Just Sitting

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

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.

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.

Meditation

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

 

 

 

Closing Time (It’s lonely out there.)

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The loneliness is palpable.

The Cancer Guy

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I was on my way to get lunch today when I came across this guy sitting under an overpass asking for money. I stopped, gave him some, and had a nice chat. He was being treated at the nearby Massachusetts Hospital and had only nice thing to say about his doctors. 

I gathered his cancer was very serious but his attitude was accepting of his condition. Looking at one’s death close up is hard. There is a Buddhist meditation theory that meditating on our death clarifies the mind and helps us to see things more clearly. 

The gentle demeanor of this man was very powerful.

A Question Of Perspective

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There’s a book out called “Zen Camera” that I just ordered. It links mindful thinking with photography. This image is my first under the influence of that book. It’s a feeble attempt to question what’s the real subject of this photograph. 

How about the lock on the chain?

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