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A quiet mind is all we need. All else happens rightly, once the mind is still.

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Blog posts : "awareness"

Tossing the Garbage

I can remember, when becoming objectively aware of my mind's content, at being appalled by the endless stream of useless, repetitive thoughts running through my head. The stream was comprised of inane commercial jingles, unsatisfying conversations, worries, regrets, slights (real and imagined), song…

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Green Tonic

First, let your thoughts drop
like brown pine needles
to the ground.

Then, let the leaves, grass, and evergreens
teach you the frequency of their color.

Let it into bone, each organ,
long and short muscle, glands, nails,
loin, and ligaments,

Until each cell knows it.

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Much As A Gift

When the mind is quiet thoughts may come to you, much as a gift:

This mostly sunny May day
The landscape is halfway to its fullness

Like a young woman with chest bumps
Or a young man with the beginnings of a beard

Burgeoning, but still fresh

Briefly innocent of summer's heat and
July…

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Cold and Clear

Today: below-zero cold, about 2 feet of snow cover, clear blue sky. 

Days like this remind me of awareness, intuition, and revelation - because of the space between bare tree branches, and the more visible horizon - because the sun's rays travel un-refracted through the dry, crisp air - and the…

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