A cat came driftingOn my porch from the outside coldAnd with eyes closed, drinkingWarm milk from my bowl Thought:“Nobody hears me, nobody hears me!As I crept in so soft!And nobody sees me, nobody sees me!”…as I watch six steps off. I am the cat. I don’t live in my own world. I live in a … Continue reading “A Glass Can Only Spill What It Contains,” Reflections On
My Personal Experience on the Relationship Between Buddhist Meditation and Christian (Trinitarian) Theology
“I found my theology!” A statement I made nine years ago, when I fully absorbed the works of Trinitarian theology, taught by folks such as C. Baxter Kruger, Ken Blue, John Crowder and Steve McVey, not to mention the giants like T. F. Torrance, Karl Barth, Irenaeus and Athanasius. This rarely heard version of “the … Continue reading My Personal Experience on the Relationship Between Buddhist Meditation and Christian (Trinitarian) Theology
Quick update for my WordPress fans! Please check out my next two events, on the Event page. They are gonna be bangers that can change your life, by giving you some simple tweaks on how you see and live your life. For the comfortable-with-Christianity crowd, I recommend both, the St. John talk, and the Buddhist … Continue reading 4/4/21 Update:
No! It’s not cinnamon! For the sake of clarity, which will make sense to you shortly, I will use the numbers 1 and 2 when referring to mindfulness. Mindfulness1 is natural consciousness. It’s the knowing aspect of your mind that is built in. It came with you into this world, and it will never turn … Continue reading The Mindfulness Secret Ingredient
The essence of the Way is detachment. And the goal… is freedom from appearances… The sutras say, “Those who free themselves from all appearances are called buddhas.” Bodhidharma, Wake-up Sermon Anyone who gives up the transcendent for the mundane, in any of its myriad forms, is a mortal. Bodhidharma, Bloodstream Sermon Zen Legend Bodhidharma makes … Continue reading Freedom From Form Is Freedom For Fun
Method acting is when an actor lives as his character, day and night, even when the camera is not around. He becomes his character. He goes through the mental environment and moods that his character goes through. The actor’s whole life changes, changes into the life of his character. His likes and dislikes are replaced … Continue reading Method Acting
“The best thing is having nothing to do and an end of all seeking. When hungry you should eat, when sleepy close your eyes. Foolish people may laugh at you but the wise will understand.” – Linji “There’s a difference between doing nothing and waiting.” – John Locke from LOST “If you’re not sure, don’t … Continue reading The Person with Nothing to Do
This is probably not enough words on the topic. It’s just meant as a sample for some who might not realize that they would really enjoy Christian Meditation. For non-Christians, I encourage you to read it too, because you still might learn something that can help you in your non-Christian life. I personally read from … Continue reading Being with God, Always: A Quick Guide to Christian Meditation
Our life is made of two pieces that go together, hand in glove: 1) All of the things we can and do experience, whether they be physical, mental, emotional, visible or invisible; and 2) The Space that sustains and contains those objects of experience. Just like you need the space in a pint glass to … Continue reading The Balance Needed Between Open Essence and Stuff
The foundation on which any and every practice, spiritual or not, should be built and based on, is the okayness and inherent(already present) wholeness of the current moment. Despite what your thoughts and feelings might be telling you, you are safe (always!), and you can take a big breath and sink into the rightness(obvious or … Continue reading Realizing Relaxation In The Perfect Present
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