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Prairie Smoke

One of our favorite wildflower is Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum). Gazing into a field of these flowers is like watching a full on action movie yet motion is only implied.

Glossary: Satori

Satori is the Japanese term used in Zen Buddhism to refer to awakening and the realisation of the true nature of the self, or Buddha nature… 624 more words


O212: Constraints of Reasoning

Ernest Becker wrote:

The most important question that man can put to himself is simply this: how conscious is he of what he is doing to earn his feeling of heroism?…to become conscious of of what one is doing to earn his feeling of heroism is the main self-analytic problem of life…human heroics is a blind drivenness than burns people up; in passionate people – a screaming for glory as uncritical and reflexive as the hounding of a dog…man has to feel and believe that what he is doing is truly heroic, timeless, and supremely meaningful.

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Zen Character Development

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Mystic Messenger

The Adora-Lagrosa Wedding


No other word could perfectly describe this beautiful civil wedding. But of course, right? It was a civil wedding, how could it not be intimate. 561 more words

Civil Wedding

The Morning run

On a run. The road seemed vaguely familiar, the kind of nondescript, dusty stretch with uneven tarred surface you tread very often on one of those long-drives. 398 more words


A Monday State of Mind

Often, Monday mind seems an enemy but as the Buddha taught, the mind is both friend and enemy. There is now a word for that—frenemy. I find it helpful. 262 more words