosophy - the inseparability of value and reality - is psychologized into the demand that reality must satisfy us; the denial of the necessity of this demand is followed by the exclusion from philosophy of most of its traditional problems and the "raising to the dignity of philosophy many trivial and often foolish questions"”
Wilbur Marshall Urban

The Intelligible World: Metaphysics and Value

Ariel Shibolet

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Ariel is one of the pillars of a small (but growing) group of improvisation musicians in Israel. He is the organizer of a monthly Meeting in Tel-Aviv (where I have also performed with Shahar) and is an inspiring musician whom I have also had the pleasure (and sometimes frustration – he likes very low light and the clicks of the camera are to him like an additional instrument in the space) of photographing numerous times. If you’ve never heard this kind of music (and I am guessing you probably haven’t) then free your mind. I invite you to listen, to really listen. Stop whatever it is you are doing, make a space in your heart, turn up the volume (though not too much) and then hit play.

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Appreciation

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Appreciation came to my mind this morning. I realized that appreciation turns my attention to quality in my experiences. It is seeking out goodness. It makes me soft. It makes me smile. It makes me welcoming, and then experience welcomes me. It colors my experience of the world around me. It negates negativity. It shouts out when it experiences low quality. It makes me attentive and sensitive. I was resting in the hammock this morning thinking of my hands. When I opened my eyes I was greeted by a beautiful blue-blue sky.

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Body Knows

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“The reason you keep on coming back to see me is very simple; every time you have seen me your body has learned certain things, even against your desire. And finally your body now needs to come back to me to learn more. Let’s say that your body knows that it is going to die, even though you never think about it. So I’ve been telling your body that I too am going to die and before I do I would like to show our body certain things, things which you cannot give to your body yourself… So let’s say then that your body returns to me because I am its friend”
Carlos Castaneda from “Journey to Ixtlan”

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Wish: Chair

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I would like a comfortable office chair to sit in. I spend more time in front of the computer then I care to admit. Over the past few weeks I have taken on major development work for SweetClarity – which means I am sitting at the computer more then ever. It could be nice to have a comfortable chair to sit in. I also realized that this may have affected some of my computer based creative work. Creative work (such as selecting, editing, processing images into all kinds of media presentation) can be very time consuming (lot’s of waiting involved). I might as well get comfortable!

Actually this extends to additional sitting apparel at home. A nice couch to read on… hmmm…

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Tomasz Stanko

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During one of my first sessions with Shahar, more then two years ago, we were working in his mother’s apartment (!) and he played a CD called “From the Green Hill” by Tomasz Stanko. It just came to me as I was searching for something to listen to. This music is etched in me due to the powerful context of the work in which I encountered it. Here is live set with Tomasz Stanko (the trumpet player).

My only problem with this clip it that it is too short and ends abruptly.

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