Where Is There?

“There” is the place we yearn to be, the place that isn’t here. It seems clear to our mind, that “other” place we long for, that inner wanting of things to be different, something to be different. What is that state of differentness? All I know is that it isn’t “here.” Even when we get […]

The Moving Now

“Now” is made up of milliseconds and beyond. Now, or “this” moment isn’t a fixed time. Time doesn’t stand still. What’s more interesting is the way now feels. It’s always the same quality, and always happening. If we stare at a second-hand moving as we say “now,” we can realize the movement aspect of now. […]

Thoughts Appear

My practice focuses on the fact that our actions do themselves, since they are only the placement/existence of a body in space in relation to other physical objects of interaction. That dynamic forms a sentence, a description, how we label things (“I am sitting on the couch watching television”). We naturally feel like our thoughts […]

Guaranteed for Life

We like guarantees. They are reliable, effectively predictable. Here is one. If we are alive, our body is somewhere. Yeah, so what? Big deal! Well, it is a big deal because it isn’t how our mind perceives our predicament. We don’t sense that we are always somewhere because we mentally live inside our head, spinning […]

No Other Me

Is there another me than this body? What else could it be? If not, don’t “I” have to be where it is? Where is the argument? Sometimes “I” don’t like where I am. So, the conflict lies with what I like, not where I am. Is there a duplicate me that can act on behalf […]

The Present Tense

We are born into the present tense. It is then the present tense for the rest of our life. From our perspective, we live in one long moment because we cannot sense the shifts of what we think of as one moment changing into the next. We can only perceive this moment. Those incremental differences […]

Already Here

This activity I am in now, why does it feel effortless? Because I am already in it. There is nothing to do to get here and the “getting” somewhere is what causes me emotional pain and pressure. It feels arduous, complicated, effortful, like something beyond my ability or capacity that I don’t know how to […]