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Rocco Jarman

The Way of Many Ways

Exploring the timeless craft of storytelling, highlighting the role of stories in shaping our sense of meaning and belonging both to our past and the unfolding future and reorienting us to the cosmos and our place in it.

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Simon Drew

Rocco Jarman | Lighting Candles

In this episode, Rocco gives a talk titled “Lighting Candles.” This talk was a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity. The full event video is available to members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society at https://thewalledgarden.com/lighting-candles-a-vigil-for-humanity/.

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Simon Drew

A Father’s Wisdom

We’re both growing up together. Something my Dad told me recently. “We were all growing up together when we were raising you.”

Funny, it’s not until this moment that I realised why they say we “raise” a child. It’s perhaps the most simple and important thing you could do.

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Rocco Jarman

Whatever Comes

A powerfully disarming reflection on the wisdom of grace and equanimity, and the possibility of prayer, for those of us not inclined toward Religion—holding the door open to the possibility that our lives are happening for us, not to us.

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Simon Drew

Oh Mountain

Oh mountain,
you please my soul greatly.

Oh wildflowers of the rocky mountain edges,
you awaken my eyes from their deepest slumber.

Oh snail on the rock,
you have taught me to have patience on my own path.

Oh towering mountain tree,
great wisdom is yours.

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Simon Drew

Come As You Are

4. Herein lies the hidden beauty
of Lady Philosophy;
She requires no permit,
no degree,
no admission,
no fee,

5. No need to have found,
no need to have seen,
simply you and simply me
like crane and cow,
like flower

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Simon Drew

Pairidaēza Suite

The musician, like the poet,
looks within and without,
and tells the story of what he sees.

The musician, like the seer,
reveals unto the masses
the secrets which were once hidden.

The musician, like the philosopher,
discovers the commonalities which flow
through all

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Simon Drew

Exhausted

Night after night,
I came to you in prayer,
Begging that you might give unto me
A poem, or an insight, or a wise whisper.

Night after night,
You guided me,
And you gave me what I asked for,
Even though I knew

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