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Parking Spot

Where’s your parking spot ? You know, the place where you are comfortable. As in this far and no further. Well worn. Tried and “true”. Familiar. Lots of us keep these parking spaces; sometimes for years, even for lifetimes. “Go … Continue reading

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A Little Less Moss

In 2005 I met one of “Them”- my first encounter with someone who lived in spacious clarity every day. Thai Buddhist teacher and meditation coach Ajhan Jeerapong Pairote shone his brilliant simplicity on the selfy skepticism and gloomy Western attitude … Continue reading

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Fear of Loss

What are you afraid of ? Snakes ? Scorpions ? Airplane travel ? Small potatoes. I submit you are deeply afraid of losing your individuality. You, but no longer special. No longer really “me”. If you have the time to … Continue reading

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Close Call

Recall a time when you were in sudden physical danger. Got it ? Now look closely into the elements of the experience. What happened ? Quick action ? Sudden appearance ? The unexpected ? Where was that thoughty little “I” … Continue reading

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Idle Reflection

Many years ago, my partner died after a protracted illness. The grief that followed was not linear. Each wave of deep sadness shook the foundations of the world I lived in.. Every start of the chain of remembrance was a … Continue reading

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Can’t Unsee

The ” I got it/I lost it ” phenomena appears in many experiences of Gate crossing. It looked like something was clear – now it is not. ” Once seen, it cannot be unseen.” Is it true ? Is that … Continue reading

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A Life of Emptiness and Clarity Meets the Chaotic Vomitus Unconscious

In therapy, I recall dealing with one issue at a time. Something would come up. Therapist and I would talk. Looking happened. Moving on happened. It was almost… orderly. Therapy ended when the issue I had gone for resolved. Awake … Continue reading

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Deep Listening

Yesterday attended a memorial. A friend had died, and friends and family gathered to say goodbye in each other’s company. His girlfriend had a lot on her mind. Was happy to sit with her for as long as she needed. … Continue reading

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Faded Out

Mind will latch on to anything to feel (and sound) special. Any story, quality or ability, real or imagined, anything at all. Truth matters for naught in the equation: ” I am special.” The feeling of specialness fogs the background … Continue reading

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Doing

Who does anything, if there is no doer ? The doer here disappeared. The doing image once held in mind – a little field marshal, strutting about, shouting orders, in charge – is long gone. For almost two years the … Continue reading

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