Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time is a Construct



Time is not real
it is a construct 
a framework
used to measure
movement and change
We are free to change 
our relationship to time 
moment to moment

Friday, December 30, 2016

Without Beginning or End


WITHOUT BEGINNING OR END

Chuang Tzu

The Way is without beginning or end      
All things have their life and death          
Hence, you cannot rely upon them for fulfillment

One moment is empty
The next moment full    
Hence, you cannot depend upon their form         

The years cannot be restrained  
Time cannot be stopped            
Decay
Growth
Fullness
Emptiness        
All end and then begin again

This is the understanding of the Great Meaning
And the principles of The Ten Thousand Strings




 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

You Can Relax Now


Exploring songs I loved a long time ago. This one is among my favorites. ~Americ



Monday, December 26, 2016

Kiva time

Terry Penttengill cartoon
Click image to enlarge.


It is our quiet time.
We do not speak
because the voices are within us.
It is our quiet time...
We do not walk
because the earth is all within us.
It is our quiet time.
We do not dance
because the music has lifted us to a place where the spirit is.
It is our quiet time.
We rest with all of nature,
we wake when the seven sisters wake.
We greet them in the sky
over the opening of the kiva.

- Kiva Time (from the Cliffdwellers)

Friday, December 02, 2016

Coffee House Mediation


Practice meditation for eleven minutes in a coffee house. Put on a timer. Focus on being present to your body, breath, and ambient sounds. Letting go of fleeting thoughts as they arise. Be here: on the spot. Sometimes it's helpful to gaze at your hands on the table holding a book. You want to look normal within a social environment - not calling attention to what you're really doing. Notice when you slip away into "elsewhere". Return. Do this practice until the eleven minutes are up. You'll find this practice carries over into your everyday life. You become more present to your life moment to moment.