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Bees of the Invisible

Everywhere transience is plunging into the depths of Being… It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again, “invisibly,” inside us. We are the bees … Continue reading

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Heaven Below

1544. (Emily Dickinson) Who has not found the Heaven – below – Will fail of it above – For Angels rent the House next ours, Wherever we remove –

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Shakespeare on Life

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Happy birthday, old man)

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Why Kurt Vonnegut loved to buy envelopes

Oh, she says well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get … Continue reading

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What is True Satisfaction?

Fulfillment of desire is an illusion; desire leads to more desire, not satisfaction. Kathleen McDonald, How To Meditate

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Relaxation

“Relaxation is the doorway to both wisdom and compassion.” – Tara Brach (Click here for music for relaxation.)

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Ajahn Sumedho on “being the knowing”/pure awareness

“I can’t claim ‘I am the knower of the world’–that gives the wrong message, doesn’t it? It’s not a matter of me claiming it, but of being, of trusting. There’s no name, you don’t have to be anything. You don’t … Continue reading

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