NOSCE TE IPSUM ET ERITIS SICUT DII
SCIENTES BONUM ET MALUM
Man know yourself and ye shall be as the gods knowing both good and evil.
This is what was written above the Temple of the Oracle at Delphi
Well you have found your way here, or you stumbled upon this place by accident or design, either way, welcome to an outlet for some of my inner musings.
My name is Samyo and I have been exploring myself since the mid 90’s when panic attacks depression & chronic fatigue opened a door to a new reality. Though it would be more accurate to say it shattered the illusions of my old one.
Since then I have been on a quest. In the beginning, it was a quest to cure my body, then one to fix my mindset, then to heal my inner child, then things really went down the rabbit hole.
Basically, it is a quest to discover the truth of who I am, the I that lives beyond the human concepts of reality.
The journey home to ourselves, or The Great Work, as it is known in some circles is a path that we will all take, as individual expressions of the Divine and as a collective species, to come to know ourselves is what we are here for.
The blogs, poems articles and videos on this site are inspired by my exploration and passion for a new wave of humanity, one that actually gives a shit about each other and seeks to better itself and understand its place in the Universe.
News, Views & Poetry
Can you hear it, that noise gnawing at your soul? Do you feel its tiny teeth slowly nibbling away at the foundation of your illusion, washing away the footings of a castle built on sand, lapping at your feet, calling you like a sirens song to your own inevitable...read more
I find it curious that so many, apparently educated people jump up and down about free market capitalism whenever some socially responsible agenda or suggestion is put forth. They howl words like Socialism, Communism, Marxism and big government control, and whilst...read more
Sitting in silence the veils part and I am witness to a world gone mad.
Petty tyrants split atoms to make weapons of power whilst my people starve and freeze upon ground made barren by fear and greed.
Children, dark of skin, wither to dust when in the west others bloat on slop even animals won’t call food.read more
Today Israel and Palestine are bombing the hell out of each other. Missiles rain down across borders like children throwing stones across a fence … only the stones are ballistic missiles that are designed to kill as many as possible… though the behavior is still that of emotional children.read more
There was a time not so long ago when we came in voices of one’s and two’s. We came to remind the world of who we are, of the great potential of humanity. Now many have come, different lands, different times. Jesus the Nazarene, Siddartha Guatama the Buddha, Muhammad,...read more
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson Chapter I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost ... I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It takes me forever to find a way out. Chapter II I walk down the same street. There...read more
Once a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan's temple. Gasan told his cook: "Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat." This made the army men angry, as...read more
A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer...read more
A Family of Burglars Noticing that his father was growing old, the son of a burglar asked his father to teach him the trade so that he could carry on the family business after his father had retired. The father agreed, and that night they broke into a house together....read more
The Story of the Ten Zen Bulls My personal journey with the Ten Zen Bulls has been more than a decade, and a truly beautiful part of my life. There is no doubt the world is changing, looking for something illusive. In sharing this metaphor and my musings, it is my...read more
Well I suppose it would make sense that in my first foray into the world of blogging I should define what I mean by using "Spiritual & Bloke" in the one sentence. Perhaps the best place to start is not with my words, but rather those oft poorly quoted words from...read more
Zen is very simple… Who are you? In this whole world everyone searches for happiness outside, but few souls find the inner path. Everybody says, “I” – “I want this, I am like that…” But nobody understands this “I.” Can you remember before you were born, did your I...read more