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SEEING IS SEEING NO MORE

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SEEING IS SEEING NO MORE In the Timeless Zone, where Sound and Light are One Hearing is hearing no more Nor Seeing seeing any the more Hearing now is the Seeing Seeing itself is the Hearing The Soundless Sound...

Cultural Baggage in Zen Practice

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  What is my self? It is my body and thoughts, my logic and my creativity. It consists of all the events of my life and my memories of them. It includes every scar, mistake,...

THOUGHTS ON NO-THOUGHT

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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

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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?

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[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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

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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...