I am fascinated by something that happened this weekend, and so I’m going a little off course and talking to you all directly.

A dear friend of mine is writing a book and posting chapters sequentially on Facebook. The parallels between his last chapter and “Moonset”, which I posted Saturday, are eerie. It is as though we both were contemplating the same darkness, both touched the same mystery, and both were overcome. But with very different outcomes.

You can find the book chapters here:

This is chapter 4. I encourage you to listen to all four chapters. They’re very short. The story is gripping.

Do you see the parallels? What do you think?

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  1. For me, Synchronicity in the Title needs an A in front of it. It’s the A that let’s us dive deeper into the uniqueness of our own total Selves.

    We each share general features of our Humanness, our Synchronicity: our Solitude Selves, our Relationships with Others and our relationship with Spirit. And we all have our “cognitive” worlds and our shadow worlds. But that’s where commonality, our synchronicity, ends: it forms the foundations to help us construct who we are: The details of the way we experience life defines our unique Asynchronicity.

    Both art pieces are exquisite presentations of the artists’ Asynchronicity. They reveal different facets of humanness that we can see our own Selves thru. I believe the comparison is insightful in providing us a tool for exploring our deeper, asynchronous selves.

    What is the nature of our Asynchronous Selves? Each of us has two voices having a conversation with the other: one telling us what we Want to do, the other telling us what we Should do. The Wanting is buried deep within us, in our own version of Darkness. The Darkness is there even in bright sunshine. Its roots are in our basic Needs. It doesn’t need a dark night, or a dark moment inspired by a relationship problem. But the two writers provide us with moments we can relate to that bring our wn dark voice out so we can hear it, listen to it, learn from it.

    Our Should voice is rooted in the Voice of Others and the Voice of God. They try to define our Purpose. But our Needs are their own Purpose. They have their own Voice crying, “feed me feed me”, even as our Should Voice is telling us we need to go on a diet.

    As these two pieces dramatically show us, taken together, we each have the choice of looking from the darkness into the sunrise, or descending into the deep darkness of hell, the absence of God.


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