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Bird Contemplations 17

[At the beginning of my sabbatical I planned to write once a week. But I have found that in the past several weeks…maybe a month or two…I just wanted to sit with my own thoughts…observe them…feel them…reflect. As we sit … Continue reading

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Bird Contemplations 16 (Going Forth)

[If you’d like to listen to (rather than read) this talk, click here: AIM.] Note: Last night I gave a final dhamma talk at Asheville Insight Meditation. I ended up writing a script and decided I would post it here … Continue reading

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Bird Contemplations 15 (Bear Reflections)

[Given that the bears were making themselves far too comfortable (on my deck) the bird feeders have been put away and my daily contemplations/reflections while watching the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks have come to an end – for now; offering … Continue reading

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Bird Contemplations 14

Relief Surrender arises like the moon on the horizon allowing relief to reflect upon the earth just in time to receive clarity in the warmth of sun’s rays. Anger finds its voice. Sadness dries its tears. Personality meets inner being. … Continue reading

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Bird Contemplations 13

13,000 Pound African Bush Elephant Anger sits on my chest like a 13,000 pound African Bush Elephant. Constricted. Unable to breathe. Seething with unexpressed pain and suffering. Today’s or yesterday’s? I am not sure. Or am I? Was it her … Continue reading

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Bird Contemplations 12

     If you read my most recent post then you noticed a different writing style. I am experimenting with what I want to say and how I want to say it. Making this not so much a journal of … Continue reading

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Bird Contemplations 11

Sadness Arrives. It’s like eating sugar the first time after a 30 day cleanse. Rushing into the bloodstream; every cell of my body feels its effect… Sadness Arrives. Life is changing. Life is impermanent. I know this. But I don’t … Continue reading

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