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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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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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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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Exploring the Unformulated…

In his book ‘Unformulated Experience’, Donnel B. Stern says, the title refers to not only all the “knowable, communicable implications that have never been spelled out, perceptions that have habitually been passed over”, but also, “the ongoing organizing activities… that … Continue reading

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EDGE OF THE FUTURE…

EDGE OF THE FUTURE… I love to write, and when I do, I am fascinated by the ‘dawn’. Of course, the captivating and compelling beauty of the just rising sun… but in particular, the dawning of form… when at the … 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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Washing the Dishes

This morning, after Swimming in Space for awhile, I elected–instead of sitting with the sensations stimulated by that practice–to continue washing the dishes. Walking through the darkened rooms, laying my extra shirt down on a chair, washing and rinsing a … Continue reading

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