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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...

To Be Inspired or To Inspire Yourself: Is the Muse Out There?

[Note: I know conventional wisdom is to keep blog posts short and snappy. Alas, my mind doesn't work well in sound bytes. I hope the post merits the length. I'd love to hear your...

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...

Does Divine Energy behind Letters & Words Unify Different Faiths?

It can be no accident that the Word holds such significance in many world religions and practices. "In the beginning was the Word" proclaims John 1:1 in the New Testament. In Hinduism, Brahma the creator,...

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!"...

FAQs About Yoga & Creativity

I would like to answer some frequently asked questions related to Yoga As Muse. I welcome your responses and questions. WHAT IS YOGA? I speak as a writer who came to yoga later but also as...

OUT OF THE WAY & IN THE WAY: Reflections on Yoga & the Creative...

It’s a precarious way of life, this writing from some place where will steps aside and something else altogether takes over. I don’t mean to imply that divine agency is afoot or that little...

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....