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Sunyata, Materialism, and Mathematics

The Perfection of Wisdom Texts from Mahayana Buddhism say that, “Phenomena are neither existent, nor non-existent, but are marked by sunyata, emptiness, an absence of any essential unchanging nature.” This means that there is always a difference in the state of affairs at different points in time, and this fact is sufficiently destabilizing that it should dethrone binary thinking: existence vs. 329 more words

Flashback to the coming months

The 11-year-old-Kiana, about to turn 12, was on the phone to her gran about two months before spinal surgery. She said something like: “I wanna see you gran, before surgery. 838 more words


The Death of a Good Friend and the Closing of a Chapter

I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. 887 more words

Life Changes

Something to Ponder

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”

 Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers was a Psychologist who is credited with the development of Person-Centered Therapy and one of the early pioneers and contributors to Humanistic Psychology.

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Through the Cracks

When you first meet him, his happiness shines through the cracks and scars of a careworn face. He works hard and lives well in this life he has built. 216 more words


And Just Like That -

– it’s mid-September!  The last few weeks have not only flown by but have included a flurry of activity.

Baby Jane is 15 months old now and she is unstoppable!   574 more words

Finding Balance