Category Archives: time

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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TIME MARKING …

Ken’s poem about going ‘blue-pendulum’, marking time with each micro-instant swing of attention… I get glimpses myself doing that too, in my own mostly clipped and disjointed way. I’m reminded of what Rinpoche writes about ‘marking time’… “[We may] see … 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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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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Pendulums in the Sky with Diamonds

“Leave them alone and they’ll come home, wagging their tails behind them.” –From the writings of 16th century shepherdess, Little Bo Peep. This morning, I was about to use the sound of the pendulum’s ticks and tocks, out in the … Continue reading

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Casting the First Brick

“In the act of being curious, what has been settled becomes unsettled. There are no rules, no certainty, and no fixed place at which to arrive. We know that we do not know. We know that our cognition is inadequate, … Continue reading

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The Four Immeasurables

This morning a phrase came back to me while I was sitting for my morning 30 minutes, in what I call meditation but which is more often a moving conveyor belt of thoughts, feelings, intentions, and memories. The phrase that … Continue reading

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THE HUMBLE MOMENT…

Ken’s poem reminds, moments are time… like the weather, ever changing. Mood flavors Now… like the receding surf back-washing into crashing waves at the edge of the future… there’s presence… the granular feel of pain from tease to torment, and … Continue reading

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A TSK STORY…

TSK… When I was in grade school, a devoted choir boy, I wanted to be a priest, among other things. I was raised with 16 years of Catholic education, and perhaps because of that faith-based dogmatic approach to religion, I … Continue reading

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