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Blog posts : "feelings"

Deep Silence

Sometimes, if feeling irritable, restless, or frustrated (or all three) it helps to close the eyes and sit in the silence of the bottom of the sea, the ocean depths, supported by sound-cancelling water.

Movement is slower there, and the roil of emotion and feeling remains at the surface. Whether…

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Sitting with Longing

Sometimes quiet is the bare tree outside my window stretching into the pale gray winter sky, the branches full of longing for nothing in particular. Maybe, longing is simply desire at rest, yet simmering with anticipation—an awareness of blossoming and fruition during a fallow season. Longing is aki…

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Nothing Excluded

When quiet within you can feel presence, though it's not really a feeling but more of a knowing, or maybe knowing is the subtlest of feelings. Grosser feelings are easier to put words to than knowing—which is too ethereal to be sayable. So, trying to communicate something about presence generally ta…

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Deciduous Daydream

It's lovely to enjoy silence when my emotions and feelings are at peace, but that is not always the case. Instead of getting annoyed with the presence of an uncomfortable feeling or sensation, I've learned to just allow it, let it be with me as an uninvited and semi-welcome guest.  

Sometimes thes…

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