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Humans have invented the very useful concept that there are separate things in the universe, many of which have edges (or boundaries) that separate them from other things. But it’s probably wise to often remember that words like edge, boundary and thing are just maps . . . they are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Ed Miller's blog
One of the many valid spiritual perspectives and the one that seems to work best for me these days is pantheism, the belief that God is the Universe, the Universe (or Nature, or Divine Cosmic Dance) is God, and that all of the “things” in the universe are manifestations of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Ed Miller's blog
1. Be thankful for the difficult times. They have showed you how strong you can be. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” 2. Kindness is a quality of the strong. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Ed Miller's blog
a spiritual athlete often strives: to skillfully, wisely and lovingly control their thoughts, feelings and actions in the next few moments (the only thing that one can control) to resonate well with the vibrations in other living and nonliving things (listen well, tune in well, connect well) to harmonize well... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Ed Miller's blog
1/1/14- some good trends: There are clearly some very bad, worsening problems (e.g. global warming, species extinctions, worsening separation between super-rich and middle class people, our national debt, obesity), but there are also dozens of significant, very good trends, that make me think this has been, and is, a very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Ed Miller's blog
How marvelous it is that from birth thru death we breathe so well! Our autonomic nerves flawlessly activate and relax our diaphragms in tune with our brain’s assessment of how much CO2 waste has built up in our blood. Even if we hold our breath or exercise, blood oxygenation stays... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Ed Miller's blog
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I have always been fond of gemstones and stones that have been weathered smooth in lakes and streams. They have prodigious physical beauty and show the fabulous creativity of Mother Nature. Stones are made of trillions of marvelously dancing atoms, forever spinning and frolicking in the Cosmic Dance. Their often-crystalline... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Ed Miller's blog
The things we most enjoy-- lovemaking, natural beauty, creative challenges, sports or strenuous exercise-- are those things that bring us alive and fully here. Only between one person and another can the renewal of our world begin. Love becomes a path of awakening-- rousing us from the sleep of old,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Ed Miller's blog
I wish I owned half of that dog. “Why?” Because I would kill my half. "Adam was but human - this explains all-he did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent: then he... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Ed Miller's blog
God exalts the man who humbles himself. -Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Look carefully, I tell you, look carefully at what you do, in case the devil is deceiving you. –Sancho Panza, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose. ― Miguel... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Ed Miller's blog
If you are generous with your love, everyone is going to love you. –Don Miguel Ruiz Once you decide to become a couple, you are there to serve the one you love. . . you are there to serve your love to your lover, to be each other’s servant. .... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Ed Miller's blog
You can't start the new chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one. * * * The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. -Charles Dubois * * * I am not what happened... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Ed Miller's blog
Embark on the journey of Love. It takes you from yourself to Yourself. ~Rumi Every part of the cosmos draws toward its mate. ~Rumi LOVE is our steady guide on this road full of hardships. ~Rumi When the heart has seen the sweetheart, how can it remain bitter? When a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
If you eat less calories than you burn you will experience hunger, burn fat stores and lose weight. If you can't tolerate hunger, and go ahead and eat what your body needs (or more) you will never lose weight. If you can TOLERATE hunger, you can lose weight but it's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
A peaceful and fruitful way to be in the now is a walking meditation game that I just invented; I call it "mindful breathing as you walk": as you keep your breathing cycle slow, deep and steady, start by doing one step with each breathing cycle (start an inhalation with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
I would have thought that the one-way motion of a river would clearly correspond with the seemingly one-way motion of time. But here are some valid perspectives I have been pondering which support 2 or 3 intriguing, seemingly incompatible or opposite views: the upstream part of a river corresponds with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things? Throw a stone into the stream, and the circles that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature If you're not beside a real river, close... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
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That’s an intriguing question. Perhaps a tree is: An idea in the mind of people. An abstract concept. A tall, large plant with thick, woody branches anchored in dirt by extensive roots. A long-lived perennial, which means it usually rides on the Earth more than one 320 million mile trip... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
(NB. Most of the quotations below are from Sogyal Rinpoche, via his free, daily email list.) To meditate is to make a complete break with how we “normally” operate, for it is a state free of all cares and concerns, in which there is no competition, no desire to possess... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
Pura Vida! -- this is the ubiquitous Costa Rican phrase which translates as, “ Life is good, I’m feeling a lot of gratefulness right now and have been feeling a lot of joy lately.” Here’s my ‘day off’ routine that has been nourishing me extremely well: Strong coffee & pondering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
I'm 100% in agreement with your first 2 paragraphs. You're very wise. In your last sentence did you mean to add the word "exclusive" after the word "mutually"? Because for me these days, in a relationship with a lot of wellness, I see many benefits of a dynamic yin/yang dance between HEALTHY entanglement and healthy freedom. When we use words, we tend to make complicated things too black and white. It seems to me that a lot of wisdom (and health & wellness) lies in navigating that gray zone well. . . nourishing, affirming and incorporating both the yin and the yang elements in our little subplots in the Cosmic Dance . . . . that we are so privileged to choreograph.
More and more I think that no thing exists. Rather, things happen. We tend to overuse the verb “to be” and underuse the verbs “to do” and “to have”; this leads us to be deluded about the nature of things. If you want to explore how our incessant use of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog
Some perspectives I considered this morning while meditating (and pondering) with my candle, my hottub and an apple: The candle, the cloud, the apple and I are all brothers & sisters in the Divine Family (with God & Mother Nature as our parents.) We are all fellow actors in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Ed Miller's blog