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Heart Seeing

By Julia Stolk. So much of everything and nothing here this morning. The question comes, is it a choosing of where the attention is placed that is the everything or the nothing? And then a noticing, there is a natural resting, a natural choosing that finds nothing. The orientation to the heart mind. Where does…

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Being Alone

By Sumitra Burton. This little word “alone” can be terrifying, perhaps second only to the word “death.” We naturally feel threatened by these ideas of being alone in life or of dying. And sometimes the sense of being alone feels worse than death. Also there can be a big difference between feeling alone and feeling…

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When We Come Back to Our Senses

By Fiona Robertson. When we inquire, we come back to our senses. Literally. When we were young children, we spent virtually all our time in our senses. We moved unselfconsciously, and curiously touched, smelled, and looked as we explored the world around us, as well as ourselves and our own bodies. Gradually, we were taught…