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What Do You Believe Matters?

Age? Gender? Race? Intelligence? Wealth?

Or perhaps none of the above.

And if it’s “none of the above”, what then?

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Meditative Stillness

I try to meditate for 20 minutes each morning before breakfast. In these endless days of sheltering in place, it helps but, not as much as I’m sure it could. Spoiler alert…I’m not very good.

The main reason, I drink two cups of caffein laden tea before I start, which give me the jitters. However, there are contributing factors too. For instance when my thoughts start to wonder, skittering off to some worthless but, for the moment, interesting topic, I’m slow to drag them back, preferring instead to think about what’s for breakfast than going back to dull chore of peacefully counting in and out breaths. Another reason, I always seem to have to go to the bathroom at exactly the wrong time…enough said.

I’m know there are better ways to meditate but for now, I’ll stay where I am because frankly I’d be lost without it.

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Buddhism my opinion

The Magnificent Silence Between Thoughts

The silence between the bumps and burbles of our “monkey” mind’s endless river of thoughts contains the universe. We sometimes (but very rarely) feel its presence during meditation.

As we sit in our homes during this lockdown period, separated from all familiar routines, the stardust of our being is a little easier access.

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Wabi Sabi Tree

The older I get (and that’s pretty damn old) the more I appreciate the marks that aging leaves. If this tree was a perfectly formed spruce I doubt it would attract half the interest that this old warrior does.

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Buddhism my opinion

Light In A Dark Place

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Attending To Smooth Stones

No digital devices, no plastic toys, simplicity is the key! This is one fine kid! Would that more of us follow his example.

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Buddhism my opinion

Just Sitting

Meditation quiets our “monkey” minds. My hope is that more people discover this lovely, powerful technique.

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The Blue Cloud and The Coffee Cup

Why does it have to make sense? Life doesn’t. Lighten up, smell the fresh coffee and follow blue clouds whenever you see them.

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Quiet Time

This small plant stem blowing in the breeze contains in it the dust of stars. If we can understand it we will know all there is to know.

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Meditation

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This was not taken on the streets, nor is it an image that IĀ usually,post, but the hands and the deep blacks made a deepĀ impression on me.