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Sit in Not-Knowing

Sit in Not-Knowing

For the first time in a long time, I really don’t know what’s next. What a relief! Yes, I’m used to always knowing what I was going to do.  To have a plan.   Plenty of ideas would come to me and I’d figure out how to make t…
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Poppies on the Tracks

Poppies on the Tracks

You or I would complain bitterly.  Living in barren conditions, seldom any water.  Frequently, large vehicles pass right overhead making thunderous noise, and trampling the living space so you can barely stretch up without being hit. Ga…
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Let It Be Meaningless

Let It Be Meaningless

I’m the kind of person that is looking for meaning in everything.  This opens up my perspective on life to be able to look at ordinary things and find great lessons in them.  It inspires me daily. But lately, I’ve also come to appreciate meanin…
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Would the Buddha Eat An Ice Cream Cone?

Would the Buddha Eat An Ice Cream Cone?

The funniest thought arose in my meditation today, after I had been contemplating the Eightfold Noble Path – Buddha’s prescription for eradicating suffering and attaining liberation.  Apparently, my thoughts weren’t entirely still (…
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