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Centering into the journey.

Archive for the category “The Ego”

Zen Mornings 12/2/11

 

Yesterday I learned that nothing is scary if we do what scares us.  Only the unknown is scary, but once the unknown becomes the known, there is absolutely nothing left to fear. I’ve always  hated talking on the phone–immensely–to the point of being fearful of it.  I found it to be the most awkward form of communication (and still do).  Read more…

Simplicity

 

I was reading on the bed, about Bodhisattva, while lying on my back with my feet up, resting cross-legged on the wall.  My big dog curled into a ball next to me, and does well to heat me in this big, chilly house. Read more…

That pesky narrator.

I’m a of fan and student of Eastern traditions and Buddhist teachings.  Part of this includes understanding that personal, individual experience and who we think we are is an illusion, that our minds think as a constant and pointless reaffirmation of our living state, that knowing the true wisdom of life comes from loss of Ego, and that many benefits can be had from identifying and losing this Ego self.  As I continue learning, here is my initial understanding of the Ego.  Read more…

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