Tag: wilderness

The Inner Experience

The Inner Experience

| May 18, 2016 | 3 Replies

Without the precondition of a moving experience, I may still enjoy some pleasing view or interesting phenomenon but will usually not make a photograph of it.

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The Paradox of Expectations

The Paradox of Expectations

| March 23, 2016 | 3 Replies

… all that is positive, the whole creative content, of that spiritual experience which is called awakening, nirvana, must of necessity happen by itself. It not only cannot but must not be induced by trying and willing, since anything that one could will wouldn’t be it. ~Alan Watts Earlier this week I noted something different about […]

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The Art & The Wild

The Art & The Wild

| December 26, 2015 | 7 Replies

If you have something to say about life, you must also find a way of saying it clearly. And if you achieve that clarity of both perception and the ability to record it, you will have created your own composition, your own kind of design, personal to you, related to other people’s, yet your own. […]

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Twenty Fifteen

Twenty Fifteen

| December 24, 2015 | 10 Replies

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we […]

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Another (Birth)day

Another (Birth)day

| August 11, 2015 | 5 Replies

 Today I escaped from anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions – not outside. ~Marcus Aurelius For some years now I made it a tradition of sorts to commemorate my birthdays in remote places, by myself; to reflect on the year and the life that passed, in […]

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Wilderness and Me

Wilderness and Me

| November 15, 2014 | 9 Replies

For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite. –Leo Tolstoy I spent most of the last few weeks traveling and teaching. I interacted with more people in just the last month […]

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Meditations on Art, Work and Solace

Meditations on Art, Work and Solace

| July 30, 2014 | 12 Replies

There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge and wisdom. Shall we instead choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? I appeal as a human being to human beings; remember your humanity, and forget the rest. –Bertrand Russell A ponderous shadow darkened my thoughts these past few weeks and I […]

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Proud Confessions

Proud Confessions

| March 19, 2014 | 12 Replies

“But the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” –Hermann Hesse On a recent workshop one of the participants was surprised to hear me say that in the last couple of years I’m usually only […]

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Vanishing Experiences

Vanishing Experiences

| October 10, 2013 | 14 Replies

Recently I had some business to attend to in Salt Lake City and was able to revisit some of my old haunts in the Wasatch Mountains. Things have changed, some in subtle ways, others more profoundly. In the few years I’ve been away, some of the once-bumpy mountain roads were paved; others were improved for […]

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