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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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Life Imitating Art

Last week, I wrote a piece about a cuckoo bird who transcended his predetermined role in life to save his nest mates. I chose a family of Indigo Buntings because I had just finished reading a novel (“Where the Forest … 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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Knowing Grief

“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy. There’s a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. … 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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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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Appreciating our Vehicle

I’ve often wondered why some men lavish such care on their cars. There it sits in the driveway, every panel, window, bumper and wheel gleaming in the sun. And when the engine is turned over you can be sure it … Continue reading

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A Sense of Caring

To guard against  self-deception, it is important to balance the sense of caring and the feeling of immediacy it can bring with insight into the functioning of conventional temporality. One way to cultivate such insight is to review and reflect … Continue reading

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