Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

Goodbye Dave: Letting Go of the Story of Me

image from wikipedia, creative commons CC-BY-2.0 Relax, no, I’m not suffering from a terminal illness, or contemplating suicide, or stopping blogging. What I’m doing is looking critically at the Story of Me, and acknowledging that it is just that — … Continue reading

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All There Is, Is This

(This is another of my ‘thinking out loud’ posts on non-duality. If the subject doesn’t interest you, you might want to skip this one.) cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti About 18 months ago I began a journey, intended … Continue reading

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Appreciation Circles

Last night I dreamed about a strange and wonderful ritual. The dream was set in my past and featured a group of about 15 close friends and family members at that time, who had gathered at someone’s house to celebrate … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Heal from Civilization Disease

image: creative commons CC0 license from pixabay The theme for a recent ‘rhythm meditation’ retreat at my house was healing. Since my current preoccupation with meditation is mostly about learning to deal with stress more effectively, it was very much … Continue reading

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After Us the Dragons

Many people find it hard to believe I can be, on the one hand, resigned to the utter collapse of our civilization culture in this century (not suddenly, but over several decades of great hardship and struggle), and, on the … Continue reading

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Note to Self

To: Dave’s Self c/o Dave the Organism Date: The Eternal Now Hi Self, I think it’s time we had a talk. You’ve been doing some amazing work managing the organism called “Dave” that we’re both inhabiting, and I really appreciate … Continue reading

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A Theory of No-Mind

Biologists and cognitive “scientists” have developed something called a Theory of Mind which posits that humans are possibly unique in having evolved the capacity to conceive of the existence of separate ‘selves’, our own and others’, with unique and divergent beliefs, ideas and perspectives, … Continue reading

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About Time: An Inquiry

1. ON MEDITATING AND REALIZING THE ILLUSION OF THE SEPARATE SELF I’ve recently discovered the work of UK non-dualist Rupert Spira, and I like the way he explains things. Here’s part of a transcript of his video in which he … Continue reading

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My Pleasure

For many years I have described myself, in profiles online, as a hedonist. As much as any label can fit someone, it seems to fit me. This past weekend I’ve started to understand why that’s so. I’ve described my recent … Continue reading

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Wanting to Stop Wanting: A Meditation

large magellanic cloud, image by NASA A few days ago I participated in a winter solstice event which, in addition to including some lovely singing in a beautiful house in the woods, included a walk along the nearby labyrinth. It’s … Continue reading

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