Category Archives: New Age-y

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Thoughts after taking photos, December 2012

Note:  These thoughts came as I was walking back from a photo shoot on a hill near my house on Christmas Eve.  The photos are from December 28, 2012. Be patient with yourself. Be your own compassionate Buddha. Show understanding … Continue reading

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A personal prayer

I pray for all beings to prosper in joy and peace.  I rest in the heart of God, the  creator of the universe, and I find joy and peace.  I banish from my heart all hatred and blame.  I drop … Continue reading

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A Meditation on Meditation, Part 1: TM

As of October 2, 2011, I will have been meditating forty years. Every morning and evening, for the past forty years, I have sat down, closed my eyes, and gently begun the silent, effortless inward repetition of a mantra, a Sanskrit … Continue reading

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On having an open mind (from Rilke)

The following passage has transformed my life.  This is a rough translation of a letter written by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) to a young poet. Below my English version,  which starts in the next paragraph in quotes, you … Continue reading

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A fruitful meditation

These thoughts came to me during a long meditation in my favorite old chair, in the office over my garage (my “Upper Sanctum”) on the morning of July 29, 2011, beginning at 7:46 AM. The photos are from a sunset … Continue reading

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Because we are nothing

Because it is true that all we are is light, we can forget trying to outshine the others. Because we are nothing but pure pleasure made flesh, we can forget about trying to please all of them. Because we are … Continue reading

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Song of the Seasons

Dear reader, This poem first marched into my head more than fifteen years ago.  It has evolved over the years, and it has helped me overcome many difficulties. The words of this poem might seem idealistic; but in my experience, … Continue reading

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