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Trust

Almost five years after that very strange day, when this character disappeared an echo from that disappearance finally fell away not from proof from trust the echo was the fear that this nobody-ness was some kind of epiphenomena left over … Continue reading

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Waiting Room

sitting in the waiting room bright florescents overhead magazines (new) and TV (sports) one other patient nervously flipped through Cosmo as if she could flip away the reason she had come oncology, a popular specialty this century patients invoke the … Continue reading

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Too Simple To Believe

Awakening seems mysterious, inscrutable even. Why ? Not because it’s too complicated. Just the opposite; it’s too simple. The mind can’t stand simple. Give it a complication, and it will play with it for hours. If it were complicated, you … Continue reading

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The Last Moment

Awakening happens when we are alone. The event that ends the personal self feels utterly personal. Sitting at home on a cushion, or at a computer, waiting for a bus, lying in bed, or sky-gazing from a stone bench, until … Continue reading

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Jettison

The story-making me spins itself a yarn about waking up. It might go something like this: “I’m close. Real close. I can feel it. It’s got to be just one more thing I need to know, one more thing to … Continue reading

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Washing Away Anxiety

About a year ago, I was standing in the shower, lathering up. Just a peaceful moment or two with a quiet mind. Suddenly the thought appeared: “The fear that I won’t live long enough to reach enlightenment comes from the … Continue reading

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