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.

Spiritual

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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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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Spiritual

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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Spiritual

I was never really grateful before…

I was never really grateful before. Not really. I took too much for granted on one hand, and on the other I was focused on what I didn’t have, what I wanted. There’s not much room for gratitude in that way of thinking. It was only after I awakened that real gratitude came online for me in a major way.…

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Spiritual

Can the ego ever consent to its own destruction…

Can the ego ever consent to its own destruction? Is there ever informed consent for awakening? Perhaps not Because the grasping ego is like a victim of Stockholm Syndrome Conditioned into loving its own captivity It’s a false consciousness That needs rescuing Liberating But it’s only the true consciousness that can do this Only awareness itself The true identity That…

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Spiritual

The misty dreamlike haze of reality…

The misty dreamlike haze of reality Only mind makes it seem solid So what is real? What’s the nature of actuality? Just so we know what we’re talking about Because a dream Is a real dream It’s just not the thing it seems to present The world isn’t real It’s just what we call real What we take to be…

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