Your life is a myth


The Forbidden Heights presents the paradigms and patterns of our modern lives as insightful myths and symbols.

This collection of parables points to mystical and spiritual notions that resonate across cultures, regardless of dogma, creed or tradition.




Written in English between 1986 and 1991, this work has been translated into Arabic for this unique, dual-language publication.

Those who appreciate the wisdom of the Sufis and the writings of Khalil Gibran are sure to enjoy this work.

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Hi Ken, Let me see if I can clarify. Yes, defragmentation is also the work of the intellect. For the Buddhists, Nirvana ultimately is not something apart from this fragmented world; rather, it is the world as is. In Jesus' words from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas: "Heaven is spread upon the earth and men do not see it." So we're on the same page there.

Letting go, through the meaning that I intended, is not an intellectual act but rather the result of the existential failure of the intellect. It is recognizing the futility in the search or in trying to be or reach something that you are not. And yes, there is no method or path so precisely there is a paradox here and it is intended as such. This the difficulty in using words to talk about this subject. At best, all these words are a meditation, a koan that does not point to some content that we can process. The ultimate goal of this article above is not to provide information but to arrest the reader with the rhythm of the words or the flow of ideas and pitch him/her into a word-less realm.

I agree that we are still bound by society's rules because they are really our own. We cannot escape that fact. Each of us is a microcosm of society with our own conflicts and issues and hopes, etc. To blame someone else or to try and change society is really futile. To quote Jung: "Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes."

As for the "right act", I was referring to your own, unique myth. That's what I meant when I said that there is one that is right for you. And it cannot be someone else's act nor can you choose it. It chooses you if you get out of the way. Ok, so how are we to do that???? If you are asking this question, then I guess I failed at making my point...

I highly recommend this gem recording from Alan Watts. He is much better than me at expressing the point:

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