Tag: meditation

Post 3045: Opening the windows

In my meditation retreat a couple of weeks ago, one of my teachers said, “sometimes we figure out what our retreat is about after a few days of it, but often we don’t know what a retreat is about for us was about until… Continue Reading “Post 3045: Opening the windows”

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Post #2070: A death, a visit to the past, a meditation.

Sometimes when we meditate, the ghosts come knocking. This morning at the zen-do was one of those sits. A friend from years past – Mike Low – died over the weekend, hiking the Cerise Creek trail outside of Pemberton. When he didn’t arrive at… Continue Reading “Post #2070: A death, a visit to the past, a meditation.”

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Post #2067: A small realization after morning coffee

Sometimes I find myself spun┬áby anxiety. Am I good enough? Fun enough? Doing the right thing? Am I a good enough partner or friend? Do I live my life in the right way? Today I am feeling that. Like I am not any good,… Continue Reading “Post #2067: A small realization after morning coffee”

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Post #2061: Silence is the easy part

Returning from meditation retreat on a Monday morning, the workplace conversation goes something like this: Co-worker: So, what did you do this weekend? Me: Spent it at a meditation retreat, you know, meditating. Co-worker: Really? Me: Yup Co-worker: Wow, you must be really relaxed… Continue Reading “Post #2061: Silence is the easy part”

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Post #2060: When it comes to creativity, “to be everywhere is to be nowhere”.

Brian left on Saturday morning for a 9-day hunting trip up North, which coincided with the start of my intensive Zen practice period, and so the house has been very – very – quiet. While I normally fill the empty spaces by listening to… Continue Reading “Post #2060: When it comes to creativity, “to be everywhere is to be nowhere”.”

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