RSS

RSSArchive for April, 2012

OBVERSES: WHY I WRITE

Why I write. There is within, an urge urging to release the confined meaning of words and ceaseless sighing. To free “freedom” from speculations about what it is. To explore that sadness of failure, that false gladness, that self-identity you’ve worked so longingly to construct, that fabrication of what real pleasure might be, that self-image […]

OBVERSES – Meditations on Aware Living

Here’s the “first pouring” of an inspiration loosely titled OBVERSES . First, let’s define what we – and Websters’ – mean, with the word Obverse (1) “Turned towards one.” (2) Constituting an opposite aspect of the same fact. (3) Got by observation. (4) The side of everything normally presented to view. And the impulse right […]

SELF: A ROSE IN MORE THAN NAME

Of course, a rose is a rose by any other name, but what is a rose? What is Self? Let’s start with a rose. Perhaps we’ll find it’s very much like our Self! It’s natural enough to turn to the mind for what it believes to be true about this knowing of a rose. Turning […]

LIVING A THOUSAND LITTLE MOMENTS

There is an old saying:”A thousand little moments make one dance!” That particular Zen saying expresses what it means to be truly alive – to be alertly aware, and aware of that awareness. Indeed that is the dance! And as the dance of spirit finds form in this writing, so too we may discover a […]

THE INVENTION OF ME AND YOU

The self-sense of being a critter called “me”, is a fiction – a story invented with a learned language; a fiction invented by mind and supported by feelings like fear and hope. Psychological fear is a man-made invention. Hope too, is an invention…both ensue from a mind in search of security. A mind looking to […]