One Minute Monologues 59

September 21, 2020  —  October 26, 2020 09/21/2020  —  Portland Headlight 9/26/2005 — Portland, Maine You don’t want to be living your lifewith an agenda in handand a schedule at the ready,with every day being another boutat implementation. This is not to be in accord with the Tao. People who think they know best–particularly withContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 59”

Introduction: One Minute Monologues

When I retired as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2011, I began writing a short, free-verse, daily exegesis of my experience of life. And here they all are! I offer these to you as springboards into your own reflections in the service of realization, insight, enlightenment and awakening, and trust thatContinue reading “Introduction: One Minute Monologues”

One Minute Monologues 058

August 10, 2020 — September 20, 2020 08/10/2020  —  Coming to terms with how things areis the unending task of life. In every moment,there is how things are nowand how we feel about how things are now. If it didn’t matter to us how things are,we would have no problemwith how things are. That’s howContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 058”

One Minute Monologues 057

June 23, 2020  — August 09, 2020 06/23/2020  —  There are so many things that have to happen all at once to transform our life from what it has been to what it needs to be that our old life would collapse and give up under the oppressive weight of utter impossibility. And our newContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 057”

One Minute Monologues 056

April 20, 2020  —  June 22, 2020 04/20/2020  —  Tao is integrity. Integrity is the alignmentof ourselves with ourselves(our Original Nature)and of ourselves with our circumstances. When we live at odds with ourselvesfor the sake of our circumstances,we are out of alignment,out of accord with the Tao. When we live out of accord with ourContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 056”

One Minute Monologues 055

February 29, 2020  —  April 19, 2020 03/01/2020  —  Our heart is never far away. How attentive we are to heart,how well-suited we areto the service of heart,how faithful we arein our devotion to heart,all depends upon our concern for–and infatuation with–the 10,000 things. (“The 10,000 Things”are also called“The Dust Of The World”) What doContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 055”

One Minute Monologues 054

January 30, 2020  —  February 29, 2020 01/30/2020 —  Knowing what to doin any situationis a matter of opening ourselvesto the situation-as-it-is,to the situation-as-a-whole,and seeing what arises,what occurs to us,within. Living well flowsfrom living as objectively as possiblein each situation as it arises. The more subjective,judgmental,opinionated,insistent on having our waywe are,the less likely we aretoContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 054”

One Minute Monologues 053

December 23, 2019 — January 29, 2020 12/23/2019—  It is easy to feel as thoughnothing we do matters.This is called,being in the trough,which is the low pointof a wave. When we are in the trough,we have to recognize it,and wait it out.The trough is the turn-a-roundbetween crests. The tide comes inand the tide goes out,and,Continue reading “One Minute Monologues 053”

One Minute Monologues 051

09/06/2019 — 11/05/2019 09/06/2019  —  Crape Myrtle 2019-09 01 — Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3, 2019, an iPhone photo Recurring dreams meanwe aren’t getting what the dream is sayingbecause we have ideas for our lifethat are out of accordwith our life’s ideas for us. It means we are having to grow upsome more again,and weContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 051”

One Minute Monologues 050

07/17/2019 — 09/05/2019 07/17/2019  — Mind is the seat of perspectiveand perception. How we see enables/restrictswhat we see. Mindfulness is seeing our seeing–seeing how we see,seeing what we see,seeing what we see-not… Mindfulness is transparency–self-transparency–seeing ourselves seeing. Mind contains our awareness,awareness contains all things. Awareness that is fully awareis fully aware of all things,knows what isContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 050”