About Joe Blake

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Photo: Docking in Hobart, Tasmania, at the end of our 10,00 nautical mile, 2 1/2 year voyage to Australia from the Panama Canal. The realization of a 40-year-old dream for me. We’re still together.

About myself:

How can one write about oneself and tell only the truth?


Maybe it’s best to write of oneself from the inside out. I’m not so much writing about my feelings or my thoughts, more my curiosity and wonderings. It is amazing to be alive, to exist! Words and images flow from my mind, as I front up to express my experience and what it means, sharing this with you.

In my post, I Am Here  – about self-perception or the actual meaning of “I” – you can read that “we’re going to have to go deeper than ID … my name and address, my date-of-birth, my Curriculum Vitae … my personal history … … and my private thoughts and feelings. … …But (if we are honest) – You or I don’t really have a fulsome or complete knowledge of what that pronoun “I” means! ” [more]

Our minds are so conditioned! –  that only through meditation – through silence – can we approach that “I” and taste, feel, experience what and who it is. And coming back to the consensual reality after that one finds it virtually impossible to say what one learned, what happened. One has to hint at it, in a hundred different ways. But it’s worth trying. And that’s what my blog is about. Setting aside thinking, and being in the present moment, open to the truth.

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. The adventure is a metaphysical one: it is a way of approaching life indirectly, of acquiring a total rather than a partial view of the universe.” – Henry Miller

Sweet Georgia Brown 2,Tony and Joe

I am an artist, cartoonist, musician, composer, writer, poet, I am a son of God, husband, father, grandfather, blogger, diarist, sailor, and so on …

The point is to inquire, be curious, open up, and not to give advice. Anything in this blog that resembles the giving of advice should be construed to be advice to myself. 

Now, as to that list, above: I have dabbled in each of those, and sometimes with great delight and even magnificent result. And some of the results I intend to put up here when I work out how to work this website!


About our theme “Stop thinking. NOW”:

Three other ways of expressing this advice to myself –

Value your Peace.

Be in the Now.

Thinking is not the normal use of your mind.

Better use is to really pay attention to what is in your face, not assuming you know that already! There may be more …

We are interested in Raj. He teaches A Course In Miracles here. His talks are found here.  It’s all a bit strange and “scary”, but if you’re interested in learning more, contact me here. He calls it the “Holy Instant”, and it’s simply a way of becoming still, and asking for a fuller view of reality from the Source Itself.


Please leave a comment, if you wish.



  1. I have always been intrigued by ‘A Course In Miracles’. This is the year I am going to invest in an educational opportunity of this nature for myself, so I will certainly be looking into it more 😉 I really enjoyed reading more about your life philosophy here. Thanks so much for sharing!


    1. I still read A Course In Miracles, after 21 years study. It can have a radical effect on your life, as you learn to let Love in. I recommend studying it with others, in a group, if possible. Glad you have enjoyed my ramblings! 😉

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      1. It’s mind boggling, mind altering, life altering, life renewing! All of that and more! If it’s meant for you, you’ll know; if it’s not, you’ll find it well worth while anyway to have a good look. Enjoy!

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