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fable of the man who tripped himself

When I tripped and hit the ground… …I suddenly felt too weak to raise myself. Well, why not stay down in the weeds? I thought.  I’m not making much progress up there anyway. Yes!—I would free my tired mind from … Continue reading

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fable of the moth & the firefly

One sweet summer evening… …a firefly spotted a moth banging his head against the bulb of a street lamp. “My friend, seek the light within!” the luminous insect yelled to the stranger. Distracted from his pursuit for the moment, the … Continue reading

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the fable of the beautiful crow

Many or most know how the fox tricked the crow: Fox said a beautiful bird such as Crow must have a beautiful voice. He wanted to hear that voice!  He must hear that voice! Finally, Crow succumbed to Fox’s flattery. … Continue reading

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the fable of the songbird & the frog

THE FABLE OF THE SONGBIRD & THE FROG When the songbird told him you’re no match for me the bullfrog countered: by who’s measure?— yes, many have opened their windows to your song but the few who’ve opened to mine … Continue reading

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contemplating the bee mandala

As Spring segues into Summer, it seemed the perfect time to post “The Bee Mandala”… But perhaps this image contradicts itself.  A mandala is supposed to help us still ourselves in mind and body… …and of course, a bee is … Continue reading

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epiphany: from myself to me

Only recently did I realize the significance of the feast day of Epiphany… …celebrated by Christians all over the world, January 6. The Epiphany recognizes the end of the wise men’s search.  They behold the Christ child. Ironically, “epiphany” has … Continue reading

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meditating on meditation

  To me, meditation is any moment in which we experience silence, peace, balance, beauty, depth, clarity, mystery… According to that definition, almost all of us, at one time or another, qualify as meditators.  We need not contort our legs … Continue reading

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