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LOVE AND BEING with Guest Teacher Nirmala

These last days of the year 2013 are a good time to reflect not so much on what has passed in Time, but what does not pass. In that regard, the other day I was gratefully contemplating reality and friendship, returning to the perpetual themes of sharing this love and being, when the article below […]

(29) LIVING HERE: Love, and the Fire of Time.

“It’s life’s illusions I recall, I really don’t know life at all.” (“Clouds” by Judy Collins) For some of us who are earnestly exploring our real self-nature, the fading of another year is a good time to listen to the bells, and not just the Christmas variety! And so I offer this soft ringing reminder […]

(28) LIVING HERE: The Feast of Life

(Part two: ALWAYS HERE) THE FEAST OF LIFE A mind-sourced life is the way most of us live our entire lives. Like Cinderella, we rarely get invited to the Ball – to this Feast of Life. Most of us will run through the corridors of our mind looking at our own portraits of reality as […]

(27) LIVING HERE – Seeing What Is

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse Explore a flower, hold it in your gaze, in your hand, smell it, touch it, see it with reverence that acknowledges its very being and the beauty of its existence. Then you will simultaneously contact that same beingness which you also are. […]

(26) LIVING HERE: A Beauty In Decay

“I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least, Nor do I understand who can be more wonderful than myself. Why should I wish to see God better than this day?… That I walk up my stoop, I pause to consider if it really be.” (Walt Whitman, Leaves of […]

(25) LIVING HERE: What Men and Women Really Want

On a “personal” note (it all seems so personal, doesn’t it?) I have approximately 23,336 days today on my odometer or body-clock. The vehicle – mind and body – is showing a lot of road! Or as Leonard Cohen puts it: “I ache in the places I used to play.” There are challenges these days: […]

REAL PEACE and a ‘Natural Well-Being’ Course Premier!

James, I thought you might enjoy this: (above) This cartoon, also from the New Yorker, has been on our fridge for a couple of years now. Funny and true, P. ******************************************************************************************* Now – speaking of launches! – here’s the official posting of my upcoming course starting Oct. 23 here in Berkeley. If you’re in the […]

(24) LIVING HERE: Losing Face

For the past fifteen years or so, I have watched the sunlight and the lamplight play across a pair of 1800 year olds on my dining room buffet. They’re Han Dynasty (200 BC – 200 AD) Chinese terracotta funeral figures, about 15 inches tall; one is an Archer (left in picture above) with wide sleeved, […]

(23) LIVING HERE: Fidelity To Reality

INTRODUCING IDIOTMAN! I clipped a New Yorker cartoon the other day and still glance at it now and then with delight. There’s a picture of a wide-eyed, grinning man dressed up in a superman outfit with high boots and a cape; on his mighty chest is a large capital “I”. The banner above our guy […]

(22) LIVING HERE: A Three Bedroom House In Carefree, Arizona

We listen to our mind like our car radio. It feels some days like we’re driving along with the radio cranked up and angsting every time the street lights start to change, never change and always change! Fortunately, those sirens of our mind are not where life is lived; they’re where life is thought about, […]