Category Archives: Radical Non-Duality

We Are Our Story

What I have called Civilization Disease is, I think, inextricably connected with humanity’s delusion of self and separation. Here’s what I think led to that: Nature is always trying out new possibilities and variations in the endless search for a … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: February 2021

To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost Come with rain, O loud Southwester! Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam; Find the brown beneath the white; But whate’er you do … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Do What We Don’t Do

New Yorker cartoon by Kendra Allenby Last night, trying to fall asleep, I started thinking about some of the things I know I would enjoy doing once the pandemic’s over — but probably won’t actually do: Learning to memorize a short … Continue reading

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The Nature of Emotions

A rat who is working for food suddenly hears a warning signal followed by a shock he can do nothing to avoid. After it stops, he goes back to working for food. But soon, even the sound of the signal … Continue reading

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Healing From Ourselves

An attempt to make the subject of radical non-duality a little more accessible, and a little less annoying. Image by Rahul Bhaisare from Pixabay CC0 The wounded surgeon plies the steel That questions the distempered part; Beneath the bleeding hands we … Continue reading

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Beauty, Sans Beholder

actors clockwise from top left: Maude Adams 1897, Cléo de Mérode 1900, Ione Bright 1912, Anicée Alvina 1968, Nastassia Kinski 1974, Adèle Exarchopoulos 2013. First three colourized by Olga at Klimbim I‘ve often described myself as a hedonist — literally … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: January 2021

The Underhoused: Tent cities in (upper left) Vancouver BC, (upper right) Portland OR, and (lower right) new tents on a street in Nanaimo BC. The Vancouver site was bulldozed and converted to a playground. A new Portland tent city site … Continue reading

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On Being a Bird

“The peregrine lives in a pouring-away world of no attachment, a world of wakes and tilting, of sinking planes of land and water. We who are anchored and earth-bound cannot envision this freedom of the eye. The hardest thing of … Continue reading

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Untethered

This is my anxious season. Normally at this time of year I get worried about ice and snow on my long steep driveway, and on the roads — fear of accidents and falls, and of being trapped inside the house … Continue reading

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