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An Observation

My anxiety level often increases when police are present. It’s not that I’m a criminal nor have I committed some minor infraction of the law. It’s simply an involuntary emotional reaction. Perhaps it is the visual presentation of their vehicles. … Continue reading

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Relax

When I had free access to dad’s small acreage in Wayne County, Nebraska, early mornings were set aside to enjoy the dawn. Even though the place was across the road from a truck trailer manufacturing factory, the atmosphere was silent … Continue reading

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Understanding

The small, brilliant spider worked hard to extricate a leaf fragment that had blown into her web. It was fascinating to watch her carefully remove the portions of the web where the leaf had stuck. I went back inside the … Continue reading

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The Sensational Raisin

There’s a simple exercise that was brought to light by the Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the Zen teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn called the “Raisin Meditation”. It’s basically a mindfulness exercise. I like the Raisin Meditation because it’s capable of … Continue reading

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Composed Stillness

I’m keeping track of a large daddy-longlegs parked in one of the upper corners of the music room. At first, I thought it might be dead because it hadn’t seemed to move for a couple of days.  I decided to … Continue reading

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The Observer

I think it was perhaps 1967 or 1968 when I first became seriously interested in esoterica.  My friend Joe shared a few of his Rosicrucian books with me because he wanted to discuss the ideas with someone other than exclusively … Continue reading

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