A big juicy chunk of what passes for spiritual work has to do with trying to change oneself. Become more peaceful, have a quieter mind, be less stressed, less attached, less reactive. Continue Reading »»»
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Updated: April 27, 2013
We think of ourselves as stable entities that move through time, as if time were a medium. Continue Reading »»»
It seems that the troubling thing must be worked out, as understood by the mind. That its terms must be entered into, accepted as given, in order that the decision can be made, the problem resolved, the emotions processed. Continue Reading »»»
The sense of self dissolves, and how is it that what’s left is radical cherishing? The cherishing is of all that is, and all-that-is has turned out to be what “you” actually are. Continue Reading »»»
That sense of the larger something, the enveloping space, spacious intelligence. Like a vapor constantly seeking points of entry. Continue Reading »»»
Almost nothing about the future is certain. You can be sure you will die. But how you will get from here to there is mostly unpredictable. Continue Reading »»»
When a radical insight comes, so startling is the perspective shift that it appears to have occurred entirely out of the blue. More likely, it’s the culmination of a process that’s been under way for some time, perhaps unobserved. Continue Reading »»»
My dear elderly friend asked, How does one manage to mind nothing? She was wondering this in the context of her recent protracted illness — not serious, but limiting and exhausting. Continue Reading »»»
This is not a method. It is a way of looking at what occurs. It’s looking at the level on which the change takes place, Continue Reading »»»
The absorbing thing that present-day life is — life as it just now appears to you, what’s getting attention, what stirs worry, desire, all of it — that thing, collectively, is in a box. We don’t normally experience it that way, as being contained, because it doesn’t occur to the ordinary mind that there’s anything but what’s in the box. Continue Reading »»»
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