Category Archives: Reflections and Poems

On “The End of Suffering” by Thích Nhất Hạnh

An arresting meditation by Thích Nhất Hạnh came back to me the other day. I first posted it seven years ago. I encourage you to listen to it again or for the first time. The End of Suffering May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos Even in the darkest spots living […]

A Little Piece on Mind Control

What do you allow yourself to think about? What do you keep from awareness? As your consciousness moves over an array of possible subjects and options, accepting some and denying others, are you noticing its familiar habits? This is an experience of your own mind as both controller and controlled, an experience of how you […]

Blue Hill

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My Heart’s Desire

In the darkness something inside me asks, as it always does, What is it your heart most desires? And I will say back, Well, there’s always something, isn’t there? A good long walk in the mountains where the wind mourns in the trees, or maybe just a frank talk with an angel about the way […]