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Notes found on the refrigerator November 2017

Although I enjoy the ease of a sidewalk

I often preferred cutting across the lawn


I can only do one thing at a time… 202 more words


39 - itineris

This morning I watched a good friend in law enforcement explain his journey (itineris) thus far through life. He spoke about “losing traction” in some of his efforts, and at long last, graduating from college. 746 more words


•{ Hunter and Prey . . .

Here we go
the game’s about to start
can’t be weak or this’ll tear you apart

Dodging right
feigning left
looking for cover
Watch your back or your time will be over… 76 more words


The Paradox of Zen Drawing

I want to continue a couple of threads I left hanging in my last post,  Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing. (Anything in blockquotes is from that post.)  1,850 more words


Lesson #24: Sit Still, Be Quiet!

A decade ago, I had no idea what meditation was – beyond the ability to sit cross-legged on the floor with your eyes closed. That in itself is a challenge for some people. 768 more words

Purity and impurity depend on oneself

By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.

– Buddha



Taking delight in working with our fears

 Ironically, we shrink from a pain that doesn’t actually exist. We speak about the truth of suffering only in that we experience it. But what is suffering really when we stop trying to push it away? 66 more words