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The Quest

Saturday, August 18, 2012

As the school year stares at me from its hiding place behind next week, I fidget in fear. The very thing that I have toiled over for years is now at my fingertips and I realize I don’t enjoy the way it feels. 1,296 more words

Aimlessness

Excerpt from “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching” by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Third Door of Liberation is aimlessness, apranihita. There is nothing to do, nothing to… 1,057 more words

Liberation

A little improv quilting to share....

My youngest daughter has requested a sleeping bag insert, so I aim to please.  A few fabrics arrived in the post yesterday, so last night I ironed them, pulling some scraps from my solids container.  478 more words

Writing

193. The practice of aimlessness

In the spring of 1998, at a meditative retreat in Burlington, Vermont, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offered some basic instructions for seated meditation. “Just sit there,” he said. 881 more words

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Rise from the ashes of your lungs to see the stars shining through your eyes. They tell stories of the past lives never lived, yet forgotten by us. 122 more words

Life

You do not have to look for God

“There is a Buddhist teaching that might seem strange to you. This is the teaching of aimlessness (apranihita in Sanskrit). Aimlessness means not setting an object or goal in front of you and running after it. 99 more words

The Teachings Of Buddha

Tangents, New Research, and Me

Tangents

Was moving in a certain direction, then tangents, distractions, and diversions…

Almost every school report card ever written about me used the phrase ‘easily distracted’, in a rather negative way. 456 more words

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