Spiritual

Sitting in my chair and looking out the window…

Sitting in my chair and looking out the window, the light over the valley is so beautiful that I want to grasp it, hold it, make it last. But staying open and ungrasping to fleeting beauty is an invitation to the Way. Even so, perhaps it’s inevitable to feel the yearning wistfulness for it all. In our day-to-day lives we…

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Spiritual

Studying Buddhism can be a vast endeavour..

Studying Buddhism can be a vast endeavour and has many, many approaches. But the true study of Buddhism is the study of our Buddha-nature. That which we are. If we study and observe our own human nature with sufficient unbiased scrutiny, the liberating truth of the nature of reality will be revealed.

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Much of our tension and contraction…

Much of our tension and contraction and clinging is a response to our inherent sense of groundlessness. Ironically, in attempting to find some firm footing we distress ourselves even more. The answer to the issue of groundlessness isn’t to grasp but to let go. Clutching after unattainable certainty, security, stability, permanence, has us perpetually fearful and unsettled. Surrender to the…

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I don’t like cynicism…

I don’t like cynicism. It gets over-used. It may be that sometimes its target is justified. But it rapidly becomes a blanket philosophy for life. An easy cop-out from sincerity and vulnerability. And then its just like adding poison to every meal. It’s much harder but more rewarding to try to see the best in people. Or at least not…

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There’s not much to be said…

There’s not much to be said ultimately about what we should be or shouldn’t be doing. Or notions like being in or out of alignment with the ‘higher truth’. Ideas like sin, right action, or ‘being in accord with natural law’ are useful to a point. But as you approach the real state of affairs it’s clear that these notions…

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Poetry, Spiritual

Enjoy the bliss of this…

Enjoy the bliss of this Without question or need Just falling ever into it Into this No questions asked No seeking found Heavenly peace Who knows where this freefall will lead? Or what we’ll encounter On this endless drop But who cares? Enjoy the ride The forever slide Helter-skelter Roller-coaster When we freefall We needn’t fear anything It’s all part…

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The secret is in how we ‘handle’ the moment…

The secret is in how we ‘handle’ the moment. More to the point, it’s about WHO and WHAT is handling the moment. Because if there’s some second-guessing egoic mind trying to sort out good from bad, wanted from unwanted in every moment, then life is going to be experienced as a real pain in the ass. But if what’s handling…

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