Tag Archives: Meditation

The Butterflies of Ephemera

“We become so consumed with chasing the butterflies of ephemera that we forget to stop, sit and focus on the eternal.” – Tim Shead Mr. Google having been less than helpful, I’m not exactly sure just who Tim Shead is … Continue reading

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And the World Comes With It

(Recent post Sailing on a Ship of Thought prompted other viewers to set out on their own voyages. Be sure to click on the link and board Mercy’s ship with her for a journey to Calcutta when it was still Calcutta; … Continue reading

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Sailing on a Ship of Thought

We’re all familiar with the phrase, a “train of thought.” To follow our thoughts wherever they lead, without worrying about consistency or logic. That’s what I found myself doing this morning when I was brushing my teeth, but — considering … Continue reading

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In the Time of Falling Leaves

The leaves are falling, falling — The wind blew sharp today.  Autumn fading, winter’s icy breath chills early morning, evening, late. *             *            * The Buddha said: Just as … Continue reading

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Blog Dog Falls Off the Wagon —

Yesterday’s hero, Blog Dog, showed off his perfect meditation form in Canine Mindfulness, a post on his home blog The Zen Parent. Obviously this dog could do anything, including master-minding Bill’s blog for him. But today — Illusion is shattered, with … Continue reading

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And the World Comes With It

What is ecology but connections? Meditation on a Bowl of Cereal (Special K, Familia, and Wheat Germ, mixed) There is to be thankful for: everything. The wheat in the cereal flakes, for instance. The fields in which it stood, green, … Continue reading

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