Happiness Everlasting

When we are kids, our parents read us ‘fairy’ stories about princes and princesses, white knights in unused armor, and happiness everlasting. The stories are a bit skewed by the message that someone or something …

Greatful

Gratitude is a skill we’ve not been well taught in the west. Perhaps as a child, we were taught to respect our elders, to say thank you, and say grace before dinner. Thanks was a …

Retreat Forward

Recently, Tom Stine returned from a weeks silent retreat and wrote about his experience. It reminded me of my own experiences. I’ve been on retreats as short as 2 days and as long as 6 …

The Push

Under the world of appearances, consciousness flows. The very stuff of our being moves and shifts in a kaleidoscope of possibility as awareness explores the infinite within Itself. That movement we experience as the shifting …

The Electric Sun

Over at the For Now blog, some notes on “the electric model” as seen in the film Thunderbolts of the Gods. They don’t see the Sun, and all other stars, as an atomic furnace burning …

Desire vs Craving

When I was writing some notes about the recent show with Eckhart on Oprah, I realized I had not posted on this important point. How to tell when a desire arises from ego and when …

Eckhart on Oprah 8

This week was the 8th of 10 classes Oprah is doing with Eckhart Tolle on his book A New Earth. They get better each week. I made notes on a few points that struck me. …

Queerer than we suppose

In this 22 minute presentation at the famous TED ideas conference (July ’05), Richard Dawkins gives a talk called “Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science.” He asks if the universe is queerer that …

Deepest Being

Back on the post How Deep?, I asked if it was going too deep to try and define what gives rise to existence in a blog format like this. In comments here and over at …

Do Be Do

Sounds like song? Do Be Do, Be Do Do…  It also points to a principle. In order to be, we must do. This may sound wrong. In meditation, we’re taught to leave the field of …

Really?

Back on Takuin, the discussion continues about being. His points drew out some further thoughts, worthwhile as a post… If the reader is ready, the message will be heard. If it reflects reality well, it …

Pain

Pain, as in physical pain, can be a deeply challenging experience. It can overshadow our experience and quality of life in a number of ways. But the surprise is, you can handle it in much …