Tag Archives: Mind

From the Guanzi

When you enlarge your mind and let go of it, When you relax your [qi 氣] vital breath and expand it, When your body is calm and unmoving: And you can maintain the One and discard the myriad disturbances. You … Continue reading

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The Sacred and the Profane

Snow falling Quiet. Soft. Except for the rattling whiz of the vacuum. She is practicing working meditation. Ear drum vibrates as it moves close. Rocks fir needles sand Clink clink clink as the vacuum clears away debris in my mind.

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Another Voice

There is a line in the Buddhist text, “The Eight Realizations of Great Beings,” that has always bothered me. Not that I feel it is wrong, but that it is certainly incomplete. Finally, I wrote a poem about it while … Continue reading

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Healing at Work – Day 19

Work has been waking me up early in the mornings and it has been difficult to go back to sleep. With only 2 1/2 weeks left, there is still so much to do. I don’t feel anxious, I just see … Continue reading

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Healing at Work – Day 11

In my mind the familiar, the unpleasant, come and go. I want to accept and let it be. Coming back to my breath in and out is familiar too. Maybe I don’t grasp the mood. Maybe I let it be. … Continue reading

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Morning Poetry 8 May 2011

The houses of my mind are many. Reality-shaping memories. I lived them all. As they pass through the vision of remembering they conjure up sights, sounds, smells, tastes, stories of me. Familiar roads I traveled many times, with years and … Continue reading

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