Resignation

There is a common idiom in the English language: resign oneself to (something). The individual accepts what one must do, undertake, or endure. It is a type of acceptance of fate, or what one knows must come next. I look from my third story apartment across the way. I see three young men, each wearing... Continue Reading →

April will come — she will

I wrote this post in April of 2014 for a different blog. It remains one of my favorite pieces of writing. From time to time, I go back, read it, and make minor adjustments. Today, I felt it was appropriate to make adjustments and transfer it to this blog. I hope you enjoy it as... Continue Reading →

Calm amid the storm

I have been struggling to find what to write, or even if I should write, regarding the death - murder - of George Floyd. I realized that what I want to write isn't about solutions, about the problems, or about the heartache I feel. No. Instead, I will write about the calm amid the storm.... Continue Reading →

Progess

Meditation stats as of 1:55 PM on 05/22/2020 I recently did the math on how long it would take to reach 10,000 hours of meditation. Previously, I was meditating 10-minutes per day; that requires six sessions for an hour of meditation. It would require 60,000 sessions, at ten minutes per session, to reach 10,000 hours!... Continue Reading →

Grand Fundamental Principles of Mormonism

Recently, on Twitter, Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) engaged with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the group is part if #DezNat (Deseret Nation). From what I have seen, #DezNat is a cesspool (and probably should read and live by the article below). Anyway. Miller asked for a short article or book... Continue Reading →

Free From What?

Naval tweeted, "Write to learn, not to teach." I find that fascinating. It has been my experience (not always, but often) that I can go back to something I've written and learned quite a bit; if nothing else, I learned how much I enjoyed writing that piece. As part of meditation practice, I've decided to... Continue Reading →

Reprieve

He had wondered if the Darkness would ever leave him. He asked, to no one in particular, about Consciousness, and if it was hostile - so impersonal - devour[ing] to survive (so it is, so it's always been). Or, perhaps, Consciousness was indifferent, neutral at best? He struggled within himself to find where the Darkness had... Continue Reading →

A Change of Scenery

According to his sleep-tracking-app, he usually wakes up around 6:30 AM. That hadn't been his normal for several weeks now. Today was even more atypical. He had been awoken by his puppy, Paddington, barking. Also not typical. After telling his puppy to shhh, he lies in bed, staring at the ceiling — 5:32 AM. He... Continue Reading →

Mindreading

Jung: "The thought went too far for me, and I shun far-fetched ideas. They are dangerous, since I am a man, and you know how much men are accustomed to seeing thoughts as their very own, so that they eventually confuse them with themselves." Elijah: "Will you therefore confuse yourself with a tree or animal,... Continue Reading →

Reflections while on a train

What is the nature of that which is observing? The Waking Up App, Rupert Spira, The Nature of Awareness I am sitting on a train on my way to work. It is peaceful. Nearly everyone around me is either looking at their phone, a book, or eyes closed (resting?). Each individual is focused on his... Continue Reading →

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