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Truth

Walking in the thicket a grey wolf appears “I am death!”  says the wolf “I am hear,” I say to the wolf “Well, what will you do when I catch you?”  says the wolf “I will fight for my flesh.”  I say to the wolf “But what of your existence?” says the wolf “Oh, If I take ...

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The Story of the Chinese Farmer

Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. That evening, all of his neighbors came around to commiserate. They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most unfortunate.” The farmer said, “Maybe.” The next day the horse came back bringing seven wild horses ...

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The Invisible Hand

When your belt is comfortable, you are not aware that you’re wearing it. – Alan Watts And so it seems that an expert who is truly effective and efficient in the employment of their expertise should become invisible. They should become, like a pair of glasses, clear in order for the eye to see clearly.  Evidently as soon as ...

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The Music of Life

Two months ago I started running.  I ran 2km and vomited and felt like dying, literally.  Two days ago I ran 12,5km in the morning and went to work afterwards – no problem! And so I have come to appreciate the relationship between the mind and the body.  I’ve come to appreciate that the mind is ...

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The Nature of Eternity

During my meditation I observed that the development of attention and stillness results in a richer experience of every moment.  I observed that the slower the mind, the more it perceives. Thus, it is my view that a dream of a few seconds can feel like a lifetime because of the stillness of the mind ...

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The Nature of All Living Things

It is the nature of all living things to want happiness and avoid suffering. The emotional state of one person (or living thing) always spills over to others. Therefore to be a cause for suffering of others ultimately leads to suffering of oneself. Thus, without spiritual or religious consideration, it simply makes sense to create an ...

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Our First Two Weeks of Home Schooling

Much to the dismay of family and friends, we started home schooling our kids this year.  All I can say is, I am quite happy that looks do not kill. What is the point of going to school? The point of going to school is to get educated.  The point of getting educated is to discover ...

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Skill

What is the purpose of skill if not to be employed in service of others? The idea of compensation is a barrier to the attainment of true skill because it limits practice. Without practice, one cannot achieve the greatest ability to employ skill. Without employment of true skill, the world is less than it should be. Therefore ...

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Freedom

The biggest mistake people make is believing that freedom is about doing whatever they want whenever they want.  It is, unfortunately the ultimate human aspiration; to be financially free, socially free, politically free, spiritually free, economically free… The way I see it, it is a recipe for abject boredom! I will borrow an analogy from Alan ...

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