Category Archives: stories

Discussion area for the topic of: Stories; as they relates to creative inquiry.

Waiting by the Wayside

In my dream I’m waiting by the side of the road: I’m a half-eaten hotdog, flung out the window of a speeding car, lying in the gutter. I hope I won’t be picked up by a homeless person or a … Continue reading

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LOK Ex 13 – Inventing the Past

LOK Ex 13 – Inventing the Past Focus on the memory of a specific event, either ‘routine’ or emotionally charged. Trace the future that developed out of that remembered event. Experiment with ways to ‘strip away’ this future, for example, … Continue reading

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Aftermaths and Precursors

Ah, the before and the after! How have they managed to crowd out my awareness of my feelings and my freedom to ponder the meaning of it all as my life putts along? But there’s no use pretending that it … Continue reading

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Mr. Dumpty’s Rehabilitation

After his great fall, Mr. Dumpty took to wearing a corset. His figure had never been the kind that favored off-the-rack clothing, even those catering to pear-shaped figures, and, due to the way his shoulders tapered into his head, he … Continue reading

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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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Empty Space

My life changed forever twenty years ago, We had driven to a look-out on Route 1 in northern California where, once everyone had parked their cars, the group gathered in a circle and did a few chants. Then they headed … Continue reading

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We are not alone

In “The Wizard of Oz”, we may have our favorite character, but if you’re like me you can find a bit of yourself in each of them. It’s together that they fill up a complete personality, while individually they reflect … Continue reading

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THE SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS…

Looking for THE SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS… well… just how might I observe that space, or transition between, when my mind is humming along, spinning its web of stories threaded with previously accepted assumptions, and beliefs sprinkled with desires and anxieties … Continue reading

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RESTING IN RIPPLES…

RESTING IN RIPPLES… In Full Presence Mindfulness classes, and TSK, we are often invited to explore in our immediate experience how the self operates at the center of our lived story… to observe the mostly unspoken, but felt story of … 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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