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)
"Faith is the bridge which carries us through moments of despair"When the light at the other end of the tunnel has not yet appeared, and there seems to be nothing but darkness........ realizing that "all things must pass".... realizing that "this darkness is simply a cloud floating past in the sky"...... this is faith.In the… Continue reading Faith is……..
Be present..... be here, on the head of the moment..... be fully aware of the present surroundings and how they are flowing by.... don't need to make a bunch of assumptions.... don't need to reflect on what is happening.... there is always something new and wonderful occurring.... pay attention to what IS.... rely on your… Continue reading Be Present….. Attention Attention Attention
Too often, science folks try to use ONLY the portion of reality called the "physical-seen world" to explain everything, but the physical world cannot explain the systems at play. It ends up being a tug of war/struggle between science and folks who believe there is more than just the physical world. Really unnecessary.... but in… Continue reading The illusion of a tug-of-war between Physical Science vs. the Extra-physical world
i keep reminding myself...... of the importance of balance.... Balance stems from a sense of completeness, leading to a healthy mind. Life's circumstances cannot ever provide us with balance, or a sense of completeness. Balance comes after we learn how to deal with all our inner boogeymen, and realize that we are born with "inner… Continue reading Balance … Lack of Balance
Just thinkin...... There are so many levels that we "live" in simultaneously, and each level has its function. Unfortunately, some still believe that the conscious, awake part of our body/mind system is the most important, and the most evolved. Those who believe this, believe that their conscious belief system is also the most important. Those… Continue reading Just thinkin’…. about science and religion and Reality.