Category: On Living

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”  What a great quote from Pema Chodron. My brother, Dennis, and I enjoyed boxing. He was three years older and quite a bit bigger, so he …

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When we’re deludedthere’s a world to escape.When we’re awarethere’s nothing to escape. -Bodhidharma Your mind will not bother you when you stop believing its stories.  The mind continuously forms desires from sensory experiences. What if some, or maybe all, desires are …

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“If one is determined to reach enlightenment, what is the most essential method one can practice?” “The most essential method, which includes all other methods, is beholding the mind” -Bodhidharma The thoughts we are unaware of cause all our problems. Unlike …

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“You simply must pay attention!” -Yunmen I’d had the bike for a week. It was my first motorcycle. A good friend and experienced rider told me to always ride like you are invisible. I thought that was great advice.  I …

Among The Living Read More »

“Do not fragment your attention but see what each moment calls for.”-Dogen When I stopped trying to make things happen and simply began watching them happen is when everything began to happen perfectly. Back in my mechanic days, I was …

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“The body is not a collection of atoms but a stately, wondrous being. The mind is not emotional and intellectual entanglements but an unknowable solitary awareness.” -Hung-chih Listening is more fun than letting your mind run amok. The mind—unobserved—is a …

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“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and …

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“The body is not a collection of atoms but a stately, wondrous being. The mind is not emotional and intellectual entanglements but an unknowable solitary awareness.” -Hung-chih Listening is more fun than letting your mind run amok. The mind—unobserved—is a …

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“Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, pause from time to time and relax your mind. … Everything you ever wanted is right here in this present moment of awareness.”  -Ringyur Rinpoche Nothing solves a problem quicker than a …

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“What is important is to understand the operation of your own mind.” -Krishnamurti Before you arise each morning, lay still for a few minutes, and do this: When you breath in, know that you are breathing in; when you breath out, …

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