Category Archives: living the question

Emptiness

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Emptiness This morning as I sat on my deck with the rising sun a brief conversation came back … Continue reading

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Beginners Mind

I think of beginner’s mind as the mind that faces life like a small child, full of curiosity and wonder and amazement. I wonder what this is? I wonder what that is? I wonder what this means?  Abbess Zenkei Blanche … Continue reading

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Mending

Mending: To make (something broken or damaged) usable again: to repair (something broken or damaged). To heal or cure (a broken bone, a sad feeling, etc.) ~Merriam‑Webster Mending Two months ago while mending a small hole in the shoulder of … Continue reading

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listening

As the busy edge dissolves we begin to join the conversation through the portal of a present unknowing, robust vulnerability, revealing in the way we listen, a different ear, a more perceptive eye, an imagination refusing to come too early … Continue reading

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breathing in and out

Ruha, Breath, 2005 If you stayed in the present, if you paid attention thoroughly to the now, what it had in it might come to you. And if you did not pay attention to the present, you might miss essential … Continue reading

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Stepping Through the Silver Gate (continued)

The Silver gate requires us to surrender our egos and began to accept the process of the aging of the body and mind. As we choose acceptance, this gate reveals the once hidden gifts that are now available to us, … Continue reading

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Living in the question

This morning, like every morning my dog Buddy is out in the woods barking barking barking. There seems to me to be no real purpose to his morning routine. After 10 or 15 minutes of barking through the woods and … Continue reading

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