Horses, Horses, Horses
February 27, 2010, 2:39 pm
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Horses, Horses, Horses

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The Seer
February 26, 2010, 7:29 pm
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The Seer

if you love
what you see
you will grow
to see more

~Benjamin Dean

Cat and mouse…
February 25, 2010, 8:03 pm
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The key to being present–for me–has been to notice thoughts and feelings as they arise, without judgment. They arise, I notice them, they dissolve. The more I am able to notice them arising, without judgment, the less they seem to be arising and the more I am able to just be, here, now.

I experience a lot of stillness these days. Nothing magical, no flashing lights, no bells and whistles, no overwhelming feelings of love or bliss… just spacious stillness. It feels nice, peaceful.

Cat and MouseAs Eckhart Tolle describes, I often feel like a cat watching a mouse hole. When the mouse peeks its little nose out (a thought or feeling arises), I notice and the mouse quickly disappears again. Sometimes the mouse peeks out over and over again for long periods of time; it might even venture all the way out of the hole for a short time, as if the cat has fallen asleep–but when the cat wakes up and notices, the mouse vanishes! Sometimes the mouse seems to fall asleep itself, in its little house, and the cat just sits quietly and waits. Either way the cat remains intent on the mouse hole.

The biggest challenge is watching the mouse hole while engaged in activities. But this cat is learning to be more attentive to the mouse hole and all the other “things” going on within and without at the same time.

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Taking life as it comes…
February 24, 2010, 10:55 am
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I have a new awareness of just what loving what is means to animals. What is, is life, and animals don’t question it or–as far as we know–even think about it. When I watch my wolf dog, Lucy, it is clear she is present, alert and aware of what is going on. She doesn’t appear to be consumed by memories of the past or worries about the future. She seems enormously content to just be who she is: an amazing being who takes life as it comes, one moment at a time.

Loving what is

Loving what is

Who are you? Where would you be?
February 23, 2010, 1:53 pm
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Who are you without your story? Without a name, a birthdate, a defined gender and sexual preference, a position in a family structure, labeled personality traits, and the various roles with which you identify yourself? What are you left with without a history, without memories of a past, and plans or hopes for an imagined future? Who is left when all that is gone? Nothing?

Where would you be without your story? Without the memories of where you ‘have been’ and thoughts about where you ‘will be’ some day? Where would you be without a defined cultural identification, an address that says you live in a certain town or city in a particular country on a planet called “Earth”? Where would you be without all of that? Where would you reside? Nowhere?

The answer is that you are “nothing” and you do reside “nowhere”… but that does not negate who you are, it only negates who you think you are!

YOU are not a thought, and NOW is not an idea. It is the only place where life exists–as no thing, no where

You are life itself!

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The Soul’s Journey
February 21, 2010, 3:37 pm
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February 19, 2010, 7:22 pm
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Imagine your Self
singing this song to your self,
because that is what your Self would do
IS doing
…offering you a warm embrace…

When the rain is blowing in your face
and the whole world is on your case
I would offer you a warm embrace
to make you feel my love

When evening shadows and the stars appear
and there is no one to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
to make you feel my love

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet
but I would never do you wrong
I’ve known it from the moment that we met
there’s no doubt in my mind where you belong

I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue
I’d go crawling down the avenue
there ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do
to make you feel my love

Storms are raging on a rolling sea
down the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
but you ain’t seen nothing like me yet

There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do
go to the ends of the earth for you
make you happy, make your dreams come true
to make you feel my love

~written by Bob Dylan

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