1.14.2012

Awe.tism

"To me, existing in silence, as a number of autistics do, isn’t any different than the person of high religious standing who takes a deliberate vow of silence—why would it be? So there’s a double standard in who and what we value: people who meditate, pray, practice yoga want to reach the same spiritual plateau that some autistics attain naturally by living in silence, focusing on a repetitive movement or a perseverative vocalization (a mantra), and perceiving all things seen and unseen. And there is scientific research to support this, as I write in Autism and the God Connection." ~ William Stillman



THE WAY WINGS SHOULD

What will our children do in the morning?
Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play, the way wings should?
Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered
the strength from the planets that all men and women need to balance
the wonderful charms of the earth so that her power and beauty
does not make us forget our own?
I know all about the ways of the heart - how it wants to be alive.
Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky's mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words.
What will our children do in the morning
if they do not see us fly?

~ Rumi ~



"Chaos always creates and always creates consciously. Chaos unfettered by the negative ego consciousness always has a positive outcome for all involved." ~ S.Of.S.