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  1. while for me, manifestation seems utterly magical.
  2. Doo Wai trading list

    credit to Robin Williams... how i miss him.
  3. Loss of interest in reading

    I used to consume books nonstop, there was always one in my possession. I was insatiable for more, I'd burn through 2-3 a week. It started in college and continued on to my early 40's. It was often synchronistic, how books would fall toward me six and seven at a time, all with interlocking and interrelated topic ideas, even across genres. Then a full stop and no book on any topic could draw my interest for several years. At first it was fiction that dropped off, and then shortly after, all books lost any sense of pull, or purpose. This went on for six or seven years it seems. I'd try on occasion to during that time, but usually to no avail. Nothing cut through the fog of lack of interest and I'd soon just stop in mid sentence and put a book down for good, something that would have been nigh on impossible in the past. Very recently, in the last year, several titles mentioned here have peaked interest and so there has been a mild return. Nothing of the manic, constant chewing of words and ideas as before, but there does seem to be a steady flow of interest in certain titles and topics. It's a welcome return, but the interaction with words and ideas has shifted and now it's a light dance, not a distilled pursuit.
  4. Michael Winn on sungazing.

    When i was blind... all of my girlfriends were 10's.
  5. Michael Winn on sungazing.

    Or those with experience just aren't interested in talking...
  6. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Had he but turned back then, and looked out once more on to the rose-lit garden, she would have seen that which would have made her own sufferings seem but light and easy to bear--a strong man, overwhelmed with his own passion and despair. Pride had given way at last, obstinacy was gone: the will was powerless. He was but a man madly, blindly, passionately in love and as soon as her light footstep had died away within the house, he knelt down upon the terrace steps, and in the very madness of his love he kissed one by one the places where her small foot had trodden, and the stone balustrade, where her tiny hand had rested last. Baroness Orczy ~ The Scarlet Pimpernel
  7. What is the point of a daily spiritual practice?

    Some time ago practice shifted. Where it used to be dietary, it is now medicinal.
  8. The Self, Does it Exist?

    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense. Rumi
  9. Can We Know Truth?

  10. What are you listening to?

    My son is a morning kid. On weekends he wakes up shortly after I do and we usually take a long slow walk through the neighborhood before sunrise, before the busy folks wake up.. Satie utterly nails the feeling with this piece...
  11. Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

  12. Marble Gardens & Fish Ponds

    Even here in the desert they seem to thrive and are very expansive. I can only imagine how well they do in your humid area with all that moisture. I brought in a milkweed last year to start raising monarchs with my son and now find it springing up in neighboring pots and plots regularly.
  13. i find giving up seeking for more, or striving to achieve through externals full of potential. It's been quite empowering to cease seeking and abide simply, here and now.
  14. What are you listening to?

    We normally work in pairs in my business. And on this show, I'm fortunate to be paired up with one of my favorite people on the planet. I've known Scott for about 8 years now. He is rapidly closing in on retirement. In my biz, it can be rare to work with a friend as we all follow the work wherever it's available. So to not only get on the same crew at this point in his career, but to also be paired up, is a rare gift for me. Scott is a rare man. A font of joy, passion, humor, always humor... driven by an intricately deep critical thinking mind and potent insights. He also has a magnificent baritone voice and sings often while he's building. Never paid much attention to Todd Rundgren until I met Scott. Scott is a very big fan of Todd and I'm beginning to see why as I listen to more of his lesser known work. He reminds me of Bowie in this tune. All that set up to share this... (sheesh I talk a lot sometimes)... The lyrics to Parallel Lines really resonated for me as Scott sang them yesterday. Particularly resonant for me given the current political atmosphere. Here's the song
  15. What path of Buddhism is best for beginners?

    Sit... and allow your own being to simply be as it is. Breathe. Repeat frequently...