Consciousness

THOUGHTS ON NO-THOUGHT

THOUGHTS ON NO-THOUGHT What is no-thought? Silence? Before the thought arose, there was silence; when the thought is no more, there is silence. How is it that I never become aware of this Silence? Could there be...

Ocean View: February 9, 2010

Ocean View February 9, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse This morning’s light seems excruciatingly bright. Three houses on the shore look like black boxes plunked down between the salt pond and ocean. Both bodies of water have become...

I do my best to believe.

I believe in UnrestrainedCompassion. UnreasonableLove. UnfathomableJoy. I believe in giving your whole heart to whatever you do. To feeling every moment, every word you say, every look you give. I believe in living a...

What goes on in my mind when I meditate

Don't be fooled by people who say that meditation is all peaceful and quiet. It can be a challenge and even after time and experience, I find a weird dude up there screaming "Phenomena!"...

Ocean View: January 13, 2010

Ocean View January 13, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse Only two of the past dozen winters have been consistently snowy here on Rhode Island’s shore. We often get rain while snow is falling to the north but, as...

Ocean View: December 21, 2009

Ocean View December 21, 2009 By Jude Rittenhouse Yesterday's blizzard, now referred to as "The Storm of the Century" by some, dumped twenty-one inches onto fields, stone walls, roads, trees, beaches, yards and asphalt, while we slept....

Ocean View: November 18, 2009

Ocean View November 18, 2009 By Jude Rittenhouse In my last entry, I waded into oceanic waters, touching the currents of several subjects: relationships, presence, the unknown. This time, I had planned to swim a bit further...

Ocean View: October 23, 2009

Ocean View October 23, 2009 By Jude Rittenhouse Trusting whatever life presents, I begin here, now, with the greens going to gold-orange-crimson outside my office window. I begin with life’s splendor: blazing, even as sap drains, prepares...