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Monday, September 20, 2021

Isolation

Is loneliness real? Spiritually, no. Never. But living in a body, where boundaries of time and space, of skin and gender and thought, abound... we experience being apart, alone--and sometimes it is a good thing, solitude. Other times, it is that feeling of being cut off, insignificant to others, even abandoned: loneliness. We can shift perception to the spiritual, and find comfort there, when we are feeling too alone. But I can't help but think that we are here to experience such things, to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Looking at dying and death

"I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, She is gone. "Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not her. Just at the moment when someone says, She is gone, there are others who are watching her coming. Other voices take up the glad shout, Here she comes! "And that is DYING." I don't know yet who to thank, who to credit this to, but it is beautiful! Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 27, 2021

There is mostly only believing.

Everyone believes something. Some people think they know, but in fact, it is all beliefs. We can know very little. Especially when it comes to philosophies and religions. ⁠ So, you can believe there is a God, you can believe there is not a God. You can believe humanity cannot thrive without religion, you can believe that no one needs or benefits from religion. ⁠ I believe that Free Will allows us to choose to believe things, to test beliefs, to evolve wiser beliefs as our understanding and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 19, 2021

"You're the one who's rude first!"

In cultures where courtesy and 'face' are of greatest value, this is a vital justification for violating the rules of courtesy. It is the simple confrontation between two people, and the more complex ones involving whole clans, whole countries. Here's the thing: Rudeness is always a matter of perception; Perceptions are always a matter of expectations; Expectations are the result of social/cultural programming. Unconsidered programming determines how we react emotionally, feeling entirely... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Walking Meditation

Meditation does not always have to sitting down, feet on the floor (running energies) or folded in a lotus position (TM). It doesn't always have to be passive. Once one has a sense of one's own experience of the meditative state, "walking meditation" becomes a practical solution to the problem of having, or taking no time to sit quietly for an hour or half an hour, or even 20 minutes once or twice a day. There are several variations of meditative technique that are called walking meditation, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

NEXT TIME...

Next time, I want a life in more dimensions. Not just for- and backwards, Not bound so tight to time. I want to live not only walking on the earth but soaring, eagle-high, or flitting among leaves and boughs, or swiftly coursing distances between the trees, the rooftops, the ledges of great canyons, coasting on warm rising airs... Or I will live more slowly, cruising with the waves and diving deep and deeper into the pressing dark... I'll go leaping towards the sky to crash back down again with... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Meditation journal: Wednesday

I missed it yesterday, and all day I was a little regretful about that. That, in itself, is progress! There was a time I knew I should practice what I know is good for me, but I just didn't wanna! It has taken years to understand this resistance, and now finally, to get past it. It comes with realizing that the formulas for meditation that I was taught were, for me, obsolete. It was like still having to write using that special lined paper used in first grade to help kiddies learn to write. It... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Hello, Me!

This morning when I sat to meditate, again on the front deck, though it's quite a bit cooler today, I sat comfortably with my feet on the floor, my hands apart and resting in my lap. I closed my eyes. I said hello to my feet, their numb parts and the sensitive ones, giving them both some love and gladness for all they do and have done for me. I continued, greeting and appreciating my legs, and hips and all the way up... I greeted my muscles and bones and ligaments and all... my blood and other... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Meditation

Yesterday, the day after that marathon tea-party, I thought to ground myself, and found that it wasn't quite happening. That's when I considered that perhaps after the long hanging-out with a fairly intense and also energy-sensitive but untrained person, I should have done some clean-out meditation. So, I went out on the deck with my coffee, sat there near the dovelings, and meditated for the first time in a very long time. (Why does anyone, equipped with skills and tools for self-care, simply... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

A summing up

Imagine if religions of the world had never taught that bodies should conform to spiritual truths and realities. Imagine if religions had left the physical aspects of life to physicians and scientists, and stayed focused on spiritual health and well-being. It isn't true of all religions, of course, but the ones most in our awareness as the descendents of Europeans, with religions based in interpretations and translations of the Bible's Old and New Testaments, and the Koran. I have not studied... Sign in to see full entry.

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