365 Conversations

76/365/59 Laugh

^ Part four of (probably) five in a tiny illustrated story. Today: unconcerned by Internet #fluffernutter or contributing same. //thrive ...
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69/365/58 Deeper

^ Part three of (probably) five in a tiny illustrated story. P.S. Today: walked the dog in the rain. Silence sometimes ...
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67/365/57 Speaks

^ Part two of (probably) five in a tiny illustrated story. Today: honoured to be the father of our kids ...
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63/365/56 No Need

A short visual story accompanied by words begins today. I expect it to run for five-ish posts. This begins my third ...
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drawing55/day61/365 Seeing

I am not there any longer. I am not getting-there any more. I am here; Now/Here. It is where I ...
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drawing54/day59/365 Is

A Note: on the change in the post titles going forward. First number = the number of meditative drawings posted ...
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53/365 Astonished

Mentioned to a friend that this ongoing Conversation with Silence is the most important thing I've done this year. It ...
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52/365 Sit/Rise

There is no need to make an assertion of my life, especially to assert it is MINE, though it is ...
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Day 51/365 Balance

Today: Art in the Park is now history. Thanks to each dear being who dropped 'round. A good few days ...
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50/365 Home

From nowhere to NOW/HERE, possibly exactly the same destination where the destination is where you (fully) are, now. //thrive Today: ...
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49/365 NOW/Here

Today: bit by spider, all over the place (!) while sleeping; upper lip is like I have just returned from ...
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48/365 Language

I've followed Andō off and on for years. Her work is a true work of silence. Her poetry is silence ...
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47/365 Humility

//thrive! ...
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46/365 Neighbour

It fundamental to being fully human, this thing the wholly Human One* is said to have said. The question rests ...
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45/365 Opening

//thrive ...
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44/365 Soul

//thrive Quote via Cassidy Hall co-author of Notes on Silence and co-host of the Encountering Silence ...
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43/365 No/Thing

//thrive P.S. "At the center of our being is a point of nothingness, which is untouched by sin and by ...
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42/365 Moving

In a certain sense, what others see is not my concern. //thrive ...
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41/365 Overcome

Elliot's words go against recent decades worth of the idea of Art and artist in pop culture, social media, online ...
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40/365 Seer

Today; interesting the unintended notes to future-self one may find in ones earlier book marginalia. The book? Frederick Franck's classic, ...
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39/365 Travel

Life is heavy enough. Travel light. Begin now. Today, to be a mud covered dog running free in a dog-park ...
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38/365 NotMyBusiness

//thrive ...
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37/365 Lover

Today, Saturday, day 139, in silence I resist the temptation to give those ignorant of history any acknowledgement of their ...
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36/365 Lift

One continuous, slow, brush stroke; eyes closed, mind open. Where there are spaces, I must have had so light a ...
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35/365 Walk

//thrive ...
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34/365 Speak

Have come across different versions of this. I swapped out soul for being because I appreciate the pre Platonic concept ...
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33/365 Rabbit

"I do not have to react. It is useless. There are much better things to do. And to react is ...
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32/365 Be Real

"I just wanna be real." - Mark Heard : song; I just wanna get warm :: album; Second Hand ::: ...
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31/365 Traffic

I read the entry in my daily Merton book, one day out of sequence and it made for an serendipitous ...
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30/365 Love

O gentle Internet: Day30/365 So much dead talk bearing agendas, superficial likes to get liked. So little listening to/with love ...
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29 Days Short Video

O gentle Internet 29/365 days completed one #sketchbook; yesterday. Here's a look at it. [ music on youtube is william ...
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29/365

Conversations over coffee on being real, on being human, on following the primitive/primal and essential motivators, in short, on Being; ...
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28/365 Mystery

//thrive! Quote source, Eugene Peterson book of poetry, Holy Luck ...
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27/365 Woods, Stones

"If you would grasp Christ, you will do so sooner by following him than by reading of him . ...
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26/365 Communion

This statement by life-long peace activist, author and gentle soul, Jim Forest aligns so well with a concept of artist, ...
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25/365 Intuition

Following simple focused breathing I continued my meditation with an image thought to paint. As the brush touched the paper, ...
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24/365 Look, inside

//thrive ...
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23/365 Hearing

//thrive ...
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22/365 Peace

//thrive ...
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21/365 Spaces

//thrive Quote credit: Patrick Shen FB T I co-author of Notes On Silence the book accompanying the award winning documentary ...
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20/365 Inner Wisdom

For some the idea of inner-wisdom being in concert with wisdom of the divine is automatically suspect. Perhaps the unstated ...
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19/365 Unknowing

Beginning to understand why so many previous inward journey attempts have been false starters - some over long periods of ...
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18/365 Present

My friend, our dog, is always fully in his being, fully who he is fully. He is always 100 percent ...
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17/365 Release

//thrive ...
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16/365 Blessed

// thrive ...
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15/365 Liminal

Perhaps life, actual living is in holding these opposites in tension; accepting that liminal space. //thrive ...
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14/365 Listening

Ironic; when I thought I was closest I was, most certainly, the furthest away. Given today then, this is hope-filled ...
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13/365 Grounded

With our being grounded in the-now we can, let go let go // thrive ...
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12/365 Receiving

// thrive ...
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23/2018 Present

Each of these three ways-of-seeing I have done poorly, to sometimes well. As of 'now' the fullness of truth they ...
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10/365 Wonder

Yesterday new acquaintance remarked, "No, not bad at all. Sounds to me like you are returning to yourself, coming back ...
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9/365 Distraction

When a bad is a good. A 'bad' shows me my own weakness, or it can when filtered by meditation/mindfulness/prayer.  ...
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8/365 Silence

What is it, silence? Some say it's elusive. I suffer from tinnitus, 24-7/365. Even when I sit in silence it ...
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7/365 Attraction

Freedom attracts wherever it appears...when we meet a truly free person there are no expectations, only an invitation to reach ...
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6/365 Beginning

We are always, beginning.  For too long I separated two things which give me life, unnecessarily setting them in opposition ...
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5/365 Share

How is it we so often fail to do the very thing(s) we intuitively know bring us life? Silly beings ...
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4/365 Always

While I sat in my sit, focused on breathing, trying not to think anything specific, this happy thought of mine ...
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3/365 Practice

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2/365 Receive

All those times I've paid lip-service to the idea that all are welcome. Then a tweet. Not aimed at me ...
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1/365 Focused

It begins. Timed focused breathing of five minuets followed by a drawing done in four brush strokes with zero preconceived ...
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