Category Archives: presence

Stirring the Caldron of Time

As I opened the fridge door and wondered what would take the edge off my hunger, before I want out for my walk, I heard my mother, sitting at the kitchen table, say, “I never wanted to be so opinionated.” … Continue reading

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Skywriting Meditation…

From a ‘finity’ of moments yet another humble one… perhaps among the humblest of moments and the most fulfilling… SKYWRITING by Ken McKeon What do I have to do with the sky? It doesn’t drape me With a living curtain … Continue reading

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The Past at the Edge of the Future

To know the past as happening now… “To attain this ‘knowingness’ we can begin with objects and experiences, using them to work back to the knowingness and clarity which they bear. Then, using that clarity, we can SEE ALL EXPERIENCES … Continue reading

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Simple Insights

I had two insights this past week. They both seem as simple as to be hardly worth mentioning; but I don’t want to forget them. One of those insights was: I feel happier when I am trying to realize my … Continue reading

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The Dreaming of the Sands

We can examine the sinew and bones of experience for their secrets, but it may be that the mystery of time is to be found elsewhere. I have the privilege of knowing people who are working on books and classes … Continue reading

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KNOWING THE EDGE OF THE FUTURE…

KNOWING THE EDGE OF THE FUTURE… In Full Presence Mindfulness FPM class recently, some students discussed experiencing some difficulty practicing the EDGE OF THE FUTURE exercise from page 99 of, ‘Dynamics of Time and Space’. The practice invites us… “To … Continue reading

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MORNING TIME

If you can find the subtle, it can anchor the rest of your day… allowing a return to that loving openness at any moment thereafter… MORNING TIME by Ken McKeon Early morning dim mind sleepy still, I need a muted … Continue reading

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What Gets me up?

What gets me up in the morning? Well. I’m glad that something does. It may not be a golden trumpet sounding at the edge of the meadow of sleep, beckoning me into the forest canopy of a new day. But … Continue reading

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A Pain in the Neck

What causes an old memory to return, like Little Bo Peep’s sheep or like a painted horse spinning off a carousel we are surprised to discover is still running? In the memory that came back yesterday morning, I was standing … Continue reading

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A Bird on the Wing

I always took Kafka’s phrase, “A bird went in search of a cage,” as referring to the human tendency to feel anxious with too much freedom and openness (like a child’s panic when he notices that his family has disappeared … Continue reading

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