Category Archives: intimacy

Pine Needles Zone…

In class today based on the book, ‘Dimensions of Mind’, we were working with Zones, and also practicing looking into them… Inquiring into zones involves understanding how we set them up as thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and so forth, as they … Continue reading

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Just Going Through a Phase

Have you ever noticed that you can’t divide the seven days of a week into two equal parts? I water the lawn twice a week during the summer months and my sprinkler system, which knows about minutes, hours, days, weeks, … Continue reading

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AT SEA…

We are not just talking about the sea here… but also about sitting meditation… or inquiring within… See if you can submerge your ‘self’ into the words… Ken is intimately familiar with the sea… particularly the South China Sea, having … Continue reading

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Love Letter to the Present Moment

I wish you were here. It’s hard to really enjoy myself without you. I try to be open to your presence but my mind keeps wandering amid hopes and disappointments. I’ve been meditating every day—30 minutes in the morning, 15 … Continue reading

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A HUMBLE MOMENT…

A HUMBLE MOMENT… It’s a perfect 68 degrees, and although the frozen photo doesn’t show it, there’s a 14 mph Canadian breeze and the leaves are reveling in it… whispering and passing on the secrets of the wind. It’s as … 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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CONDUCTING OPENNESS…

“[T]houghts often come and go as a kind of reflex, passing so quickly that they go unnoticed, if we take the time to focus on the stream of mental events, we soon observe that we are almost always thinking… in … Continue reading

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SPACE-INSTANT…

SPACE-INSTANT… An unbounded moment… instant center of the universe… what could you possibly say to contain it… to hold it… to savor, honor, or treasure the experience? It is NOT a snapshot, a freeze frame lifeless object… it is a … Continue reading

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SWEEP AND SWOOP…

Ken’s poem opens in me a kind of ‘allowing’… a ‘sweep and swoop’… an openness accommodating all within and without… and also an ending of those distinctions… “There are countless pathways… Access is there… Once we can let go of … Continue reading

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THAT TOO IS ‘I’…

THAT TOO IS ‘I’ Instead of narrowly grasping at things we want, we simply ‘open’ to everything, all that we fear and hold back is simply overwhelmed by everything we allow in… EVERYTHING, and it far outweighs all imagined boundaries, … Continue reading

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