To See Things as the Are

The hardest thing to learn is something you think you already know. - J. Krishnamurti In my Zen and Taoist training this was a constant teaching. And in the Shamanistic traditions it also holds gravity. So what does it mean? Finding that clearer view is challenging. I guess that' s the point of practice and... Continue Reading →

Zen and Meaning

Everything has meaning. Whether we apply meaning or not, existence has worth and value, if we start there everything will have meaning. There is an ecology to the concept of “meaning”, it’s connected if we are open to seeing the connection. Nothing is meaningless, including nothing. Lately I have noticed that those times I suffer... Continue Reading →


If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. - Alex Noble

Tao of Disappointment

I met with a study group the other day and the topic of conversation gravitated towards how disappointed and unhappy people were about the Covid-19 situation. Most of the conversation was drifting around how they needed to adjust and couldn't do what they wanted to do anymore because of social limitations and curfews. I understand... Continue Reading →

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