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Beyond the Orthodox


Love and be the whole miracle of life… not limited, dead concepts and systems.

Intelligence goes beyond the boundaries of “them” and “us” and dissolves them forever.

It is easy to get lost in the shuffle.

A passionless mind is dead before it ever gets to the grave.

Anything, even a heartless machine, can exist as what it was programmed to exist as.

Separation (from others, for instance) is as a death.

You are responsible for the whole of life, because the whole of life is you.

True beginnings are entwined with (and engaged to) true endings.

The book, which I recently wrote, cannot fail, because even if you do not like it (which is highly unlikely)… it will have succeeded; it can only fail if you think that it is of the “languid orthodox” and that it is cherished by the “numb status quo”… and that cannot ever happen.

Regarding what most of the ungracious masses of separative people have unceasingly clung to:                              it doesn’t ring true.

Fly like a free Swallowtail…  please do not cling to the stagnant flypaper of orthodoxy along with so many others.

Regarding my (i.e.,Thomas Peace’s) book please click on:

from Emily Dickinson:

THE BUTTERFLY upon the Sky,
That doesn’t know its Name
And hasn’t any tax to pay
And hasn’t any Home
Is just as high as you and I,
And higher, I believe,
So soar away and never sigh
And that’s the way to grieve —

Macro-photography pic taken by Thomas Peace:

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. I bet you liked the movie “What the bleep do we know”. 🙂 I know I did. It took a couple of years to begin to understand what and who the observer is.


  2. Never saw that movie. It sounds interesting, though! I’ll try to check it out.
    K-Pax is one of my (all-time) favorites! I’m a vegetarian, just like the main character, Prot! I wrote to Dr. Gene Brewer, who wrote the novel that the movie was based on… and he wrote me back. He said that he wished the critics liked it as much as I did!


    • Yeah, check out that movie. It’s about quantum mechanics and how we interact with the world. It’s part of what set me on my journey 5 years ago. 🙂 They talk about “The ultimate observer.” It’s not boring scientific jargon, they put in a real nice balance of metaphors and entertainment to help the masses better understand. Of course my philosophy is man knows nothing, including myself. So I took what I found useful from the movie to see if I could apply any elements to it.

      Kpax? I own the movie! lol Love it! Check out A&E’s Shackleton, that’s greatest story of survival in known history. 🙂

      P.S. I’m just now getting back into being a vegetarian. 😀


      • “P.S.- I am just now getting back into being a vegetarian.”

        Wow! That is too cool! I’ve been one since ’73. I use non-fat, low cholesterol egg and milk products. I used to be a vegan (for 3 years)… but something was missing from my diet… and I would go into weird food tangents… eating a loaf of bread in one sitting (due to something lacking). One thing that I especially recommend for vegetarians (and meat-eaters too) is taking essential fatty-acid supplements. Chia capsules are a great alternative for vegetarians who don’t want to consume fish products (or for meat-eaters who don’t care for the fishy smell). sells great chia fatty acids for a decent price. Most people just don’t get enough essential fatty acids daily!

        The other day, I was standing in line at a Subways, and the husband of the couple in front of me ordered a vege sub. I asked him if he was a vegetarian. His face turned beet-red and he said “No, but I used to be.” Then his obese wife turned at him and gave him a “firm, controlling stare.” That said it all! 🙂

        I am friends with someone who knew a man who was a fruitarian; he would not even eat vegetables, as he thought that they had feelings. Poor chap looked very emaciated and so very sickly. He is probably dead by now.

  3. Well, my ultimate goal is to be vegan again. I did it for 6 months and went from 245 pounds to 168. How I do it though is extremely difficult. It’s mostly organic, nothing is processed, everything is made from scratch, even my bread products. I got a champion juicer with a grain grinder! I make all my stuff from freshly ground spelt berries. Bread sticks, pizza doe, bread and so
    on. I mean I went all the way! lol Large collection of Pyrex bowls to store food in (No plastic), got rid of the microwave and the Teflon pots and pans, got a 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. I’ll write about these things as time goes on as a supplement to my blog.

    It’s difficult, but it’s worth it in the end. I gained all my weight back because I fell into a two year depression do to some major re-programming of my mind. To long to explain. I’m just now beginning to crawl out of it. 🙂 That’s why I said “Back to being a vegetarian “, All I ate was fast food and garbage the past two years.


    • Good luck, Pining, with the goal to eating better (like you once did); if you did it before, you can do it again. You mentioned Teflon pots. Most people don’t realize the toxic danger of Teflon ware. We have some friends that have birds like we do… and many of their parrots dropped dead one day (during the summer, with the screen windows open) due to a slight over cooking with the Teflon ware. The coating that they use on Teflon is similar to lethal chemical agents used in chemical warfare (when it burns). Birds, due to their sensitive respiratory systems, are more affected by it; but by no means is it safe for humans. Caution is advised with no-stick-ware.
      In terms of depression, one of the mind’s first and basic roles is to maintain order by keeping itself (and the body) well. The mind can learn to go beyond depression by going beyond needless friction and over-dependence on symbolic representations (which cause anxiety). Being happy often involves dropping all the antiquated garbage that we were taught to store mentally; it involves being in the “here and now” beyond all the problematic anxieties and turmoil of man. Like that boy of 14 who was dying from leukemia who said “So what, I am thrilled with the life I’ve lived and with every single moment; so what if I die early; I loved it all totally anyway, and am so glad to be living this as it is!”


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