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Daily Obstruction: Truce

7 Oct

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Truce

 

I have made peace with my distracted mind.  Unfortunately, due to its distraction, it is a unilateral peace.

 

Daily Obstruction: Forest, Trees, Sea

21 Apr

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Forest, Trees, Sea

 

The mind is like an untouched plot of jungle – teeming with growth, naturally.  The “cultivated” mind is like a kept forest – pruned and made “useful.”  The meditative mind is like the wide horizon of the sea – clear, yet open to the appearance of sun, clouds, moon, and stars.

Daily Obstruction: Disease, Diagnosis, Prescription, Cure

3 Apr

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Disease, Diagnosis, Prescription, Cure

 

If you could live completely Now you would never age.  Aging is merely a symptom of living outside of Now.

Daily Obstruction: The Power of Thought

2 Apr

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The Power of Thought

 

Billions of years of high pressure does not turn coal into a valuable stone.  Thinking does.

Daily Obstruction: Thoughts & Deeds

30 Mar

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Thoughts & Deeds

 

Descartes said, “Cogito ergo sum,” I think, therefore I am.  But it does not follow to say, “I think bad thoughts, therefore I am bad.”  Or, conversely, “I think good thoughts, therefore I am good.”

Daily Obstruction: Brain Chemistry

22 Mar

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Brain Chemistry

My mind is made of unstable elements.

Daily Obstruction: In Season

8 Feb

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In Season

It is never “unseasonable.”  It is we who presume to dictate what the weather should be.