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Even though freedom is instantly available, washing over you like a wave, it often takes time, more akin to water slowly eroding rock, in this case the bedrock of one’s conditioning. In showing up moment by moment as much as you can, you are spending time in the water. With each moment of full wakefulness, more conditioning and reactivity will wash away. – Arthur Jeon; City Dharma
“. . . I swiftly accepted the notion of God. It pleased me to imagine a presence above us, in continual motion, like liquid stars . . . I would lie in my bed by the coal stove vigorously mouthing long letters to [Him.] I was not much of a sleeper and must have vexed Him with my endless vows, visions, and schemes. But as time passed I came to experience a different kind of prayer, a silent one, requiring more listening than speaking.” – Patty Smith, Just Kids
I’m not a Christian.
I’m not anything, really. Read the rest of this entry →
Chillbear Latrigue: [Speaking into a handheld microphone] NOW HEAR THIS! NOW HEAR THIS! PREPARE FOR DEPARTURE! ALL STATIONS REPORT IN!
Funky Gorilla Fist: Who are you yelling at?
CL: My crew. Don’t interfere. You’re the mission commander, but I’m still the skipper of the STM.
FGF: But your crew is all robots. Read the rest of this entry →