Daily Practices such as chanting, reciting sacred texts, prayer, "worship", bowing down in humility, yoga, taking time for a daily quiet time such as meditation, the lighting of candles and incense, all can reconnect us to our inner wisdom guide. The urge to do so, found in all cultures of the world, is the inborn… Continue reading Daily Practices
Neediness is the mind being hungry for an object. Neediness.... the single most dangerous diversion from our inner balance. Sneaky little devil that it is....... Neediness is not associated with our 5 senses, although it tricks us into thinking it is. Neediness is the mind being hungry for an object. And how do we not… Continue reading The diversion from our Inner Fullness……. is Neediness
Why do we humans exist as individual beings? Our "meaning and purpose" is being alive and directly experiencing life and the awe of nature from the perspective of an individual being. We do this by directly living in our sense world of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. (has been called absorption in the one)… Continue reading What is the purpose of our lives?
It is taught that the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”– Galatians 5:22-23In my lifetime the number of Christian persons which i have encountered, who seem to have displayed these altruistic attributes,… Continue reading The spirit of the Almighty is the inner workings of all beings
Small Mind - Big Mind We experience the small mind, and have our existence; a part the Big Mind. Limited Mind - Unlimited Mind We experience the limited mind, and have our existence; a part the Unlimited Mind. A Particle - The Whole We experience life as a particle, and have our existence; a part… Continue reading Small Mind ~ Big Mind
Many folks thrive on pointing the finger at things outside themselves...... in all directions except for where the problem really lies....... a favorite blaming place is religion......Quite frankly, organized religion is just filling an emptiness that folks feel when we have lost the inner sense of fullness. Pointing the finger of "who dunnit first" is… Continue reading Blaming Religion – a new fad
Ranting..... Have to ask myself this bunch of silly questions..... "Should we turn over the money changers tables?? "This is a cry for individual responsibility and autonomy............ started out asking these questions many moons ago, and still don't have a good answer after all these years ...... (well maybe we do have the answers, but… Continue reading A Rant on how messed up things are…..
Was reading an article about how some folks who practice "mindfulness" techniques actually end up having their "inner dialogue" getting louder and louder instead of quieting down, and having that "blah blah blah" get them down...... all those negative thoughts that "just won't shut off".(How in the world can we shut that damned thing off!)Gary… Continue reading Self-Inquiry – the De-constructor of our mental “Blah Blah Blah” – from the teachings of Gary Weber
Zen master -ObakuHuang Po, china d. 850. Studying the Way is just a figure of speech.In fact, the Tao is not something that can be studied.Study leads to the use of concepts,And when we cling to conceptsThe entire way is misunderstood.The Way is not something that exists separately from you,And it is not located anywhere… Continue reading On Finding Wisdom Beyond Discriminatory Thought – Huang Po & Dogen
"Faith is the bridge which carries us through moments of despair" What has faith come to mean for me? when i was young, the understanding of what faith meant to me, was akin to hunkering down, closing the eyes (in many cases closing to the voice of reason), clenching my teeth, and saying "i believe,… Continue reading Faith is……. (part 2)