Posts Tagged With ‘consciousness’

The Speck Becomes the Sea

You are here: in the Milky Way Galaxy.

We are, each of us, a speck, living on a speck, rotating around a speck which is just one of billions of specks clustered in a speck. Here am I experiencing my own infinitesimal significance. I realize: I am a miracle, infinite in my miraculousness. In all the uncountable experiential […]

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Perceiving Spirit

Close both eyes; See with the other (third) one.

Close both eyes; See with the Other one. Cover both ears; Hear with the Other one. Quiet my mind. Open my heart. Peer into infinity. Listen to my body. These senses Perceive my spirit, The true nature of self. Spirit is in all things. I look for it there. Its […]

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A Gradual Awakening ~ breathe yourself to sleep.

Tom French ~ Sleepless Sunrise 4

It’s tempting to make a big thing of this, tie it into other spiritual work, but it’s just a simple technique for overcoming insomnia I’ve shared with dozens of people. No drugs. No warm milk. No visits to a sleep clinic. There are side benefits, and it’s based on an […]

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Reverence, Awe and the Divine Language of Science

When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~ Buddha

I follow a facebook page called Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity. The page’s owner is a pretty spry thinker, as are many Christians — which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. There’s evidence enough in the discussions which accompany his posts. Kissing Fish posts frequently, […]

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Light and Shadow ~ The Place Where We’re All One

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.

The words below, Light and Shadow, weren’t so much inspired by the Martin Luther King, Jr. quote to the right, but as I began typing out a comment on the Facebook post it was attached to, these words came out instead. The MLK quote reminds me of the Hindi word, […]

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Matches and the eternal sunshine of the spotless soul ~ Lawrence of Arabia

Burning Match

Metaphor. I love metaphor. Matches. I just posted one about matches. Matches and pain. This one isn’t about pain. Not at all. It’s about perfection. This one is about the fire that burns inside each of us. Well, maybe there’s a little pain. It’s the pain you feel in your […]

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Desert Dragstrip ~ Zen and the Art of Observation at any Speed

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ~ Robert M. Pirsig

In 1974, Robert M. Pirsig published Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, an extraordinary book about an extraordinary journey. The bit about touring around the U.S.A. on a motorcyle is good too. This novel captivated me in my early 20s. The mystical philosophy of ‘goodness’ Pirsig explores fascinates me. […]

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