Category Archives: Creative Works

What You Do Not Know

Look closely: focus on the space in between the instant passed, that moment just a moment ago, that we somehow thought was real, and the instant upon us, that we somehow think will really come — what is that between … Continue reading

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Dogs in the Stands

cartoon by hugh macleod OK, so now what’s holding you back? You know that nothing you do makes any enduring difference, to the state of the world or civilization, or in fact to anything, since there is no ‘you’ to … Continue reading

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What Happened Next, Apparently

image by amira_a from flickr, via pixhere, cc by 2.0 What apparently happened was that among the eight humans who had seemingly gathered on the beach to watch the sunset, it was suddenly realized that there was no one. That … Continue reading

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We Can’t Imagine

image from spirit111 at pixabay cc0 to see that there is no ‘us’, nothing apart, that everything is just a wondrous appearance, that there is only ‘oneness’ (though that poor word doesn’t begin to describe it, it’s as close as a ‘language … Continue reading

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It’s Not That

image from pixabay/pexels CC0 it’s not that we’re ungrateful or unappreciative — we’ve just forgotten; the veil of our selves prevents us from ever seeing, from remembering this. it’s not that we’re hateful, wilfully destructive, violent or intentionally hurtful — we … Continue reading

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The Fortune-Teller

This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel, cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect. I had noticed the lemonade stand each time I had passed, but I hadn’t had time to stop before. It was an impressive stand, by … Continue reading

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Conversation

artwork from a collection of Nick Smith, possibly by John Wareham “Hey, haven’t seen you in ages. How are you?” “Well, I’m still the world’s most blessed agnostic, lost and scared, hopelessly dreaming of impossibly peaceful and beautiful places and … Continue reading

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

image from Pixabay, CC0 (Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.) (Characters: Darien, an aging hippie, … Continue reading

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Your Self: An Owner’s Manual

Image by Darren Hopes in New Scientist Congratulations! You have acquired a Self. Every one is different, but in some respects each is identical to all others. If you are still a small baby, this manual will probably not be … Continue reading

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0 When we look out over the sea, listen to a song, touch a pinecone, smell the salt air, or taste a raspberry, we perceive what our … Continue reading

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