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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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Dancing in the Silence

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche I don’t want to be one of the people who spend their whole lives not hearing the melodies and … 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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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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CHOOSING THE UNKNOWN

One more advanced Full Presence Mindfulness class till we break until the next semester… when classes continue in late September or early October. The eighteen classes we’ve engaged with since mid-March have been a gift. Our teacher, Jack Petranker, has … 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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