Author Archives: Jason Youngman

About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.

Cut to the Chase

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control.” – … Continue reading

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God’s Right & Wisdom’s Insight

“Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” – T.S. Eliot At the age of 14 my thirst for scripture was unquenchable. — Little of it … Continue reading

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My Gift to You

“My intention is purely to follow the dharma that is guiding me. That is all. Right now my duty is to give pure sounds to the universe – pure and simple – with pure heart.” – Gaiea What Enya was … Continue reading

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A Starry Night

“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.” ― Vincent van Gogh Have you ever wondered why Van Gogh wanted to paint the Starry Night? Could it … Continue reading

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The Splendour of Beauty’s Light

“If all people worked for the beautiful, and endeavoured to do the most beautiful things, everything people need in common, and the greatest good for each in particular, would be achieved.” – Aristotle How the trees of the forest run … Continue reading

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Expand your Horizons

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing … Continue reading

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Dance as Creative Art (Video)

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi My passionate love for dance transcends all forms of romance, … Continue reading

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After a 36 hour fast

“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” – Plato Fasting is an age old practice of abstaining from food. Today many are availing of it to enhance their health and wellbeing. This presentation is neither about substantiating nor refuting … Continue reading

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Gems of Delight

“Primum non nocerum. (First do no harm)” – Hippocrates The word ‘aphorism’ was originally used by an ancient Greek physician in view to treating disease. So one might say they were antidotal in scope. Today we often use the term … Continue reading

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Babylon has Fallen

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her immorality.” How much of our writing is put forth into the world without any of us knowing how the other will receive it. … Continue reading

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