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Daily Obstruction: Shift

16 Oct





I have fled, flourished, floundered, and failed.  Then I was found, fed, fêted, and set free.  Glory be.


Daily Obstruction: Bodhisattva Vow

30 Jul


Bodhisattva Vow

One is never fully liberated until all others are liberated as well.

Daily Obstruction: False Dichotomy

28 Jul



False Dichotomy


Subjugating others does not liberate you.

Daily Obstruction: Doubt & Certainty

27 Jul


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Doubt & Certainty


If you hit rock bottom, at least you’re on solid ground.

Daily Obstruction: Bondage

15 May



There are no stronger chains than those we forge for ourselves.

Daily Obstruction: Fool’s Dilemma

13 May


Fool’s Dilemma


The philosopher’s fundamental questions – freedom of the will and determinism – are the playthings of monkey mind.


Daily Obstruction: The Obstruction of Freedom

28 Apr

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The Obstruction of Freedom


Most people are not artists because they don’t know what to do with the radical freedom that faces them before the act of creation.  To the non-artist, nothing is more intimidating than the blank canvas, the empty page, silence before the symphony, the empty stage.