Tag Archives: awareness

Presence

Do you sometimes practice Presence? Listening to birds sing in trees, feeling sandals on gravel, seeing shades of green thimbleberry leaves. When thoughts arise, watching them. Sometimes, if a thought snags you like a thistle burr, you label it “thought” … Continue reading

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Sitting cross-legged by the burning wood stove

As many of you know or don’t know, I spend lots of time meditating here in the woods. Meditation started seriously for this one in 2003. Since no formal teacher materialized to teach me, I started sitting cross-legged on the … Continue reading

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Web of life

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Heaven on earth (Good Friday & Earth Day musings)

When you look up Heaven on earth It’s an overcast morning.  The skies are gray with weeping clouds.  (Although the clouds have been overwhelmed by a rising sun and the sky looks orange behind that eastern spruce tree outside the … Continue reading

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The last time I talked with a dead person

The last dead person I talked with was a year and a half ago. You have all talked with the dead, haven’t you? It’s quite easy.  All you have to do is get yourself out of the way.  You know, … Continue reading

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If a leaf fell in the forest and you were perfectly silent…would you hear it?

As Jalaluddin Rumi said: Why are you so afraid of silence? Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void, a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.             Silence is … Continue reading

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Wandering the foggy shore of southern California the morning after the tsunami hit Japan

 Across the wide and salty ocean from California, past lush tropical islands and craggy rocks, past whales surfacing to blow water toward the sky, past dolphin pods arching and leaping, past underwater schools of colorful fish, past reefs of coral, … Continue reading

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“Everyone please take their seats. Class is starting now.”

Class!  Class!  Put away your books for a few minutes.  Today we are going to discuss “The Art of Communication.”  Yes, Yes,  Joey, I know we discussed it last week.  However, this week we will talk about it from a … Continue reading

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Patterns

Look closer at everything you see.  Patterns reveal themselves everywhere! Repeated spirals, repeated movements, repeated colors, repeated spirals, repeated beautiful patterns. Nature patterns itself endlessly, and we humans do, too. What is it about patterns that appeals to us? What … Continue reading

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When a log lands on your toe…will you remember your gratitude practice?

  Wham!  Bang! Last night I reached down to pick up a log for the woodstove.  The log slipped down to the floor–unto my sock-covered big toe.  OWWWWW! You know how you’re tempted to curse the log and life and, … Continue reading

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