Category Archives: senses

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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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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At One with Nature

Who doesn’t want to live naturally? Yet, less than natural calls to action tend to drown out a quieter voice urging us to live in balance within ourselves and with our environment. Our environment is a counterpart to an inner … Continue reading

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Getting Real…

And the knowing world was created… from space and time… GETTING REAL by Ken McKeon It was to be stillness only time, What a pledge to make, But after awhile Thoughts started showing up Like singularities Constructed as the stars … Continue reading

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THINKING THROUGH PERCEPTION…

THINKING THROUGH PERCEPTION… Thinking involves many different mental processes. For instance, perceiving visually I most often take for granted that when I see something, it’s a fact. BUT… if I take the time to investigate what I THINK I saw, … Continue reading

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GIANT BODY – THE HAND…

GIANT BODY – THE HAND… We continued to explore the GIANT BODY exercise by going smaller… that may sound contradictory, but you might say we ‘felt’ our way more than conceptualized. And ‘feeling’ is what opened the thought, feeling breathed … Continue reading

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Depths of Feeling…

The planet has a way of catching you by surprise… if you allow it…and are open to its seductive pull. Spring tends to entice, by color, light, kindly temperatures, scented breezes… certain flowers spawn tranquil feelings… like pussy willows… They … Continue reading

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Focused Sensing…

Living TSK, we often open moments like unwrapping a surprise gift… we are invited to open the gift-box, delight in the offering, welcome the discovery, stay in the center of its depth, and then lucubrate… Focused Sensing is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Rest in the Ripple…

Rest in the Ripple… In ‘Dimensions of Mind’, p.212, there is a pointing out instruction how to “focus each ripple, each point, back toward its own transitions…the more you penetrate the ripples…the more you can stay there.” Rinpoche refines, “It’s … Continue reading

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