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I thought practice would get me somewhere

I thought practice would get me somewhere it didn’t somewhere just appears practice arises within it I thought mantras would bring me cool experiences they didn’t mantras became an expression of the inexpressible in love with being itself I thought … Continue reading

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Ex Nihilo

Don’t tell me I am space we are space space is all there is I feel solid objects I feel emotions I know what I think I don’t believe what you are saying I believe in science I am myself … Continue reading

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RASA, Ramaji, shaktipat

At first, spiritual practice felt like increasing control. Morality. Ethics. Sila. This lasted for years, and it felt good. I am a good person. I can trust myself. Others can trust me. Etc. Then the first break came. And I … Continue reading

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promised land: stories from awakeville

the promised land lacks nothing filled with food, wine, money, sex, and wi-fi the promised land the grand reward for those who persevere overflowing with the wanted and the worth-its the promised land more real than real MUST hold no … Continue reading

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ice walk: stories from awakeville

brittle splitting of frozen crystals spider veins radiate outward jagged, wild no one to fall through the thinned ice today the ice splits nonetheless some weight made the ice split whose ? who hears the brittle snapping all around so … Continue reading

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show me now

show me now the essential, the inexpressible, the beyond-saying I could be run over this life could end at any time tell me now no one knows how long they have share with me now the essential the real the … Continue reading

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simulacrum : stories from awakeville

the wide open spaciousness of awakeville didn’t need a golem but mind made one anyway without telling anyone the golem was translucent and easy to miss he could do most things the old me could do and better secretly, the … Continue reading

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no land in sight

everyone is looking for a lighthouse, a beacon, a buoy, s o m e t h i n g to tell us we are going the right way …. it helps to imagine we have friends along the journey especially … Continue reading

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transpersonal

meeting apparent others across far scattered time zones views and traditions locations of mind bearing witness to pain of experience subtle confusion distinct imbalances of vision, emotion, and body each in turn standing naked speaking bare-hearted simple, plain unencumbered by … Continue reading

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The Rafting Trip

The Rafting Trip by Peter Tjeerdsma Life has been a whitewater rafting trip for the personality I wear at this time. Restful pools of chilling depth . . . relaxing . . . just long enough to dump me over … Continue reading

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