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Riding the Fox

“And, when we grow up we must never forget that hidden, down deep within us is our forever inner child resting, silently forever waiting forever hoping that one day we shall, remember it.” Athey ThompsonSeb McKinnon Art, “The Moon’s Daughter” ***

Kaleidoscopic Reflections

When you think back now on the many different phases of your life, do you ever feel like you are staring one-eyed through an optical tube like a kaleidoscope that shifts the images into mirrored shapes and colors as you turn the shaft one way or the other? Turn it one way and you seeContinue reading “Kaleidoscopic Reflections”

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Defining the Self

The previous post was on the “SELF as Master,” meaning that in this context the SELF here was referring to the God-force SELF—the ALLness—the Everything. But even the ‘ego-self’ that most of us struggle to control, is a bit more diverse than saying it means ‘pure ego’ which also has its own range of implications.Continue reading “Defining the Self”

Our Ordinary Lives

“We all have encounters with the sacred; we just have to cultivate the eye that can perceive them. We have to see what’s already here, interwoven with what we claim is human and mundane. We have to take inventory of the magic that conspires to love us in and through our ordinary lives.” ~ MegganContinue reading “Our Ordinary Lives”

When Words Fail

Something New

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle  Love the image. Think the artist is L. Roche, and hope s/he doesn’t mind my sharing it here so others can appreciate its jewel-like beauty. As forContinue reading “Something New”

“Context is Everything”

Just ran across an old Alan Watts audio called “Context is Everything” (Excerpt from the audio program and companion book, Just So: Money, Materialism, and the Ineffable, Intelligent Universe by Alan Watts – Context is Everything)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKm-oQVcm74 I mention it here because it further substantiates something I’d earlier written about in this blog on theContinue reading ““Context is Everything””

Beyond Prosaic Reality

 “I believe that within the core of every human being dwells a yearning for the meaning that lies beyond the prosaic reality of everyday life. We reach out for evidence of something beyond the ordinary.”     ~ Denise Linn       Earthschool Harmony *** Love the image beside these words—the perspective juxtaposition of immediate foreground against theContinue reading “Beyond Prosaic Reality”

The Transition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Plum Village Public Notice: “The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces that our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95. We invite our global spiritual family to take a few moments to be still, toContinue reading “The Transition of Thich Nhat Hanh”

How I Feel

*** “The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, they speak to me. The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me. The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks toContinue reading “How I Feel”

The American Transcendentalists

The Garden Of Pensiveness “Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson           ~ Art by Tara TurnerContinue reading “The American Transcendentalists”