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Healing Journal #2 Notes on the 'Being State'

Notes on the 'Being State' In continuation of yesterday's contemplation, let us ask the question: How do I come to know that the 'Being state' is the...

Healing Journal #1 Notes on Stillness

Notes on stillness Sometimes my mind toys with itself and when I try to meditate on stillness. I feel I am using stillness as a refuge. My mind will...
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Faithlift

When Eric Martensen died he found himself in a lift. Happily for Eric, the lift was going upwards. 'Where am I?' Eric wondered. 'I was asleep in bed...
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50 ways to leave your lover

For reasons never made clear, Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover only included five ways to leave your lover, just 10% of the stated amount...

Hey Asshole, Don't Call Me an Anteater

Hey, I'm an aardvark for God's sake. Don't start calling me an anteater just because I eat ants. I eat termites too. If you called me a termiteater...
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The Snow Statue

The first time you wake up to an overnight snowfall in the trenches you can't help being overwhelmed by the sight. The beauty, the purity, so out of...

was for lonely geeks

computers were for geeks when i was young i was allowed to use an Apple 2 computer 1977 or so no internet computing was on your own with a set of...
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Midlife Molly

The sun fades away to near nothing. She thinks she should get up out of her chair, turn on a few lights. And then she thinks: why? What are the...
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The Medieval Wildman Comes to Stay

New technology allows me to extract him from a woodcut and invite him into the house. It is a mistake. His stains will never be erased from the soft...

Heart-felt 'worship'?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] “Worship” can be worthless noise in God’s ears; he will despise ostentatious singing vain, just lip-service...

Frank Sinatra and the Whale

He thought it was Benny Goodman off the Jersey shore, but it was just a humpback who came close to land as he practised scales at Cape May. ‘Do be...
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the path’s reveal unwind

the path’s reveal unwind By MarciaMarcia I thought I knew the me of me Inside the depth and breadth of me where seeds of possibility lay sleeping...

In 30 Days or Years

With all the stars she placed into my eyes Even they couldn't stave off the demons that dwelled within. Sweltering in my chest for whichever wished...

I'm proud of you son!

Trusting her got you caught in a snare, Beating to the sound of her drum, Son, whatever the outcome, Know that this girl was a deceiver, Not like a...
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the drive back

we’re half way home an hour left to drive the car is old and the steering is vague a wheel bearing is noisy, the headlights are dim we have finished...

Downshire Diary – (80) Birthday Surprise

At the western end of the Finchbottom Vale lay the small market town of Childean and on the outskirts was the Dancingdean Spa Hotel.

I HAD TO BUY TROUSER SHORTS

I had to buy trouser shorts,

WORK IT OUT WITH A PENCIL

NASA spent millions of U.S. dollars

The Man Who Hid From Death

T this is one of my more surreal stories - with a very dark and existentialist theme. To be frank though, I didn’t finish it because I couldn’t really see where I wanted to take the storyline. There’s a lot of messy writing here but also some quite interesting ideas IMO, so tell me what you think! Where should I take it? What parts did you enjoy, what did you think needed improvement?

The Old Way

It is not where I lead, it is where you follow, these paths seem to say. Not me talking, but the wind I bend in sympathy with, like that holly, like...

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