Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate Californian living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

‘Satori’ at Age Eight?

At age seven or eight I had an experience which I ever-more perceive as a satori. “Satori (Chinese kāi wù) may be defined as an intuitive looking into the nature of things in contradistinction to the analytical or logical understanding … Continue reading

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The Soul of a Hospital

Adapted from remarks before the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of [City], 1984. I have anonymized locations. — The first inkling of the hospital’s soul came to me during my childhood. I sensed it, at around age seven or eight, as a special, … Continue reading

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