(62) LIVING HERE: A Constant Discovering

THE SUREST WAY TO DISCOVER TRUTH IS TO STOP RESISTING IT Jean Klein: The Ease of Being Indeed, this discovery is a moment-to-moment thing – a willing engagement even when sometimes we hesitate to love, to be, just exactly where we are. Love, and be well! *** Hi and thank you to my NDL Subscribers […]

(62) LIVING HERE: This Sunny Little Sunny Spot

THIS SUNNY LITTLE SUNNY SPOT I am not an old man, not young it’s true. I am not the man I used to think I knew. I am a bird on a branch high up an apple tree. I sing this song to you, I sing this song to me. The sun light meets the […]

(61) LIVING HERE: This Alone Is.

THIS IS… This world is not our beautiful ideas about it; It is and we are, primal awareness of these ideas, feelings and sensations we could call our “body/mind consciousness.” This is one non-personal awareness intimately, abundantly, infinitely, lovingly, enjoying itself. This IS.

LIVING HERE: A Delight In Silence

Overheard today, something about silence, kinda 🙂 “The truly wise man is he who is not continuously involved in the process of accumulation, but is usually free of such a process, so that he is relaxed and spontaneously open to whatever the moment brings. Whatever comes from that silence is spontaneous and not based on […]

LIVING HERE: A Few Choice Words

“Everywhere joy in relation and nowhere grasping; world in abundance and earth enough.” Rainer Maria Rilke

(58) LIVING HERE: A Deepening In Freedom

A DEEPENING IN FREEDOM About three years ago, I was having dinner with a CEO friend who was talking adamantly about his daily dilemmas and their attendant conflicts and uncertainties. He kept waving his loaded fork at us to punctuate his ongoing frustrations. At one point, he paused, sighed and said, with an accustomed smiley […]

(57) LIVING HERE: Not Joining The Resistance

(56) LIVING HERE: As It Happens, and Other Issues

Eyes that want, search in darkness. Open the curtains, let in a little light, Everything wrong doesn’t have to be right. THE ISSUES OF THE DAY An astute commentator (Carina Chocono, NYT) suggested the following, and I’m going to copy and paste it here: “He’s in hell, basically, basting in his own issues.” Now that’s […]

(55) LIVING HERE: A Fit and Living Place

“The man that hath no music in himself Nor is mov’d with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils: the motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted…” (Shakespeare: “The Merchant of Venice”) Truth is at the core of […]

(54) LIVING HERE: This too, is meditation.

​By relaxing our powerful desires and fears, our mind rests more and more in peace and real happiness. This is meditation. Meditating, like loving , involves an active engaging in an unfiltered, unlabeled relationship directly with life that sometimes calls for an unknown courage. Courage is the total abandonment of all resistance to what is. […]