All knowledge is built upon one foundation: perception. "in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Begginer's Mind When natural neutral perception is distorted in any way, interfered with, suggested, imposed, imprinted, conditioned, ultimately learned, it leads to aberrant knowledge and destructive action. … Continue reading Japanese Essentials: SHOSHIN 初心 ~ beginner’s mind
I'd love to play with you but this game is too old and too corrupt like an endlessly rigged blackjack the house always wins. Outside this maze there lies a field and a sea ... I know, you cannot see! You have no choice But to trust in me. Stop! Don't pour white paint over … Continue reading the thousandth black swan ~ a poem of hope
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Mind creates monstrous things. Mind creates wonderful things. When Mind stops, both monstrous and wonderful things are gone. What remains is Truth, Beauty, Love, Reality. ©️A. Garden, January, 2020
These are thoughts. Thoughts are irrelevant. These are the building blocks of stories mind tells itself about itself. There is place for everything in Awareness, even for stories. But truth only is beautiful and real and stable. A thought, an idea about truth is just another thought. A thoughts about truth is not truth, is … Continue reading It is possible
Where should one start? Start right here, where you are. No point in going to a another place. The difference is irrelevant. Start right now. There is no other time. Start with that which is closest, most reliable. Your breath. Acknowledge the space inside which breath fills. Feel the warm emptiness which still remains. Somewhere, … Continue reading a meditation
Have you seen a free person? A free person loves without attachment A free person wishes without doubt A free person listens without thinking A free person talks without rehearsing A free person walks without a reason A free person breathes to feel satisfaction A free person sits quietly looking at the world A free … Continue reading Free people are kind people living simple lives
I went out to play. Why? Looking for new friends, perhaps. Voices, smiles, eyes danced around Silly, wild, serious, complacent, What fun has been ... for a while. Then they started asking of me for things to do and not do to argue, to compete, to shout to be heard for no reason not a … Continue reading note to self: no need to stay longer than enough