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A SEASON FULL OF NOTHING MUCH TO SAY

My friend Rumi says it all these days: “This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say. I don’t plan it. When I’m outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.” – Rumi. That’s the way it is…a gentle resting, an alert silence, a sweet in-dwelling simplicity felt […]

PREGRETS: The end of fear and hope.

We start to toddle in early childhood and spend the rest of our days teetering into tomorrow. Our balance is precarious; we reach for that parental hand that will help hold us up, keep us going and otherwise save us from what we fear may harm us. From our first, hesitant steps into our brave […]

THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE

 ” Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool…because almost everything -all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”  (Steve Jobs) Steve Jobs last words, according to his sister who was at his […]

WHAT’S HAPPENING…AND AN INVITATION

A friend asked me ” what’s this LOVE TALKS thing about?” Well, truth to tell, I don’t know! I have no idea where these things come from, or what’s going to happen. It’s strange and a little frustrating to experience this total disinclination to get involved with anything other than what’s happening now. Of course, […]

MORE “LOVE NOTES”…AND AN INVITATION

Hello James, Sometimes it feels very disturbing to see our ego dancing before us and ourselves not able to detach from its stories. It is upsetting to know the hidden motives behind our actions which we never suspected of playing the trick, most of the time these are our fear, defence, pride in our possessions, […]

“LOVE TALKS”…AND AN INVITATION!

Hello James, Why do we miss someone? Why does this happen? I love someone who is not physically with me. But I keep imagining about him and still not satisfied. I want him to know that I love him. I don’t know what to do. Why we want someone so much? Please tell me if […]

THE STUFF OUR DREAMS ARE MADE OF

What can be said about the stuff our dreams are made of?  For me, dreams are mind manufactured stuff -vaporware! - and not of much real interest…but… they can be watched  with awareness. What interests me here in this little exploration, is the watcher of the dreams.  Mostly, we believe in our dreams, night and day varieties included.  We […]

Notes From Nowhere: CATCHES OF THE MONTH

From my notes this past month or so, here’s a few reflections that I’d  love to share. I catch ‘em out of the air, like a deep outfielder for the Angels! The Fraudulent Self -now there’s a title for a good story! We are only so far from home as we believe we are. Truth is […]

THE EXPLORERS CLUB

 Welcome to the Club!  Everybody’s in the Explorers Club. Every person, plant, thing and entity no matter how cohered, is an active Club member, with or without knowing it, it seems! Natures’ nature is to explore itself. In truth, it’s all about this simple  recognition: reality is being perceived by reality, naturally. Take, for example, […]

THE WONDER OF ME

“ It was like his thoughts were dipped in a belief sauce, you know? “ ( Overheard )            We learn to Compare and Contrast from childhood. The more we use our mind to “C & C” the scene, the less we see. Our mind bores holes into reality, establishes what it “thinks” and re-presents its […]