[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “July feeling” (2013)

In the morning dark, so silent, Many people walking up and down, As if the world will end today. Water rushing everywhere, black are her eyes, Red is her touch, her body like glass otherwise, And on the soft skin, cold frozen ice. Like dust in the morning dawn, Her wings just want to fly,Continue reading “[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “July feeling” (2013)”

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “You seem to be happy” (2013)

You seem to be happy, But is it really possible that someone like you is really happy? You have many friends, But don’t you see they are not your real friends? You have a lonely life, But I was always supporting you, So why you can’t realize all these things, Such a fruitful day itContinue reading “[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “You seem to be happy” (2013)”


Par Timo Schmitz B17 Versets 1-8: δίπλ’ ἐρέω· τοτὲ μὲν γὰρ ἓν ηὐξήθη μόνον εἶναι ἐκ πλεόνων, τοτὲ δ’ αὖ διέφυ πλέον’ ἐξ ἑνὸς εἶναι. δοιὴ δὲ θνητῶν γένεσις, δοιὴ δ’ ἀπόλειψις· τὴν μὲν γὰρ πάντων σύνοδος τίκτει τ’ ὀλέκει τε, ἡ δὲ πάλιν διαφυομένων θρεφθεῖσα διέπτη. καὶ ταῦτ’ ἀλλάσσοντα διαμπερὲς οὐδαμὰ λήγει, ἄλλοτε μὲν Φιλότητι συνερχόμεν’ εἰς ἓν ἅπαντα, ἄλλοτε δ’Continue reading “Empédocle”

Quelques idées d’Héraclite

Par Timo Schmitz ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν. (B 49) : Nous entrons dans les mêmes rivières et n’y entrons pas; nous sommes et ne sommes pas. – Le cosmos continue régulièrement et change sans interruption. Cf. Goethe : « Ach, und in demselben Flusse, schwimmst du nicht zum zweitenmal »Continue reading “Quelques idées d’Héraclite”


Par Timo Schmitz Ἀναξιμένης δὲ καὶ αὐτὸς ὢν Μιλήσιος, υἱὸς δ’ Εὐρυστράτου, ἀέρα ἄπειρον ἔφη τὴν ἀρχὴν εἶναι, ἐξ οὗ τὰ γινόμενα καὶ τὰ γεγονότα καὶ τὰ ἐσόμενα καὶ θεοὺς καὶ θεῖα γίνεσθαι, τὰ δὲ λοιπὰ ἐκ τῶν τούτου ἀπογόνων. A 7: Anaximène, également de Milet, fils d’Eurystrate, disait que l’air illimité est le premierContinue reading “Anaximène”

Thalès & Anaximandre

Par Timo Schmitz Thalès: Selon Aristote, Thalès fut le premier philosophe à poser la question de l’origine de toute chose. Il pensa que l’eau est le premier élément. Selon Diogène Laërce, on dit qu’il fut le premier philosophe qui a pensé que l’âme est immortelle. En plus, il a cru que tout le cosmos estContinue reading “Thalès & Anaximandre”

Quelques idées exprimées par les Sept Sages

Collectées et traduites par Timo Schmitz De Thalès de Milet: καὶ ἐν τῷ ὅλῳ δέ [ou: δή] τινες αὐτὴν μεμῖχθαί φασιν, ὅθεν ἴσως καὶ Θαλῆς ᾠήθη πάντα πλήρη θεῶν εἶναι.  Aristote: De l’âme, 411a : Et il y en a aussi ceux qui disent que l’âme est mêlée à travers l’univers, et peut-être c’est pourquoi ThalèsContinue reading “Quelques idées exprimées par les Sept Sages”

The dilemma of modern psychology

Grimes & Mishlove [Jeffrey Mishlove: Philosophical Midwifery with Pierre Grimes. New Thinking Allowed, 26 October 2017.] pointed out that the drama of modern psychology is that it is concerned a lot with empiricism, but not with what is in their name, the ‘psyche’, meaning soul in Greek.  – Indeed, the soul is something which isContinue reading “The dilemma of modern psychology”

Everything has a deep meaning for us!

“Look at the world! We know from the great Chasidic master, the Baal Shem Tov, that everything we see in this world has a deep meaning for us.”  Rabbi David Kraus: Wahrnehmung. Breslev Deutsch, 3 December 2018. (translation mine) Indeed, everything we see must have a deep meaning for us, because our Creator does everythingContinue reading “Everything has a deep meaning for us!”

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Fake facade” (2013)

So I see you’re gone, Your mind is faster on the run, You knew that it would be like this, A broken heart is nothing you would fix. Except yourself, there is nothing in your life, It was always like that, even when you arrived, And although I can’t arrive on you, In a memory,Continue reading “[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Fake facade” (2013)”